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Bitdefender Total Security User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best there is!!"

    August 7, 2013  |   By bokkie123

    Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2014

    Pros

    -Superb detection
    -Fast
    -Awesome UI

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    I personally think this is the best antivirus at the moment.
    Please also look at the AV comparatives and AV-Test site. This is period the best there is!!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good detection rate, slows down your p.c"

    July 17, 2013  |   By mumu1839

    Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2014

    Pros

    Well designed interface, good detection rate.

    Cons

    Slows my p.cs down to snail pace,even a brand new laptop was made painfully slow so ditched it.

    Summary

    Not for me, do we really need to buy the paid versions when there is the likes of avast free which provides very good protection, i say save your cash and ignore the pop ups that make you believe you will be so much better protected when really there is little difference if any!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Without doubt the best on the market for years."

    July 17, 2013  |   By Nebelb

    Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2014

    Pros

    A thorough program that does what it says.

    Does use anywhere near as much resourses as some other security programs.

    Cons

    I must say that after using Bit Defender since its concept I find it hard to fault.

    Summary

    Allowing for the fact that there is no protection programm that can offer 100% protection, Bit Defender does a really good job. Everyone of my friends & aquaintances that I have recommended B.D. to have all been very content with its performance. None of them changed to another program since then.

    I would not like any other protection program on my computer. I have tried test versions of other well known protection programs & found them to be to resourse hungry & nowhere as thorough.

    Just one small point I would like to mention is it is not for people that do not have at least an elementary knowledge of computers or someone to help them at the beginning.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Security Suite today"

    July 8, 2013  |   By JuniorTavares

    Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2014

    Pros

    Excelent malware detection and low on system comsumption resourses.

    Cons

    Firewall is not that awesome but serves the purpose.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not worth the money."

    July 7, 2013  |   By SmartGuyForComputers

    Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2014

    Pros

    -Two way firewall is good.
    -Good at detecting malware.
    -Heuristics engine is alright.
    -User interface is very well designed.
    -Good at detecting and stopping port scans.
    -Game mode is a good feature, but hardly something to boast about being the best feature.

    Cons

    -If you don't configure your settings right, game mode and laptop mode will be enabled and will shut off various features of BitDefender to "provide the best performance possible".
    -Does not provide a database of good files (such as Norton's Insight Network).
    -Trafficlight is alright, but lacks safeweb's potential since you can look up Norton's review aswell as Norton users' reviews.
    -Updating is a pain, half of the time, my updates fail.
    -No computer backup (only personal files backup).
    -Scans take way longer than Norton's (I spend about 5 hours scanning a new computer because BitDefender starts off scanning 600 files per second and goes down to around 10 to 100.
    -BitDefender cares more about detection than prevention. (Personally I would rather not get the malware than get it and then hope my security software detects it).
    -Involved with various review sites in terms of paying them a huge amount of money for running BitDefender ads and this influences their reviews).

    Summary

    I am very dissatisfied with my Total Security. I have had it for only a couple of months and I am already missing the complexity and preventive methods of Norton. I would never consider this on the same level of Norton no matter how many awards it receives. I am never going to buy this again. This is the Compaq of security softwares (It would be worth just paying more just to avoid the problems in the product). It boasts of better performance, but actually slows down boot time much more than Norton does.
    Here is my site if you want to read the full review of BitDefender: http://pcsecurityreviews.blogspot.com/

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Bitdefender best antivirus"

    July 3, 2013  |   By antreasarkoudi

    Version: Bitdefender Total Security 2014

    Pros

    - BitDefender Internet Security 2013 has an Autopilot feature. These features enable us to get out of rid from the configuration. It provides effortless and trusted security automatically and all the work is done in the background window.

    - As mentioned above the Bitdefender has the most impressive results at testing from the labs.

    - All the protection system is cloud-based and it collects threats which have no known cure.

    - BitDefender Internet Security 2013 includes a two-way firewall that automatically adjusts its settings to fit your location and it is also a versatile.

    - BitDefender Internet Security 2013 protects your PC from unwanted attempts to access your network due to its integrated Wi-Fi monitor.

    - It has the gamer mode feature that is designed to prevent interruptions as you play games and to protect your PC and watch videos on your PC.

    Cons

    BitDefender Internet Security 2013 doesn't include file encryption or file shredding, but you can get these tools in BitDefender total security version, which is also one of the best premium security suites in the market.

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