Bitdefender Total Security 2015

Bitdefender Total Security 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 308 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.12.0.958
  • Total Downloads:
    660,288
  • 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safe and private online purchases, customizable Intrusion Detection and Web Protection, and a Vulnerability Scan for out-of-date programs.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 308 votes

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    • 2 star 40
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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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5 stars

"Best Internet Security Suite"

December 28, 2014  |  By Bryansoftware

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Fast and effective, doesn't slow down my computer. Nice anti-theft feature. I just bought 3 PCs license for $26.98 ONLY at: https://topwaresale.com/product/bitdefender-total-security-coupon/

Cons

Nothing!!!

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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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5 stars

"The very best out there."

December 26, 2014  |  By mrmike67

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

The protection is second to none. I now see why it keeps winning awards. This baby catches everything without slowing you down, and I have yet to see a false positive. The optimization program is also very good. I have been working on cpu's for a long time, and I cant believe I never tried this before. This program alone fixes a lot of the systems brought to me for repair.

Cons

There are some installation woe's but bitdefender support will help you set it up if necessary. If for whatever reason you would uninstall this GREAT tool it requires an uninstall program.

Summary

I have had many good paid antivirus/malware programs such as AVG, Norton, Zonealarm, TrendMicro ........ on and on. This program really lives up to its advertising. A program you really can install and forget. Piece of mind finally. It does have a price tag but well worth it.

Updated on Jan 3, 2015

I uninstalled this program before I bought it and it wasn't as bad as I thought. You can uninstall bitdefender from your control panel just like anything else, the uninstaller is for removing all the traces left behind. All programs leave traces unless removed. I contacted support several times with questions before buying because of the other reviews here about business practices. I had absolutely no problem and the support was awesome, believe you me I ran them through the ringer with all kinds of questions. I also made sure I could get ahold of support several ways 3 to be exact, (phone, email, and chat) ; all three worked with email being the slowest and chat being very much the fastest. I still give 5 stars.

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5 stars

"The best so far"

December 15, 2014  |  By hamid-rahmani

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Super light and fast.
Does not keep you'r system busy or slow.
All in one package

Cons

No cons so far

Summary

I really love it. After struggling with Kaspersky internet security for one year I bought the Bitdefender Total Security one month ago and I do not see any problem at all. fast, easy to use and customize.

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5 stars

"Install on Multiple Devices and keep track of devices"

November 01, 2014  |  By bizbuildermike

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

I like the online dashboard that tracks all my devices. If you have a Laptop and a Desktop and an android like I do keeping track of all the spyware, venom ware, virus ware, bacteria ware, stuff could get time consuming and confusing at times.

Cons

Had some issues installing and I think that is because it has so many features.

Summary

Great One stop for all devices solution.

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1 stars

"They will fraud charge you...."

October 29, 2014  |  By clt003

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Go to BBB: they have an F rating and a warning

Cons

They will fraud auto charge you without your consent after you sign up...go to Better Business bureau and read

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1 stars

"Don't GET RIPPED OFF!!!"

October 28, 2014  |  By mooseucr8

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

There are no pros when dealing with this company!!! They will confuse you with link after link of trying to upgrade you from the bait and switch prices. Then when you order the software you will get a download of trial software after you have paid. This company does not send you a conformation or a license key.

Cons

I purchased this software in JULY using PAYPAL. RECEIVED only trial version even though bank account was charged. 30 days later I get notice that software has expired. I contacted company and they were slow to respond and not activating my software. I filed a dispute with Pay Pal. They told pay pal that they had resolved the issue. MEANWHILE another 15 days rolls by and then Paypal refers you back to your financial institution. I have been fighting for a charge back over 4 months and this company is not refunding my money.

Summary

DON"T BUY THIS SOFTWARE.. USE ANYONE ELSE BUT BIT DEFENDER

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5 stars

"A kick ass antivirus"

October 08, 2014  |  By supaslick88

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Protects against viruses spyware, malware you name it. Doesn't slow down your computer. Nice anti-theft feature. Doesn't conflict with any of my other programs. Set in auto-pilot mode you really don't have to do much.

Cons

The only con I have with this is that it blocks Bovada Poker from loading. I have to turn Bitdefender off until Bovada loads then turn it back on.

Summary

Bitdefenders great and using a key I got on the internet, doesn't cost me a penny.:)

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2 stars

"Constantly blocks Google Chrome and Printer"

September 04, 2014  |  By RIchardThird

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Fast and effective at eliminating threats. Automatic updates are clean and fast. Gives me peach of mind that my system is secure.

Cons

Every time there is a BD update, I have to go to my Control Panel and perform a repair/restart before BD will allow Google Chrome to function to function as a search engine. Also, BD upgrades knock my wireless printer off line requiring that I go through the same repair/restart process.

When I contacted BD about the problem the response they required from me was much too complicated for my limited computer skills. Also, and this may be a quibble, the BD interface is so small I have to switch from my regular computer glasses to a higher magnification to inter act with it.

Summary

BD knows about this problem and can offer a fix but have failed to do so. There is far too much personal maintenance required from me to make BD a worthwhile investment in either time or money. My contract is up Dec 1 but I will change to a different Anti-virus/Internet Security program before that. Probably today.

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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, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.7MB
File Name bitdefender_ts.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 660,288
Downloads Last Week 1,241
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $89.95

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