Bitdefender and Kaspersky, two cybersecurity companies offer a range of antivirus programs for home use. Their products are able to protect you from cyber-attacks like ransomware and Phishing, while also providing privacy and device protection features including backup and restore functions, password managers, and parental controls. The pricing of their products differs based on the product and plan you select, but offer a variety of options at a reasonable price in comparison to other cybersecurity companies.
Both Bitdefender and Kaspersky received high ratings from independent testing lab AVTEST. Bitdefender, however, scored higher in several categories, including security for general protection, and anti-ransomware. Its software is lighter on system resources than Kaspersky’s, and it was also faster to detect and eliminate malware samples.
The user interface of the company is simple to use and displays information about the status of your system clearly. It also comes with a status widget that can be put directly on your desktop for real-time monitoring of scans. The screens of Kaspersky are too blurred and white.
Both companies offer dependable customer service. Bitdefender provides chat, email, and phone support, as well as knowledge base, community forums and videos for tutorials. Kaspersky has a similar setup that includes chat, email, and phone support. It also includes tutorial videos, a knowledge base and three forums for home security.
Both companies offer mobile applications which allow you to monitor and manage your security. Kaspersky’s mobile application lets you complete common tasks, such as scanning your database and re-updating it. The application comes with a restore and backup function and password manager, making it easier to monitor your devices.