AVG AntiVirus Business Edition vs. Malwarebytes

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
AVG AntiVirus is available in a Business Edition, featuring malware protection and virus scanning for endpoints and networks.
$140.97
per month 3 devices (minimum)
Malwarebytes
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Malwarebytes is a antimalware application for home and small businesses, which blocks viruses, malware, hackers, viruses, and malicious websites.
$39.96
Annually
Pricing
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionMalwarebytes
Editions & Modules
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Premium (1 device)
$39.96
Annually
Premium (5 devices)
$80.04
Annually
Premium + Privacy
$99.96
Annually
Malwarebytes For Teams
$119.97
Annually
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
$699
Annually
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection and Response
$849
Annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionMalwarebytes
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionMalwarebytes
Considered Both Products
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
Chose AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
The most important feature that Malwarebytes lacked was the amazing scanning speed which is provided to us by AVG Business Edition. Moreover, the price of AVG is very reasonable and at such a good price it is providing us entire protection against malware and viruses and it is …
Malwarebytes
Chose Malwarebytes
I have found Avast and TRENDmicro are experts in their own right but I have always found success at a low cost using Malwarebytes.
Chose Malwarebytes
It's been a while since I made my decision to purchase Malwarebytes over the other products listed. I believe at the time Malwarebytes was the best product on my short list. I tried both AVG and Avast before deciding on Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes was also recommended to me by …
Chose Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes stacks up against all of the big guys and in my experience, does it better with no heavy resources, no slow down and no interference with other programs. My very first experience over 9 years ago, Malwarebytes caught a virus that none of the other big guys could …
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User Ratings
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionMalwarebytes
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(12 ratings)
1.7
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionMalwarebytes
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
AVG [AntiVirus Business Edition] is quite a compelling tool and helps in fighting against all kinds of cyber attacks that used to harm us by affecting our files which are quite important to us. AVG has multiple features and its scanning speed is amazing and is the hyperactive tool and its notification feature is also helpful. Email protecting is not so good.
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Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top contenders in its field. As with any corporate software, there are headaches all along the way -- from implementation to daily use and support. And cost is also a factor. Although not inexpensive, Malwarebytes is comparable to its close competitors. Overall, the quality of the product shines through, and it does what it's intended to do...protect!
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Pros
Avast Software
  • Provides protection against hacker attacks and data theft.
  • The software has a feature that checks web pages before opening them and analyzes whether they are safe or not.
  • Complete email protection against malware and spam attacks.
  • Recurring updates with the latest vaccines.
  • The software does not use much RAM and works on any type of workstation.
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Malwarebytes
  • Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
  • Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
  • Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
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Cons
Avast Software
  • Like other versions, installing this antivirus or others of the same family in systems of low capacity and speed can be a bad idea because if your PC does not have enough power it can tend to freeze and become very slow.
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Malwarebytes
  • One of the main things that malwarebytes is missing as a company, is phone support for its clients. All support questions has to go thru email only. This is not acceptable for issues that needs to be resolved quickly.
  • There is an issue when installing the client on a machine, it has a set amount of time where the software can register with the management server. The issue with this is, with machines that are over a wide area network, slow connection speeds can cause the software not to register. When that happens, it never re attempts to register in the future.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Malwarebytes
The last time we renewed Malwarebytes, we renewed for a 3 year renewal. That should describe the confidence we have in the product. Plus the cost savings impact year after year.
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Usability
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Malwarebytes
When you have a product that does the job that it describes or advertises, you have to love it. While the malware posture is always changing, we depend on products that we pay for year after year to protect us from threats, both known and unknown. I give this rating because Malwarebytes just works and you don't have to worry whether it is going to beat up other programs on your systems.
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Support Rating
Avast Software
the support and help is generally quite fast, efficient and pertinent to what you need, besides the community helps a lot by providing extra solutions quickly and clearly, something that anyone can do without having to know a lot about pc or antivirus or operating systems. Also compared to other supports, all questions are answered, or at least those that I have had, something that in other places (Microsoft) does not always happen.
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Malwarebytes
I honestly haven't needed support for Malwarebytes because I haven't had any problems with it, whatsoever. I am giving it a 9 rating because I haven't actually had an encounter or experience with customer service or support, so it's hard to rate the actual support team since I've never had the privilege of coming into contact with them.
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Alternatives Considered
Avast Software
With the products mentioned such as AVAST and NORTON business antivirus protections software, AVG antivirus business Edition outscores both of them in terms of PC energy usage and the need of looking after them. With AVG antivirus business Edition. Apart from the free trial, which is great an all, it's the features and tools. A quick install and I am in the application to start using, there is no set-ups, pop-ups and or any other bloatware to install with AVG antivirus business Edition. Moreover, the other competitors tend to slow down machines with their high CPU and RAM usage. As a result, when clicking on other applications they are much slower to respond, but with AVG antivirus business Edition it uses less than 100MB of ram when running in the background, and for CPU I at least have not seen go beyond 10%. I know this because I have the task manager open when I want to see which applications are using the most RAM and CPU, and AVG antivirus business Edition is always at the bottom on the list
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Malwarebytes
Avast and Norton's products were part of the testing for us but the cost was very high for them and the products were not light on the machine. They took up a lot of memory and slowed the computers down. Malwarebytes although may lack some feature, is a very light software.
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Return on Investment
Avast Software
  • Definitely worth the cost and good ROI.
  • Because it takes the pressure off IT staff for constant management etc. We're freed up to deal with other important issues.
  • AVG runs in the background 24/7 doing its job and we have very few virus issues.
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Malwarebytes
  • All of our donor and clients' information is now online and we can now show that we are really trying to keep their information safe.
  • We are now more comfortable entering donations through our website.
  • Donors are now comfortable entering their charge card information on our website.
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