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Bitdefender Total Security 2016

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 10, 2015
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    Free to try; 1-user, 1-year license (30-day trial); $69.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review


Bitdefender Total Security is a top-notch antimalware suite, and the 2016 version adds extra protection against ransomware.


One of the best detection and removal engines: Independent software testing labs AV-Comparatives and AV-Test consistently rank Bitdefender at or near the top in every category, such as scanning speed, scanning accuracy, and system performance impact.

Ransomware protection: Bitdefender's engine has been enhanced to detect malware that can encrypt your documents and demand ransom payment for the decryption password.

Vulnerability scan: Bitdefender has a separate tool that checks for new versions of software and new downloads from Windows Update that you may have missed. Even the best antimalware suite can be undermined if you're using out-of-date software with exploitable security flaws.


Settings could use more explanation: Given the small type size used by the management console, there's plenty of space to describe what's happening when you toggle switches for "protection against fraud" or "protection against phishing." It's too bad Bitdefender doesn't provide such explanations. Safepay in particular might be a complete mystery to someone who's never used it before.

Windows Registry scanner could use more explanation: Other tools that clean out your Registry detail exactly which entries appear to be causing a problem. But Bitdefender's OneClick Optimizer only groups the entries by type, so no confirmation or investigation is possible.

The file shredder needs fleshing out: There are a number of free tools that give you options for how securely you want to delete files and that tell you which method they're using. While Bitdefender's approach makes the process very straightforward, the security-focused user will probably want more information about how this tool operates.

Bottom Line

Bitdefender Total Security's desktop client could explain more about what it can do, but out of the box it's some of the best antimalware protection available.

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5 stars

"Superior to 2015 edition"

September 18, 2015  |  By srinivasan1317

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2016


1) New Anti Ransomware which I didn't heard before
2) Quick updates and Installation
3) Fast Shut down and re start of my computer


Nothing as of now.


2015 edition was No. 1 in the market and 2016 surely be the No. 1 again.

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2 stars

"heavy on the system. slow network transfer of files."

September 14, 2015

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2016


high detection rate


heavy on the system resources and its slowing my system especially when transferring files through the network.


good protection but sacrifice more on resources.

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5 stars

"their 2016 version works to perfection"

September 11, 2015

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2016


quick installation, took less than 5 minutes
product runs smoothly, i am using it with chrome, two messenger apps, email app, and office, and cannot feel any difference
pretty excited to see an anti-ransomware feature there, haven't seen this with a lot of other avs


nothing to say


was pretty happy with 2015 but the 2016 version surpassed all my expectations. use it, you won't be sorry!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • New Firewall
  • New Parental Advisor
  • Anti-ransomware file protection
  • Improved Anti-theft
  • Improved Wallet
  • Improved Traffic Light technology
  • Usability improvements
Publisher Bitdefender
Publisher web site http://www.bitdefender.com
Release Date September 10, 2015
Date Added September 10, 2015
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.87MB
File Name bitdefender_webts.exe
Total Downloads 726,015
Downloads Last Week 2,600
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.95

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