Bitdefender is one of the highest malware detection rates among AV comparison sites and runs fast without affecting the performance of your system. It provides additional subscription benefits like machine security and removal of ransomware depending on the plan you choose.

Its antivirus suite blends machine learning with traditional signature-based scanning to provide some of the best detection rates in its class. It also includes a fantastic web safety collection, a fast VPN and complete program tune-up tools along with a secure browser and a number of privacy protections to ensure your data is secure. In my limited tests, the spam filter of Bitdefender incorrectly flagged less than one percent of legitimate mail, and its ransomware protection was also a solid defense.

A vulnerability scan is another feature that makes Bitdefender Threat Scanner stand out from its rivals. It scans for weak passwords and outdated programs, drives and Windows vulnerabilities which can be exploited. The feature can be executed manually or scheduled to run and takes about 5 minutes. This is a major improvement over competitors who take as long as an hour to complete the same task.

Bitdefender provides live chat and telephone support for any issue that you might face. It has always been among the fastest in the business. The community forum is also a source of a wealth of information to help you solve issues your own, and the company’s knowledge base contains a comprehensive collection of useful articles.