Compare Bitdefender and Avast

The internet isn’t as secure as it was. It’s a bustling sea full of all kinds of internet malware that wants to get your personal information, financial information, etc. In the last year alone there were more than 7 million new JavaScript malware viruses found. This is why it’s crucial to keep your antivirus software up-to date. Avast and Bitdefender both offer features that will help you to do this, such as a vulnerability scan that will aid you in determining what applications are incompatible and an automatic updater for your software.

Bitdefender is the most reliable choice if are looking for an anti-virus solution with high malware detection rates and minimal impact on performance of your system in addition to affordable cost. It also has some unique features, such as a shredder for files and webcam/microphone protection that blocks any suspicious requests.

Another important factor is how simple it is to use your antivirus. Avast and Bitdefender both have a fairly simple interface, however Bitdefender is a bit more cumbersome when it runs scans. It took us a while to find the settings, and it was difficult to set up a full or boot-time scan.

As for support, Bitdefender’s customer service is much more impressive than Avast’s. Its support for phone calls is available in a wide range of languages and its knowledge base is vast. Avast however, does limit its support options to paid customers and heavily relies on its forums and knowledge base.