Protect your family with Bitdefender

The last time we offered Bitdefender Total Security, it was one of our most popular deals. Regularly rated as the best security suite with one of the lowest performance impacts on your system (and that's not just our opinion), Bitdefender offers the most flexible protection plans capable of covering all of your devices. Family Pack protects all aspects of your digital life, including PC, Mac, and Android tablets and phones. You can get one year of Bitdefender Family Pack (covering three to five family members) for $39.98. That's less than half the regular price of $99.95.… Read more

Bitdefender Mobile Security review

The free version of Bitdefender's Mobile Security app keeps your Android device safe with a Malware Scanner, Application Audit, and Remote Geolocation. It shares an interface and basic features with a Premium version that adds a secure Web browser and additional privacy and anti-theft measures. The free app downloads with the Premium app's features activated during a trial period. However, we tried only those features available in the free version. Bitdefender Mobile Security's free app runs in Android 2.2 and above; we ran it in Android 4.3.

Bitdefender Mobile Security installed quickly and easily. We … Read more

Review: Bitdefender Security is faster and better

Bitdefender Antivirus continues to remain a top-performing security suite that improves over time by adjusting to your computer usage and performance.

Bitdefender's latest version sheds the yearly version identity and brings back the same expected arsenal of security tricks and tweaks that made version 2013 so competitive among the AV crowd. Features like MyBitdefender return to address the rising demand for multidevice protection as many other rivals like Norton and AVG have followed suit.

Bitdefender's cost has gone up for each of its products across the board: Antivirus Plus now retails for $49.95, Internet Security for $69.… Read more

Bitdefender drops the number and goes Photon on your PC

Today, Bitdefender released the 2014 version of its flagship Bitdefender Total Security product, replete with an interface redesign, adaptive technology, and noticeably absent version-number attribution.

With this year's release of Total Security comes the debut of Bitdefender Photon, an adaptive technology that aims to optimize the speed and performance of your PC as it adjusts to your computer.

Photon was actually introduced earlier in Bitdefender 2013, but since then the company has made major improvements while minimally impacting performance. Now, Photon officially becomes its own product component.

Bitdefender Total Security also introduces an online credential aid called Wallet. Not … Read more

Bitdefender 2013: Excellent security for your bits and bytes

The bottom line: Bitdefender Total Security 2013 remains one of the best high-end security suites around. This update gives you a fully isolated Web browser for secure financial transactions.

Review: Bitdefender Total Security 2013 presents a convincing alternative to its better-known competitors. It's a strong program, with all the major tools that users expect, and some additional useful tricks in its arsenal. When it comes to efficacy, Bitdefender isn't the best in every area, but it's definitely competitive.

Editors' note: Portions of this review are based on CNET's review of Bitdefender Total Security 2012.

Installation Bitdefender … Read more

Free antivirus software but not as solid as we would like

Bitdefender Virus Scanner is an antivirus scanner for the iMac and MacBook that employs the well-known Bitdefender engine and signature files in the Mac environment. Notably, it can also detect Windows viruses in emulation and virtual windows. With hourly virus signature upgrades, Bitdefender Virus Scanner can monitor your system in real time.

Bitdefender Virus Scanner installs easily enough. The interface looks similar to almost every other antivirus product on the market for Mac and Windows machines, with the ability to trigger an on-demand scan or set it up for continuous monitoring. A Fast Scan capability for typical attack points, as … Read more

Yanked iOS app Clueful is back as free Web software

A privacy-enhancing iOS app called Clueful that was yanked from the App Store for an unknown reason this summer has been re-released as a Web app.

The app is available for free online and has data on more than 100,000 apps and allows users to add comments about apps and how developers handle data.

Apple screens apps for bad behavior before they hit the App Store, but Clueful tells users what the apps they have downloaded on their iOS devices are doing with their data, such as whether the apps track location, read address books, access calendars, drain the … Read more

Bitdefender's iOS privacy app yanked from the App Store

Bitdefender's iOS app that let users see what information installed applications had access to, has been removed from the App Store after being approved nearly two months ago.

In a statement, Bitdefender said Apple alerted the company to the removal of the Clueful app -- which was first released in late May -- "after initial approval and sale." A Bitdefender spokesperson elaborated on that, saying it was actually removed on June 29.

The software made use of a proprietary database, which told users whether a particular application gathered analytics or accessed things like unique identification numbers and … Read more

Bitdefender builds a safer browser

Bitdefender's line of 2013 suites launches today with a new secure browser for performing financial transactions in the browser equivalent of a safe room.

You can download Bitdefender Total Security 2013, Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 , and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 exclusively from today.

The company's Safepay browser is the keystone new feature in this year's edition. The browser takes existing sandboxing technology and closes off the rest of your operating system as it creates a safe space for you to browse the Web. The focus here is on virtualization, not speed or features.

You can … Read more

Clueful scans your iOS apps for privacy behavior

A new iOS app aims to make app privacy more transparent and easier to stay on top of, especially when it comes to information-tracking you might not have even realized what was going on behind the scenes.

Security firm Bitdefender today rolled out Clueful (iTunes), an app that lets you see what information other applications installed on your phone might have access to.

Once installed, the $3.99 app scans your device to see what's installed and puts it in an ordered list that can be filtered based on the various kinds of behavior. This includes things like:

Apps … Read more