Bitdefender Internet Security 2015

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 170 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.12.0.958
  • Total Downloads:
    224,216
  • Date Added:
    July 09, 2014
  • File Size:
    6.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    534
  • 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

    1.6

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    2.6

    out of 170 votes

    • 5 star 42
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 28
    • 1 star 69
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1 stars

"Fugggit abbout It"

November 21, 2014  |  By bobojack

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

None , NADA ,None , NADA None , NADA None , NADA None , NADA None , NADA
I had to enter at least 10 words to contuine

Cons

Bad Bad , hard interaction , hard to navinigate , Yes blocks some pages ,BUT lets mawlare get in and trackers , hijackers and onknowns , does slow my computer when scanning
Was on chat , same old script ,
Had problems BUT I used Malwarebyts , IT found 33 things that got in
Than used SuperAntiSpyware , it found 67 entries
Used CC Cleaner , it found 313 bad things
Finally used Adwcleaner found 25
Ans JRT
this over 3 days cleaning up the Mess that BitDefender Let In
Well I paid for it and am Stuck with it

All I wanted was a anti-virius that was compataible With Malwarebytes
They say NO it's not , Bytes Forum says it's ok
So I am going to use Malwayrebytes with It

Bottom Line ?? DO NOT USE ! !it is over rated

Summary

SUMMARY ??

Let The Buyer Beware
I have Windows XP Home SP# 500gb hard , 4GB mem
maybe I should just use Microsoft Security Essencials ??

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1 stars

"World's Worst Antivirus"

November 03, 2014  |  By goupil418

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

None!!!!!!!

Cons

Slow's down everything!
Doesn't seem to protect at all.

Summary

I've had this on my PC, my Mac and my android,
At first I bought the PC version a couple years ago, it was ok for a month, then it started to slow down my internet speed immensely.
I disabled bitdefender to see if it was the problem and everything was back to normal.
When this antivirus is activated, it will slow down your internet speed and everything by at least 70%. And it gets worse as the months passes.
Same thing was happening on Android, my phone was so slow I wouldn't even go on the web anymore with it. Uninstalled.
On my Mac they gave me 3 years when I purchased it, so I thought I'd give it another try but the same thing happened, webpages would either load after 15mins or not at all! I uninstalled it again, and my internet is now blazing fast, loads every page under 5 seconds.
I wonder how they still manage to get a new version out every year when there's so many bad reviews.
People say the customer support is almost nonexistent, I didn't try it because I knew this was the cause to all the slowdowns on my computers.
DON'T BUY/DOWNLOAD!!!
This product is the complete opposite of what it's supposed to do!
Not even worth a star!

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1 stars

"They will rip you off!!!!!"

October 28, 2014  |  By mooseucr8

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

I don't have any pros only negative experience. I bought a download and used pay pal to purchase software. The software said at 30 days the trial version had expired. I was unable to get customer service to provide a KEY or license. PAY PAL did not reverse chargeback because 30-45 days this becomes a banking issue. ONE STAR TOO MANY...

Cons

I purchased the software in JULY 2014 and it is now 10/28 and I still have not been able to get my money back from this scum bag software company. They keep challenging my dispute and dragging this on and on. They refused to provide me a license and have essentially beat me out of my money. BEWARE!!! DO NOT DO BUSINESS with this company.. IF YOU CAN CALL THIS A COMPANY....

Summary

THEY DO NOT PROVIDE SERVICE. YOU TALK TO FORIEGN PHONE OPERATERS. BUY SOMETHING ELSE WITH A REPUTATION TO PROVIDE SERVICE.. BRIAN MOFFETT

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1 stars

"Will fraud charge your card"

October 28, 2014  |  By clt003

 |  Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=45129

Cons

http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=45129

They will use your card and charge auto renewals you did not approve...just hit me 89.99

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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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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 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.46MB
File Name bitdefender_isecurity.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 224,216
Downloads Last Week 534
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $79.95

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