How to Configure the Best Avast Settings for Performance

Avast is one of the more intuitive antiviruses available and its user-friendly interface makes all of the main features accessible through one menu. This is an enormous help for those with limited time or resources for software learning and the concise explanations that accompany each feature will ensure that you don’t ever have to guess what it is that something does. Finding settings is easy using the search function.

In addition to the standard antivirus functions, you are able to configure other settings that influence your security and performance. For instance, you can disable ad-blocking and webcam scanning, search for bloatware slowing down your device, and stop Avast from running background updates (which could affect your device’s performance for the duration of the update process). You can also make use of Avast Clean-up in order to get rid of unneeded applications and optimize your PC to increase speed and stability.

The Avast ransomware protection comes with two modes that are smart and strict. The former checks a list of trusted applications to determine if they can affect your files. Then, it lets you decide if or not to allow these changes. The second functions as an firewall, but only allows changes that have been approved. In either case, prior any changes to your files are made, you will be informed and asked to give permission.

Upgrading to an Avast premium plan will unlock a host of additional security and performance-enhancing tools, including anti-phishing protections, an advanced firewall, webcam protection, and a VPN. Some of these features aren’t as great than those offered by other security software at similar cost.