Avast is a well-known anti-virus program, is packed with incredible malware detection capabilities. The antivirus software safeguards your device from ransomware identity theft and all sorts of adware, spyware and malware. It also offers important online security features like PC backup and recovery daily security updates, and real-time web protection. The user interface is simple and easy to use. It is a great fit for older computers, and its fast computer scans make it a great option for those with busy schedules.

Webroot’s protection strategy isn’t exactly standard. It puts any suspicious files or programs in a sandbox environment in which it examines their behavior to determine if they pose an issue. This is different from the way that testing labs test antivirus programs and can affect the scores Webroot gets in certain tests. MRG Effitas, however, found that Webroot blocked nearly all threats either automatically or within 24 hour. Its unique method of protection makes it the top choice in this particular category.

Another great feature of Avast is its intensive support options. The company provides a knowledgebase with tutorials for support and forums which users can ask questions and receive answers. Live chat and telephone support to customers who pay premium.

Webroot is, on the other on the other hand, doesn’t have as many options for support directly. However, it has a significant presence on social media and provides discussion boards free for users. Its customer support is more responsive than Avast however, it requires a subscription for telephone support.