I've been using bitdefender for several years and slowly upgrading as time goes by. As an antivirus and firewall, I've found it to be second to none. As a spyware/malware blocker it's great too......except for itself.
In the last several months, it has started putting its OWN popups into the program which have no way to be disabled unless you call into the company. This is unacceptable for a program that has a "game mode" that keeps anything from happening during a game that would alt-tab you out of the full screen mode (movies too) which was a of the selling points for me. Oh ya, bitdefender's pop-ups do this now. This is completely unacceptable. Even though the base program is still amazing, this is something that will cause me to migrate to another program if not soon removed (without having to call).