Bitdefender and Avast protect against malware, which includes traditional computer viruses, Trojan horses, spyware ransomware, and Trojan horse attacks. Both are known for their impressive performance in independent tests for industry with top scores, and minimal fake positives. Both offer a variety of other protection options, including email security and anti-spam.

Both programs provide a high level of customer support. However, Bitdefender offers a variety of support options, such as email, telephone as well as live chat and an expert community, making it easier to get help with any issues that may arise. Additionally, they have an extensive knowledge base that can answer many of the common questions.

If you are seeking the most comprehensive protection, then we recommend using Bitdefender. Its broad feature set includes a password manager, VPN, Wi-Fi inspector and more. Its lightweight software is simple to install on your PC and does not impact PC performance. On the other the other hand, Avast is a little slower in responding to new threats and takes longer to complete a comprehensive scan than Bitdefender.

Both programs feature a user-friendly interface. Bitdefender is more user-friendly and has a cleaner modern and contemporary design than Avast. Avast tends to display many opportunities for upselling, which may be distracting to some users. In terms of pricing, both are competitive and provide excellent value for price. Both offer a free version with limited features as well a paid subscription that offers a greater selection of features.