Hi, better Avira Free vs Bitdefander Free ? Detection and performance ?
BitDefender fixed this by allowing the user to restore auto-quarantined files... for both the paid and free versions.I've had problems with Avira (it not loading on startup, it not showing up in tray, etc. No problems with Bitdefender as of performance (tested on Windows 7 x64 and 8(.1) x64).
But all that aside, I would choose Avira. Might not be as strong as Bitdefender in terms of overall general protection, but it gives you a choice in what you want to do with a detected file, which neither Bitdefender paid nor free does. It's one of the reasons why I don't use Bitdefender. No choice. I must have full control over what it does to my files. If you don't care that it will delete/quarantine a file without your permission, I'd go with Bitdefender. Much better web protection, better signatures (not by that much though), and it's light. Extremely light.
Auto restore isn't the same as "we detected this file, what do you want to do with it?" Every AV has the ability to restore quarantined files. Not all of them do that efficiently. For example, you restore something from quarantine on McAfee, it just deletes it again. What's the point?BitDefender fixed this by allowing the user to restore auto-quarantined files... for both the paid and free versions.