Bitdefender antivirus application is around for sometime and so far they have received a higher customer satisfaction rating and also a much appreciation from high end to low end users, who describes the application as something which is providing a clean and user friendly interface which is linking up the most advanced protection features up to date, that proceeds to destroy viruses and malware with very high precision
- Almost perfection achieved in AV Comparatives testings.
- Higher reliability.
- It comes with many extra features that other competitors will not provide such as file shredder, Vulnerability Scanner, and even a virtual keyboard.
- Built in Password manager.
- VPN that will make harder and almost impossible to track your browser history
- Destroys 99% of malware and viruses
- Easy to install
- Provides extra security to online gaming.
- Updates are automatically installing regularly.
- Higher value for prices.
- Free tools like threat scanning tool and malware and rootkit removal tool are provided on support page.
- All the threats are blocked automatically and a report is given at the same time.
- Almost all the phishing attempts were blocked and the threats that were able to download bypassing the download blocking option were quarantined and blocked the moment downloads were finished.
- Autopilot feature helps you to go through many actions very easily.
- Mild slow down may occur while on a full scan, though it is almost unnoticeable compared to many other competitors. Initial disk scan is slow.
- Installation process includes setting up an online account on their homepage. This is not common with many other competitors in the market.
- Inability to block targeted attacks according to experts.
- No personalize able firewall or parent control. (provided with Bitdefender Internet Security package)
What we think
Bit defender is an all rounder and has excellent AV comparatives ratings that makes it one of the most reliable antivirus programs around the block. It is far less resource hungrier than many of it’s competitors. Even on Full Scan mode, where the search parameters are working on their full power, it is almost unnoticeable of any performance lags.
Antivirus and anti malware Performance
It has one of the leading AV Comparatives scores and it is very reliable when it comes to blocking malware and viruses.
It protects you from malware, viruses, phishing attempts, rootkits, adware and also the Bitdefender Internet Security package provides extra security on online gaming and online payments via a VPN system which makes it almost impossible to track your history or any other transaction, specially key strokes attacks. Though it may become a little bit vulnerable to specifically targetted attacks according to security experts.
It comes with many extra features that you will not find in many other competitors.
Features and The Bitdefender Antivirus comes with a built in password manager and a VPN that will save you from key strokes storing and steeling attacks. This is highly valuable when you make online payments. The Autopilot feature will help you to optimize the usage of all these features with valuable guidance and top notch performance.
My favourite feature is the VPN that makes you almost impossible to track on the internet and it doesn’t cost you extra to use it as it is provided with the Bitdefender Internet Security package. Also parent control, customizable firewall features and File encryption, two way firewall and web cam protection are present in this Bitdefender Internet Security package.
Bitdefender Total Security package provides Anti Theft and System Optimizer features additionally to above mentioned features that included in VBitdefender Antivirus package and Bitdefender Internet Security package.
File shredder is going to be extra useful when in need to get rid of confidential files.
Virtual keyboard tool is going to be useful if the initial virus attacks disables the physical keyboards inputs to the system, as that can happen most of the time.
Vulnerability Scanner will show you vulnerabilities in the system including outdated driver software and outdated software applications and suspicious 3rd part applications.
Few other extra applications are also provided free of charge at the time of writing this article. The free malware and rootkit removal tools and the powerful threat scanning tool that you can use to identify and remove the threat.
The only downside is that the initial disk scans run by Bitdefender takes much time and it has relatively slow speed.
*The availability of some features can differ according to packages.
Installation process is preceded with few extra unnecessary steps such as online account creation to download the software application.
Installation procedure is easy and all the F.A.Qs and many tutorials are provided on the support page to assist you regarding matters like this.
Easy to use
The user interface is easy to get used to and fore safe meassures, the Bitdefender support site has F.A.Qs and many other tutorials to guide you through installation and steps that may be useful in day to day using.
Performance lags are almost non existing as the application is not so system resource hungry as its competitors. Even on Full Scan mode, where the search parameters are working on their full power, it is almost unnoticeable of any performance lags. Initial disk scanning can take longer than usual as the process is slower.
Pricing and Packages
Pricing is in a range of USD 40 to USD 100 at the time of writing this article.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus Package provides many features such as windows support, file shredder, password manager, VPN client software, secured browser, Virtual keyboard, Vulnerability Scanner and,
Bitdefender Internet Security Package provides File Encryption with passwords, Two way firewall, Webcam protection additionally to the features of Bitdefender Antivirus Plus Package and,
Bitdefender Total Security Package provides Anti Theft and System optimizer features additionally to the features provided by Bitdefender Internet Security Package and Bitdefender Antiviurs Plus Package
What we recommend is the Antivirus Plus Package as it comes with all the features that 90% of the users may find to be more than enough. In this version the VPN bandwidth is limited to 200mb per 24 hours.
Customer support is excellent
Should we buy it?
Hell yeah. The Bitdefender antivirus application’s impressive performance, almost perfect AV Comparative ratings, minimal usage of hardware resources and extra perks like the VPN, file shredder and password manager are making it one of the best antivirus programs in the market.