Bitdefender has the best malware detection rate among the AV comparison sites and runs quickly without affecting system performance. It comes with additional benefits for subscriptions such as 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 collection along with a quick VPN and complete program tune-ups and a secure browser and a variety of useful privacy features to protect your data. In my limited testing, Bitdefender’s anti-spam filter flagged less than one percent of legitimate emails and its ransomware security was equally strong.

A vulnerability scan is an additional feature that makes Bitdefender Threat Scanner stand out from its rivals. It scans for weak passwords and old drives, software and Windows vulnerabilities that could be exploited. This feature can be scheduled to performed manually and takes about 5 minutes. It is a big improvement over rivals that typically take as long as an hour to accomplish the same task.

Whenever you encounter problems the customer support of Bitdefender is accessible via live chat or telephone and has consistently been one of the most responsive in the market. Its community forum also provides a wealth of information to help you solve issues for yourself. The company’s knowledge base is a huge collection of helpful articles.