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 Which is The Best Antivirus? Webroot vs Avast

Best Antivirus

 

If you’re a fresher to the antivirus market, you might want to get the best virus scanner for your device. However, if you’ve been using antivirus software before, you might just be interested in something more specific or a niche that would just suit your needs better.


You may have probably heard the name Avast before, as the name is popular and it’s one of the best free antiviruses out there that caters to the masses. 


Webroot on the other hand might be not as well-known as Avast, since it uses different methods of protection from malware and caters for a specific audience. 


Now let’s see the WebRoot vs Avast and see which antivirus software is best. 


1. Antivirus Features & Plans


The easiest way to start deciding which antivirus software to buy is to look through the list of features it offers and see if it has what you’re really looking for. 

We’ll be compare and contrasting the features both for the Avast and Webroot offer and see who’s got a better offer.


Avast


The free version of Avast includes the basic protection of malware tools and also a password manager as well. However, if you going to have permission to more advanced features, you’ll have to purchase one of the premium options in the packages that Avast offers: Avast Ultimate, Avast Premier, or Avast Internet Security. 


The Avast premium plans features you get include:


1. A cleanup tool that will help you to speed up your device and keep it free from junks.


2. Webcam protection that will stop people from trying to spy on you via webcam.


3. A security scanner that is checking  your Wi-Fi connection for any intruders or possible problems.


4. A Sandbox tool that is protecting your device when running potentially malicious files and apps.


5. SecureLine VPN that ensures your anonymity and security when browsing. 


6. Avast Password Manager tool that can be used to store your login information.


7. A Real Site tool that will make your online shopping more secure by protecting you from visiting all those sites that are potentially fake.



Webroot


No matter the Webroot package you select to buy, you’ll receive a good standard package of features that includes the following:


1. Protection of your data from all different kinds of malware threats, including the identity-theft and ransomware. Webroot has a provision for you with a special anti-phishing feature that will keep you from visiting any harmful websites in real-time.


2. It has a tool that helps you stay anonymous online by erasing all your activity on the web.


3. It also has a fast computer scans that take only 20 seconds to check your device for malware.


4. There is password manager tool in Webroot, but you will get a LastPass licence which is one of the best password managers that will store all of your login and password details safely. 


5. Coverage for one device, whether it’s an Android, a PC, an iOS or Mac. 


6. If you choose a premium subscription plan, like Webroot Internet Security Complete or Webroot Internet Security Plus, you’ll additionally have access to the following features:

a. An extra 25GB that have a secure cloud storage that you can use to store your data online.


b. 24/7 customer support should you run into any trouble using the software.

c. You'll also have Coverage for up to 3 devices, or up to 5 devices respectively.



2. Antivirus User Interface & Performance


Apart from being packed with top security features, you also want your antivirus client to be user-friendly and reliable. Let’s take a look at both Avast and Webroot clients and see which one is more easier to use and straight-forward.


Avast


1. Avast has a simple interface. Unlike Webroot, it’s more modern on the outward, with a smart color scheme that gives highlight to the most important areas of the menu. The user interface is not overloaded with unnecessary buttons and features that are not relevant. At the same time, everything you need is right at hand. 


2. Your Avast client can easily be customized just by following the path Menu > Settings. There you can set up all you want from the notifications displayed on your device to how often you want Avast to run malware scans. 


3. The only minor down part of the Avast UI is the advertisement of the features of premium. If you’re making use of a free version and click on a feature that is not included in your package, you will be directed  straight to the Upgrade menu every time you do this. 



Webroot


1. If you’re using a PC that is lower-powered or that doesn't have too much extra space, Webroot is generally a good option. The installation file is just only 5MB, since Webroot is mostly cloud-based. As a result, the installation doesn’t take long at all, not more than a minute or two, and you can already start enjoying your antivirus.


2. The UI is very simple, with just a one button to begin the scan and information on your previous scans displayed on the main screen. The other thing you’ll find in the app is that the menu on the right-hand side which can be used to customize your Webroot client, including setting up notifications, scheduling automated scans and using other advanced Webroot features. 

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