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A Comparison of AVG vs Ad-Aware by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of AVG vs Ad-Aware by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of November 18, 2017).


AVGLavasoft Ad-Aware

Company Profile:

Has been around for 25 years.
Is owned by Avast Software.
Has 200,000,000+ installs.

Company Profile:

Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
450,000,000+ downloads and counting.
Lavasoft was founded in Germany in 1999.

Versions:

AVG Antivirus 2017 - Save up to 20%
AVG Internet Security 2017 - Save up to 20%
AVG Business Antivirus - Save up to 20%

Versions:

Ad-Aware Pro - Save up to 33%
Ad-Aware Personal - Save up to 33%
Ad-Aware Total Security - Save up to 33%

Cool Features:

AVG safeguards you from accidentally opening infected files by placing them in quarantine. The antivirus intelligently collects data on new threats by harnessing the power of its giant user base and their PCs - but you can opt out of this feature if you want to. When AVG recognizes a problem quite often a Fix button will appear on your computer screen. If you give approval then AVG will attempt to correct the problem swiftly. AVG waits until your computer is not being used before it begins its scans to reduce hogging up resources. It is smart enough to ignore files that it has already approved. It has a game mode feature to ease your apprehension that a game will be interrupted by a scan. The Deep Scan feature is very unique. Deep Scan will run a new Boot-Time scan to discover potential threats before Windows starts.

Cool Features:

Ad-Aware's malware sandbox emulator intelligently analyzes possible threats by monitoring a potential threat in a virtual environment before it ends up on your computer. This prevents malware from ever actually doing damage on your computer. This process is done in the background. It does not require any user intervention. The Safe Browsing engine persistently checks newly browsed websites against a freshly updated list of known virus infected sites. The official Ad-Aware malware list is updated every 5-20 minutes. Ad-Aware Safe Browsing keeps you safe while you browse the web. Every new URL you visit is checked against a known blacklist of malicious sites. If you click on a dangerous link on accident then Ad-Aware Safe Browsing will immediately warn you.

Business / Endpoint Info:

There are currently 3 choices for the AVG business solutions. The File Server Edition comes with file server security at the entry level which is nice because not all business antivirus solutions include file server protection in the entry level product. Another great feature is free business technical support is included. Remote management is built-in as well. The AVG Business Edition is the next level up. The mid-level product can leverage the cloud to assist in protecting against threats. Also this version includes things like a firewall and email scanning. If you want to nuke spam you will need the premium offering which is AVG Internet Security Business Edition.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Feel free to use Ad-Aware in your small business but there is no dedicated business / endpoint product line from Lavasoft.

Detection:

AVG can identify Poweliks, Expiro, Sality, ZeroAccess, Conficker, Zbot, Virut, Prepender, Neshta, Floxif to name a few.

Detection:

Lavasoft Ad-Aware can detect Trovi, Astromenda, Shopper Pro, MalwareBot, BoanCop, and Search Protect to name a few.

Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.

Customer Support:

Lavasoft includes support in the form of forums, phone and online ticket.

Business / Endpoint Info:

There are currently 3 choices for the AVG business solutions. The File Server Edition comes with file server security at the entry level which is nice because not all business antivirus solutions include file server protection in the entry level product. Another great feature is free business technical support is included. Remote management is built-in as well. The AVG Business Edition is the next level up. The mid-level product can leverage the cloud to assist in protecting against threats. Also this version includes things like a firewall and email scanning. If you want to nuke spam you will need the premium offering which is AVG Internet Security Business Edition.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Feel free to use Ad-Aware in your small business but there is no dedicated business / endpoint product line from Lavasoft.

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