Bitdefender and Avast both shield against common computer viruses, spyware, ransomware, Trojan horses, phishing attacks and other malware threats. Both are renowned for their impressive performance in independent industry tests with top scores and minimal fake positives. Both offer additional protection options, such as email security and anti-spam.
Both programs offer a high level of customer service. However, Bitdefender offers a variety of support options, like email, telephone or live chat as well as an expert community that makes it easier to get help with any issues that may arise. Additionally, they have a comprehensive knowledge base that provides solutions to the most common questions.
If you are looking for the best protection overall, we recommend Bitdefender. Its extensive feature list includes a Wi-Fi Inspector, VPN, password manager and many more. The lightweight program does not impact the performance of your PC and is simple to use. On the other one hand, Avast is a little slower to respond to incoming threats and takes longer to complete a full scan than Bitdefender.
Both programs feature a user-friendly interface. Bitdefender is more user-friendly and has a cleaner, modern design than Avast. Avast tends to provide many opportunities for upselling, which may be distracting for certain users. Both programs are very affordable in terms of price and provide an excellent value. Both programs offer a limited-featured free version, as well as a paid-for subscription that offers a greater variety of features.