The internet isn’t what it was a few years ago it’s a huge ocean filled with all sorts of online threats, eager to breach your privacy and steal your financial data and the list goes on. In the year that ended in March, there were over 7 million new JavaScript malware viruses discovered. It’s important to keep your antivirus software up-to-date. Both Avast and Bitdefender provide a variety of features that will help you do just that and include a vulnerability scan that can help find out what programs are in the process of being outdated and an updater for software which automatically keeps all your programs up-to-date for the most effective protection.

Bitdefender is the best choice if you are looking for an antivirus solution that offers high malware detection rates, with minimal secure virtual data room impact on the performance of your system, as well as affordable cost. It also has some distinct features, including shredders for your files, as well as a webcam/microphone blocker that blocks any suspicious requests.

Easy-to-use antivirus software is another important factor. Both Avast and Bitdefender are relatively simple to navigate, but we found that Bitdefender was a bit more clunky when it came to running scans. It took us longer to locate the settings we required for an entire scan or a boot-time scan was a little complicated.

For customer support, Bitdefender’s is far superior to Avast’s. Its knowledge base and phone support are extensive. Avast however, does limit its contact options to customers who pay and rely heavily on its forums and knowledge base.