Bitdefender Internet Security 2015

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 166 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.12.0.958
  • Total Downloads:
    220,816
  • Date Added:
    July 09, 2014
  • File Size:
    6.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    847
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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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 $69.95, and Total Security for $79.95. Internet Security shows the greatest price hike, at $20 more, putting it at the cost of last year's Total Security suite.

Installation didn't take long but updates can take some time. After installation, Bitdefender will enable an autopilot mode and auto-gaming mode by default for a hands-off maintenance approach. It'll then follow up with a preliminary system scan to check for any existing infections.

Bitdefender dubs its new adaptive technology "Photon" and claims that the security program learns and adapts to your system's performance. It does this by monitoring the various applications and programs you already have installed and "learns" what kind of configurations are standard vs. those that are tampered with by malware. The result is reducing the load on the scanner and shortening times. Our first initial system scans averaged around 20 minutes but subsequent following scans took about two and a half minutes:

    Full Scan times (Initial, post-Photon in minutes)

  • Antivirus plus: 21:38, 2:50
  • Internet Security: 20:54, 2:47
  • Total Security: 22:45, 2:48

AV-Test has yet to release their results for this year's Bitdefender; Version 2013 scored 6/6 in protection and useability with 5/6 for performance. Cinebench scores for processor load scored as follows:

    Cinebench

  • Antivirus plus: 17292
  • Internet Security: 17287
  • Total Security: 17329

In AV Comparatives, Bitdefender scored second highest in real-world protection test at 99.8 percent, ousted only by Trend Micro. Bitdefender also had a score of 2.4 in their system impact test on AV Comparatives; though bested by Symantec, Kaspersky, and Avast!, it still remained in the top 10.

    Boot time, Shutdown time (in seconds)

  • Antivirus plus: 44.73, 10.27
  • Internet Security: 44.75, 9.08
  • Total Security: 45.07, 11.45

Conclusion

Though it might be at least a month or two before all of 2014's test results get published, current performance along with our own findings suggest a trajectory toward maintaining efficacy in overall protection.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.8

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    2.7

    out of 166 votes

    • 5 star 42
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 28
    • 1 star 65
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1 stars

"Would not install on my 4 computers."

October 20, 2014  |  By Johnny Direct

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

None. Very difficult to install.

Cons

Would not install on my 4 computers. 3 Laptops and one desktop. WIndows 8.8 and windows 7. I had to disable my internet connection on all my computers and time the re-connection mid-install to get this crap to install. Once installed I tried the vault and it locked on "please wait ....."

Summary

Bugs...Would not install on my 4 computers without advanced tweaking. Difficult to use.

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1 stars

"USELESS JUNK stay away from it or you might regret it"

October 17, 2014  |  By pnyli

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

NOTHING except of nice looking but extremely confusing user interface

Cons

1. Slows down PC to a crawl
2. Windows updates stop working
3. Can not be fully disabled
4. FAILED to detect a TROJAN
5. Few weeks ago it stopped updating itself properly
6. Imposssible to get money back

Summary

I agree with those saying that this product is USELESS. Here is why:

1. Slows down PC to a crawl ! Now I effectively have to wait ~ 30 sec or sometimes even minutes for apps to open. Before this Bitdefender piece of crap was installed my apps worked like a race car, now turtles would be faster ...

2. Windows updates got stuffed up too - most of them now FAIL to be installed

3. You can not easily fully DISABLE Bitdefender so that eg. to be able to install Windows updates

4. Keeps showing that some ISSUES need to be fixed - when I click START FIXES button - nothing happens OR it says SOLVING ... and then says FAILED !

5. Few months ago it FAILED to detect a TROJAN that came with one of the installation files. And it came out later that it was a WELL KNOW trojan - nothing very new.

6. Few weeks ago it stopped updating itself properly - simply clicking UPODATE button does NOTHING !

7. I can not get my money back even though this software is useless
I do not know who is behind the fake propaganda of writing very good reviews in various magazines for this crap.

So STAY AWAY from this utmost rubbish or you will waste your money and your time.

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1 stars

"Software is junk; Allows Trojan viruses; Crooks"

October 17, 2014  |  By angieyrn

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Absolutely NOTHING!

Cons

Software is memory hog. Slows down computer BAD. Allowed 2 Trojan viruses into 2 of my computers. They both had to be wiped out. Company renewed my subscription without contacting me. Would not refund my credit card, even though I haven't used any of their products in months. Thieves!!! Customer services representatives are unprofessional and RUDE!

Summary

Save your money and your computer. STAY AWAY FROM THESE CROOKS!!!!!

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1 stars

"Extremely poor"

October 10, 2014  |  By harrydup

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

None, does not work

Cons

No support. Waited two weeks without response, after repeatedly contacting support

Summary

Not fit for purpose

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1 stars

"Most worthless program ever, even worse customer servic"

October 10, 2014  |  By ltb01

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

None, it's a piece of junk and they screw you by renewing your subscription without your express consent.

Cons

The latest version slowed my PC to a crawl and their technical support department was a joke, so I cancelled my subscription, THEN THEY RENEWED THE SUBSCRIPTION WIHTOUT MY EXPRESS CONSENT. My bank would not allow me to refute the charge even though the program had been invalidated. Typical software renewal scam.

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1 stars

"One star is at least two too many"

October 07, 2014  |  By Tom_Currie

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

The Free Edition really is free -- which still costs more than it is worth.

Cons

Consumes so much CPU time that nothing else runs properly.
Cannot be turned off from its own controls
Cannot be removed (so-called User Guide tells you to select remove from the menu, but there is no remove in the menu).
Constantly pops up notifications of ever changing (up & down) numbers of files that it claims are infected or quarantined. Always says you need to restart so it can finish fixing the thousands of files it says are bad, but no matter how many times you restart, it does the same things over and over again.

Summary

Resource hog
User Guide is totally wrong
Controls don't work
Can't be removed using the program and its instructions.

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1 stars

"way overpriced"

September 19, 2014  |  By Crashman2

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

None, this product is pathetic

Cons

Many. It's way too expensive compared to other FREE security/antivirus/firewall products.

Summary

DO NOT buy this software!

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5 stars

"Better than 2014 version"

September 17, 2014  |  By noorxbyte

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

- Nice Interface
- Easy to use
- Doesn't slow down your PC
- Good protection
- Has PC tuneup tools
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Cons

- Slows down your PC when doing scans
- Parental control Software is not that good

Summary

If you tried Bitdefender 2014 versions and disliked it, you will find this 2015 version very much better! I don't know why many other reviews are against Bitdefender. It works perfectly fine for me.

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5 stars

"Better than last years version"

September 10, 2014  |  By slickr

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

* Way more stable than last years (2014) version
* Extremely quick fast scan, very through system scan
* Lighter and faster than last year
* Minimum pop-ups (can be a negative sometimes though)
* Options are easy to find and set

Cons

* No full screen mode (read more in summary)
* Optimization tools are very simple, lack options and settings and can cause damage to your OS
* Win 8 style UI, why would you make your UI in accordance with Win 8 when its the most hates OS of all time?
* Still slows down the system when analyzing bigger files in the background.

Summary

This is a way better version than last year, while last year it was very buggy, sluggish, slow, unresponsive, resetting options automatically, etc... this 2015 version is way way better.

I was one of the beta testers and made sure to report a lot of bugs, as well as post many feature requests, so no wonder the product is overall way better. I was given 6 month subscription for my contributions.

Anyways the good stuff is that it has a simple UI, though its worse looking than last years. The settings are easy to find and set and unlike last year product this one is very stable and keeps your settings.

The system scan is very through and scans for over an hour, depending on how much data you have on your HDD of course, while the fast scan is very fast, finishing in about 20 seconds or so.

Background scanning of programs and files has been improved and is now faster and doesn't ruin or destroy programs without telling you, it doesn't have hidden screens where you need to unblock stuff, but you can't find it and its generally more accurate by not flagging safe programs and stuff.

The big problem is that it doesn't have full screen and by this I mean all its windowses are set size and can't be resized or run in full screen, making a lot of the screens hard to use or set stuff, especially in the tune-up department where you need to be able to clearly see the files and be able to easily select/deselect. This is a huge issue that they didn't fix from the beta version, even though it was reported.

Firewall is quite basic, for programs it doesn't have information it automatically lets them operate, which doesn't produce any pop-ups its a lot less secure, especially against zero-day exploits or yet unknown viruses and malware.

Overall it lacks some options to customize the security, it doesn't give you the option of having more control and to have pop-ups so that you can manage the security yourself if you are an advanced user, even scanning options are limited.

If you are looking for a very stable, install and forget, generally fast security suite Bitdefender 2015 is for you. If you are looking for a more customizable suite, if you are looking for a more hands on approach or more default secure software than you may need to look somewhere else.

There are also a slew of free security suites and antiviruses that the high price of bitdefender ISS may turn you down.

If you are looking for a good free option Comodo free internet security 7 or Avira free antivirus is for you.

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1 stars

"Stay away!"

July 25, 2014  |  By Travone1

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

It's antivirus software

Cons

They are a deceitful company that will steal your money.

Summary

Bitdefender and Avantgate are the most deceitful companies ever! They will lie and swindle money from customers. Here is just one of many examples of the scam they run. http://forum.bitdefender.com/lofiversion/index.php/t42035.html

For more examples just google "avantgate" and see what EVERYONE has to say.

I will never do business with Bitdefender again.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 18.12.0.958
  • Bitdefender Profiles. Bitdefender automatically detects when you Work, Play or Watch movies, and temporarily prevents apps from popping up or slowing you down.
  • Cloud Antispam. Stops unwanted e-mail from reaching your Inbox, now fully based on Cloud technology.
  • Security Report. Displays your overall security status for the past week, as well as the total issues fixed by Bitdefender since installation. Includes freed up space, optimized apps and remaining available storage.
  • Bitdefender Autopilot. Provides a hassle-free experience by making optimal security-related decisions with no input from you. This means no pop-ups, no alerts, nothing to configure.
  • Quick Vulnerability Scanner. With a single click, the vulnerability scanner automatically warns of missing or outdated security software, missing Windows security patches, and potentially unsafe system settings.
  • Pay Online in One Step. Bitdefender Wallet is a secure tool that speeds up online shopping by autocompleting credit card details within payment fields. Apart from purchase details, Wallet can also safely organize credentials for favorite websites, messaging applications, or frequently-used WI-FI networks.
  • Tune-Up. With OneClick Optimizer. Your antivirus isn't slowing down your computer. So what is? Bitdefender OneClick Optimizer is a new feature in Bitdefender 2015 that automatically speeds up your system and frees up disk space by running every known optimization. All in one click.
General
Publisher Bitdefender
Publisher web site http://www.bitdefender.com
Release Date July 09, 2014
Date Added July 09, 2014
Version 18.12.0.958
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.46MB
File Name bitdefender_isecurity.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 220,816
Downloads Last Week 847
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $79.95

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