While AVG already has 200 million users, Adaware is a little less well-known. They both offer a mixture of real-time protection and behavioral monitoring to spot any potential malware threats. However, that’s where the similarity ends.
AVG offers a wide range of extra security protocols and top-notch security without sacrificing speed. The enhanced firewall can be customized for your needs, and anti-ransomware and anti-phishing are built in. The payment protection tool will defend your personal details during online transactions, and the “Webcam Blocker” will prevent hackers accessing your video steam. The PC tune-up will optimize your device by deleting temporary files and data logs, and the “Sleep Mode” will wait until you’re inactive to perform processing-heavy tasks.
Adaware also provides additional security, like parental control settings which create age-based templates for every user. You also get email protection, including a safe-sender list to keep speeds as fast as possible. Plus, the default port scanning adds another level of automatic protection.
While both providers offer a free option, AVG’s premium package costs just half the price.