Compare Bitdefender and Avast

The internet isn’t the place it used to be – it’s a teeming ocean swarming with all kinds of online threats that want to invade your privacy, steal your financial information and other things like that. In the year that ended in March, there were over 7 million new JavaScript malware viruses discovered. It is crucial to keep your anti-virus software up to date. Both Avast and Bitdefender offer a number of features that can help you do just that such as a vulnerability scanner which can let you know which programs are outdated and a software updater that keeps all your apps up-to-date for the best security.

Bitdefender is the best choice if you are looking for an anti-virus solution that has high rate of detection of malware and has minimal impact on your system performance as well as reasonable cost. It also comes with distinct features, including shredders for documents as well as a webcam/microphone blocker that blocks any suspicious requests.

Another important factor is how easy it is to use your antivirus. Both Avast and Bitdefender are relatively simple to navigate, but we discovered that Bitdefender was a little more difficult when it came to running scans. It took us a while to find the settings and it was difficult to set up a full or boot-time scan.

For customer support, Bitdefender’s is superior to Avast’s. Its knowledge base as well as phone support are extensive. Avast, however, limits its support options to paid customers and heavily rely on its forums and knowledge base.

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