Avast and Adaware offer the most innovative techniques for identifying and removing malware. Using behavioral monitoring instead of known malware signatures means you’re protected from zero-day attacks. These two companies also cover other cybersecurity threats, such as phishing and ransomware, and include dedicated email protection.
Adaware excels as a truly customizable protection suite. You can change the speed and depth of scans to minimize system slowdown, and it offers extra features like parental controls. While Avast includes a “Site Blocking” feature which can protect your kids, it’s not as extensive.
Avast automates most security elements and includes a password vault, webcam shield, and sandbox environment. It also offers computer and browser clean up options, which will remove any unnecessary or suspicious tools.
Avast wins when it comes to customer support; they offer online documentation, live chat, and a 24/7 telephone line. Unfortunately, Adaware only provides a PDF user manual, FAQ section, community forum, and ticketed message system.