Web Protection, Mail Protection, and Game Mode are grayed out and disabled, because they're not available in the free edition.
And the firewall item just helps you configure Windows firewall.
Outside of promotional pricing, you pay .99 per year for a three-license Avast subscription.
Bitdefender, Kaspersky, and Mc Afee go for a bit more, .99 per year.
Given that it's free, I can overlook the fact that both its on-demand scan and real-time protection proved sluggish in testing.
The app's main window is largely white, with a white-on-slate menu at left and couple of panels that offer status information and access to features.
Trend Micro Internet Security and Webroot tend the other way, with three licenses going for .99. As with the rest of the 2017 Avast product line, this iteration of the suite looks quite a bit different from its predecessor.
According to a study by National Cyber Security Alliance, only 4 percent of Americans say they understand firewalls “completely”, while more than 44 percent don’t understand firewalls at all - or know if they have one enabled on their PC. Avast Internet Security 2017 doesn't offer parental control, but it checks all the other boxes. By our definition, it must include antivirus and firewall protection, along with some combination of spam filtering, parental control, privacy protection, and more.Is it just me, or do too many antivirus product names start with the letters A and V?If any company can stake a claim to those two letters, it's Avira, founded in way back in 1986.