Which AntiVirus is better?

Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks Writer

When it comes to antivirus, the smallest differences can have huge repercussions. Avast and Comodo appear to be similar on the surface but have some individual differences. They both use sandboxing technology, which launches all software in a secure virtual environment. They also both offer a ‘Game Mode’ which shuts down notifications to not interrupt gameplay. However, while Avast offers anti-phishing and anti-ransomware separately, Comodo’s “Application Control” works to prevent these attacks. Using this feature, your computer will only launch apps that it knows are safe, meaning you can easily quarantine an infection. The company relies on cloud-based whitelisting to know what is safe to run. While Comodo’s main focus is stopping malware, Avast offers comprehensive protection for the whole computer. Its password vault and ‘Secure WiFi Connection’ prevent hackers from intercepting your sensitive data while the ‘Webcam Shield’ keeps your video stream private. Comodo is the winner at customer service. Avast offers online documentation and round-the-clock phone support, but Comodo provides a larger variety of options. You can choose from a ticketed message system, live chat, user forum, and phone or email support.

User Ratings

Security 5
Features 4
Ease of Use 5
Support 5
Pricing 4

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
Charles Moore
I am quite impressed
Feb. 8, 2019
Indeed Comodo is one of the best anti-malware software on the market. I praise its auto-sandboxing feature and many management tools. I had two other ...Show More

Latest Negative Review

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

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Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks Writer

Avast and Comodo are similar antivirus options but Avast is aimed at experienced users who want a budget-friendly, low-maintenance option. Comodo is a slightly higher financial commitment, but they work closely with customers to ensure a high-level of protection.

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