AVG Antivirus versus Avast Antivirus
The battle of the free antivirus is on and focusing on 2 most popular software in town, AVG and Avast.
AVG, started cleaning up and repairing our computers since 1991 and is now hailed as one of the most respected IT-security institutes in the world. It maintains a database of known threats to block and is now using cloud technology to fight against viruses and malwares as soon as hackers hatch them and complicate things.
Pros: The freeware has a very good virus and malware scan which accurately finds and fights all kinds of computer infections. It runs in real time which operates in the background and matches suspected software against their updated database virus and malware signatures.
It’s customizable wherein user can opt the program to run a whole computer scan or direct to a limited number of directories, files or folders.
Cons: There’s no option for quick scan. Performance of the computer slows during scans and being a free software, a lot of unwanted paid advertisements are seen.
Avast, is a Czech security software company that started our computers and the internet world since 2010. The company holds the biggest share of the world market antivirus applications. The company has 24/7 telephone support which adds to great customer service. Look for coupon codes to avail of their paid software.
Pros: The freeware detects outdated software and analyzes and gives user option to updates it/them. Having a unique tool called Secure DNS which prevents user to access fake sites. The software also extends to home network security which check user’s network for potential issues. This warns user for weak passwords. And speaking of passwords, the free version also manages passwords safely. Also, the software has gaming mode wherein user can watch videos, surf the web, and play computer games without experiencing that irritating pop ups that affect quality fun time.
Cons: There’s no avail email scan option for the free version. And just like the other bonus features, this can be availed through purchasing of the product. Also, average malware are seemed to be detected only.
Overall, user will never go wrong when it comes to computer protection with these two and the good thing about them are, they’re for free. Yes, no purchasing needed not unless you feel the need to use additional features which they give for paid customers.
System speed, accuracy of viruses/malwares quarantined, available for Mac and PC systems (even mobile too). Plus the satisfactory rating every customer that these companies had given rating points to all time high.