Bitdefender is the top antivirus program. It detects more malware threats and offers a pleasant user interface, and has more options for customer support. It also scores higher in independent evaluations conducted by AV-Test and AV-comparatives.
Webroot SecureAnywhere, unlike most antivirus software programs is a cloud-based program that makes use of remote detection to provide device protection. It operates by scanning and comparing files against the cloud database. This method has no significant impact on the performance of your PC, so it is compatible with older hardware and software. Its security features include ransomware protection and phishing protection.
Webroot’s user interface is dark and may not be as sleek and modern as the other options however, it is intuitive and easy to navigate. The main screen shows the status of your PC and allows you to run the Smart Scan or manual check. The left side rail houses all the most important features and utilities that are grouped into four broad categories.
Avast’s interface is more modern 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. The left side rail groups the majority of utilities and functions into four broad categories, making it easy for new users to use.
Both companies offer excellent technical support and documentation. Avast has an online knowledge base that is searchable and has guides for various products. It also includes an email form for contacting customer service representatives. It doesn’t offer live chat as many of its competitors.