Sure, the world is hyped about security programs than ever before. Computers users are conscious of what might happen if they roam around the web of networks without having any security, and how important personal data are. All being said, everyone now wants to get a good antimalware program for their computer but all these handy options would certainly make anyone go confused. Bitdefender is currently topping the security programs rating list, but the price tag is to be marked because it’s not very low. On the other hand, Malwarebytes which has been known as a great low cost yet very effective antimalware program is making its way.
Here’s a comparative review on both these products. We intend to guide computer users in dilemma to choose between performance and value for money.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus comes for $39.95 for a single license per year. User can only install this software on a single computer and the license would require renewal after a year. For 3 device license, the price would be $59.95 for a year. For the functionality Bitdefender Antivirus Plus offers, the pricing is pretty good.
However, Malwarebytes Antivirus Free offers nearly similar specs for free. Of course, the number of features would be less, but for a free version that offers some premium antivirus features would certainly be more beloved by the users. However, Malwarebytes Antimalware Premium version exists and it’s distributed online for $24.95 per year.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus certainly has the higher number of features whereas Malwarebytes only packs the most necessary of the modules. However, still the free version of Malwarebytes offers more security features than Bitdefender Antivirus Free, so users get a specific choice to make here.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus comes with anti-rootkit, anti-spam filter, antiphishing, anti-adware and anti-spyware modules apart from the basic antivirus engine. The antivirus engine is same as the highest priced Bitdefender Total Security product, hence there’s no compromise in security strength.
Malwarebytes on the other hand lacks a full-fledged anti-phishing module. Certain necessary features are built on as a basic security standard though. Bitdefender can restore a computer system or perform extensive scanning in Rescue Mode, which isn’t as effective in Malwarebytes interface.
Apart from the basic modules mentioned above, there are few other features offered by Bitdefender. Unfortunately, Malwarebytes doesn’t seem to offers these on their free Antivirus, however the Premium version of Malwarebytes pack a few.
Data protection, file shredding, Safepay, Wallet etc. are standard features on Bitdefender Antivirus Plus. None of these are available on Malwarebytes free; data protection features comes as standard on Malwarebytes Antivirus Premium. Registry cleanup is available on the paid versions of both programs. Bitdefender offers various profiles like Movies, Gaming etc. which makes the program go silent and not disturb the user in their entertainment time, Malwarebytes offer the same through their Silent Mode which needs to be activated manually.
Bitdefender is a full-fledged anti-malware program, whereas Malwarebytes intend to be a low cost or even free security program with minimalistic, but a fuller approach. Depending on your needs pick either of these programs; for full proof security we would recommend Bitdefender Antivirus Plus.