Bitdefender is among the top malware detection rates in comparison websites for AV and runs efficiently without affecting performance. It comes with additional benefits for subscriptions such as protection for the machine and removal of ransomware according to the plan you choose.
Its antivirus suite blends machine learning with traditional signature-based scanning to give some of the top detection rates in its class. It also comes with a fantastic web security collection, a speedy VPN and full toolkits for tuning up your program, a secure browser as well as a lot of useful privacy protections to protect your data. In my limited testing the anti-spam filter of Bitdefender flagged less than 1% of legitimate emails and its ransomware security was equally strong.
A vulnerability scan is a further feature that sets Bitdefender Threat Scanner apart from its rivals. It scans for weak passwords, outdated drives, software and Windows vulnerabilities which can be exploited. The feature can be executed by hand or scheduled, and takes about 5 minutes. It’s an improvement over competitors that normally take between 30 and 60 minutes to perform the same task.
If you experience any issues with Bitdefender’s customer service, it’s available via live chat or telephone and is consistently one of the most responsive in the market. The community forum provides an abundance of information to help you solve issues yourself, and the company’s knowledge base contains a comprehensive list of helpful information.