If, however, you’re looking for the most effective antivirus solution with a high rate of malware detection, minimal impact on the performance of your system, and a low cost, then Bitdefender is the clear winner. It also has some distinct features like microphone and camera protection, which denies any suspicious requests to your camera or microphone.
A user-friendly antivirus program is an additional important factor. Both Avast and Bitdefender are fairly straightforward to navigate, but we discovered that Bitdefender was a little more clunky when it came to running scans. It took us longer to find the settings we required, and setting up either a full scan or boot-time scan was a bit difficult.
As for support, Bitdefender’s support is far superior to Avast’s. Its phone support offers various languages, and its knowledge base is vast. Avast however, on the other hand, restricts its contact options to customers with a credit card and relying on its knowledge base and forums.