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A Comparison of AVG vs Avast by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of AVG vs Avast by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of September 19, 2017).


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Company Profile:

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

Company Profile:

The company has been around for 29 years.
The company boasts 400,000,000 installs.
650+ employees work at the company.

Versions:

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

Versions:

Avast Business Products 2017 - Save up to 20%
Avast for Mac 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Pro Antivirus 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Internet Security 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Premier 2017 - Free Trial

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:

Avast implements intelligent antivirus for detecting threats, viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. A cool feature of Avast is the Wi-Fi Inspector. Wi-Fi inspector checks your router configuration to prevent threats on that front. Avast leverages the CyberCapture feature. Cyber Capture provides real-time threat detection. Questionable files found on your PC are sent to the Avast Threat Labs to be analyzed by our experts. These files will be quarantined if they are determined to be hazardous by the Avast Threat Labs. The Avast Passwords feature allows you to remember just one Master Password. Avast Passwords will remember all the other passwords across all devices! Avast has its own browser if you want it. The SafeZone Browser is a custom browser designed to enhance security for web browsing, banking, and shopping. See other features at Avast.com.

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:

Avast Endpoint Protection is useful for small office networks up around 200 computers. The entry level product does not protect a server FYI. Endpoint Protection is only for workstations. You can do Remote Management from the administration console. From the console you can deploy, manage, and update the managed clients running on the network. Some of the other features include scheduling scan jobs, running reports, and monitoring network activity. If you want features like email security, file server security, etc you will need the Endpoint Protection Plus version.

Detection:

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

Detection:

Avast can identify SilentInstaller, Downloader-E, BrowserSecurity, FileTour, VBCrypt, ShellCode, Numeriq, and RunBoost to name a few.

Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.

Customer Support:

You can contact Avast! via phone or online form if you have an issue.

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:

Avast Endpoint Protection is useful for small office networks up around 200 computers. The entry level product does not protect a server FYI. Endpoint Protection is only for workstations. You can do Remote Management from the administration console. From the console you can deploy, manage, and update the managed clients running on the network. Some of the other features include scheduling scan jobs, running reports, and monitoring network activity. If you want features like email security, file server security, etc you will need the Endpoint Protection Plus version.

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