Bitdefender Antivirus vs. Kaspersky Antivirus

In terms of reputation, Kaspersky Antivirus is probably lesser known than Bitdefender. However, to people who don’t care much about these products – there’s no reputation talk anyways. But overall, even though the exposure on Kaspersky antivirus is lesser yet the company have built a great product which competes against Bitdefender antivirus products very well. Pricing wise, Kaspersky antivirus products come for a lesser price tag and they have very flexible options for the license purchase which makes this product slightly more alluring over the Bitdefender range of antimalware products. In the end it’s more of a user preference than having the more potential game, yet we would like to discuss about the possession of power of both these antivirus programs.

bitdefender vs kaspersky

Pricing

Bitdefender antivirus comes in different licensing options. The free distribution doesn’t require any license or activation; it’s just download and install. However, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus costs $39.95 for one device per year and $59.95 for 3 device per year. Bitdefender Internet Security is the standard security suite from this company bearing a price tag of $59.95 for 1 PC per year and $79.95 for 3 PC per year. For much higher security, users might opt for Bitdefender Total Security at $39.95 for 1 PC per year and $44.95 for 3 PC per year.

Apart from the free version, Kaspersky has a paid antivirus product that comes with a price tag of $39.99 for 1 PC per year. However, the best part is – user get to buy licenses for up to 10 PCs up to a highest of lifetime period, the pricing for each starts from $79.99. Kaspersky Internet Security costs $49.99 for 1 PC per year; for lifetime the price would bump up to $99.99. However, as the number of devices change the pricing would change as well.

Features

The feature list is almost similar. Both of these products offer an anti-rootkit, an anti-spam filter to keep a network server or email mailbox free of unnecessary and annoying spam emails etc. an anti-spyware/adware to keep the malicious ads away from your computer. The basic antivirus protection is very efficient on both these software, no complain regarding that.

Kaspersky Internet Security provides protection for the files and folders stored in USB storage devices. This is a helpful feature for those people who carry a lot of data in removable hard drives and plug those drive in to many alien computers. On the other hand, Bitdefender Total Security comes with remote security where a user can provide security assistance over a network to some other user. These features are unique on each respective software,

Ratings and Percentages

Down to figures, they somewhat produce some confusing results. For example, according to malware blockage statistics Bitdefender Total Security had been able to block around 89% of malware and Kaspersky Internet Security has blocked a whopping figure of 100%. Smart rating which is based on an overall assessment of both these products, provide the following score – 100 for Bitdefender and 70 for Kaspersky Internet Security.

Conclusion

Kaspersky products offer better flexibility, especially if a user needs many licenses Kaspersky could provide the exact support. For everything else, Bitdefender plays the game better.