Bitdefender is a top antivirus software. It detects more malware-related threats and has a user-friendly interface, and provides superior customer service options. It also has higher scores in independent assessments carried out by AV Test and AV-Comparatives.
Webroot SecureAnywhere, unlike most antivirus software programs is a cloud-based program that uses remote detection for device protection. It works by scanning and comparing files to the cloud database. This method doesn’t have a large impact on PC performance which is why it is compatible with older software and hardware. Its security features include ransomware prevention and phishing protection.
Webroot’s dark user interface may not look as modern and sleek as its competitors, but it still is simple and intuitive to navigate. The main screen displays your PC’s current status and allows you to run a Smart Scan or manual check. The left side rail contains all the major functions and utilities, organized into four broad categories.
Avast offers a more modern and minimalist user interface. The main screen displays the current status of your PC and allows users to run a Smart Scan. All the most essential functions and utilities are divided into four broad categories on the left side rail, making it easy for novices to navigate.
Both companies have great technical support and documentation resources. Avast has an extensive knowledge base searchable with guides for a variety of products. It also has an email form to contact customer support representatives. It does not have live chat as many of its competitors.