Avast the most well-known antivirus software, comes with amazing malware detection capabilities. Its antivirus software can protect your device from ransomware identity fraud and other forms of adware and spyware. It also includes valuable online security features like PC backup and recovery. Daily security updates are also included. The user interface is simple and easy to use. It runs well on older computers. Its speedy computer scans make it a great choice for users with busy schedules.
On the other side, Webroot’s method of protection isn’t the most common. It places any suspicious files or applications in a sandbox where it analyzes their behavior to determine if they pose potentially dangerous. This is not the way that testing labs evaluate antivirus software and could alter the scores Webroot gets in certain tests. However, MRG Effitas found that Webroot blocks almost all threats on its own or within 24 hours. Webroot’s unique approach to protection is what makes it the best in this category.
Another advantage of Avast is its intensive support choices. The company offers a knowledgebase with tutorials for support and a forum that allows users to ask questions and get answers. It also offers phone support for premium customers (with lines available in Europe and the US) and live chat.
In addition, Webroot doesn’t offer as many options for support directly. However, it does have a large presence on social media, and offers users free discussion boards. The customer support is more quick than Avast however, it does require a paid subscription for telephone support.