With the availability of everything from ransomware protection and file encryption to the hardened browser and game mode, the antivirus products of Bitdefender 2019 contain a lot of best defenses in industry. Each of them has also commendable malware security and the light system impact in addition to the newly updated autopilot that helps you in navigation while offering a useful suggestion.
The most inexpensive paid offering of Bitdefender
i.e., Bitdefender Antivirus Plus consistently provides a remarkable balance of
performance, extra features, and protection. Hence, it proves to be the best
choice for an affordable Windows Antivirus Software. In Bitdefender lineup,
Antivirus Plus is definitely an impressive spot as it has features which are
mostly unavailable in other competitive products.
For the past 18 years, The Romanian anti-virus
software and cyber Security Company has been selling and developing internet
security as well as antivirus software and a range of other cybersecurity
services and products. Furthermore, what makes the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
stand out from the crowd is the feature of blocking relevant files from being
changed as well as quickly copying the targeted files in case the ransomware
attack is detected.
The paid version of this Antivirus product comes with
the VPN client and unless you need to pay $40 annually for the unlimited
service or else you can avail it up to 200MB on a regular basis. Advanced
artificial intelligence, as well as many revolutionary techniques, is used for
anticipating, detecting, and instantly blocking even the latest threats across
the entire world.
The latest version of Bitdefender Antivirus is
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus that proves to be a head turner Antivirus package
equipped with the powerful tools for keeping the system safe in any situation.
It comes with a lot of interesting and
useful features such as –
Antispyware, Antivirus, Secure browsing,
Anti-phishing, vulnerability scanner, and file shredder
Rescue Mode, Safe files, Bitdefender
autopilot, and Social Network security
Multi-layer ransomware security,
Bitdefender VPN, Password Manager, secure and fast payments
Photon technology, USB immunizer, Sandbox
analyzer, and Wi-Fi Advisor
supported by Bitdefender
Different products of Bitdefender are supported by
different types of devices such as Smart Phones, Tablets, and Windows etc.
Bitdefender can be installed for Mac only
on the Macintosh Intel-based computers along with OS X Mavericks (10.9.5), OS X
El Capitan (10.11.6), OS X Yosemite (10.10 or later), macOS Sierra 10.12
The file-scanning engine basically compares the
suspect code to the known malware signatures, and the heuristic monitor
inspects code as well as watches file behavior. Anything suspicious and new
goes directly up to severs of the company for analysis, and the resulting
signatures get pushed out many times on a regular basis to the 500 million
Browser history of a user and the other latest
activities are accumulated with the suspicious files, but you can also opt out
of this data collection and still receive the malware signature updates. The
security modules of Bitdefender can be turned off individually by the users,
however, it is better that you just let the autopilot feature of software
manage things. There are Movie, Work, and Game modes to disable active
notifications or scans automatically.
Safe files secure important documents from malware
that tries to alter them, and the ransomware protection of Bitdefender now
backs up the targeted files automatically at the ransomware behavior’s first
sign. The Desktop, Windows, Music, Documents, Video, as well as Pictures directories,
are kept safe by default, but the user has to designate the additional folders
manually. In case you get a bad infection that is bogging down the computer,
the Rescue Environment of Bitdefender can help. Just visit the link in an
interface, and click for rebooting the system into the specialized version of
Linux. Rest of the job is done by a program.
Every product of Bitdefender Windows Antivirus has the
exact same underlying technology of anti-malware, which is regarded as one of
the best in business. The central protection is similar in all of them. As per
some tests, it has been found that Antivirus Plus was able to stop 99% of the
Bitdefender first found and then deleted all the malware. The malware that some sites tried to deliver was finally stopped. It caught a lot of threats that the security settings of the web browsers failed to identify. During a series of tests, Bitdefender Internet Security always almost detected all the formerly unseen “zero-day” malware as well as known “widespread” malware across the board on Windows 10.
From January to April this year, Bitdefender flagged 4
false positives or the harmless pieces of software which were mistakenly seen
as the malicious ones.
Security and Privacy Features
All the paid products of Bitdefender come with the
huge set of additional features which include anti-phishing security, new VPN
client software, and multilayer ransomware defense, offered by Hotspot Shield.
You get 200 MB of the VPN data for a single day without any cost, furthermore,
the price is $40 annually for the premium version to enjoy unlimited data.
The Password Manager works with Wallet browser
extensions of the company for the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla
Firefox. The Safepay hardened browser produces HTTPS connections, has the
on-screen keyboard, and also blocks screenshots as well as add-ons. With the
help of the vulnerability scanner, a system can be checked for missing software
updates and flaws, and the Wi-Fi network scanner examines the home network for
weak passwords and encryption.
The antivirus products of Bitdefender do not install
browser-security add-ons. Web protections are built right into antivirus
software and then stay in the background until a threat is there. One can go
ahead for downloading free Traffic light extensions for Firefox, Safari, and
Chrome in order to label the search results, but other protections of Traffic
light will still be redundant.
Performance and System Impact
The impact of Bitdefender Total Security is very light
on system performance. The Quick scan that examines only those files which the
program considers most vulnerable to infection takes approx. 7 seconds for
looking at over 3500 files.
Such thoroughness does not mean that you have to
sacrifice on the performance factor. During the full system scan, OpenOffice
task takes 8 minutes and 2 seconds to complete that is 8% longer than without
active scan and 17% longer than without the installation of a 3rd party
Bitdefender’s feel and look have evolved this year,
permitting the huge degree of squeezing into more information and customization
while also looking less cluttered. The dashboard on Interface’s front page
showcases a shield along with the green check mark when everything is sound and
safe or it changes to “X” when there is some danger. It also records Autopilot
links and recommendations to Quick Scan, Safepay browser, and VPN. An extra
module can also be added in approximately 15 seconds.
Along left, the buttons lead to the screens where one
can easily customize Privacy (VPN, webcam protection, and password manager),
Utilities (Anti-theft security and the optimizers), and Protection (Firewall,
Vulnerability, and Antivirus). The links for My Account and Support as well as
Notifications are also there.
The settings section is the place where one makes
Bitdefender act just exactly the way he wishes it to. You can not only change
passwords, but also tweak the Security Widget of Bitdefender, use the proxy
server, or even adjust update checks’ frequency. Hovering over Task Tray icon
will tell you whether you are safe. Give it the right click, and it can also
update software, open Bitdefender Security Widget, or see Virus-definition
Bitdefender Installation and Support
For getting Bitdefender Total Security 2019, one has
to download and then run the 11.3MB beachhead installer that does the instant
system scan and then fetches 456MB main installer. You will be required to
decide whether you wish to send the Bitdefender system reports, then verify the
email address and then enter the product code. The installation process takes
about 8 minutes which is definitely a short time as all individual modules are
You can conveniently reach the tech-support staffers
round the clock via online chat, telephone, or mail. A perusal of FAQs and
forums can also take place which includes how-to videos and answers to pressing
safety questions of the day.