Battle Avast vs. AVG 2021

Which is better: Avast or AVG?


  • Total voters
    47
  • Poll closed .
Software comparison
Avast
AVG
Feature comparison
  1. Ease of use
  2. Impact on hardware performance
  3. Most available features
  4. Core protection (malware and heuristic engine)
  5. Internet protection (web filtering, anti-phishing, anti-spam, browser extension)
  6. Proactive protection (anti-exploit, behavior blocker, IDS-HIPS, sandbox)
  7. Network protection (firewall, anti-botnet)
  8. Ransomware protection
  9. Banking and payments protection
  10. Machine learning and A.I. capabilities
  11. Privacy protections (VPN, anti-tracking)
  12. My privacy (GDPR, data handling, privacy policies)

Cortex

Level 25
Verified
Aug 4, 2016
1,499
There seems to be little difference between the two, bit like two near identical cars in different colours, chose the colour & spec you like - Unusually I prefer the Avast interface but look but under the bonnet they are much the same - I'm using Avast Premium Security - The AVG I've used was AVG Internet Security - There are differences between the two but are small - Lightest AV solution I've tried for some time, but depends on the PC.
 

SecureKongo

Level 16
Verified
Malware Tester
Feb 25, 2017
754
VirusScope is more like a generic behavior detection module from what I see. It works in real-time. DeepScreen is a one time analysis triggered on-execution and uploads the file to the ThreatLabs if it founds anything suspicious. The rest of the behavior detection is handled by IDP.
I meant the way they run suspicious files in the sandbox. As far as I know Comodo Virus Scope only analyzes files running in the sandbox by default. I wanna know if AVG does the same with DeepSreen.
 

Nagisa

Level 7
Verified
Jul 19, 2018
313
I meant the way they run suspicious files in the sandbox. As far as I know Comodo Virus Scope only analyzes files running in the sandbox by default. I wanna know if AVG does the same with DeepSreen.
Ah, yes it does but it is a part of the whole analysis process. VirusScope is not dependent on virtualization and doesn't use it in the same function either. Auto-Containment and VS are two seperate modules of Comodo.

The only similarity is that DS captures unknown files and runs them in the sandbox.
 
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venustus

Level 57
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Dec 30, 2012
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