Avast is one of the most well-known antivirus programs in the world. It is widely regarded as an excellent security tool that protects your computer against online threats. It can detect your network, block suspicious downloads, and provide a VPN to ensure safe browsing. The paid version comes with additional security features such as shredding files containing sensitive information and a firewall designed to stop unauthorized intrusions.
The avast message ‘I have a spyware cookie’ comes up when your anti-virus software detects malware. It’s not often a problem but if it does bother you, it is possible to disable tracking cookies using your browser’s settings.
Spyware is malware that stealthily tracks and records your activities on the internet, such as login details, account details photographs, and even documents. It also connects your webcam and microphone to steal your personal information and give it to third-party businesses without you knowing. Avast warns about them but ultimately, it’s your decision to delete them through your browser settings.
Avast is known for its general security against cyber-attacks and has scored high in the Real-World Security Test by German analysis group AV-Comparatives. The anti-virus program uses an efficient heuristic analyzer that looks at the behavior of documented viruses to identify clean ones and quickly eliminates them. It also comes with the sandbox, which runs suspicious applications in an environment that simulates them to avoid the virus from causing damage to your main operating system.