Bitdefender and Avira provide top-of-the-line malware security real-time security, as well as ransomware security. They’re also extremely easy to use, so newcomers to cybersecurity can get up and running in no time. They both offer additional features such as a VPN as well as shredder for files, and other privacy protections.
Avira and Bitdefender have both scored excellent scores from independent testing labs. In this test, Bitdefender wins due to its superior performance on the AV Comparatives’ Performance Test. This test tests the impact security software can have on in a computer’s performance. The low score means that it runs in the background without significantly slowing down your PC- unlike some competitors.
AV-Comparatives also tests for the amount of impact each product’s performance has on the performance of your system when you perform common computer tasks such as browsing websites, downloading files, and copying files. Bitdefender was the only one that passed the test with a perfect score. Avira was a close second.
Both offer a great level of customer service. Avira provides an YouTube channel as well as a knowledge base, and Bitdefender has a complete support center with a phone number, live chat support, email support, and videos that demonstrate the use of the product. The support hub is arranged by product, so that you can locate the help you need.