Today we’re taking a look at two highly rated pieces of antivirus software, Kaspersky Antivirus 2014, and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014. At first glance, Bitdefender appears to be a much better value, at $29.95 per unit vs. $59.95 for three machine’s worth of protection from Kaspersky, particularly if the consumer is only planning on using the software on one device, but how does the protection these packages provide compare?

One study compared the two and found that while both collections provide first rate protection, Bitdefender may be suitable for more casual users, with special settings for those popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, included credit monitoring (within the US) and 24 hour live assistance via phone, email, or chat. Bitdefender also scans satellite devices, such as flash drives and DVDs that come into contact with your computer, stopping threats before they have a chance to migrate onto your operating system. If the unthinkable does occur, and a malicious file finds its way onto your computer, Bitdefender also provides a safe reboot mode from which the user can isolate and eliminate the problem. This software is also sensitive to any strain on a system’s resources, and claims to provide protection without overly affecting your system’s performance.

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While Bitdefender provides lots of perks for casual consumers, Kaspersky appears to provide a stronger defense that may be attractive to more hardcore users. With several reputable testers honoring the security provided by this bundle, it clearly isn’t lacking in proficiency, and Kaspersky also goes the extra mile of providing a virtual keyboard, whereon one can use their mouse to input a credit card number or other sensitive material by clicking buttons on the screen, similar to the calculator that comes with Windows. Although Bitdefender does this as well. Another noteworthy element of this software is the desktop security gadget, an interface which provides easy access to up-to-the-minute status reports and other relevant information. Of course, new malware is being developed all the time, and Kaspersky accounts for this with regularly updated protection against the latest threats via their security network cloud, which draws pertinent data from their user base of over 300 million users.


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Both of these software packages provide protection of the highest order, and a user can confidently choose from either based upon their personal needs. Whichever you may decide to use, you can rest easy, knowing that your data is safe.