If you’re searching for an antivirus program with high malware detection rates with minimal impact on system performance and an affordable price then Bitdefender is a clear winner. It also offers unique features, such as shredders for files and webcam/microphone protection that blocks any suspicious requests.
The ease of use of antivirus software is an important aspect. Both Avast and Bitdefender are easy to use, however we discovered that Bitdefender was a bit more clunky when it came to running scans. It took us a while to find the settings and it was a challenge to set up a full or boot-time scan.
Bitdefender’s support is far superior to Avast. Its customer support phone line is able to speak an array of languages and its knowledge base is extensive. Avast however, restricts its contact options to customers with paid accounts and heavily rely on its knowledge base and forums.