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3 Oct 2023

The internet isn’t as secure as it used to be It’s now a vast ocean full of all kinds of online threats, aspiring to invade your privacy, steal your financial information and many more. In the past year alone there were more than 7 million new JavaScript malware viruses found. It is essential to keep your anti-virus software current. Both Avast and Bitdefender offer a variety of features that can assist you in doing just that, including a vulnerability scanner that can help find out the programs that are out of date and an updater for software which automatically keeps all your programs up-to-date for the best security.

However, if you’re looking for an antivirus program that has high malware detection rates with minimal impact on system performance, and a reasonable price, then Bitdefender is a clear winner. It also offers unique features, such as shredders for your files, and a protection for microphones and webcams that block any suspicious requests.

An easy-to-use antivirus program is another crucial aspect. Avast and Bitdefender both have a simple interface, however Bitdefender is a bit more complicated when it runs 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 superior to Avast. Its knowledge base and phone support are extensive. Avast however, on its other side, limits its contact options to customers with a credit card and relies on its knowledge base and forums.