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

A custom antivirus comparison of BitDefender vs Ad-Aware by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of May 25, 2017).


BitDefenderLavasoft Ad-Aware

Company Profile:

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

Company Profile:

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

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

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:

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.

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:

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.

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:

Bitdefender can identify Adware.Heur, Palevo, ScriptWorm, Hupigon, Brontok, AutorunINF, and PDF-JS 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 includes chat, phone, and an online forum.

Customer Support:

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

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.

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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