Bitdefender and Avast both offer protection against classic computer malware, viruses, spyware, ransomware, Trojan horses, phishing attacks, and other malware threats. Both are known for their excellent performance in independent testing of industry with top scores and low false positives. Both provide a range of other protection options, including email security and antispam.
Both programs provide top-quality customer support. However, Bitdefender offers a variety of support options, such as telephone, email, live chat and an expert community, making it easier to seek help for any issues that may arise. They also have a comprehensive knowledge base that can provide answers to a variety of common questions.
If you are looking for the best overall security, we recommend selecting Bitdefender. Its extensive feature list includes a Wi-Fi Inspector, VPN, password manager and much more. Its lightweight software is easy to install on your PC and does not impede PC performance. Avast, on the other on the other hand, is a bit slower to react to the incoming malware and can take longer for a complete scan to be run than Bitdefender.
Both programs have an easy-to-use interface. However, Bitdefender has a more modern and elegant design and is more user-friendly than Avast. Avast tends to show many opportunities for upselling, which may be distracting to some users. Both programs are very affordable and offer the best value. Both programs come with a free version with limited features as well a paid subscription that comes with a greater range of features.