#5 in Anti-Virus Software
#4 in Anti-Virus Software
- 30 day free trial
- Highly scalable solution
- Two-way firewall
- Parental control
- Low computer performance impact
- Password management feature
- More secure online banking
- Auto pilot
- Starts at $39.95 (Essential)
- Two-way firewall
- Security for Public Wi-Fi
- URL advisor
- Digital asset protection
- Virtual keyboard
- Identity and financial protection
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software and Bitdefender Anti-Virus Software are very close in quality and have the same overall rating. That said, Kaspersky scores better than Bitdefender across: Performance Test. Whereas, Bitdefender scores better on Features, and Price. Both companies score similarly on System Compatibility, and Help and Support.
Bitdefender Anti-Virus Software review
I'm no guru but have safely used PC's since b4 hacking bcame such a pastime.
If I was writing a review of the 2017 AVG offering I would be giving that 2 Stars. The GUI on all of the AntiVirus products by all of the major contenders has tended to suck more each year as the industry marketing continues, year after year, to amp up the paranoia.
The more arrogant these companies have gotten, the more they have dumbed down the GUI's, and taken control away from end users.
With Bitdefender, as I type this, there is TSR program running on my system that that apparently now handles Firefox password management tasks. To turn that off, naturally you would go to the AV interface (GUI) and deselect that option. Bzzzzzt. Wrong. No. "Naturally" when you pay $60 for AV software, the AV software assumes full reign over your system, sniffs out which browser is your default, and, if they have properly kept up with the browser companies whims, installs your new "free fluff" compimentary passoword manager, not "as" a "password manager" but rather as a spankitty new, whiz bang "app" (because all four syllables is way too wicked inefficient. I guess.), disguised under the name Bitdefender Wallet. This is the only way to get the TSR to stop. Through the browsers add-on section.
This is one of about a dozen examples of how the software installs, but you have too few options by which to intereact with it. Unfortunately today user friendly means placing obscene amounts of trust in companies that don't even bother to hire technical writers anymore.