Kaspersky vs. Bitdefender

Kaspersky and Bitdefender are great virus detectors. However, both have a history of privacy issues.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst
Best for Pricier-Yet-Efficient Protection
SecurityScore:
8.7 /10
  • 30-day free trial
  • Annual plans cost between $79.99 and $199.99
  • One year plans with automated renewal
Best for Affordable, Lengthy Protection
SecurityScore:
9.1 /10
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Coverage for up to five devices
  • Free antivirus software available for Windows, Android and iOS devices
Citations
  1. Reuters. (2022). EXCLUSIVE U.S. warned firms about Russia's Kaspersky software day after invasion -sources. https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-us-warned-firms-about-russias-kaspersky-software-day-after-invasion-2022-03-31/

  2. Kaspersky. (2020). Kaspersky completes its data-processing relocation to Switzerland and opens new Transparency Center in North America. https://www.kaspersky.com/about/press-releases/2020_kaspersky-completes-its-data-processing-relocation-to-switzerland-and-opens-new-transparency-center-in-north-america

  3. ZDNet. (2015). Bitdefender suffers data breach, customer records stolen. https://www.zdnet.com/article/bitdefender-suffers-data-breach-customer-records-stolen/

  4. Kaspersky. (2024). Complete security plans for you & your family. https://usa.kaspersky.com/home-security.