Compare Bitdefender and Avast

The internet isn’t the place it used to be and it’s now a teeming sea full of all kinds of online threats, yearning to breach your privacy or steal your financial information and the list goes on. Last year alone there were more than 7 million new JavaScript malware viruses discovered. This is why it’s vital to keep your antivirus software current. Both Avast and Bitdefender offer a variety of features that can help you do just that such as a vulnerability scanner that can help find out which programs are outdated and an updater for software that will automatically keep all your software up-to date for the best protection.

If, however, you’re looking for the most effective antivirus solution with a high rate of malware detection, minimal impact on system performance, and a reasonable price Then Bitdefender is the clear winner. It also offers some unique features like microphone and webcam protection, that block suspicious requests to your camera or microphone.

Another key aspect is how simple it is 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.

For support, Bitdefender’s support is more impressive than Avast’s. Its phone support offers a wide range of languages, and its knowledge base is vast. Avast however, restricts its contact options to paid customers and heavily relies on its knowledge base and forums.

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