Bitdefender Review: Worth it? (January 2022)

Bitdefender Review

Bitdefender Review:

Is Bitdefender safe? Is Bitdefender the best antivirus software you can get? In this Bitdefender review, we will go over Bitdefender's background, its most popular personal subscription plans and pricing for PC and Mac, its features, pros and cons, and conclude whether or not Bitdefender is really worth it!

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Bitdefender Review: Background

Bitdefender is a Romanian cybersecurity and anti-virus software company founded in 2001 by Florin Talpeș who is currently the chief executive officer. Bitdefender develops and sells anti-virus software, internet security software, endpoint security software, and other cybersecurity products and services.

With a global security delivery infrastructure protecting half a billion users, visionary solutions, and a wealth of awards, Bitdefender works with government organizations, large enterprises, SMEs, and private individuals across more than 150 countries. With over 1,600 employees and a team of 800+ engineers and researchers, Bitdefender is one of the most innovative IT security software vendors in the world today.

Powered by its depth of security expertise and rapid pace of research and development, Bitdefender’s long-standing mission is to deliver transformative security technologies to the world’s users and organizations.

From IoT to Data Centers, from endpoints to hybrid infrastructures - Bitdefender plays a transformational role in how security is best consumed, deployed, and managed. Bitdefender strives to deliver products and services that radically alter the customer’s experience with security, in terms of efficacy, performance, ease of use, and interoperability.

Bitdefender Review: Antivirus Plus

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus packs the next-gen cybersecurity that won the “Product of the Year” award from AV-Comparatives. It protects Windows PCs against all online threats and includes privacy tools such as Bitdefender VPN and Bitdefender Safepay.


Antivirus Plus: Protection

Bitdefender`s multi-layered protection keeps your devices safe from all new and existing threats.

  • Complete and Real-Time Data Protection: Absolute power in the best antivirus solution available today. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus works against all e-threats, from viruses, worms, and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits, and spyware. Your data and privacy are safe.

  • Network Threat Prevention: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus stops attacks before they even begin. The new cyber threat intelligence technologies included can analyze and identify suspicious network-level activities, and block sophisticated exploits, malware and botnet-related URLs, and brute force attacks.

  • Advanced Threat Defense: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus uses a technique called behavioral detection to closely monitor active apps. The moment it detects anything suspicious, it takes instant action to prevent infections.

  • Multi-Layer Ransomware Protection: Bitdefender’s multi-layered approach against ransomware includes a data-protection layer that safeguards your documents, pictures, videos, and music against any kind of ransomware attacks. It works with the Advanced Threat Defense module to protect your most important files from encryption by ransomware.

  • Vulnerability Assessment: Scan for security holes and vulnerabilities with just one click. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus checks your PC for outdated and vulnerable software, missing Windows security patches, and potentially unsafe system settings then indicate the best fix.

  • Web Attack Prevention: Bitdefender's web-filtering technology ensures that you never land on a harmful website. Find out whether your search results are safe to access before you actually click on a link. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus also blocks all known infected links.

  • Anti-Phishing: Online scams are on the rise, but Bitdefender's advanced anti-phishing protection easily keeps you out of danger. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus sniffs and blocks websites that masquerade as trustworthy in order to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers.

  • Anti-Fraud: Bitdefender's advanced filtering system warns you whenever you visit websites that may try to scam you.

  • Rescue Environment: Some sophisticated malware, like rootkits, needs to be removed before Windows starts. When Bitdefender Antivirus Plus detects such threats, it reboots the computer in Rescue Environment for clean-up and restoration.


Antivirus Plus: Performance

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus reacts instantly to e-threats with no compromise to your system’s performance.

  • Autopilot: Bitdefender Autopilot is designed to act as a <Security Advisor> and to give you deeper insights into your security posture. Its smart capabilities mean that it can recommend security actions in the context of your system needs and usage patterns.

  • Bitdefender Photon: This innovative, exclusive technology helps Bitdefender Antivirus Plus adapt to your system’s hardware and software configuration to save computing resources and improve speed and performance.

  • Global Protective Network: Most heavy scanning takes place in the cloud, so there is virtually zero impact on your local resources. This means your system’s speed and performance remain unaffected. And your files are always completely private: Bitdefender does not scan the actual contents of your files, and never uploads or stores them in the cloud.

  • Game, Movie, and Work Profiles: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus detects when you play, work or watch a movie, so it knows not to bother you with unnecessary requests. Depending on what you are doing, Bitdefender temporarily halts pop-ups, adjusts visual settings, and pauses unimportant background activities so you can enjoy your device to the max.

  • Battery Mode: This useful, intelligent feature saves battery life for laptops and tablets by temporarily tweaking system settings such as display, system cooling, system updates, and Bluetooth connectivity.


Antivirus Plus: Privacy

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus takes care of your online privacy and personal information.

  • Bitdefender VPN: With Bitdefender VPN, you can stop worrying about privacy on the web. It protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus includes up to 200 MB per day of encrypted traffic for your Windows devices.

  • Anti-tracker: The Anti-tracker extension blocks trackers that collect your data and allow you to view and manage this information on each website you visit. It keeps your browsing data private and enhances performance by loading web pages faster.

  • Safe Online Banking: Bank and shop from a unique, dedicated browser that secures your transactions to prevent fraud. Bitdefender Safepay can now also automatically fill out credit card details in billing fields.

  • Wi-Fi Security Advisor: Assess the security of your Wi-Fi network and router, no matter where you connect.

  • Social Network Protection: Stay safe from malicious links and any online threats your friends unwittingly pass on to you via social networks.

  • Password Manager: Secure your passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data in a cyber vault for easy access whenever you need them. Password Manager gives you the option to autofill online forms and can even recommend secure passwords.

  • File Shredder: Use this tool when you wish to delete a file for good and leave no traces that it ever existed on your PC.


Antivirus Plus: System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

Memory (RAM): 2 GB

Available free hard disk space: 2.5 GB free space

*System performance may be affected on devices that have old generation CPUs


Antivirus Plus: Software Requirements

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Bitdefender Review: Antivirus for Mac

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac gives you absolute protection with no impact on speed or performance. This powerful solution includes free VPN, anti-ransomware, and adware removal features.


Antivirus for Mac: Protection

Bitdefender`s unbeatable protection keeps your macOS devices safe from all new and existing threats.

  • Safe Files: With Bitdefender Safe Files, you can prevent unauthorized changes to your most important files. Simply add folders to the watch list, and Bitdefender guards the files stored in them against ransomware and other malware. Only applications you explicitly trust can access your Safe Files.

  • Time Machine Protection: If you use Time Machine to back up your files, you’ll want this extra security layer to stay safe from sophisticated ransomware attacks. Ransomware, an extremely dangerous type of malware, acts by encrypting precious files such as pictures, videos, and other documents, rendering them unusable. With this complex feature, Mac users can restore their files without having to pay the ransom. Time Machine Protection gives you the edge against any malware that tries to encrypt or destroy your backups.

  • Adware Blocker: Unsolicited ads popping up in your browser are unpleasant, and even Macs can pick up these intrusive adware infections that divert your focus and slow you down. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac detects and removes adware, malicious hijacker programs, unwanted toolbars and other annoying browser add-ons, so you can enjoy your Mac to the max.

  • Cross-Platform Malware Detection: Your Mac may be safe from malicious content designed for Windows, but you’ll want to make sure you don’t pick it up and pass it on to PC users. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac detects and removes both malware targeting macOS and threats made for Windows, so you know the files you send to others are not compromised.

  • Traffic Light (browser extension): Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac ensures protection for all your browsing, including your online shopping and banking, and can filter out inappropriate content. With automatic protection on, the artificial intelligence system scans all links before you even click on them, so you never unknowingly open harmful web pages.

  • Anti-Phishing: Online scams are on the rise, but Bitdefender's advanced anti-phishing protection keeps you far from danger. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac sniffs and blocks websites that masquerade as trustworthy in order to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers.

  • Bitdefender Shield: Handles all your security needs so you don’t need to bother with the nitty-gritty. Once switched on, it combines a series of innovative proprietary technologies to automatically detect and remove any threat, with no negative impact on your Mac’s speed and performance. Turn it on and forget about it.


Antivirus for Mac: Performance

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac reacts instantly to online threats without compromising your system’s performance.

  • Autopilot: Bitdefender Autopilot is designed to act as a <Security Advisor> and to give you deeper insights into your security posture. Its smart capabilities mean that it can recommend security actions in the context of your system needs and usage patterns.

  • Ultra-Fast Scanning: Ironclad protection is great, but it’s even better when it comes with great speed and performance. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac combines accuracy and speed so you get ultra-fast scans and the best detection rate in the industry.

  • 24/7 Cloud-Based Guard Duty: Through permanent updates, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is always aware of zero-day attacks. Bitdefender uses amazingly powerful Cloud-based technologies to detect and eliminate e-threats, wherever they come from, to give you instant protection anywhere in the world. As the heavy lifting is done in the Cloud, there’s no drag on your Mac’s resources, and your personal information remains safely stored on your computer.


Antivirus for Mac: Privacy

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac takes care of your online privacy and personal information.

  • Bitdefender VPN: With Bitdefender VPN, you can stop worrying about privacy on the web. It protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus includes up to 200 MB per day of encrypted traffic for your Windows devices.

  • Anti-tracker: The Anti-tracker extension blocks trackers that collect your data and allow you to view and manage this information on each website you visit. It keeps your browsing data private and enhances performance by loading web pages faster.


Antivirus for Mac: System Requirements

Operating System: macOS X Yosemite (10.10) or later

Available free hard disk space: 1 GB free space

Browsers Supported: Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome

*You may install Bitdefender VPN only on devices with macOS Sierra(10.12 or later)

Bitdefender Review: Internet Security

Bitdefender Internet Security has won the Product of The Year award from AV-Comparatives. It protects Windows PCs against all types of online threats and includes Bitdefender VPN and Bitdefender Safepay for your privacy and secure online banking.


Internet Security: Protection

Bitdefender`s multi-layered protection keeps your devices safe from all new and existing threats.

  • Complete Real-Time Data Protection: Absolute power in the best antivirus solution available today. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus works against all e-threats, from viruses, worms, and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits, and spyware. Your data and privacy are safe.

  • Network Threat Prevention: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus stops attacks before they even begin. The new cyber threat intelligence technologies included can analyze and identify suspicious network-level activities, and block sophisticated exploits, malware and botnet-related URLs, and brute force attacks.

  • Advanced Threat Defense: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus uses a technique called behavioral detection to closely monitor active apps. The moment it detects anything suspicious, it takes instant action to prevent infections.

  • Multi-Layer Ransomware Protection: Bitdefender’s multi-layered approach against ransomware includes a data-protection layer that safeguards your documents, pictures, videos, and music against any kind of ransomware attacks. It works with the Advanced Threat Defense module to protect your most important files from encryption by ransomware.

  • Vulnerability Assessment: Scan for security holes and vulnerabilities with just one click. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus checks your PC for outdated and vulnerable software, missing Windows security patches, and potentially unsafe system settings then indicate the best fix.

  • Web Attack Prevention: Bitdefender's web-filtering technology ensures that you never land on a harmful website. Find out whether your search results are safe to access before you actually click on a link. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus also blocks all known infected links.

  • Anti-Phishing: Online scams are on the rise, but Bitdefender's advanced anti-phishing protection easily keeps you out of danger. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus sniffs and blocks websites that masquerade as trustworthy in order to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers.

  • Anti-Fraud: Bitdefender's advanced filtering system warns you whenever you visit websites that may try to scam you.

  • Antispam: Filters irrelevant messages in your Inbox. It’s available for local email clients (Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird).
  • Rescue Environment: Some sophisticated malware, like rootkits, needs to be removed before Windows starts. When Bitdefender Antivirus Plus detects such threats, it reboots the computer in Rescue Environment for clean-up and restoration.


Internet Security: Performance

Bitdefender’s security software reacts instantly to all e-threats with no compromise to your system’s performance.

  • Autopilot: Bitdefender Autopilot is designed to act as a <Security Advisor> and to give you deeper insights into your security posture. Its smart capabilities mean that it can recommend security actions in the context of your system needs and usage patterns.

  • Bitdefender Photon: This innovative, exclusive technology helps Bitdefender Antivirus Plus adapt to your system’s hardware and software configuration to save computing resources and improve speed and performance.

  • Global Protective Network: Most heavy scanning takes place in the cloud, so there is virtually zero impact on your local resources. This means your system’s speed and performance remain unaffected. And your files are always completely private: Bitdefender does not scan the actual contents of your files, and never uploads or stores them in the cloud.

  • Game, Movie, and Work Profiles: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus detects when you play, work or watch a movie, so it knows not to bother you with unnecessary requests. Depending on what you are doing, Bitdefender temporarily halts pop-ups, adjusts visual settings, and pauses unimportant background activities so you can enjoy your device to the max.

  • Battery Mode: This useful, intelligent feature saves battery life for laptops and tablets by temporarily tweaking system settings such as display, system cooling, system updates, and Bluetooth connectivity.


Internet Security: Privacy

Bitdefender Internet Security takes care of your online privacy and personal information.

  • Bitdefender VPN: With Bitdefender VPN, you can stop worrying about privacy on the web. It protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus includes up to 200 MB per day of encrypted traffic for your Windows devices.

  • Anti-tracker: The Anti-tracker extension blocks trackers that collect your data and allow you to view and manage this information on each website you visit. It keeps your browsing data private and enhances performance by loading web pages faster.

  • Microphone Monitor: Regain control over your own devices with Microphone Monitor. Use it and you can see what apps have access to your device’s microphone and when.

  • Webcam Protection: Protect your privacy and prevent webcam leaks. Webcam Protection notifies you when apps try to access your webcam and lets you block unauthorized access.

  • Safe Online Banking: Bank and shop from a unique, dedicated browser that secures your transactions to prevent fraud. Bitdefender Safepay can now also automatically fill out credit card details in billing fields.

  • Parental Control: Parental Control offers digital help to parents and extra online safety to children. Filter out inappropriate content and limit screen time. Log in remotely to Bitdefender Central to monitor your kids’ online activities.

  • Privacy Firewall: With Bitdefender Internet Security, you get a powerful layer of network protection, so your personal information stays safe from hackers and data snoops.

  • Wi-Fi Security Advisor: Assess the security of your Wi-Fi network and router, no matter where you connect.

  • Social Network Protection: Stay safe from malicious links and any online threats your friends unwittingly pass on to you via social networks.

  • Password Manager: Secure your passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data in a cyber vault for easy access whenever you need them. Password Manager gives you the option to autofill online forms and can even recommend secure passwords.

  • File Shredder: Use this tool when you wish to delete a file for good and leave no traces that it ever existed on your PC.


Internet Security: System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

Memory (RAM): 2 GB

Available free hard disk space: 2.5 GB free space

*System performance may be affected on devices that have old generation CPUs


Internet Security: Software Requirements

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Bitdefender Review: Mobile Security for Android

Bitdefender Mobile Security provides unbeatable cloud-based malware detection and a smart anti-theft experience for your Android device, with virtually no battery impact.


Mobile Security for Android: Protection

Bitdefender`s mobile security app keeps your Android device safe from all new and existing online threats.

  • Malware Scanner: Receive in-depth information about the type of threats you are protected against, so you know first-hand you’ve made the right choice to safeguard your Android devices.

  • On-Demand & On-Install Scan: Scan your Android phone or tablet any time to make sure all your apps are clean. Plus, the antivirus module automatically scans each app once you install it, and immediately lets you know whether it poses any danger.

  • Web Protection: Browsing the Internet can take you to dangerous places, but Bitdefender Android security is always there to protect you. Its anti-phishing system scans web pages and warns you when you come across fraudulent pages. It filters all traffic, not only your intentional browsing, and offers real-time protection against all online dangers.

  • Wear On: Wear ON extends mobile security to your smartwatch. And if you don’t know where your phone is, use WearON from your Android to activate a sound alert so you can easily find it. Receive an alert when you step too far away from your phone, so you never leave it behind.

  • Anti-Theft: With Bitdefender Anti-Theft, you can remotely locate, lock, wipe or send a message to your device in case of loss or theft.


Mobile Security for Android: Performance

Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android reacts instantly to online threats without compromising your system’s performance.

  • Autopilot: Bitdefender Autopilot is designed to act as a <Security Advisor> and to give you deeper insights into your security posture. Its smart capabilities mean that it can recommend security actions in the context of your system needs and usage patterns.

  • Battery & Performance Saver: Bitdefender's designed Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android to give you the most effective protection, combined with efficient power management. Since most heavy lifting takes place in the cloud, it doesn’t drain your device’s resources, and your battery life remains virtually unaffected.

  • Fast & Lightweight: Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android is amazingly powerful against malware, yet easy on your phone’s resources, so you won’t see any negative impact on performance. On-demand scanning is lightning fast, and the app only adds a second to the reboot time.


Mobile Security for Android: Privacy

Bitdefender’s mobile security app takes care of your online privacy and personal information.

  • Bitdefender VPN: With Bitdefender VPN, you can stop worrying about privacy on the web. It protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus includes up to 200 MB per day of encrypted traffic for your Windows devices.

  • App Lock: App Lock protects your most sensitive apps so no one can mess with your settings or private info. Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android adds an extra layer of protection by giving you the possibility to lock apps with a PIN code. With Smart Unlock, you can set your phone to allow direct access to your protected apps when using a trusted Wi-Fi network.

  • Account Privacy: Check if your online accounts have been involved in any data breaches. With so many popular websites and apps issuing warnings about database leaks, it’s easy to lose track of your exposed accounts. Account Privacy notifies you when your sensitive data is at risk, and lets you take action depending on its status.


Mobile Security for Android: System Requirements

Operating System: Android 5.0 or later.

An active Internet connection.

Google Play Services enabled devices.

Bitdefender Review: Mobile Security for IOS

Bitdefender`s multi-layered protection keeps your devices safe from all new and existing threats.


Mobile Security for IOS: Protection

Bitdefender`s mobile security app keeps your Android device safe from all new and existing online threats.

  • Web Protection: Browsing the Internet can take you to dangerous places, but Bitdefender Android security is always there to protect you. Its anti-phishing system scans web pages and warns you when you come across fraudulent pages. It filters all traffic, not only your intentional browsing, and offers real-time protection against all online dangers.


Mobile Security for IOS: Privacy

Bitdefender complete protection takes care of your online privacy and personal information

  • Bitdefender VPN: With Bitdefender VPN, you can stop worrying about privacy on the web. It protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus includes up to 200 MB per day of encrypted traffic for your Windows devices.

  • Account Privacy: Check if your online accounts have been involved in any data breaches. With so many popular websites and apps issuing warnings about database leaks, it’s easy to lose track of your exposed accounts. Account Privacy notifies you when your sensitive data is at risk, and lets you take action depending on its status.

  • Parental Control: Parental Control offers digital help to parents and extra online safety to children.


Mobile Security for IOS: System Requirements

Operating System: iOS 11.2 or later

An active Internet connection

Bitdefender Review: Total Security for PC

You can use Bitdefender Total Security on PC, Mac, Android, and IOS.

The Android and IOS features are the same as the ones on the Mobile Security subscriptions.

Bitdefender Total Security gives you some of the best anti-malware protection against e-threats across all major operating systems.


Total Security for PC: Protection

Bitdefender`s multi-layered protection keeps your devices safe from all new and existing threats.

  • Complete Real-Time Data Protection: Absolute power in the best antivirus solution available today. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus works against all e-threats, from viruses, worms, and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits, and spyware. Your data and privacy are safe.

  • Network Threat Prevention: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus stops attacks before they even begin. The new cyber threat intelligence technologies included can analyze and identify suspicious network-level activities, and block sophisticated exploits, malware and botnet-related URLs, and brute force attacks.

  • Advanced Threat Defense: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus uses a technique called behavioral detection to closely monitor active apps. The moment it detects anything suspicious, it takes instant action to prevent infections.

  • Multi-Layer Ransomware Protection: Bitdefender’s multi-layered approach against ransomware includes a data-protection layer that safeguards your documents, pictures, videos, and music against any kind of ransomware attacks. It works with the Advanced Threat Defense module to protect your most important files from encryption by ransomware.

  • Vulnerability Assessment: Scan for security holes and vulnerabilities with just one click. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus checks your PC for outdated and vulnerable software, missing Windows security patches, and potentially unsafe system settings then indicate the best fix.

  • Web Attack Prevention: Bitdefender's web-filtering technology ensures that you never land on a harmful website. Find out whether your search results are safe to access before you actually click on a link. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus also blocks all known infected links.

  • Anti-Phishing: Online scams are on the rise, but Bitdefender's advanced anti-phishing protection easily keeps you out of danger. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus sniffs and blocks websites that masquerade as trustworthy in order to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers.

  • Anti-Fraud: Bitdefender's advanced filtering system warns you whenever you visit websites that may try to scam you.

  • Antispam: Filters irrelevant messages in your Inbox. It’s available for local email clients (Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird).
  • Rescue Environment: Some sophisticated malware, like rootkits, needs to be removed before Windows starts. When Bitdefender Antivirus Plus detects such threats, it reboots the computer in Rescue Environment for clean-up and restoration.


Total Security for PC: Performance

Bitdefender security software reacts instantly to malware without compromising your system's performance.

  • Autopilot: Bitdefender Autopilot is designed to act as a <Security Advisor> and to give you deeper insights into your security posture. Its smart capabilities mean that it can recommend security actions in the context of your system needs and usage patterns.

  • Bitdefender Photon: This innovative, exclusive technology helps Bitdefender Antivirus Plus adapt to your system’s hardware and software configuration to save computing resources and improve speed and performance.

  • Global Protective Network: Most heavy scanning takes place in the cloud, so there is virtually zero impact on your local resources. This means your system’s speed and performance remain unaffected. And your files are always completely private: Bitdefender does not scan the actual contents of your files, and never uploads or stores them in the cloud.

  • Game, Movie, and Work Profiles: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus detects when you play, work or watch a movie, so it knows not to bother you with unnecessary requests. Depending on what you are doing, Bitdefender temporarily halts pop-ups, adjusts visual settings, and pauses unimportant background activities so you can enjoy your device to the max.

  • Speed Up Your Devices: Improve speed and performance for your devices with OneClick Optimizer.

  • Battery Mode: This useful, intelligent feature saves battery life for laptops and tablets by temporarily tweaking system settings such as display, system cooling, system updates, and Bluetooth connectivity.


Total Security for PC: Privacy

Bitdefender's complete protection takes care of your online privacy and personal information.

  • Bitdefender VPN: With Bitdefender VPN, you can stop worrying about privacy on the web. It protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus includes up to 200 MB per day of encrypted traffic for your Windows devices.

  • Anti-tracker: The Anti-tracker extension blocks trackers that collect your data and allow you to view and manage this information on each website you visit. It keeps your browsing data private and enhances performance by loading web pages faster.

  • Microphone Monitor: Regain control over your own devices with Microphone Monitor. Use it and you can see what apps have access to your device’s microphone and when.

  • Webcam Protection: Protect your privacy and prevent webcam leaks. Webcam Protection notifies you when apps try to access your webcam, and lets you block unauthorized access.

  • Safe Online Banking: Bank and shop from a unique, dedicated browser that secures your transactions to prevent fraud. Bitdefender Safepay can now also automatically fill out credit card details in billing fields.

  • Parental Control: Parental Control offers digital help to parents and extra online safety to children. Filter out inappropriate content and limit screen time. Log in remotely to Bitdefender Central to monitor your kids’ online activities.

  • Privacy Firewall: With Bitdefender Internet Security, you get a powerful layer of network protection, so your personal information stays safe from hackers and data snoops.

  • Anti-Theft: Bitdefender Total Security packs effective anti-loss and anti-theft tools for your Windows laptop or tablet, remotely accessible from anywhere in the world via your Bitdefender Central account.

  • Wi-Fi Security Advisor: Assess the security of your Wi-Fi network and router, no matter where you connect.

  • Social Network Protection: Stay safe from malicious links and any online threats your friends unwittingly pass on to you via social networks.

  • Password Manager: Secure your passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data in a cyber vault for easy access whenever you need them. Password Manager gives you the option to autofill online forms and can even recommend secure passwords.

  • File Shredder: Use this tool when you wish to delete a file for good and leave no traces that it ever existed on your PC.


Total Security for PC: System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

Memory (RAM): 2 GB

Available free hard disk space: 2.5 GB free space

*System performance may be affected on devices that have old generation CPUs


Total Security for PC: Software Requirements

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Bitdefender Review: Total Security for Mac

You can use Bitdefender Total Security on PC, Mac, Android, and IOS.

The Android and IOS features are the same as the ones on the Mobile Security subscriptions.

Bitdefender Total Security gives you some of the best anti-malware protection against e-threats across all major operating systems.


Total Security for Mac: Protection

Bitdefender`s multi-layered protection keeps your devices safe from all new and existing threats.

  • Safe Files: With Bitdefender Safe Files, you can prevent unauthorized changes to your most important files. Simply add folders to the watch list, and Bitdefender guards the files stored in them against ransomware and other malware. Only applications you explicitly trust can access your Safe Files.

  • Time Machine Protection: If you use Time Machine to back up your files, you’ll want this extra security layer to stay safe from sophisticated ransomware attacks. Ransomware, an extremely dangerous type of malware, acts by encrypting precious files such as pictures, videos, and other documents, rendering them unusable. With this complex feature, Mac users can restore their files without having to pay the ransom. Time Machine Protection gives you the edge against any malware that tries to encrypt or destroy your backups.

  • Adware Blocker: Unsolicited ads popping up in your browser are unpleasant, and even Macs can pick up these intrusive adware infections that divert your focus and slow you down. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac detects and removes adware, malicious hijacker programs, unwanted toolbars, and other annoying browser add-ons, so you can enjoy your Mac to the max.

  • Cross-Platform Malware Detection: Your Mac may be safe from malicious content designed for Windows, but you’ll want to make sure you don’t pick it up and pass it on to PC users. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac detects and removes both malware targeting macOS and threats made for Windows, so you know the files you send to others are not compromised.

  • Traffic Light (browser extension): Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac ensures protection for all your browsing, including your online shopping and banking, and can filter out inappropriate content. With automatic protection on, the artificial intelligence system scans all links before you even click on them, so you never unknowingly open harmful web pages.

  • Anti-Phishing: Online scams are on the rise, but Bitdefender's advanced anti-phishing protection keeps you far from danger. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac sniffs and blocks websites that masquerade as trustworthy in order to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers.

  • Bitdefender Shield: Handles all your security needs so you don’t need to bother with the nitty-gritty. Once switched on, it combines a series of innovative proprietary technologies to automatically detect and remove any threat, with no negative impact on your Mac’s speed and performance. Turn it on and forget about it.


Total Security for Mac: Performance

Bitdefender security software reacts instantly to malware without compromising your system's performance.

  • Autopilot: Bitdefender Autopilot is designed to act as a <Security Advisor> and to give you deeper insights into your security posture. Its smart capabilities mean that it can recommend security actions in the context of your system needs and usage patterns.

  • Ultra-Fast Scanning: Ironclad protection is great, but it’s even better when it comes with great speed and performance. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac combines accuracy and speed so you get ultra-fast scans and the best detection rate in the industry.

  • 24/7 Cloud-Based Guard Duty: Through permanent updates, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is always aware of zero-day attacks. Bitdefender uses amazingly powerful Cloud-based technologies to detect and eliminate e-threats, wherever they come from, to give you instant protection anywhere in the world. As the heavy lifting is done in the Cloud, there’s no drag on your Mac’s resources, and your personal information remains safely stored on your computer.


Total Security for Mac: Privacy

Bitdefender's complete protection takes care of your online privacy and personal information.

  • Bitdefender VPN: With Bitdefender VPN, you can stop worrying about privacy on the web. It protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus includes up to 200 MB per day of encrypted traffic for your Windows devices.

  • Anti-tracker: The Anti-tracker extension blocks trackers that collect your data and allow you to view and manage this information on each website you visit. It keeps your browsing data private and enhances performance by loading web pages faster.

  • Parental Control: Parental Control offers digital help to parents and extra online safety to children.


Total Security for Mac: System Requirements

Operating System: macOS X Yosemite (10.10) or later

Available free hard disk space: 1 GB free space

Browsers Supported: Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome

*You may install Bitdefender VPN only on devices with macOS Sierra(10.12 or later)

Bitdefender Review: Plans & Pricing

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Bitdefender Review: Pros & Cons

Bitdefender: Pros

  • Solid protection against phishing attacks
  • Proactive scanning of social networking profiles
  • Privacy protection and online transaction security
  • Some subscriptions include a password manager
  • Some subscriptions include a VPN
  • Low impact on performance
  • User friendly
  • Great pricing
  • Helpful customer support

Bitdefender: Cons

  • The installation process could be simpler
  • Mac version is limited and lacks a lot of features
  • IOS version is limited and lacks a lot of features

Bitdefender Review: Verdict

After our Bitdefender review, we believe Bitdefender to be one of the very best antivirus in the market.

If you are looking for a straightforward efficient, solid, affordable, and reliable antivirus for PC, we believe Bitdefender is probably the best option you'll find.

Unlike some other options in the market, Bitdefender is very simple to use, it has a low impact on performance, and it's constantly updated in order to always keep you safe.

Some subscription plans also include a very solid VPN and a user-friendly password manager for complete protection.

When it comes to the Mac version, however, Bitdefender lacks a lot of the features that it has on its PC versions, the same can be said regarding the Android and IOS versions, the Android version is great, but the IOS version lacks a lot of features.

The installation process could also be simpler as it may be a bit confusing for some users.

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Bitdefender Review 4

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Dalton Rush has always been aware of a centuries-old cult's intent to control the majority through centrally controlled global organizations by deceiving the public into accepting their system with the help of multiple made-up crises. This is why he developed a passion for self-education, self-expression, freedom, privacy, and independence, all of which led to the creation of RushRadar.

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