Which AntiVirus is better?

Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks Writer

To protect your computer and your network, a strong antivirus is no longer enough. Security suites must protect from a variety of internet threats. Avast and AVG block most threats, including anti-ransomware and anti-phishing tools. Both suites have additional security features. Avast perfect for gamers since the ‘Game Mode’ won’t interrupt with notifications, and ‘Passive Mode’ stops all heavy processing to prevent slowdown. It also includes a ‘Webcam Shield’ to ensure that your video stream remains private. AVG also has webcam protection, but not the specific gaming features but it had minimal system slowdown when tested. Its computer tune-up tool deletes temporary files, data logs, and duplicates to increase functionality. AVG is also highly cost-effective; its top-end packages are cheaper than Avast’s, and you can use the program on unlimited devices.

User Ratings

Security 5
5
Features 4
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Ease of Use 5
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Support 5
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Pricing 4
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Latest Positive Review

Jack Anderson
It works plain and simple
Jan. 9, 2019
I've used free avast for 11 years now with windows defender OFF. Its just outright better and I trust avast to keep me safe. On numerous occasions (wh...Show More
Mike
Works with most apps without any problems
Dec. 13, 2018
Didn't slow my computer down. Works with most apps without any problems

Latest Negative Review

Ramón
It constantly advertises the paid version
Dec. 17, 2018
Not only has the program not helped me at all, it has even caused me inconvenience. It analyzes the "viruses" and junk files on your computer, but the...Show More
Larry
More chaos
Dec. 11, 2018
After GDATA caused chaos in my two notebooks, I tried AVG Antivirus Free. Result: More chaos.

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Our Verdict
Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks Writer

AVG and Avast offer a similar level of anti-malware security along with a few extras in their premium plans. If you’re only interested in core protection, AVG is not only cheaper but also received slightly better user reviews.

You can still go with AVG Technologies or pick from The Best Antivirus Programs for 2019

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