Bitdefender and Avast both protect against traditional computer viruses, spyware, ransomware, Trojan horses, phishing attacks, and other malware threats. Both are known for their outstanding performance in independent tests for industry with top scores and a low number of fake positives. They also provide a wide selection of additional security features like email security, antispam, cloud antivirus, and more.

Both programs provide a top level of customer support. However, Bitdefender offers a variety of ways to contact support, including email, phone, live chat and an expert community that makes it easier to get help with any issues that may arise. They also have a vast knowledge base that offers answers to a variety of common questions.

If you are seeking the best overall security, we recommend choosing Bitdefender. Its comprehensive feature list includes a Wi-Fi Inspector, VPN, password manager and more. Its light software does not impact the performance of your PC and is simple to use. On the other the other hand, Avast is a little slower to respond to threats, and it can take longer to conduct a full scan than Bitdefender.

Both have a nice user interface and are easy to use. However, Bitdefender has a more modern and clean design and is easier to navigate than Avast. Avast has a tendency to display a lot of upselling possibilities, which could cause some users to become distracted. In terms of pricing both are competitive and offer great value for money. Both programs offer an unpaid version with limited features, as well as paid subscriptions that include more features.