Bitdefender Total Security

Bitdefender Total Security

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 295 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2015
File Size:
6.7MB
Date Added:
July 09, 2014
Price:
Free to try; annual subscription, 3-user license (30-day trial); $89.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
619,493
Downloads Last Week:
2,159
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Bitdefender Total Security is an all-encompassing security scanner. It now comes with new and improved features that learn from your computer use to optimize performance and reduce the need to monitor unsecured network activity.

Pros

Perfect protection score: Bitdefender is the only current security software to score 100 percent in the Real-World Protection Test by AV-Comparatives, compared to the 99.9 percent score from last year. According to AV-Test, Bitdefender scored a perfect 6.0/6.0 in both the Protection and Usability categories, and an impressive 5.5 in Performance.

Adaptive modes: Bitdefender intelligently detects and triggers different security profiles based on your machine's active setup, using a new feature called Bitdefender Profiles. When Bitdefender detects system-hogging activities, it attempts to prevent certain apps from popping up to reduce slowdown while keeping security profiles active. Autopilot mode lets Bitdefender make decisions for you about unknown files, alerts, and pop-up notifications.

Modern design: Bitdefender's overall design remains top-notch, with touch-friendly controls, clean interfaces, and a modern feel. The interface is flatter and more streamlined, with a drastically reduced number of options and panels. Bitdefender Total Security 2015's menu focuses on Protection, Privacy, and Tools. OneClick Optimizer, a new feature, removes unnecessary files and frees up resources by allocating memory for more active programs.

Cons

Slow installation: Bitdefender scans your computer during installation. Though it's an added security benefit, you may find that it slows your installation time and loading speed.

Bottom Line

Bitdefender Total Security ranks as one of the most effective consumer security scanners available. In keeping with the recent trend in PC security software, this release focuses more on intelligent background processes. Bitdefender Total Security maintains its top scores for security and design, and so remains one of our top picks for antivirus software.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 295 votes

    • 5 star: 107
    • 4 star: 24
    • 3 star: 27
    • 2 star: 35
    • 1 star: 102
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "A first class product."

    July 10, 2014   |   By Nebelb

    Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015

    Pros

    It really does do the job it is supposed to. I have say I like the Facebook feature & the Lap Top loss protection.

    Cons

    Due to the amount of viruses flying around on the Internet, the data base is hugh. Updating antivirus signatures does sometimes slow down the computer a little. That is all though that is in my opinion a little negative. Hence the 4.5 stars.

    Summary

    I have been a long term customer. Having tried other programms I found myself always returning to Bit Defender. In my opinion it is the best programm on the market for all round security. I can only highly recommend it.
    The problem of the updates marginally slowing down the performance of my computer are being dealt with. I phoned their head office (easy for me living in Germany) & they told me they have heard from other customers about this & are endeavouring to solve the problem. Still I can live with that, knowing I have a good amount of protection. There is no programm on the market that can offer 100% protection in the private sector.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best antivirus money can buy"

    July 10, 2014   |   By sphynxsoft

    Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2015

    Pros

    - intuitive user interface designed for touch as well, which is a big deal for my Dell XPS 12.
    - Surprisingly fast scan time even for in-depth scan jobs
    - AV-Comparatives and AV-Test position the Bitdefender scanning technology as number one in detection for the past three years, which, again, is a big deal if you share the home PC with less skilled users, such as children.
    -Set-it-andf-forget-it: I rarely see any prompts from the antivirus solution, it handles everything by itself;

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Summary

    I've had Bitdefender TS 2015 since early beta and it was love at first sight. If there is one thing I care about with computers it's security and Bitdefender has managed to fend off creeps on my machine for the past six years. Totally recommended.

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