Key Features Compared
Good antivirus software should not just defend you against malware but should come with a host of advanced features and extra utilities that enhance your device security.
The Avast Free Antivirus solution doesn’t offer much in terms of advanced features but will protect your device against a host of malware types.
Avast's paid suites offer excellent protection against digital threats, along with several advanced features and add-ons such as;
- A data shredder
- Identity Theft Protection
- Safe Banking
- A Performance Optimizer
- Parental Control
AVG also offers a freemium solution, called AVG AntiVirus Free, but there are no advanced features or tools included in the freeware.
AVG's paid suites offer protection against all kinds of malware, plus you get;
- a two-way firewall that defends your network
- a file encryption utility that lets you secure your data against ransomware,
- a file shredder,
- and a comprehensive computer performance optimization tool, called AVG Tune-up.
|Best for antivirus features: Avast|