Compare Bitdefender and Avast

The internet isn’t what it used to be as it was. It’s a teeming ocean filled with all sorts of online malware that wants to get your personal information, your financial information, etc. In the year that ended in March there were more than 7 million new JavaScript malware viruses discovered. It’s essential to keep your antivirus software up-to-date. Both Avast and Bitdefender provide a variety of features that will aid you in this such as a vulnerability scanner that will help you determine the programs that are out of date and a software updater that keeps all your apps up-to-date for the best security.

Bitdefender is the top choice if are looking for an anti-virus solution that offers high rate of detection of malware and has minimal impact on your system performance and also affordable pricing. It also comes with unique features like a file shredder and microphone and camera protection, which blocks any suspicious requests to your microphone or camera.

Another important aspect is the ease to use your antivirus. Both Avast and Bitdefender are fairly straightforward to use, however we discovered that Bitdefender was a little more difficult when it came to running scans. It took us a while to locate the settings and it was a challenge to set up a full or boot-time scan.

In terms of support, Bitdefender’s support is more impressive than Avast’s. The phone support is available in various languages and its knowledge base is vast. Avast however, is able to limit its contact options to customers with paid accounts and heavily rely on its knowledge base and forums.