McAfee vs Bitdefender

McAfee v/s Bitdefender

With digitalization, cyber crimes are also increasing rapidly, so everyone needs to ensure their privacy. 

So, here we will be discussing two popular antivirus software.


McAfee Total Protection stands tall with its combination of antivirus, privacy, and identify tools and features. Defend yourself against the latest virus, malware, ransomware, and spyware attacks, while keeping your identity and privacy close and personal. With all the Windows PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones that help power your family’s day-to-day, it’s hard enough to keep track of their devices, much less protect them. With a single McAfee Total Protection subscription, you can protect five or ten devices without skipping a beat and most importantly, without slowing the family down.


  • Two-way Firewall

  • File Encryption

  • Password Manager

  • Security Management Console

Features of McAfee Endpoint Security:

  • Dynamic Application Containment
  • Antimalware Protection
  • Proactive Web Security
  • Integrated EPP/EDR
  • File less Threat Defense
  • Automated Threat Hunting

Features of McAfee Email Security:

  • Protect Your Email Servers 24/7
  • Enforce Compliance
  • Implement Data Leak Prevention and Content Scanning
  • Centralize Management
  • Find Stealthy Threats


  • Web Protection
  • Network Manager Utility
  • Optimization Tools
  • File Lock Module
  • Configuration Assessment
  • Automated Policies & Updates
  • Proactive Actionable Intelligence
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • AI-Guided Investigations






$27.44/year/10 devices

$20.59/year/5 devices




Bitdefender antivirus app develops and markets cybersecurity products and services for companies and consumers including endpoint protection (with hardening and risk analytics capabilities), extended detection and response, multi-cloud security, and managed detection and response, antivirus software, IoT security, VPN, and privacy.

Bitdefender offers 4 types of scans:

  • Quick Scan. A lightweight scan of core system files and temporary files where viruses are often stored.

  • System Scan. An in-depth analysis and scan of the entire system for malware and vulnerabilities.

  • Custom Scan. Scanning in any system location where there might be potential threats.  

  • Vulnerability Scan. Scanning for privacy risks in application settings as well as critical software updates.

Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools (BEST) could also be a fully automated computer security program, managed remotely by your network administrator. Once installed, it protects you against all types of malware (such as viruses, spyware, and trojans), network attacks, and phishing and data theft.


  • Complete data protection 

  • Advanced threat defense 

  • Multi-layer ransomware protection 

  • Rescue mode 

  • Anti-phishing 

  • Anti-fraud 

  • Secure browsing 

    Features of Bitdefender Endpoint Security:

    • Endpoint detection and response
    • Hyper Detect blocks attacks at pre-execution
    • Sandbox analyzer enhances targeted attack detention
    • Endpoint control and hardening
    • Advanced anti-exploit
    • Endpoint control
    • Smart scanning technology
    • Real-time process monitoring
    • Web security filtering
    • Advanced anti-exploit



    Starts from $49.99


    Taking everything into account, we can say that Bitdefender offers  Device control, web filtering, exchange mail protection, intrusion detection, and free 24-hour support, and many more services. While McAfee offers many services like Two-way Firewall, File Encryption, Password Manager, and many more.

    Before finalizing any one of them, try out the free trials of both at

    FAQs- McAfee

    How can I renew my McAfee subscription?
    • On your Subscription Information page, click Renew my subscription.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • Find the subscription you want renew on your My Account page, and then click Renew.
    How can I buy more licenses for my installed McAfee product?
    • On your Subscription Information page, click Buy more licenses.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to buy more licenses.
    How can I retrieve my McAfee password?
    • Go to the McAfee website and click Log in.
    • Click Forgot your password?
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to retrieve your password.
    How can I change my McAfee password?

    • On your Subscription Information page, click Edit my profile.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • In the left pane, click My Profile.
    • In the Account Information table, click Update.
    • Type your password in the Password Field, and type it again in the Re-Enter Password field.
    • In the Current Password field type your password. Remember to type your existing password, not your new one.
    • Click Save.
    How can I deactivate my McAfee software?

    • On your Subscription Information page, click Deactivate this software.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • Click Deactivate to confirm deactivation.
    How can I reactivate my McAfee software?

    • On your Subscription Information page, click Reactivate.
    • Log in to your McAfee account. After your software is reactivated, you'll see a confirmation message on your subscription details page.
    How can I update my McAfee billing information?
    • On your Subscription Information page, click Edit billing information.
    • Login to you McAfee account.
    • In the left pane, click My Profile.
    • In the billing information table, click Updates.
    • Update your billing information, and then click Save.
    How can I update my email address in McAfee?
    • On your Subscription Information page, click Edit my profile.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • On the left menu click My Profile.
    • Click Update in the Account Information table.
    • Type your new email address in the Email Address field, and type it again in the Re-enter Email Address field.
    • In the Current Password field, type your password, then click Save.
    How can I check for Protection updates in McAfee?
    • In the notification area of the taskbar, right-click your McAfee product icon.
    • Select Check for updates. An alert informs you that the updates are complete or your software is up to date.
    • Click OK.
    How to change or cancel Auto-Renewal of McAfee subscriptions?

    You can log into My Account on and change your Auto-Renewal settings at any time.

    FAQs- Bitdefender

    Will Bitdefender share my IP address and personal data shared with third parties?
    No, with Bitdefender VPN your privacy is 100% safe. Nobody (advertising agencies, ISP’s, insurance companies, etc.) will have access to your online logs
    How many devices does my Bitdefender Premium VPN subscription cover?
    Premium VPN can be used on maximum 10 devices at once.
    Where can I see details about the Bitdefender application’s activity?
    • Tap More on the bottom navigation bar.
    • Tap Reports.
    • In the WEEKLY REPORTS window, you can access the reports generated every week. In the ACTIVITY LOG window, you can view information about the activity of your Bitdefender app.
    How can I change the Bitdefender PIN code I set for App Lock and Anti-Theft?
    • Tap More on the bottom navigation bar.
    • Tap Settings.
    • Tap Security PIN CODE in the Anti-Theft area.
    • Type in the current PIN code.
    • Type in the new PIN code you want to set.
    Can I change the Bitdefender account linked to my device?
    • Tap More on the bottom navigation bar.
    • Tap your email address.
    • Tap Log out of your account. If a PIN code has been set, you are prompted to type it.
    • Confirm your choice.
    • Type the email address and the password of your account in the corresponding fields, and then tap SIGN IN.

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