If, however, you’re looking for an antivirus program with high malware detection rates, minimal impact on system performance, and a reasonable price, then Bitdefender is a clear winner. It also has unique features such as a file shredder and microphone and webcam protection which denies any suspicious requests to your camera or microphone.
An easy-to-use antivirus program is another important factor. Avast and Bitdefender both have a relatively simple interface, however Bitdefender is a little more complicated when it runs scans. It took us a while to locate the settings, and it was a challenge to set up a full or boot-time scan.
In terms of support, Bitdefender’s customer support is more impressive than Avast’s. The phone support is available in many languages, and its knowledge base is extensive. Avast however, is able to limit its support options to paid customers and heavily relies on its knowledge base and forums.