Bitdefender Total Security 2015

Bitdefender Total Security 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 315 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.12.0.958
  • Total Downloads:
    682,355
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 09, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; annual subscription, 3-user license (30-day trial); $89.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Bitdefender Total Security 2015 backs top-rated antivirus protection with fast scans and many extras designed to protect you online, like Safepay and the Bitdefender Wallet for safe and private online purchases, customizable Intrusion Detection and Web Protection, and a Vulnerability Scan for out-of-date programs. It also cleans and optimizes your PC. However, some features designed to help install Bitdefender might cause frustration.

Pros

Privacy: Bitdefender's Wallet securely stores and automatically enters online credentials. Other privacy enhancements include Parental Controls, File Encryption, Safego, and Safebox.

Protect: The Intrusion Detection feature's Permissive, Medium, and Aggressive settings let us customize alert deliveries. The Vulnerability scans found updates for programs and drivers we didn't realize needed updating.

Web protection: Online security features include Scan SSL and fraud and anti-phishing protection. The Antispam Protection tool blocks emails with Chinese (default) and Cyrillic (optional) characters, though both can be changed.

Cons

Installation woes: Bitdefender's installer automatically uninstalls any existing and conflicting antivirus and security software. This is a good idea in principle that let us down in practice by freezing up and interfering with our Internet connection.

Software incompatibility: Safepay conflicted with Acronis' scheduler. Bitdefender's installer also removed Spybot Search & Destroy.

Bottom Line

Bitdefender Total Security 2015 scans quickly and is packed with security, privacy, and performance tools that seemingly justify its purchase price. But features designed for convenience could actually discourage some users. Take our advice and uninstall any existing antivirus software before installing Bitdefender Total Security 2015.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958.

 
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  • Current Version

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    out of 315 votes

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1 stars

"DO NOT BUY"

April 28, 2015  |  By ROZTHEBUZZ

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

IT LOOKS PRETTY

Cons

This Bit Defender Total Security programme is terrible. It has zapped the Pc's memory and makes my laptop run super slowly. Also they do not have a complaint mechanism ; if somebody does not do their job, they ONLY have technicians who tend to send you links and nothing much. Most of the time they do not sort our the problem. Moreover do not buy their PC Optimizer - I was told by the guy that I had to wait in a queue because he was the only one dealing with this product and did not optimize anything. Overall Customer Service is atrocious or actually, non-existent. They still owe me a refund but I am not holding my breath. Terrible Terrible. Do not buy - honestly

Summary

I am rather alarmed that so many organizations like yourselves are saying that this is a good programme. I had trusted your reviews. Now I never will because as a user I can tell you that this is a really bad programme and a terrible company. I have wasted over £100 on them and I was forced to uninstall it because it was paralyzing my computer.

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1 stars

"Just Terrible"

April 01, 2015  |  By jazonxyz

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

It is pretty

Cons

Blocks all my gaming applications and slows my system to near unusability.

Summary

I have a decent system, am an avid gamer, a student, and a programmer. This software is just too crummy for me to use.

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1 stars

"Automatic Renewal"

March 18, 2015  |  By jkdecleeneCL

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Easy Installation

Cons

I have been using Bitdenfender for a few years. I have now got caught up in their automated renewal process in which they claim "the automatic renewal option has been established to increase the comfort of the customer". I strongly disagree. I have renewed the product shopping for bargains. They did an automatic renewal on an old license when I had over 250 days left on my license. Be careful of this one. No refund.

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1 stars

"the most terrible internet security ever MADE"

February 20, 2015  |  By darknessblade

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

there is no good thing about it.

Cons

- disables windows update on both windows 8 and 7 (win7 was a 3month newly installed one after uprading)

- really slow

- many functions unable to change

- doesnt optimise pc speed

- doesnt block spam

- doesnt block adds

- only blocks a hunch of forced pop-up malware sites, (wich malwarebytes luckily did block)

- worst helpdesk ever: they didnt even told me what caused it only that they were looking into it, (2 months ago) still no reply what caused it.

Summary

after using AVG free, i found a consumer key giveaway (official) for 6 months

after using it for 3 days without problem
bitdefender was disabeling windows update after EACH REBOOT, wich i didnt know it was bitdefenter until i removed it
even the windows helpdesk fora was for no help at this problem.
event viewer: not even the slightest hint of the cause.


for those interested in the thechnical side of it:
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http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_update/windows-update-is-automatically-stopped-after-each/8033b7a9-2346-4212-8db2-14587ad8c5f2

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1 stars

"Avoid This Like a Virus"

February 09, 2015  |  By Zod066

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Yet to find any

Cons

Non-existent tech help
Blocks e-mails at random
Works sometimes - not always
Does not block SPAM
Definitely NOT user friendly
Has a mind of it's own
Almost impossible to set up
Impossible to adjust settings
My Bitdefender - it's a nightmare

Summary

If it didn't cost so much, I would have ditched it and gone back to AVG. Counting down the days until contract expires (if I wait that long), make cut my losses

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1 stars

"Terrible product does not install on 8.1"

February 03, 2015

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Hard to see. Installed on my old Windows XP...so that was good. But never good get it to work on my Windows 8.1 despite 14 emails back and forth with their "help desk".

Cons

Would not install on Windows 8.1 despite multiple installs and restarts. Very, very frustrating experience. To add insult to injury...if you Google their help desk number, those webpages are virus infected. So when you go there to find the (now hidden number) you get zapped with viruses.

Summary

I am a fairly experienced computer user. I have a Windows XP, 8.1 and Mac system that I manage for our home use. This was BY FAR the worst experience i have had in many years.

After reading the reviews, I wanted to like this product, but it was SO FRUSTATING that I am eating the cost and going back to ESET...

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1 stars

"Absolutely awful"

February 03, 2015

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

There are 0 pros to this awful application/service

Cons

Occupies space on your hard drive which could be used for an actual anti-virus
Terrible customer service
Oh and did I mention, that the company steals money from you

Summary

Whatever the cost, I do not recommend you ever get this product, as their malicious business tactics only serve to steal from the customers which they have blinded with their false advertisements

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1 stars

"Good Security But Causes Severe Drive Fragmentation"

February 01, 2015  |  By mdfeser

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Best Security Available

Cons

1- Rated 1 star because it causes severe disk fragmentation to the point drive has to be defragged daily
2- System slow to boot.

Summary

Best Security if you don't mind defragging daily and the computer booting up slow.

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1 stars

"Beware of this unscrupulous company"

January 19, 2015  |  By Elvis8mybaby

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Easy install

Cons

Jams up my system, often making it unusable.

Summary

This anti-virus was not compatible with my PC. It happens. After a few months I went to Webroot and so far no problems. After one year, Bitdefender autocharged me $90 for a renewal, my bad since I had checked that option when I signed up and didn't see the renewal notice in my email. BUT- I contacted them the day I was charged to get refunded, and I hit a stone wall. What should have been a no-brainer refund is a nightmare. This *might* be good software for some, but beware of their unscrupulous policies.From reading other posts on this same issue, I'm not alone here.

Updated on Jan 19, 2015

btw, for others in the same boat, contact the bank and see if they will reverse the charges and block all other billing attempts from this firm. Mine said they can if I request it.

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2 stars

"Not good option"

December 27, 2014

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Good Antivirus

Cons

Worst Firewall ever

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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 XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.7MB
File Name bitdefender_ts.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 682,355
Downloads Last Week 1,159
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $89.95

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