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

A custom antivirus comparison of AVG vs WebRoot by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of February 14, 2016).


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Versions:

AVG Free 2015 - AVG is very popular for their free version. The free version provides advanced antivirus and spyware scanning on your PC. It should be noted that AVG is for PC only.

AVG Antivirus 2015 - Antivirus 2015 is the entry level paid AVG product. It provides additional features not found in the free version. These features include a scan of files before you open them for additional protection, scanning social media links to prevent social media viruses, and mobile device protection.

AVG Internet Security 2015 - Internet Security 2015 includes all the features found in Antivirus 2015 with additional features such as a firewall and optimized video streaming for faster movie downloads online!
Versions:

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2016 - SecureAnywhere Antivirus is the entry level product. It comes with antivirus which updates itself and prevents malicious scripts from changing your settings without warning. It also blocks phishing attacks.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 2016 - Webroot Internet Security Plus has the same features as the SecureAnywhere Antivirus version but it also includes some upgrades such as password management and protection for mobile devices. If you need a mobile tablet protected then this is your choice.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2016 - SecureAnywhere Complete includes all the previous features but it also backs up your system onto Webroot servers in case something goes drastically wrong. It also has a file shredder to prevent files from being recovered after deleting.
Strengths:

AVG is a super popular antivirus program and AVG leverages that popularity to your advantage. Any new threat found by an AVG customer gets pushed out to warn everyone using AVG with the Community Protection Network.
AVG LinkScanner Surf Shield checks every suspect website before viewing to prevent malware from executing.
Proactively checks links on Facebook and Twitter to prevent social media malware.
Strengths:

SPEED. Webroot is the fastest in scheduled scans at 1 minute 12 seconds which is 16x faster than the competitor average.
Webroot uses 143x less disk space than the next closest competitor. Webroot security is up and running in 5 seconds 38x faster than the competitor average.
Webroot is one of the only antivirus solutions to address ransomware. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a computer virus that locks out your machine until you pay a sum of money to hackers.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. We can't find a virtual sandbox option in AVG.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. WebRoot does not provide a virtual sandbox.
PC Optimization:

Yes. AVG Quick Tune degragments the hard drive and cleans up the registry. AVG Accelerator optimizes file compression for increased internet browsing speeds. AVG System tools optimizes PC resources.
PC Optimization:

No. WebRoot SecureAnywhere Complete 2016 offers System Cleanup, which will improve internet browsing speed, but it doesn't specifically address PC optimization / PC cleanup.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. Although not in the product feature list, AVG offers a service called LiveKive which provides online backup for free up to 5GB.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. WebRoot provides automatic online backup up to 10GB per user.
Parental Control:

Yes. For $.99 extra, AVG Family Safety can be accessed which provides in-depth features such as internet scheduling, monitoring for cyber-bullying, tracking social media activity, blocking adult websites, and more.
Parental Control:

No. We don't see anything specific to parental control options.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. AVG Online Shield monitors links sent within chat venues. Files sent within ICQ, MSN and Yahoo! Instant Messenger.
Chat / IM Protection:

No. WebRoot does not provide chat protection / IM protection to our knowledge.
Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.
Customer Support:

WebRoot has a troubleshooting agent which attempts to solve the problem. If that fails you can submit the issue via an online form.
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