With Avast Internet Security you can adjust the parameters of scan modes; pick target areas to scan, enable the scan mode for all file types. Or you can customize the scan to recognize file types by content/name extension/user-defined file extension.
Key features include:
- Ransomeware Shield.
- Real time threat detection.
- Anti-phishing tool.
- VPN Secure Line.
- Anti-spam tool.
- Smart Scan.
- Robust protection.
Avast Internet Security also includes some new technologies such as secure dns, scan https, and home security network to add to your protection.
Ransomware Shield, protects your most precious files from being altered or modified without your permission. Ransomware Shield gives premium users an added layer of protection by “walling off” their Pictures, Documents, and any other designated folders from any unwanted changes.
Any untrusted application trying to change or delete any files in these protected folders will be stopped, as would any encryption attempts by ransomware attacks. However, to avoid slowing down the system, Ransomware Shield only protects specific, designated folders.
Overall, Avast Internet Security is a great product although it is heavy on resources*. The application has an easily accessible and friendly user interface coupled with numerous tools and settings. Avast Internet Security has an excellent detection of threats and a robust antivirus integration. The new Smart Scan feature is also very useful.
*If your system is low performance (GPU/RAM) then this security suite may not be best suited to your needs.