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Compare AVG vs Malwarebytes

Overall Score:
8.8
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$69.99
Overall Score:
7.8
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$39.99
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Price$69.99$39.99
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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 Malwarebytes

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?
Miles
Took 3 hours and didn't even get halfway through. Had to disable it with task manager and now it's not doing anything. Can't rate 0 stars so 1 will have to do.
Nick
I noticed this - I have full powered SSD WinX, good gfx card, fast PC, lots of ram (64gb).... But when Malwarebytes is started - system is slown down for maybe 30-40% (!). When I right-click on icon bottom right and DISABLE IT - immediately system speeds up to nearly normal. Just one more thing - disabling iCloudPhotos app (for iPhone) - also takes too much HD and CPU...
Richard C Morris
When Norton failed to protect me from a nasty virus that virtually wrecked my PC, It was suggested that Malwarebytes was capable of fixing the problem. So I downloaded the free version, and by the time it was finished it had found and quarantined multiple viruses, and my PC ran great! Now I run free MSE , good for basic coverage, and Malwarebytes Premium for the nasty new stuff always showing up. it has never let me down, even on a computer that is connecting to websites and using servers world wide. Plus it doesn't use excessive HD space, my machine runs top speed all the time even when scanning, 40 bucks a year for premium is well worth it, but I recommend you use it with MicroSoft Essentials.

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.

Malwarebytes highlights:

  • Can work with other antivirus products
  • System impact is well below average
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Chromebook
  • Offers a decent free edition
  • Lightning-fast scans