If you’re looking for the best antivirus solution with high malware detection rates with minimal impact on system performance and an affordable price, then Bitdefender is the clear winner. It also has distinct features like a file shredder and webcam and microphone protection, which block any suspicious requests to your camera or microphone.
Another key aspect is how easy it is to use your antivirus. Both Avast and Bitdefender are relatively simple to navigate, but we found that Bitdefender was a little more difficult to navigate when it comes to running scans. It took us longer to locate the settings we required and setting up a full scan or a boot-time scan was a bit complicated.
Bitdefender’s customer support is superior to Avast. Its customer support phone line is able to speak an array of languages and its knowledge base is extensive. Avast however, does limit its contact options to paid customers and heavily relies on its knowledge base and forums.