Bitdefender offers the highest malware detection rate among the AV comparison sites. It also runs very fast without affecting system performance. It provides additional subscription benefits such as protection for the machine and removal of ransomware depending on the plan you choose.
Its antivirus suite combines traditional signature-based scans with machine learning to give you the best detection rates of its kind. It also includes a superb web security collection as well as a fast VPN and full program tune-ups, along with a secured browser and many useful privacy protections to protect your data. In my tests, Bitdefender’s spam filter was unable to detect less than 1 percent of legitimate emails, and its ransomware defense was equally effective.
Another feature that sets bitdefender’s threat scanner apart from the competitors is a vulnerability scan which looks for weak passwords, obsolete drives and programs, and Windows vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers. This feature can be scheduled or performed manually and takes about 5 minutes. This is a major improvement over competitors that can require up to an hour to complete the same task.
If you experience any issues the customer support of Bitdefender is available through live chat or telephone and has been consistently among the fastest in the business. The community forum is a great resource for information that can help you resolve issues on your own. The knowledgebase for Bitdefender includes a large number of articles.