Bottom line: Which one is better?
Bottom line: AVG is a better antivirus.
In this review of PC Matic vs Webroot, we choose Webroot because it is cheap with a discount of 25%, it is fast (through scans), has a minimal system impact, compatible with Win, Mac, Android and iOS, has the same URL blocking with top contenders, has a relatively friendly interface and guarantees you decent offers if you are long time user.
PC Matic Vs Webroot: SECURITY
In this review, Webroot is a cloud based antivirus that doesn’t use signature baseline like other antiviruses; it searches for behavioural patterns and metadata. It blocks suspicious dangerous files and leaves it to the cloud computer to deal with it. It is also good in phishing, malware and ransomware protection.
PC Matic is unique in its own way in how it detects and eliminates malware. It uses the whitelisting method whereby it creates a whitelist of safe files so that when it encounters the safe files from the rest of other unwanted files, it leaves them. The remaining suspicious files are forwarded to the company for assessment. The scans with PC Matic are also different because you have to run a full scan instead of just a particular malware incurred. This is important because it guarantees a good PC performance, security, maintenance and stability. This seems to be a combination of defragmentation, optimization and regular antivirus scans at the same time.
Below is a summary security feature of PC Matic and Webroot;
Real-time antivirus; both PC Matic and Webroot have Real-time antivirus
Manual virus scanning; both PC Matic and Webroot have manual virus scanning
USB virus scan; Webroot has USB virus scan.
Registry start-up scan; PC Matic and Webroot have registry start-up scan.
Auto virus scanning; PC Matic and Webroot have auto virus scanning
Scheduled scan; PC Matic and Webroot have scheduled scan.
Email protection; Webroot has email protection.
Adware prevention; PC Matic and Webroot have adware prevention.
Personal firewall; Webroot has personal firewall.
Safe browser; Webroot has safe browser.
Bottom line: Webroot is better in terms of security features
PC Matic Vs Webroot: FEATURES
Webroot is a cloud based antivirus that requires just 15MB of free space on the hard drive of your PC. It does not depend on the signature baseline like other antiviruses but rather searches for behavioural patterns and metadata and through this, suspicious apps are suspended and monitored continuously. It blocks dangerous files and then leaves the entire process to the cloud computer to handle.
Webroot is a perfect solution to malware and phishing however, when it comes to dealing with ransomware, Webroot is inconsistent. It is therefore not a good antivirus in terms of performance because it doesn’t need your device to process potential threats but it leaves every task to the cloud computer to do deal with it.
PC Matic is an antivirus that is compatible with all Windows OS and is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese. It is compatible with android devices, has an automated PC maintenance, its impact to the device is low, has a built-in AdBlocker and is a very user-friendly product. The following is a summary of the two antiviruses;
Antispyware; PC Matic and Webroot have Anti-spyware.
Anti-worm; PC Matic and Webroot have Anti-worm.
Anti-Trojan; PC Matic and Webroot have Anti-Trojan.
Anti-Rootkit; PC Matic and Webroot have Anti-Rootkit.
Anti-phishing; PC Matic and Webroot have Anti-Phishing.
Email support; PC Matic and Webroot have email support.
Game mode; Webroot has game mode.
Device tune-up; PC Matic and Webroot have device tune-up.
Live help; Webroot has live help
Phone support; Webroot has phone support.
Ticket support; PC Matic and Webroot have ticket support.
Bottom line: Webroot is a better antivirus in terms of features.
Webroot vs AVG: COMPATIBILITY
Compatible with Windows; Webroot and PC Matic are compatible with Windows.
Compatible with Mac; Webroot is compatible with Mac.
Compatible with IOS; Webroot is compatible with IOs
Compatible with android; the two products are compatible with android.
Bottom line: Webroot is better in terms of compatibility.
Webroot vs AVG: PRICING
Starting price; Webroot is $29.99 while PC Matic is $50.
Discount available; Webroot has 25%
Money back guarantee; Webroot has 70 days whereas PC Matic has 30 days.
Bottom line: Webroot is better in terms of pricing.
Webroot is a better antivirus in this review as it performs better than PC Matic in terms of security, features, compatibility and pricing.