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.