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Bitdefender Total Security 2017

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 28, 2016
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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 2017 is an antimalware suite that protects your Windows, Mac, and Android devices against viruses and a variety of other software threats. You also get a firewall, a reinforced browser (for things like logging in to a bank website more safely), and ransomware protection.


High-quality malware detection: Bitdefender's virus and malware detection is consistently ranked as one of the best, according to independent testing labs such as AV-Comparatives and AV-Test. Bitdefender is fast, consistently distinguishes between hostile and benign software activities, and doesn't bog down your system. In fact, during our testing, it detected a Trojan in the Windows recycle bin that wasn't picked up by Malwarebytes, which had been actively running in the background.

Centralized online management hub: The Bitdefender Central website lets you log in to an account where you can see everything in one place, which is especially handy for families or someone with a lot of devices. This service (bundled with your subscription) can perform a remote malware scan, as well as locate a lost or stolen device, lock it, or wipe it.


Function labels can be unclear: A section of Bitdefender's interface tells you that the app is up-to-date. Right next to this is a link labeled Update Now. When you click that link, it will say "Update in progress," even when an update isn't being downloaded. More precise language would prevent confusion.

Some settings could use more explanation: You have the option to enable Paranoid Mode in the settings, but Bitdefender doesn't explain in app what this mode entails. You can find a description in the online documentation -- but it's under a different heading labeled "Configuring alert intensity."

The OneClick Optimizer told us in its Privacy Cleanup section that we had 828MB of "privacy issues" that it could delete in one click. But closer inspection showed that almost all of that was Google Chrome's (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android) browser cache, which we don't necessarily want to wipe out, as caching lets pages load more quickly and uses less data.

Relatively pricey: The default purchase option for the Total Security version of Bitdefender 2017 is $100 for 10 devices. This is only $10 higher than comparable packages from Norton and McAfee, but it's still a pretty tough price tag, especially when the competition's packages can regularly be found heavily discounted on Amazon or the publishers' websites. For example, McAfee Total Protection is currently slashed to $30 for a back-to-school promotion, and its license does not have a device limit.

If you poke around Bitdefender's website, you can find a five-device license, but it's only $10 less ($90). This is also the only version of Bitdefender that bundles Mac and Android versions. There's a Family Pack that supports unlimited devices, but a one-year subscription will cost you $120.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of Bitdefender, you are currently offered a 30% discount. And if you commit to multiple years on top of that, the company shaves off a few more dollars. For example, a three-year subscription to a five-device copy of Total Security works out to about $47 a year, roughly half the price for a new user who wants a one-year subscription. That may be low enough for your comfort zone, but it's also a long commitment just to get a competitive price.

Bitdefender Mobile Security protects one Android device for $15 per year. There isn't multidevice option here, however, so the price tag adds up quickly if you want to install Mobile Security on a family's worth of Android phones and tablets.

Bottom Line

Bitdefender offers some of the best malware protection in the business, and the remote security features are welcome. But the pricing for the Total Security version creates a high barrier to entry. We could recommend the less expensive tiers, but they don't support Mac or Android, which many people will find too deep a compromise between value and features.

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5 stars

"Powerful with using only minimal resources"

October 23, 2016  |  By Gorbag1971

2016-10-23 01:54:02  |  By Gorbag1971

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2017


Uses oly minimal CPU and memory resources
Works invisibly in the background
Very powerful defense against malwares and viruses
Never disappointed in the last 4 years since have been using it


Menu could be better
Pricing is strange. Never opt for automatic renewal, that is a loss of huge money for sure


Maybe the best anti-malware package. Fast. Quiet.
On the official website now for only 29.99 dollars. That is a steal. Go for it.

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5 stars

"Very quiet, no annoying ads"

October 11, 2016  |  By 3flags

2016-10-11 04:47:06  |  By 3flags

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2017


As I said very quiet, no annoying ads. It does not add things that you do not really need without your knowledge


Graphics could perhaps have been better looking, I do not know. I never need to touch it. so the graphics are subordinate


If you have Avast and do not like popups and and a lot humhum humbug devises. Get this it will do the work faster and easy

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5 stars

"Works Seamlessly in the background, Im on my 3 year now"

September 29, 2016  |  By Rickrack

2016-09-29 07:52:42  |  By Rickrack

 |  Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2017


Works Seamlessly in the background, Im on my 3 year now. It works well I use the l use the unlimited licesense which if you poke around the web site can be found for around $60.


Finding the lowest price on web site takes some time and work. Does not update to new year's version automatically, you must uninstall then DL and reinstall.


Peace of mind and complete confidence in AV, does not seem to slow down my system.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • Anti-Ransomware
  • Wi-Fi Security Advisor
  • System TuneUp with Disk CleanUp
  • User Interface
  • Remote Management
  • Parental Advisor
  • Anti-Theft
Publisher Bitdefender
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Release Date September 28, 2016
Date Added September 28, 2016
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 External File
Total Downloads 825,926
Downloads Last Week 1,475
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.95

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