Bitdefender is one of the highest malware detection rates among AV comparison websites and runs fast without affecting performance. It comes with additional benefits for subscriptions like protection for the machine and removal of ransomware depending on the plan you choose.
Its antivirus suite combines traditional signature-based scanners with machine learning to deliver some the best detection rates of its kind. It also includes a fantastic web security suite along with a quick VPN and complete program tune-ups as well as a secure browser, as well as a wealth of security features to help ensure your data is protected. In my testing it was able to block less than one percent of legitimate emails and its ransomware security was equally effective.
A vulnerability scan is yet another feature that sets Bitdefender Threat Scanner apart from its competitors. It looks for weak passwords and outdated drives, programs, and Windows vulnerabilities which can be exploited. The feature can be executed manually or scheduled and takes around 5 minutes. This is a major improvement over competitors that take up to an entire hour to finish the same task.
Bitdefender offers live chat as well as phone support for any issues you might encounter. It has always been one of most responsive companies in the market. Its community forum also offers a wealth of information to help you tackle issues yourself, and the company’s knowledge base is a huge list of helpful information.