Which AntiVirus is better?

Maggie Lawrance

Maggie Lawrance Cybersecurity expert

Malwarebytes and Total AV are both well-known antivirus providers. They both use the most up-to-date malware detection protocols with a combination of signature and behavior monitoring, so it\'s important to understand their differences. Malwarebytes offers advanced scanning options, including custom application level and rootkit scanning. The extensive report history lets you monitor past scans. If you notice problems, the ‘Bug Bounty,’ offers the possibility of cash prizes for reporting issues. You also get web protection without installing a separate browser extension, and the pop-up guidance will walk you through different threat types and how to resolve them. If you still need help, the integrated support tool quickly resolves any questions. Total AV also has a web shield, but it’s only about 90%accurate. A helpful antivirus ebook guides you through some of the threats if you’re new to cybersecurity. The app protects from a broader range of threats by incorporating a firewall, VPN, anti-phishing tools, and an adblocker. These extras could slow down your computer, so the PC Optimization acts as a disk cleaner to delete unnecessary files and improve your device settings.

User Ratings

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

Latest Positive Review

robert heinemann
top antivirus
Feb. 19, 2019
works wonders. Had installed other antivirus but computer had too many issues especially the browser kept popping fake search engines. malwarebytes ha...Show More

Latest Negative Review

Grant Nevison
Basic Protection on Windows; No IOS; Disappointing!
Jan. 3, 2019
I had a one year subscription to TotalAV thru 2018 along with their VPN service. I discovered their AV system is very simplistic and offers only a bas...Show More

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Maggie Lawrance

Maggie Lawrance Cybersecurity expert

Malwarebytes lets the user control their protection on a more granular level while Total AV is easy to set-up and can run autonomously in the background. It’s up to you to decide how much effort and control you want to use.

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