Bitdefender is the top choice if are looking for an anti-virus solution that has excellent malware detection rates and minimal impact on performance of your system, as well as affordable pricing. It also offers some unique features like webcam and microphone protection, which block any suspicious requests to your camera or microphone.
Another important factor is how simple it is to use your antivirus. Avast and Bitdefender both have a simple interface, but Bitdefender is a bit more complicated when it comes to running scans. It took us a while to find the settings and it was difficult to set up a complete or boot-time scan.
As for support, Bitdefender’s customer service is superior to Avast’s. The phone support is available in many languages, and its knowledge base is extensive. Avast, however, limits its contact options to paid customers and heavily rely on its knowledge base and forums.