Avast known as a reputable anti-virus software, comes with impressive malware detection capabilities. Its antivirus software will protect your gadget against ransomware, identity fraud and other forms of adware and spyware. It also comes with valuable online security features including PC backup and recovery as well as daily security updates and real-time protection for websites. Its UI is simple and intuitive to use. It works efficiently on older computers. Its speedy computer scans make it a good choice for users with busy schedules.
Webroot’s approach to protection isn’t the usual. It looks at the behavior of suspicious application or file to determine if they are an issue. This is different from the way most testing labs test antivirus software and could alter the scores Webroot gets in certain tests. However, MRG Effitas found that Webroot blocks most threats instantly or within 24 hours. Webroot’s unique security method makes it the top choice in this category.
Another benefit of Avast is its extensive support options. Avast has a knowledge base on its website with support tutorials and a residential forum where users can ask questions and receive answers. They also offer phone support for premium customers (with lines available in Europe and the US) and live chat.
Webroot, on the other on the other hand, doesn’t have as many direct support options. However, it does have a strong presence on social media and offers users free discussion boards. Its customer support is more responsive than Avast, but it does require a subscription for its phone support.