Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 207 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
18.12.0.958
File Size:
6.46MB
Date Added:
July 09, 2014
Price:
Free to try; annual subscription, 3-user license (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
586,499
Downloads Last Week:
2,373
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 is a versatile and comprehensive security suite. With the new Profiles and Autopilot, the app seamlessly switches between work and play and makes sure you're not interrupted by security scans or settings tweaks. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 is less intrusive and has more options, quietly protecting and optimizing your PC without making a lot of demands on you.

Pros

Top of the class: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus consistently lands in the top rank of security software in independent lab tests. In recent real-world protection tests by AV-Comparatives, Antivirus Plus blocked 99.8 percent of malware. Bitdefender Antivirus also ranked as one of the suites that least impacted system performance.

Optimization and extras: In addition to virus protection, Antivirus Plus 2015 features a standard PC optimization kit with a Registry cleaner, a disk defragmenter, and various cleanup tools. Bitdefender Wallet acts as a secure password manager for sensitive payment data used in online transactions. Safepay offers a third-party browser for added security during online shopping.

Clean UI: Bitdefender's user interface features a menu that is both stylish and functional. The interface pairs well with Windows 8's design and makes Antivirus Plus easy to navigate.

Cons

Initial scan is a slog: Antivirus Plus does its initial scan during installation. Theoretically this makes sense, but in practice, installing in an already troubled system (laced with malware) means that the process of downloading, scanning, and installing gets massively bogged down. We'd much prefer to opt out of this initial scan when doing a total PC cleanup.

Cards not accepted here: Bitdefender Wallet's forms are difficult to fill out. Safepay is a great concept, but since it involves a third-party browser, some sites will experience trouble loading or won't load at all, making the shopping experience a drag.

Bottom Line

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 remains the top challenger in its field. The Plus in the antivirus suite means additional security and cleanup tools. The shopping protection measurements show Bitdefender's attentiveness to its customers' needs, though these still have some way to go -- they are somewhat functional but not flawless. Overall, with top real-world scores and minimal performance impact, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 offers protection that is hard to beat.


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  • All Versions:

    2.5

    out of 207 votes

    • 5 star: 46
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 25
    • 2 star: 21
    • 1 star: 97
  • Current Version:

    2.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 3 stars

    "Way too heavy, slows down PC"

    August 13, 2014   |   By V_Burneski

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    - Always in the top 2 anti-virus software
    - Highest virus, malware and harmful websites detection
    - Greating looking interface
    - Many features
    - Easy to use and understand

    Cons

    - Way too heavy
    - Slows down PC ( unless it's a high-end PC )
    - Kind of slow disk defragmenter

    Summary

    Well, this anti-virus really offers a great protection to its customers, it's really great looking and contains a lot of features which are useful and helpful, however in my case the cons are more important than the pros stated.
    From the moment I installed it, I noticed my PC was being slower than from before, took a lot more time to start up and in general my RAM usage was higher. I guess that's because this anti virus has 2 engines and most of the anti-virus softwares use only 1, the more engines the higher RAM usage and less performance.
    Due to the performance problem honestly I do not recommend this anti virus, unless your PC is a high-end one so you dont notice a lot of slowing down, however I'd recommend it if you do not really care so much about performance ( ex. you're not gaming/ using some heavy softwares ) and all you care for is protection.

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  • 1 stars

    "This software recipe for nightmare"

    August 02, 2014   |   By WellNot

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    Many futures all in one pack

    Cons

    Way too heavy. They will suck you in as a promo price for 3 computers 39.$ something.
    Then when Times up you will receive Thank you for the renewal payment. Than you will go further and check out what payment they are talking about.
    You will see nice 70$ per each computer charged.
    Don't bother to complain, because it goes on deaf ears.
    They will not let you know automatic payment installed without your authorization when you are first time purchasing this product
    Unethical practice to still money from their customer I would call.
    Yes they do state with thank you email, you can cancel the payment and they are giving 48 hrs for it with the link.
    But is that link works for first 48 hrs? Absolutely not.
    Second issue is, before installing this program what I use to do in an hr, it took me two days to complete my work.
    I mean this is a kind of program recipe for disaster.
    It slows down your PC nothing like it.
    I have not ever seen such a program to almost kill my PC.

    Summary

    Owner of the software of this company is not honest.
    Technically they still your money.
    If you want to slow down your PC please be my guess.
    Forget about paying for this software, if they
    pay me to use it. I would not.
    You might think I might have a problem with my computers right?
    Well, nothing wrong with my 3 computers. It can not be 3 PC faulty when I install this program.
    Once I did uninstall this program from my 3 PC's all works like a charm.
    This program is absolute joke.

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  • 3 stars

    "OK, but new features are betas"

    July 21, 2014   |   By DavesWeApologize

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    Anti-virus works well
    New features needs several versions to stabilise

    Cons

    Lost a week of computer use due to faulty update from BitDefender. Far bigger outage than any suffered to due viruses.

    Summary

    Reasonable product, but now with many new non-core "features" that have proven problematic.

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