(Last updated on January 15th, 2020)
Are you looking for a better option among the two? “Avira Vs Avast” is a comparison made on 5 core features of both the Antiviruses which are:
- Virus Detection & Performance
- Software Usability
- Value for Money | Pricing
- Customer Support
I compared each aspect one by one in this in-depth review “Avira vs. Avast”.
Short Answer: After learning and researching a lot about Avast and Avira, we came to the point that every company tried its best to provide the best features, customer support and performance to its users as much as they can. Still, these companies are trying their level best to get the best shares in the market and in the hearts of its users. Undoubtedly, it is not an easy job. But if we talk about today’s competition then we can see that Avast is winning this competition due to its extra efforts and intelligence that its team used to develop it. Having so many specialties, features, options and all that it has is really incredible. After getting the best results in the fields of features, software usability, customer support, and virus detection and passing many tests, we must say that Avast is a winner today.
Avira Vs Avast: Virus Detection & Protection
Avast was tested by every aspect in terms of detecting viruses, spyware, ransomware, threats, etc. and it got 6/6 ratings successfully. It was tested for 2 months and it blocked 99.9% of the viruses in 1st month and 100% viruses in the second month. In the malware protection test, this antivirus received “advanced+” award. It came back with 9 false positives. After determining many times, Avast stood slightly ahead of Avira antivirus products. Even in the real world protection test, it received “advanced+” award again due to the fine percentages for killing the threats like 99.6% and 99.7%. Undoubtedly, Avast proved to be a great choice for detecting every kind of threat and virus for both home and office use.
Avast got 5.5 out of 6.0 for the protection against malware infections.
Avira was a very effective antivirus but slightly less effective than Avast. It protected almost 97.9% of the viruses in a system. When it was tested for 2 months, it came with results like 100% in the 1st month and 99.9% in the second month. It was rated 5.5 out of 6. It also returned 12 false positives with a great protection and virus detection rate of 99.97%. However, it earned “advanced” award. In real-world protection test, it earned “advanced +” due to its fantastic protection rates like 99.7% and 99.6%. Avira is also a good choice but Avast still stands first.
In the latest test conducted by AV Comparatives, it got 6.0 out of 6.0 points in the protection aspect for the Avira 15.0 version.
Avira Vs Avast: Software Usability
Avast receives 6.0 out of 6 in terms of using the software. It comes with a dark interface that perfectly suits any kind of operating system. It has a vertical menu on its left side that comes with some tabs like privacy, status, protection, performance, etc. Each menu heading has its own significance, features, and related settings. There is a banner that demands you to keep on upgrading your system to add more protection to it. It shows red and green colors. Red color shows that there is something wrong while green color mentions that there is nothing wrong and no changes should be made. Overall, using Avast is easier than using Avira due to its simple user interface, easy-to-use features, and better software usability performance.
Impact of the Avast security software on the usability of the whole computer (lower values indicate better results).
Avira is also light in weight like Avast and it takes very minimal system resources to perform its duty in a PC. Experts gave 6/6 ratings to the Avira due to its incredible performance. Though Avira has changed its user interface chances are that still many of its users will find it hectic, boring and a little bit difficult. Its interface looks like a Windows application with five main options on it like Quarantine, Modules, Scan, Status, and Activity. You can change settings and utilize it in the way you want. If you go for Avira Connect Dashboard then you will find that it is easy to access any kind of tool by clicking for just once.
Impact of the Avira security software on the usability of the whole computer (lower values indicate better results).
Avira Vs Avast: Features
Avast comes with many exciting features to help its users like Wi-Fi inspector, silent/gaming mode, browser clean-up option, password manager, email client protection, software updater, bootable rescue disk option, SecureLine VPN, optimizer tool, real site feature, Sandbox, premium-in product support and much more. Avast automatically updates the entire PC and informs after giving a complete security checkup. However, it does not come with parental controls like if you have a child at home then you cannot secure his PC from viruses and attacks if you are having Avast at home.
Avira also comes with bootable rescue disk option, software updater, password manager, free data volume of 500 MB, free VPN, optimizer tool, email and network protection, identity protection, data protection, device control option, secure banking/shopping experience feature, etc. However, it does not come with parental controls but it comes with little bit fewer features than Avast which clearly shows that Avast has more features than Avira. Plus, it does not come with SecureLine VPN, Sandbox and silent/gaming mode like Avast.
Avira Vs Avast: Pricing
Let’s move to the point, if you are wishing to purchase Avast antivirus then we would like to introduce you with different suites and their pricing.
- Avast Free Antivirus is FREE. You can easily use it without purchasing it with limited features.
- Avast Pro Antivirus is of $49.99/year
- Avast Internet Security is of $59.99/year
- Avast Premier is of $69.99/year
- Avast Ultimate is of $119,99/year
Avast is having a big market share in the field of antiviruses and its users actually like it.
Avira is cheaper than Avast in terms of money. It comes with different plans and pricing. We are mentioning all of them here for your ease:
- Avira Free Security Suite is FREE which means that a person can easily use this plan with limited access and features.
- Avira Antivirus Pro is of $49.99/year
- Avira Internet Security Suite is of $57.99/year
- Avira Prime is of $99.99/year
Please note that Avira can protect 5 devices with just a single subscription. This result shows that Avira is cheaper in price than Avast.
Avira Vs Avast: Customer Support
Avast supports very perfectly to its users like it has an informative support page that looks like Avira. Users can easily find their manuals, tips, FAQs, product related information, useful links, and other information. It provides phone call support, email support and live chat support.
Avira offers tremendous customer support with VPN service, performance tools, security apps for mobile devices, privacy protection service, and other customer support features. It provides proper technical support to its users but it is important to mention that it is not easy to get customer support easily due to filling out a form and entering the email address which is a little bit time taking process. It has a proper support page as well.
After learning and researching a lot about Avast and Avira, we came to the point that every company tried its best to provide the best features, customer support and performance to its users as much as they can. Still, these companies are trying their level best to get the best shares in the market and in the hearts of its users. Undoubtedly, it is not an easy job. But if we talk about today’s competition then we can see that Avast is winning this competition due to its extra efforts and intelligence that its team used to develop it. Having so many specialties, features, options and all that it has is really incredible. After getting the best results in the fields of features, software usability, customer support, and virus detection and passing many tests, we must say that Avast is a winner today.