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

A custom antivirus comparison of AVG vs BitDefender by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of July 23, 2017).


AVGBitDefender

Company Profile:

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

Company Profile:

Established in 2001 in Bucharest, Romania.
Bitdefender has over 500,000,000+ installs.

Versions:

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

Versions:

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Total Security 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Business Security 2017 - Save up to 35%
BitDefender Antivirus for Mac 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:

Bit Defender showcases a pure performance Photon features which is an effort to preserve PC speed and battery life. Their anti-ransomware feature protects end users from PC extortion for money scams. Bit Defender Safe Pay can auto-fill credit card input boxes for you. This antivirus also comes with Parental Controls if this is a need for 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:

Bitdefender's business product line is called GravityZone. GravityZone leverages the following notable features. Advanced Threat Control (ATC) which consistently monitors running processes for signs of malicious behavior. With over 500 million machines protected the Bitdefender Global Protective Network performs 11 Billion queries per day. It uses machine learning and event correlation to detect threats without slowing down users. Different security policies can be applied based to an end user or group or company based on employee roles such as Human Resources or Engineers etc. Active Directory is supported for integrating and applying policies. At the web-browsing level GravityZone can restrict or block employee access to applications or web pages. Potentially harmful websites are marked in the search results and known malicious pages are blocked. Control all of this from the web-based administration console. GravityZone Business is built to handle up to 50 endpoints and 15 servers. More than this will require the larger GravityZone Enterprise product.

Detection:

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

Detection:

Bitdefender can identify Adware.Heur, Palevo, ScriptWorm, Hupigon, Brontok, AutorunINF, and PDF-JS to name a few.

Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.

Customer Support:

Support includes chat, phone, and an online forum.

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:

Bitdefender's business product line is called GravityZone. GravityZone leverages the following notable features. Advanced Threat Control (ATC) which consistently monitors running processes for signs of malicious behavior. With over 500 million machines protected the Bitdefender Global Protective Network performs 11 Billion queries per day. It uses machine learning and event correlation to detect threats without slowing down users. Different security policies can be applied based to an end user or group or company based on employee roles such as Human Resources or Engineers etc. Active Directory is supported for integrating and applying policies. At the web-browsing level GravityZone can restrict or block employee access to applications or web pages. Potentially harmful websites are marked in the search results and known malicious pages are blocked. Control all of this from the web-based administration console. GravityZone Business is built to handle up to 50 endpoints and 15 servers. More than this will require the larger GravityZone Enterprise product.

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