Bitdefender is among the most effective antivirus programs on the market. It offers a more pleasant user interface and superior customer support. It also scored higher in independent tests conducted by AV Test and AV Comparatives.
Webroot SecureAnywhere, unlike most antivirus software programs is a cloud-based application which uses remote detection to provide device security. It works by scanning and comparing files with the cloud database. This method has a minimal impact on PC performance and is compatible with older hardware or software. Its security features include ransomware security and phishing protection.
Webroot’s dark interface may not appear as sleek or modern as some of its rivals, but it’s still intuitive and easy to navigate. The main screen shows your PC’s current status and lets you run a Smart Scan or manual check. The left side rail has all the most important functions and utilities grouped into four broad categories.
Avast is a more modern and minimalist user interface. The main screen displays the status of your computer and lets users to run a Smart Scan. The left side rail groups all the major functions and utilities into four broad categories, making it easy for beginners to use.
Both companies provide excellent technical support and documentation. Avast has an online knowledge base that is searchable and has guides for different products. It also has an email form to contact customer service representatives. However, it doesn’t provide live chat, as do many other competitors.