When it comes to antivirus, the smallest differences can have huge repercussions. Avast and Comodo appear to be similar on the surface but have some individual differences. They both use sandboxing technology, which launches all software in a secure virtual environment. They also both offer a ‘Game Mode’ which shuts down notifications to not interrupt gameplay.
However, while Avast offers anti-phishing and anti-ransomware separately, Comodo’s “Application Control” works to prevent these attacks. Using this feature, your computer will only launch apps that it knows are safe, meaning you can easily quarantine an infection. The company relies on cloud-based whitelisting to know what is safe to run.
While Comodo’s main focus is stopping malware, Avast offers comprehensive protection for the whole computer. Its password vault and ‘Secure WiFi Connection’ prevent hackers from intercepting your sensitive data while the ‘Webcam Shield’ keeps your video stream private.
Comodo is the winner at customer service. Avast offers online documentation and round-the-clock phone support, but Comodo provides a larger variety of options. You can choose from a ticketed message system, live chat, user forum, and phone or email support.