Bitdefender and Avira offer top-tier malware protection that includes real-time protection and ransomware protection. They’re also extremely easy to use, so even novices to cybersecurity can be up and running in a short time. Additionally, both offer numerous additional features like the VPN, file shredder, additional privacy protections, and one-click optimization.
Avira and Bitdefender both have excellent overall scores in independent testing labs. In this test, Bitdefender wins due to its superior performance in the AV Comparatives’ Performance Test. This test evaluates the impact security software has a computer’s performance. The low score means that it runs in the background without significantly slowing down your PC -unlike some of its competitors.
The AV-Comparatives test measures the impact of each software on system performance, such as when performing typical computer tasks such as browsing websites, downloading or copying files. Bitdefender was the only competitor to pass this test with an unblemished score. Avira was a close second.
Both companies provide a high level of customer service. Avira offers a useful knowledge base and YouTube channel, whereas Bitdefender offers a comprehensive support hub that includes a phone number with live chat, email support and video tutorials. The support hub is organized by product, so that you can locate the help you require.