Avast is an antivirus software that protects your computer from malware, viruses threats to your internet, cyber-attacks. It is among the most well-known, fully-featured anti-virus programs available on Windows, Android devices, and Apple’s iOS device. This Antivirus program is also renowned for its Internet Security feature which helps you to block websites as well as other malicious content on your internet browser. The program can block certain websites, even though they’re safe and you do not visit them for any reason other than malicious.
If you notice that avast is blocking a particular website you can either turn off the Web Shield Module or add the site to your Exclusion List. This will prevent the virus protection from analyzing and detecting any malware that might be present on these websites. However, this could put your data and PC at risk so it’s better to add the website to the whitelist instead.
The main purpose of avast’s is to detect and remove spyware, malware such as phishing, ransomware bots, rootkits, Trojans, worms, and other malware. It does this by looking at the computer’s code and looking for suspicious behavior, as well as other indicators of infection. If the program detects any of these, it will alert you and may even stop access to the website or files.
Furthermore, avast is capable of sifting through and detecting threats in real-time using advanced algorithms as well as deep learning technology and other advanced methods. The program also has a knowledge base and offers email support to users who pay, and phone support to free users.