Avast is an extremely well-known antivirus program packed with impressive malware detection abilities. Its antivirus software can protect your device from ransomware identity fraud, and all kinds of spyware and adware. It also comes with important online security features such as backup of your PC and recovery, daily security updates and real-time web protection. Its interface is easy and simple to use. It works with older models of computers and comes with a an extremely fast computer scan making it a good choice for busy users.
On the other aspect, Webroot’s approach to security isn’t exactly standard. It places any suspicious file or programs in a sandbox in which it examines their behavior to determine if they pose dangerous. This isn’t the way that most testing labs test antivirus programs, and can impact the scores Webroot receives. MRG Effitas, however, discovered that Webroot blocked nearly all threats, either automatically or within a 24 hours. Its unique method of protection makes it the winner of this category.
Another excellent feature of Avast is its extensive support options. Avast offers a knowledge base with tutorials for support as well as forums where users can post questions and get answers. It offers live chat and phone support to premium customers.
Additionally, Webroot doesn’t offer as many support options directly. However, it does have a significant presence on social media and provides discussion boards free for users. Its customer support is more responsive than that of Avast, but it requires a paid subscription to get its phone support.