Bitdefender is among the best antivirus programs in the market. It offers a more comfortable user interface as well as better customer support. It also has higher scores in independent evaluations carried out by AV Test and AV-Comparatives.
Webroot SecureAnywhere, unlike most antivirus software programs is a cloud application that makes use of remote detection to provide device security. It works by scanning and comparing files against the cloud database. This method doesn’t have a large impact on the performance of your PC, so it is compatible with older software and hardware. Its security features include real-time threat detection, ransomware protection along with phishing and firewall capabilities.
Webroot’s user interface is dark and may not look as modern and sleek as some of the other alternatives but it’s straightforward and simple to navigate. The main screen shows your PC’s current status and lets you perform the Smart Scan, or a manual check. The left side rail has all the main functions and utilities grouped into four broad categories.
Avast’s interface is more contemporary and minimalist. The main screen is simple and shows the status of your PC and allows you to run a Smart Scan or manual check. All the major functions and utilities are separated into four broad categories on the left rail, making it simple for novices to navigate.
Both companies have great technical support and documentation resources. Avast has an online knowledge base that is searchable and has guides for different products. It also includes an email form for contacting customer service representatives. However, it doesn’t offer a live chat option like many of its competitors.