Bottom line: Which one is better?
Bottom line: AVG is a better antivirus.
In this review of Webroot vs AVG, we choose AVG as a better antivirus because it is lightweight, simple and has a free plan. It also has the premium with more advanced features. AVG is compatible with Windows, Mac and android, has additional tools that include a file shredder, security plugin a VPN solution and has a high score in independent tests as a tool for malware protection.
Webroot vs AVG: SECURITY
In this review of Webroot vs AVG, we can note that the two products have some differences and similarities. AVG has decent protection from viruses, ransomware, spyware; scanning of computer’s drives for all types of threats, detecting and preventing zero-day threats, detects and neutralizes phishing sites, blocks all suspicious links and files scans all incoming emails and the attachments and has extra tools like file shredder.
Webroot on the other hand is a cloud based antivirus that doesn’t use signature baseline like others but 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. Below is a summary security feature of AVG and Webroot;
Real-time antivirus; both AVG and Webroot have Real-time antivirus
Manual virus scanning; both AVG and Webroot have manual virus scanning
USB virus scan; AVG and Webroot have USB virus scan
Registry start-up scan; Webroot and AVG have registry start-up scan.
Auto virus scanning; both AVG and Webroot have auto virus scanning
Scheduled scan; both AVG and Webroot have scheduled scan.
Email protection; AVG and Webroot have email protection.
Adware prevention; both AVG and Webroot have adware prevention.
Personal firewall; AVG and Webroot have personal firewall.
Safe browser; both AVG and Webroot have safe browsers.
Bottom line: both AVG and Webroot have the same security features
Webroot vs AVG: KEY FEATURES
The key features of Webroot vs AVG have some variances. 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 but rather searches for behavioural patterns and metadata and through this, suspicious apps are suspended and monitored continuously. It blocks dangerous files leaves the entire process to the cloud computer to handle.
Webroot is a perfect solution to malware and phishing and when it comes to dealing with ransomware, Webroot is inconsistent. It is therefore not good when it comes to performance because it doesn’t need your device to process potential threats but it leaves everything to the cloud computer to do everything.
AVG on the other hand even though it lacks some useful and popular features like its related contenders has a lot of users across the globe. It is lightweight, simple and has a free option. In addition, it is good in performance as it provides a reliable protection from all types of malware. It is also good for beginners and can give you protection from viruses, ransomware and spyware. AVG can detect and neutralize phishing/ fraudulent sites. Below is a summary feature review of Webroot and AVG;
Antispyware; AVG and Webroot have Anti-spyware.
Anti-worm; both Webroot and AVG have Anti-worm.
Anti-Trojan; both Webroot and AVG have Anti-Trojan.
Anti-Rootkit; AVG and Webroot have Anti-Rootkit.
Anti-phishing; both AVG and Webroot have Anti-Phishing.
Anti-Spam; AVG has Anti-Spam.
Email support; Webroot has email support.
Game mode; Webroot has game mode.
VPN service; AVG has VPN service.
Device tune-up; both Webroot and AVG have device tune-up.
Live help; Webroot has live help
Phone support; Webroot has phone support.
Ticket support; AVG and Webroot have ticket support.
Bottom line: AVG is a better antivirus in terms of features.
Webroot vs AVG: COMPATIBILITY
The compatibility features of AVG and Webroot have the following comparisons;
Compatible with Windows; Webroot and AVG are compatible with Windows.
Compatible with Mac; the two products are 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 AVG is $63.99.
Discount available; Webroot has 25% while AVG has 20%
Money back guarantee; Webroot has 70 days whereas AVG has 30 days.
Bottom line: Webroot is better in terms of pricing.
AVG is a better antivirus in this review of AVG vs Webroot as it performs better than Webroot.