Joe Schwartz | Antivirus UK Editor
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The only expectation a user has from an antivirus system like Bitdefender is complete protection of locally stored data and online activity. Bitdefender is the new cool kid on the block, with a complete series of features for both local usage and Internet browsing, and with low impact on your device’s performance. The company offer is rich and they welcome both the individual and the business user with a series of options and services.
This way, any type of user will find the adequate protection solution for their needs and system requirements. The entire suite performed well in specialized lab tests and up until now, users really enjoyed their time with the antivirus. With an easy to understand and use interface, Bitdefender offers the user full control over the entire process, using big windows and a dark-grey background.
Bitdefender managed to maintain its solutions on top of the preferred antivirus systems worldwide due to a constant interface improvement and extensive database of signatures that is updated several times a day.
Bitdefender offers solutions for both Windows computers and Mac. There is also a Bitdefender Mobile Security solution that works great on Android, keeping any type of device running this OS, safe. Sadly, they only have a file-sharing app that works on iOS systems and there’s nothing scheduled for Windows Phones. Keep in mind that many of the features presented for desktop devices lack on the apps for mobile security. Your mobile device will be safe but with less features.
When it comes to hunting and destroying malware, Ransomware, and spyware, Bitdefender scores high on lab tests. It is actually considered to be the best anti-malware antivirus system due to its continuously updated database, amazing features and high performance. Their Antivirus Plus and Internet and Total Security systems are especially effective in eliminating malware and Ransomware threats. Their antivirus scored a detection rate of 93% and beat out all other systems in similar tests. Bitdefender received a 9.3/10 rating against malware threats according to PCMag.
Bitdefender delivers a very simple and effective email scan and spam filter. The spam filter can be integrated with popular email clients like Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, and Thunderbird and it can be easily configured to only realize certain tasks.
Bitdefender built an entire package for Internet protection called Internet Security and the latest version is for 2016. This package offers features like Active Threat Control and Ransomware protection. This means the system will check any downloaded file and will quickly identify and stop any suspicious activity while you’re browsing.
Bitdefender’s real-time scanning feature is called On-access scanning and it is activated at the installation. When this feature is inactive, the system will notify the user by displaying a warning message. Thanks to the powerful and modern technologies used to build the system, Bitdefender is capable to identify and remove the most dangerous threats in the present days. These include viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, spyware, and more.
Customer support is absolutely great with Bitdefender and they are available 24/7. Operators are highly professional and they always respond politely and try to offer as much help as possible. You can get in direct contact with the customer support team via mail, chat, forum, or phone or you can check their extensive database of frequently asked questions developed for each product separately.
|Antivirus Plus 2015||Internet Security 2015||Total Security 2015|
|Price per year||£29.95||£39.95||£49.95|
|License duration||1 year||1 year||1 year|