Just in time for back to school, you can now save 50 percent on the all-new Bitdefender Total Security 2012 and get it for just $34.95 (reg. $69.95). As is often the case, you get a piece of software and you don't know how to customize the settings to fit your needs. Actually, with Facebook continuing to roll out new features, I always feel the need to check my privacy settings to make sure they haven't changed. I just want it to be easy--pick the right level of protection and leave it, forever.

Well, that's what Bitdefender Total Security 2012 wants to do for you. No, it won't go adjust your Facebook settings for you, but it will provide you with the most optimal protection plan that fits your needs with its Autopilot functionality. There's no need to configure any settings, no interruptions, and no pop-ups. Two words Bitdefender likes to use are silent security, so you don't even know it's there. Plus, Bitdefender Total Security 2012 integrates antivirus, antispam, antiphising, firewall, file shredder, encryption, and parental controls to give you the full protection you need.

Rated 4.5 stars by CNET, Bitdefender Total Security 2012 aims to give you the easiest way to protect yourself on not just your PC, but on your social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as well by scanning your links to ensure that they are not going to malicious pages. Check out some of the key features below and take advantage of the 50 percent off 24-hour deal, only on CNET.

  • Autopilot provides you with optimal security experience, meaning no pop-ups, no alerts, nothing to configure
  • Halts ID theft attempts and blocks spam, viruses, and spyware
  • Filters links you receive from friends on Twitter or Facebook
  • Parental control keeps kids safe from online threats
  • Tunes up your PC for optimal speed and experience
  • Bitdefender Total Security provides 2GB of free storage for secured backup

This offer is exclusively available on CNET for 24 hours only. Offer expires 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, September 9, 2011.