Bitdefender is an excellent antivirus program. It offers a more snazzy user interface as well as better customer support. It also scores higher in independent assessments carried out by AV Test and AV-Comparatives.

Webroot SecureAnywhere, unlike most antivirus software programs is a cloud application which uses remote detection to provide device security. It operates by scanning and comparing files against the cloud database. This method has a small impact on PC performance and is compatible with older software or hardware. Its security features include ransomware security and phishing protection.

Webroot’s dark interface might not look as sleek and contemporary as some of its rivals, but it’s still intuitive and easy to navigate. The main screen displays the status of your computer and allows you to run a Smart Scan, or a manual check. The left side rail contains all of the main applications and functions, which are organized into four broad categories.

The interface of Avast is contemporary and minimalist. Its main screen shows the current status of your PC and allows you to run a Smart Scan. All the major functions and utilities are divided into four broad categories on the left rail, making it simple for novices to navigate.

Both companies provide excellent technical support and documentation. Avast has an online knowledge base that is searchable and has tutorials for various products. It also has an email form to contact the customer support team. However, it doesn’t provide a live chat option like many of its competitors.