Avast antivirus and SmadAV antivirus are obviously two of the most reliable antivirus programs around. And this article will be looking at the similarities and differences between these two programs.
Both security programs have their strengths and weaknesses. However, Avast somehow edges SmadAV, with respect to its larger userbase, more advanced features and wide applicability among others.
In any case, this article will show you a succinct comparison of the features and pricing of these software.
Features & Benefits
Below is a summary of the features of Avast and SmadAV:
|Platform||Cross Platform – Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and more||Cross Platform – Windows, macOS, Android and more|
|Userbase||400 million+||4 million+|
|Protection||Primary Layer||Secondary Layer|
|AV Status||Core Antivirus Program.||Supplementary Security/Protection|
|Proprietary Language||English||Indonesian (English is also supported)|
|External Drive Scanning||Yes||Yes (Better)|
Typically, as pointed out in the table above, Avast is a core antivirus program, and one of the best (so to say). It offers numerous best-in-class security features, which ensure that your computer is protected against any threat, even those from the internet. So, in virtually all aspects, it is better than SmadAV antivirus.
However, in certain aspects like protection against threats from external portable devices like USB/Flash drive, SD cards, and other external storage media or computers/devices, SmadAV is the better tool.
SmadAV scans for possible cyber threats (i.e. malware, virus, spyware etc.) in quick time, and fixes them as appropriate. So, if you need an antivirus to protect your PC against threats from external devices, SmadAV takes the higher ground (compared to Avast).
Generally speaking, SmadAV is best deployed alongside a standard antivirus, and it wouldn’t hurt to have it installed alongside “Avast” or another standard AV program like “Windows Defender”.
|Starting Price||$19.99 per year per computer (Feature-specific)||$4.00 per year (1 computer)|
|Closing Price||$119.99 per year per computer (Avast Ultimate)||$19.00 per year (10 computer)|
|Support||Up to 10 devices||Up to 10 devices|
|Money-back Guarantee||30 days||3 days|
From the “pricing table” above, it’s evident that Avast is many times more expensive than SmadAV, and justifiably so.
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