Avast Ultimate 2023 is a one-stop collection of tools for cleaning, optimising and protecting all your PCs, Android devices and Macs.
Avast Premium Security caters for all your PC needs. A powerful antivirus engine that detects and blocks even the latest malware, browsing protection prevents access to dangerous sites, while a firewall blocks network attacks. You also receive Avast Cleanup 2023, which is a complete system maintenance toolkit. This includes modules to give your system a boost, remove junk files, control your startup programs, clean and repair the Registry, extend battery life, update installed software and more, and just about everything can be left to manage your PC all on its own.
The previous launch saw the inclusion of Avast SecureLine VPN, which will offer you a secure tunnel to the internet, changing your location, hiding your IP address and adding an additional layer of protection. This isn't a cut-down version of Avast SecureLine VPN either, so you're not restricted by traffic or device limitation.
With this 2023 edition, you now get AntiTrack which will block trackers as you surf the web, stop your personal online fingerprint and make your browing experience a more private experience.
For Android and iOS users, Avast Security Ultimate is similarly powerful. As well as the core antivirus and browsing protection, a stack of antitheft features allow you to remotely locate, lock or wipe your device, use the camera to take a shot of the thief, or have the device automatically lock if the SIM is replaced. Avast Security will keep your Android device in top working order, whilst Avast SecureLine VPN is also included so you can install a VPN on your mobile device.
For Mac users, Avast Premium Security and Avast Cleanup Premium are capable desktop tools with real-time antivirus protection, hard drive cleanup tools, a duplicate file finder and more. Avast SecureLine VPN will give your Mac a VPN which you can use to create a secure tunnel to the internet.
You're not restricted to using just one of these, or one per device: Avast's Ultimate licence covers 10 devices, so you can secure all your PC, Mac and Android hardware.
Includes a 2-Year subscription, for 10 devices you own.
Review by Mike Williams.