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Bitdefender and Avast both protect against traditional computer malware, viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, phishing attacks and other malware threats. Both are renowned for their performance in independent testing with top scores, and low false positives. Both offer a variety additional protection options, such as email security and antispam.

Both programs provide a high quality of customer support. However, Bitdefender offers a variety of support options, such as email, phone or live chat as well as an expert community, making it easy to get help with any issues that may arise. They also have a comprehensive knowledge base which can provide answers to a variety of common questions.

If you’re looking for the most effective security for your home, we recommend Bitdefender. Its broad feature set includes password management, VPN, Wi-Fi inspector and much more. Its lightweight software does not impact the performance of your PC and is simple to use. Avast however, on the contrary side, is a little slower to react to malware that is incoming and may take longer for a complete scan to be conducted than Bitdefender.

Both programs come with a simple interface. Bitdefender is more user-friendly and has a sleeker modern design than Avast. Avast tends to present a variety of upselling opportunities which can be a distraction for some users. Regarding price both are competitive and provide excellent value for price. Both offer a free version that has limited options, as well as paid subscriptions with more features.