Today’s antiviruses must protect from more than just malware. Both AVG and Comodo include a range of security features for numerous threats. They both use the latest anti-malware technologies, so their helpful extra features will determine which is the best for you.
AVG is a security powerhouse, with anti-ransomware and anti-phishing protocols. Plus, you get an enhanced firewall to customize your protection, a webcam blocker that keeps hackers out of your video stream, and a payment protection feature keeps your online transactions safe. AVG also includes features to sustain your device’s performance like the PC tune-up that deletes data logs, temporary files, and duplicate files. Finally, the Smart Sleep mode delays scans until your computer is inactive.
Comodo has a free version, and you can protect unlimited devices with any of the paid plans. Alongside core antimalware, you also benefit from sandboxing technology which launches all files in a virtual environment to check for infections. Their cloud-based whitelisting ensures you won’t keep scanning apps that are known to be safe, and there’s an application control that locks down your system but lets you use programs that are known to be safe. While they don’t offer a PC tune-up, the “Gamer Mode” will stop pop-up notifications while you’re in full screen.