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Compare AVG vs Ad-Aware

Overall Score:
8.8
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$69.99
Overall Score:
7.2
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$36
AVG Antivirus ReviewAVG ad-aware logoAd-Aware
Pricing
Price$69.99$36
Money back Guarantee
Scanning
Real-time Antivirus
Manual Virus Scanning
USB Virus Scan
Registry Startup Scan
Auto Virus Scanning
Scheduled scan
Threat type
Anti-Spyware
Anti-Worm
Anti-Trojan
Anti-Rootkit
Anti-Phishing
Anti-Spam
Chat/IM Protection
Adware Prevention
Compatibility
Windows
Mac
Android
IOS
Usage
Ease of use
Extra features
Personal Firewall
Parental Controls
Gamer Mode
VPN Service
Smartphone Optimizer
Device Tune-up
Safe browser
Support
Live Help
Phone support
Ticket support

Last Customer Reviews: AVG vs Ad-Aware

Eric Aldridge
AVG Antivirus is simply the best thing! It works wonderfully and does not put any pressure on the system. I personally highly recommend this software.
Emily
Is this program good for Wi-Fi? I mean, does it protect my devices against unauthorized Wi-Fi hacks?
David L. Henry
I have a question for the reviewer. Did you try the AVG free edition? Does it have the same functionality?
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AVG highlights:

  • Decent protection from viruses, ransomware, spyware.
  • Scanning of computer’s drives for all types of problems.
  • Detecting and preventing zero-day threats.
  • Detecting and neutralizing phishing/fraudulent sites.
  • Blocking suspicious links and files.
  • Scanning incoming e-mails, including attachments.
  • Free Mac and Android packages.
  • Extra tools like a file shredder.

Ad-Aware highlights:

  • Offers a free baseline real-time monitoring antivirus
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and higher
  • Requires less than 1% of CPU to perform the scans
  • Users can install other antiviruses along with Adaware if they choose the compatible mode
  • Monitors registry to spot modifications
  • Detects and blocks malware before it has any chance to run
  • Offers a sandbox to run infected files without any harm to the system