Bottom line: Which one is better?
Bottom line: Bitdefender is better.
In this review of Bitdefender vs Malwarebytes, Bitdefender is better as it offers more security enhancing features and extra utilities in terms of protection, is better in both malware detection and impact on system performance.
Bitdefender vs Malwarebytes: SECURITY
Bitdefender antivirus is designed to detect any harmful malware and remove them. This antivirus provide security for social media, has password database and file shredder extra features. The password database uses a password to encrypt all passwords stored in the system protecting you from potential hackers. The file shredder on the other hand eradicates data as it writes over the space on the hard drive of the system and when the file is on the file shredder, it is possible to recover it. Lastly, Bitdefender has a rescue mode feature that cleans and protects your system against ransomware.
Malwarebytes on the other hand is an antivirus that protects your identity and privacy from hackers, documents, financial files from ransomware, malicious and fraudulent websites, stops malware, crushes malware attacks that corrupt your system’s programs, suspends Malwarebytes notifications when using selected programs and cleans up an already infected computer on both Mac and Windows.
Bottom line: Bitdefender is better.
Bitdefender vs Malwarebytes: FEATURES
The basic plans of Bitdefender include features like ransomware protection, anti-tracker extension and file shredding. These plans unfortunately don’t have additional security features like Firewall. You need therefore to go for a better plan like Total Security package where the list of features gets a little bit longer which include webcam protection, file encryption, parental controls and a two-way firewall.
A VPN client is included in every plan with limitation of 200MB of usage each day, this requires you to upgrade to higher plan like Express VPN which is a better option for your money. It has a Safepay which is a secure browser for those who do online banking and shopping. Bitdefender has got a password manager that comes with all Bitdefender products apart from the macOS version which can store all your passwords as well as credit card details, and outo-feel.
Malwarebytes software is a solution that does have extra features like the Bitdefender. It lacks the password manager, parental controls as well as file shredder. It also lacks a VPN (webcam) protection, meaning that it is not a good tool for those who do online shopping and banking. The core functions of Malwarebytes include dealing with potentially unwanted programs with ease and you can set your preferred response of dealing with unwanted programs to your preference which includes automatic deletion.
Bottom line: Bitdefender is better because even its cheapest plan has more features than Malwarebytes.
Bitdefender vs Malwarebytes: COMPATIBILITY
In terms of compatibility, we have the following review;
IOS; both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes are compatible with iOS.
Windows; both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes are compatible with Windows.
Android; both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes are compatible with Android.
Mac; both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes are compatible with Mac.
Bottom line: Bitdefender and Malwarebytes are the same in terms of compatibility.
Bitdefender vs Malwarebytes: PRICING
In terms of pricing, Bitdefender offers better promotions with the discounts applicable to your first payment. Longer term is better as it has a lower rate per year for up to 3 years. It includes Bitdefender Antivirus Plus that goes for $2.92 per month billed yearly, Bitdefender internet security plan that goes for $3.33 per month when billed annually and Bitdefender Total security that goes for $3.75 per month (billed annually).
Malwarebytes has 3 pricing plans that include Malwarebytes premium that goes for $3.33 per month billed annually, Malwarebytes premium for home plan that goes for $5.00 per month billed annually and $10.00 per month billed annually.
Bottom line: Malwarebytes and Bitdefender are similar in price. The key difference is that Malwarebytes premium only covers a single device whereas Bitdefender internet security covers up to three devices at the same cost. In addition, Bitdefender Premium Security supports up to 10.
When we compare Malwarebytes vs Bitdefender in this review, Bitdefender is better as it offers more security enhancing features and extra utilities in terms of protection, is better in both malware detection and impact on system performance than Malwarebytes.