Avast Internet Security 2019 is the company's next generation security suite and includes an antivirus engine, firewall, browsing protection, a software updater, browser cleanup tool and more.
Installation is simple and straightforward. Compatibility seems good, too, with the package running happily alongside Bitdefender Internet Security on our test PC.
The program interface is clean and very easy to use. Just click "Run Smart Scan" and Avast immediately runs a quick check for malware, missing software updates, network vulnerabilities even looks for weak passwords and junk files.
When it's finished, clicking "Resolve all" allows you to review the results and fix whatever the program has found.
The network security scanner detects more router vulnerabilities and displays extra details.
WebShield has switched to a smarter and more compatible system of HTTPS scanning, as used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
What's new in 2019 v19.5?
- Optimized statuses - Your shield statuses are now synchronized across the app
- Fewer nags - Do Not Disturb Mode no longer detects every Opera update as a new app
- License fixes - We’ve fixed an issue with the duration of our free antivirus licenses
- Better integration - Your antivirus works even better with other, standalone Avast apps