The Windows Defender in Windows 10 offers basic protection against virus and other threats. While there are millions of users who are relaying only on Windows Defender without installing any third-party antivirus software, users who are not sure how to keep viruses at bay must have a good antivirus program.
There are plenty of antivirus and internet security solutions around offering variety of features but not everyone can afford those expensive security software. Luckily, Windows users have many free antivirus programs to choose from. When it comes to free antivirus program for Windows, Avast Antivirus is one of the leading and trusted security software with acceptable set of features.
The Software Updater is another handy tool present in Avast Free Antivirus. As the title of the software goes, it can be used to update out-dated software on your PC. However, we noticed that it doesn’t recognize all installed software.
The free version of Avast also comes with browser cleanup tool to easily get rid of annoying toolbars and plug-ins. But ironically, the setup of Avast itself offers browser toolbar during the product installation.
Remote Assistance is yet another handy feature which can be used to remotely take control of a PC right from your desktop. Obviously, the computer that you want to remotely control must have Avast to establish a remote connection. Note that the tool is not as powerful as TeamViewer or AnyDesk.