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A Comparison of Avast vs BitDefender by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of Avast vs BitDefender by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of September 19, 2017).


Avast!BitDefender

Company Profile:

The company has been around for 29 years.
The company boasts 400,000,000 installs.
650+ employees work at the company.

Company Profile:

Established in 2001 in Bucharest, Romania.
Bitdefender has over 500,000,000+ installs.

Versions:

Avast Business Products 2017 - Save up to 20%
Avast for Mac 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Pro Antivirus 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Internet Security 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Premier 2017 - Free Trial

Versions:

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Total Security 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Business Security 2017 - Save up to 35%
BitDefender Antivirus for Mac 2017 - Free Trial

Cool Features:

Avast implements intelligent antivirus for detecting threats, viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. A cool feature of Avast is the Wi-Fi Inspector. Wi-Fi inspector checks your router configuration to prevent threats on that front. Avast leverages the CyberCapture feature. Cyber Capture provides real-time threat detection. Questionable files found on your PC are sent to the Avast Threat Labs to be analyzed by our experts. These files will be quarantined if they are determined to be hazardous by the Avast Threat Labs. The Avast Passwords feature allows you to remember just one Master Password. Avast Passwords will remember all the other passwords across all devices! Avast has its own browser if you want it. The SafeZone Browser is a custom browser designed to enhance security for web browsing, banking, and shopping. See other features at Avast.com.

Cool Features:

Bit Defender showcases a pure performance Photon features which is an effort to preserve PC speed and battery life. Their anti-ransomware feature protects end users from PC extortion for money scams. Bit Defender Safe Pay can auto-fill credit card input boxes for you. This antivirus also comes with Parental Controls if this is a need for you.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Avast Endpoint Protection is useful for small office networks up around 200 computers. The entry level product does not protect a server FYI. Endpoint Protection is only for workstations. You can do Remote Management from the administration console. From the console you can deploy, manage, and update the managed clients running on the network. Some of the other features include scheduling scan jobs, running reports, and monitoring network activity. If you want features like email security, file server security, etc you will need the Endpoint Protection Plus version.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Bitdefender's business product line is called GravityZone. GravityZone leverages the following notable features. Advanced Threat Control (ATC) which consistently monitors running processes for signs of malicious behavior. With over 500 million machines protected the Bitdefender Global Protective Network performs 11 Billion queries per day. It uses machine learning and event correlation to detect threats without slowing down users. Different security policies can be applied based to an end user or group or company based on employee roles such as Human Resources or Engineers etc. Active Directory is supported for integrating and applying policies. At the web-browsing level GravityZone can restrict or block employee access to applications or web pages. Potentially harmful websites are marked in the search results and known malicious pages are blocked. Control all of this from the web-based administration console. GravityZone Business is built to handle up to 50 endpoints and 15 servers. More than this will require the larger GravityZone Enterprise product.

Detection:

Avast can identify SilentInstaller, Downloader-E, BrowserSecurity, FileTour, VBCrypt, ShellCode, Numeriq, and RunBoost to name a few.

Detection:

Bitdefender can identify Adware.Heur, Palevo, ScriptWorm, Hupigon, Brontok, AutorunINF, and PDF-JS to name a few.

Customer Support:

You can contact Avast! via phone or online form if you have an issue.

Customer Support:

Support includes chat, phone, and an online forum.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Avast Endpoint Protection is useful for small office networks up around 200 computers. The entry level product does not protect a server FYI. Endpoint Protection is only for workstations. You can do Remote Management from the administration console. From the console you can deploy, manage, and update the managed clients running on the network. Some of the other features include scheduling scan jobs, running reports, and monitoring network activity. If you want features like email security, file server security, etc you will need the Endpoint Protection Plus version.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Bitdefender's business product line is called GravityZone. GravityZone leverages the following notable features. Advanced Threat Control (ATC) which consistently monitors running processes for signs of malicious behavior. With over 500 million machines protected the Bitdefender Global Protective Network performs 11 Billion queries per day. It uses machine learning and event correlation to detect threats without slowing down users. Different security policies can be applied based to an end user or group or company based on employee roles such as Human Resources or Engineers etc. Active Directory is supported for integrating and applying policies. At the web-browsing level GravityZone can restrict or block employee access to applications or web pages. Potentially harmful websites are marked in the search results and known malicious pages are blocked. Control all of this from the web-based administration console. GravityZone Business is built to handle up to 50 endpoints and 15 servers. More than this will require the larger GravityZone Enterprise product.

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