If you’re looking for the best antivirus software with a high rate of malware detection, minimal impact on the performance of your system, and a low cost then Bitdefender is the clear winner. It also offers distinct features, including shredders for documents and a protection for microphones and webcams that block any suspicious requests.
Easy-to-use antivirus software is another crucial aspect. Both Avast and Bitdefender are fairly easy to use, however we found 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 customer support is more impressive than Avast’s. Its knowledge base and phone support are both extensive. Avast however, restricts its contact options to paid customers and heavily rely on its forums and knowledge base.