The newest additions to the Avast One service help keep scammers away and sensitive data safe.
We’ve enhanced our all-in-one service, Avast One, by introducing brand new features designed to protect you from online scams, fraud, and other personal privacy threats. A key mobile-first enhancement released on Android, Scam Protection, makes it easier to spot malicious communications so that everyone — no matter their technical expertise — can stay safe from scams by proactively scanning web links in messages before they are opened, while on Windows and Mac, Email Guardian blocks malicious attachments sent to and from email accounts.
In releasing the newest version of Avast One, we’re responding to the ubiquitous trend of scamming attempts and other forms of online fraud targeting consumers, which have grown significantly in recent months and years.
“Not only are scams more pervasive, they’re also more sophisticated, to the extent it’s really hard to differentiate between content that’s benign and content designed to exploit,” said Vita Santrucek, Chief Product Officer at Avast.
This is also due to the fact that scammers take advantage of current topics that are top of mind. For example, two years ago we saw a spike in Covid-related scams, and in February and March of this year, we’ve observed a number of scams related to the war in Ukraine. With our newest additions to the Avast One suite, our goal is to help individuals across the globe regain confidence in using the internet and to enjoy their digital freedom online.
Avast One is a cross-platform service that goes beyond antivirus to include built-in technologies that improve online privacy, security, identity, and performance for the modern internet.
In addition to scam and online fraud protection, Avast One includes a feature called Online Safety Score, which gives you regular feedback on their digital habits and provides personalized tips to improve online and device safety. Privacy Advisor, an educational tool that offers simple step-by-step instructions to adjust and improve privacy settings on popular platforms such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn, has also been integrated into Avast One, as well as Smart VPN, a feature that automatically activates a VPN session when visiting banking websites or connecting to public Wi-Fi. We’re proud to report that both of these features are now available on both Windows and Mac.
Avast One is available in three different versions: Essential, the free service, and premium services Individual and Family. Avast One Individual supports a single user for up to five devices and Avast One Family for up to six users across 30 devices. Let’s take a look at each of the new features available in the latest update of Avast One Essential:
Furthermore, Avast One Individual and Family now includes:
Avast is committed to protecting digital freedom for all online citizens. Avast One is available for download now on Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows.
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