Bitdefender and Kaspersky both scored highly in lab tests that were conducted independently, but the former offers an overall better performance. The top plans offer various options, including a password manager and unlimited VPN. While some users have complained that Bitdefender can slow down systems when they scan however, the company provides an optimization tool for devices to reduce the effect of this. They also offer protection from attacks by phishing, tools to solve ransomware issues, and malware reporting.
Both companies have a decent customer support portal with FAQs, troubleshooting guides and video tutorials that are available on their websites. They also offer chat, phone, and email support and a forum for community members. Additionally, both companies offer remote assistance for customers who pay premium. Kaspersky provides a vast knowledge base, while Bitdefender also offers an expert community in their support options.
In my tests, Bitdefender was able to protect itself from all the viruses I tossed at it. In independent tests conducted independently by AV Test and AV Comparatives results were mixed. In AV-Test’s have a peek at this site Feb.-March 2021 tests, Bitdefender caught 99.7% of malware and only four false positives while Kaspersky identified 99.4 percent of malware. It also generated zero false alarms.
It’s a tight call, but I have to give the edge to Bitdefender due to a couple of reasons. Bitdefender offers a fantastic free version, with a reasonable price and outstanding malware detection scores. The program was also less demanding on the system than Kaspersky and was able to detect all the malware samples that I test.