Whether we accept it or not, we all need powerful antivirus software for our PC. Hackers are constantly coming up with new ways of infecting our devices and stealing our data, and staying away from potentially dangerous websites is not enough. The good news is that we can surely fight the situation as software engineers are also competing against each other by creating reliable antivirus software.
Kaspersky and Bitdefender are two interesting antiviruses capable of getting rid of many problems for us. But knowing for sure which one is better is a true challenge, and that’s what we’re here for.
Kaspersky Total Security
Kaspersky got its name from the CEO, and it’s among the top-rated antiviruses available on the market. The scan times are relatively short, so you won’t have to wait for too long in order to find out the verdict if your PC is infected or not. The program is user friendly, and a subscription starts at $50 per year. However, you are free to take advantage of the 30-day free trial, so you’ll see if Kaspersky suits your needs and wishes.
This is how the company boasts about its antivirus:
“Get protection from viruses and malware like phishing, Trojans, adware, cryptolockers and other threats. Plus protect your kids with powerful parental controls and guard your family’s privacy, passwords, money, confidential data and more.”
Bitdefender Total Security
Bitdefender costs $89 per year, which means $7.42 per month. This Total Security version also offers a free version, and it includes antivirus and malware protection.
However, for the first year of the paid subscription, you’ll only pay $44.99, and this will grant you security for five devices. Bitdefender Total Security offers the following, according to the official site:
- Unbeatable threat detection to stop sophisticated malware
- Multi-layer ransomware protection for keeping files safe
- Secure VPN for complete privacy, 200 MB/day/device
- Advanced parental controls for keeping children safe online
We’re voting for Bitdefender Total Security to be better than its opponent for today, and the reasons are simple. Bitdefender offers a VPN, and it does it at an even lower price than Kaspersky.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.