Which AntiVirus is better?

Eric C.

Eric C. Copywriter, tech writer

Today’s antivirus software must use complex detection mechanisms to ensure security. Both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes use a combination of signature and heuristic scanning to protect from known and zero-day malware. Plus, they include a range of extra features to keep you safe from other cyberthreats. Both companies have numerous positive features. Bitdefender is a powerhouse of security. Along with top-level malware protection, the app will scan any additional USBs and external hard drives for infections. The Safe File Vault protects important documents from ransomware attacks, and a Webcam Shield secures your video stream. The password protection features include a virtual keyboard to avoid keyloggers and a password manager for automated log-ins. While all these extra features are useful, they do have a tendency to slow down your device. Malwarebytes also has protocols for numerous cyberthreats. It includes rootkit scanning, web protection, and advanced scheduling options to control granular elements of the scan. The app includes a detailed report history of all past activity. If you’re a novice, the pop-up guidance will teach you what different threats are and how you can resolve them, and the integrated support tool lets you ask questions. Finally, the company offers cash prize drawings for users who report any bugs.

User Ratings

Security 5
4
Features 5
4
Ease of Use 5
5
Support 4
5
Pricing 4
5

Latest Positive Review

Kevin
Excellent value for money
Dec. 13, 2018
Excellent value for money. If you follow the company’s recommendations, your computer will be protected well.

Latest Negative Review

Johannes
It scans ok but uses too much power
Oct. 20, 2018
Free virus program with good scanning rate. But the hard disk scan cannot be disabled. You can stop it manually but when you reboot it starts scanning...Show More

Detailed Comparison

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bitdefender.com
Country:
Canada
Website:
malwarebytes.com
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Boot-Time Scan
Firewall
IDS
IPS
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Email Security
AntiSpam
Macro Protection
CloudAV
Pricing
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Our Verdict
Eric C.

Eric C. Copywriter, tech writer

Bitdefender and Malwarebytes are both high-quality antivirus solutions. Bitdefender offers for a wide range of protection, but can affect computer speed. Malwarebytes offers users more opportunities to customize scans and track scan results.

You can still go with Malwarebytes or pick from The Best Antiviruses for 2019

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