Which AntiVirus is better?

Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks Writer

Both AVG and Trend Micro are giants in the antivirus industry, with more than 200 million users each. Either solution will detect malware and let you optimize your computer. However, their additional features set the two providers apart. Trend Micro is ideal for safe web surfing. Its browser extension rates websites by their security so you can avoid infected domains, and the social media defense tools optimize your privacy settings. Combined with the parental controls, Trend Micro is perfect for families. The subscription covers up to three PCs and comes with the “Ask Vanessa” support bot for novices. On the other hand, AVG is perfect if you use your PC for data-heavy tasks. The “Smart Sleep” mode will pause scans until your device is inactive. You also get anti-ransomware and anti-phishing protection, a customizable enhanced firewall, payment protection for online shopping, and a webcam blocker. AVG is the better value for money, and your subscription will cover unlimited devices.

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Ease of Use 4
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Latest Positive Review

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

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

Both AVG and Trend Micro are great options. While we lean slightly more towards AVG due to its extensive features and system optimization, Trend Micro is great if you have children who access the computer.

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