AVG and Zone Alarm both offer comprehensive security from all online threats. Along with the latest in antivirus scanning, they offer advanced firewall options which provide additional protection. So, which is best? The main difference is in the range of helpful extras each antivirus offers.
AVG offers anti-ransomware and anti-phishing, built-in payment protection for online shopping, and a webcam blocker which stops hackers from intercepting your video stream. AVG also optimizes your device’s speed; the PC tune-up tool deletes unnecessary files and defragments disks, while the “Smart Sleep” mode pauses scans until your computer is asleep or in screensaver mode. The subscriptions cost up to $99, however, there is a free option and you can protect unlimited devices with each subscription.
Zone Alarm relies on auto-sandboxing technology, which launches all files in a virtual environment to check for infection. They also use crowdsourced insights to fast-track safe apps. It scans during boot stages, so threats are identified before the system loads. You also get 5BG of online backup in case of an emergency, a “Find My Laptop” feature in case of physical theft, and anti-phishing with the required Chrome extension.