With the increase in the use of computers and the internet, there has been an increase in malware attacks too. According to an estimate, every third computer has been infected by malware at one time or another. There are round about 800 million types of viruses that can attack your device at any given moment. Malware attacks can put your privacy and data at risk and inhibit the performance of your computer, making it lag and not suitable for work. So ‘Malwarebytes Vs AVG’ is the comparison made among the two top notch antiviruses and each element is thoroughly researched in this article.
In today’s day and age, we have everything from our personal information to our financial information stored on our devices like smartphones and computers. It is very easy for malware to attack your device and access the data on your device. Hence it is necessary to protect yourself and your data from these digital attacks but how can you do that? You need an outstanding antivirus that will protect your data and privacy from these malware attacks by viruses.
Malwarebytes and AVG are the best antivirus program to opt for. They provide multilevel, comprehensive protection to your devices against all the advanced digital attacks but still, you might be asking which one is better? Don’t worry I will answer your question in this article.
Malwarebytes Vs AVG – Virus Detection
In terms of virus detection, Malwarebytes performs its level best. It is applicable to both home and office and it provides real time scanning of all kinds of viruses, attacks, malware, spyware and ransomware. It does not let your PC be infected at any cost. It has proved itself in AV test that it is one of the best antiviruses in terms of detecting the viruses and malware. It scored 4 out of 6 marks which was quite decent. Though, it was not excellent but this antivirus tried its level best in the competition. It was awarded with “advanced” award which is the second most popular and highest achievement award in the competition. Still, the company is trying its level best to make it better than other antiviruses and win the “advanced+” award in near future in terms of detecting the viruses and suspicious attacks.
AVG is undoubtedly and excellent antivirus that works with ultimate perfection on your PCs. It helps wonderfully to secure the systems from viruses, threats and suspicious attacks. It helps to protect the system against Trojans, worms rootkits etc. It was tested in the AV test organization and it came with 5.5 out of 6 results which is undoubtedly a big achievement and an amazing job. This antivirus was awarded with “advanced+” award as it got successful in detecting and removing all kinds of spyware, ransomware, threats and unusual viruses from the PCs. It is provides incredible security when you visit suspicious websites. It does not only work offline but online as well. This is one of the super-fast viruses which should be adopted by the responsible system users.
The winner is: AVG
Malwarebytes Vs AVG – Software Usability
Moving toward the software usability, it is easy to understand the importance of Malwarebytes in this aspect. It takes very limited system resources and does not compromise with several procedures and ongoing operations of a PC. It performed very well in AV test in terms of installation the applications, detecting the viruses from websites, downloads, files and much more. It is actually helpful to its users. Moreover, its user interface is quite modern and stylish. It comes in dark blue, white and gray colors. You can receive system automated messages, automatic updates, scan results, reports, summaries and everything that is your requirement to know about the viruses and attacks that were going to destroy the privacy of your PC. You will usually find five options in the menu which are reports, quarantine, dashboard, scan and settings. You will also find a “Scan Now” button in the window which can be clicked manually to undergo into the process of malware detection.
AVG is slightly less appealing in looks as compared to Malwarebytes. It got lower protection but not a lot. Anyhow, it managed to get 6 out of 6 rating which is undoubtedly the best. It proved to be very user friendly and authentic. AVG takes very limited system resources to work perfectly on several PCs. It does not provide any damage to the computer like deleting the files, damaging the documents, slowing down the computer, shutting down the computer suddenly etc. Its user interface is quite helpful as well. It is not so much difficult to understand its user interface. It has five main modules that are known as privacy, web and email, computer, payments and hacker attacks. All of these tabs are very important. The most important thing is that this antivirus provides complete knowledge to its users regarding the viruses that were going to attack etc. You will also find settings and “Scan Computer” options on the interface.
The winner is: AVG
Malwarebytes Vs AVG – Features
Coming to the features of Malwarebytes, it is important to know that this antivirus comes with many useful and attractive features. These features really help the users. It has ransomware protection, Wi-Fi guard, anti-spam feature, encryption module, advanced firewall etc. It has webcam protection that saves you, your children and your loved ones from any unbelievable attack. It is a very strong feature that helps your children to stay safe. It has a feature named as parental controls that provide proper protection to your children according to your choice, requirements and comfort zone. It is easy for you to keep an eye on your children’ activities like keeping their Facebook walls secure, disabling unusual and corrupt websites from the computer etc. All these features are really important for an internet user. This antivirus really helps its users to stay safe.
Like many other antiviruses, AVG also has some certain features that make it quite attractive and helpful. It has ransomware protective layer, advanced firewall, webcam protection, Wi-Fi security guard, anti-spam feature, anti-phishing feature, encryption module, webcam spying etc. It is in the market with proper security procedures to provide complete security in webcam’s case. You can easily spy your webcam activities. If antivirus find something unusual happening with your webcam from any outside source then it will absolutely detect it and stop in the on the spot. In the end, it will let you know. It’s Wi-Fi guard program helps you to stay safe from hackers and intruders that like to enhance your stress and destruct your comfort zone. However, it does not come with parental controls like Malwarebytes and it is indeed a very important feature that should be included in this suite.
The winner is: Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes Vs AVG – Pricing
Malwarebytes comes with 2 main products. One is known as Personal while second is known as Business. Its personal product is available for free which means that you do not need to pay for this. Though, its business product can be purchased in $39.99 with 1 year subscription and $69.98 with 2 years subscription. Business product is applicable to 1 device only per purchase.
AVG antivirus also appears with 2 main products. One product is known as AVG Antivirus Free while the second product is known as AVG Internet Security. 1st product is available in the market for free which means that you are not supposed to pay for the 1st product. The second product is available for $79.99/year with 1 year subscription program for 10 devices. Plus, it provides Free Trial of AVG Internet Security product as well which is the 2nd one discussed product.
The winner is: AVG
Malwarebytes Vs AVG – Customer Support
Malwarebytes provide proper support with the help of support area, forums, user guides and official social media pages. However, it does not provide phone call support, email support, live chat support and virtual assistant support which are very important.
AVG provides frequent help through FAQ, official security and performance tips, official social media pages and support area. However, it also does not provide phone, email, chat and virtual assistant support systems like Malwarebytes.
The winner is: Tie
AVG is better than Malwarebytes because AVG got 4 out of 5 rating while Malwarebytes got 2 out of 5. AVG performed very well and got higher achievement results than Malwarebytes in terms of virus detection, software usability pricing and customer support. Malwarebytes performed very well in terms of features and customer support. So, the winner of this technological competition is: AVG.