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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Every bit as good as the rest

    Posted
    Quincy0980
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Bitdefender is the real deal. I have used several anti-virus programs over the years and have to say this one is up there with the best. The User interface is modern yet simple to use. I have this on a few laptops and what stands out is that Bitdefender isn’t a strain on system resources when running in the background. I am able to move without any problem from app to app and page to page on the Internet with no discernable or perceived lag on the OS. The Home page or dash board has the most used protection features on it and allows the user to customize the page with their own protection features they may use often. You’re able to manage the firewall, Passwords, spam, and vulnerabilities with ease. Bitdefender can also be loaded on mobile devices as well. This antivirus program checks all of the boxes and then some. I would have no problem recommending it to my friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An easy and intuitive antivirus software

    Posted
    Luis
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Write a review for antivirus is probably one of the most complicated assignments ever. You never know how protected you could be until the software stop to protect you. My impression until now, with the time that I’ve been using it’s that the protection is there. Easy to install directly from the web the software downloads all the components and helps you to uninstall the potential previous software that could be outdated. The controls, management screens and processes are super intuitive and don’t need any additional help. For someone visual like me, it’s super simple to identify what I am doing and what is and not activated. I appreciate also that when I have 5 licences those could be multi platform and cover all my technology with the same tool: laptops and phones. The only aspect that I disliked, same for other antivirus software are all the components that they still propose you to download (at an additional cost) to cover additional threats. Could be so nice if when you buy a complete antivirus (total security) they make you feel completed and not at an additional risk?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    solid new version with updated interface

    Posted
    Bappy
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Bitdefender Total Security 2019 is a new version of the core Bitdefender protection suite. Having used the previous version, the first thing you notice is the substantially redesigned interface. The main page is now a configurable dashboard, where you can add some of the main features to the front page including Quick and Full scans and other functions to the dashboard. The core product features and scanning engine basically remain the same, you do not really see much of a performance hit during real time scans. Full scans depending on the number of files are also relatively quick. There are basic Ransomware rollback abilities which will recognize Ransomware infections and secure important files. . There is also a free VPN, which only comes with a 200mb daily limit, so it is pretty much useless, upgrades to the service are available. There is a vulnerability assessment tool which will inform you when vulnerabilities and associated patches exist for products installed on your system. The usual “total” suite tools are also included here such as System and Startup Optimizer, secure file shredder, protection against network threats along with a anti theft feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bitdefender Total Security 2019

    Posted
    BBReviewer
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I downloaded the program - I attempted to install. It told me to uninstall Norton, and I did a complete uninstall and proceeded with the installation of Bitdefender. I thought it was installed - so it said. It asked me to create an account, which I did. It said to complete the install, I had to reboot. I did. I tried to sign on to my account, which I had just previously created, and it said my account didn't exist. I tried to add an account again - it said I already had an account. Could I run the program? No. Ok - something wasn't right. I tried to install the program again. It went through everything all over again... but left me right where I was before only my computer was VERY SLOW. So I rebooted again... then it got hung up. At this point, I was done with Bitdefender - so I uninstalled it. I rebooted and then reinstalled Norton, and now all is right with my computer and I feel it is secure - as it was before I tried using Bitdefender. Too much hassle just to get it installed. Not worth my time and effort.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bitdefender Expert

      Hello. I am very sorry for the troublesome process you had to go through. I will do my best to make sure we get you up and running with Bitdefender in no time if you reach out to us at bitsy@bitdefender.com BitDefender

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of Tools. Maybe Too Many

    Posted
    dharr18
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    A nice inclusion over BitDefender 2018 is the VPN inclusion. It would be better if the VPN was available on more than just your PC. The parental controls are better, but easily bypassed by a tech savvy child. This almost needs to be a separate app/install. At a minimum it needs its own service. Overall this version is much lighter weight and a little easier to navigate. I say a little only because some of the tools are under more understandable groups. While getting better, it can be overwhelming and hard to find exactly what you are looking for, The safe online banking was nice last year and better this year. It would be nice to disable once on the popup and it stay for the rest of the session. I ran into an issue where it kept popping up even though I was not on a banking site. The ease of setting autopilot on is a great way for anyone to set it up. The one warning here, play with the interface and see where everything is and understand it before turning on autopilot. Overall, this is well done. A marked improvement over 2018. It is getting better each year. It is far from flawless, but it adds enough tools to make it well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a full featured antivirus product

    Posted
    tyeske
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I have used many different antivirus products over the years. I’ve used paid versions and I’ve used free versions. Most of the antivirus products that I’ve used in the past seemed more intrusive. This product seems to run well in the background without me even noticing that it is even running. Some products I’ve used seem to slow my computer down. This product does not do that. Bitdefender has many features that I didn’t get with other products. It has a new VPN security, parental control, password manager, ransomware protection and many more. It does truely run in the background without any intervention. It will warn you when necessary. For example if you are doing online banking, it will open up a window called Safepay which will protect you when doing online banking. They claim it will stop attacks before they begin. I have been using Bitdefender for over a year now. I had the 2018 version and now have the 2019 version. I think it just keeps getting better. It has done a great job at keeping my computers running well and clean of viruses. I would highly recommend Bitdefender.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You would have thought...

    Posted
    RandallFlagg
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    I entered the access code for Bitdefender 2019 last night and it stated I have 365 days of access. I still had 76 days of access, but it reset. I would have thought it added a year to my current balance, but unfortunately that didn't happen. So my initial impression. I like the dashboard for Bitdefender and it seems to be running flawlessly in the background....for now. The reason I deleted it last time was that over time it became slower and slower to the point that my system couldn't process my normal workload. It would just freeze and I'd have to walk away or hard boot the system. As soon as I uninstalled the product and went back to Windows Defender the system was running as it should. I tried AVG Ultimate and it did the same thing. So here I am starting again with the 2019 version. I hope it doesn't let me down but only time will tell. I'd still recommend the software. Just user beware that you may encounter difficulties down the road...or not. YMMV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    Posted
    Lovetech0507
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I installed this on one device, and decided not to install on anymore after using it. I installed this on a google laptop, real easy to set up, download and install. Once installed I started the configurations, I set up a parental account, I liked that I could put different child accounts and set them up to what privacy settings I wanted for each child. Than I tried to set up all the main privacy settings. I tried to activate the anti-theft and no matter what it doesn’t activate. That’s my main problem with it. The virus scan works, I knew I didn’t have any due to it is a brand new laptop so the scan said no viruses. Everything else seems fine with it. Because the anti-theft feature didn’t work on my laptop I decided not to install on any other devices, that is great feature to have without it working I don’t feel I have everything out of this Security service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bitdefender Expert

      Hi! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We would appreciate if you would send us an email at bitsy@bitdefender.com so that we can investigate this situation. BitDefender

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Did not work well for me.

    Posted
    TheTruthRealDeal
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The BITDEFENDER TOTAL SECURITY 2019 5 DEVICE/1 YR (PC or MAC) could not install properly on my Windows 7 computer. At first, when downloading began from the Bitdefender website, I was instructed to uninstall all security programs already on my computer. Once I completed that task, Bitdefender installation continued for a short moment and then stopped again and gave the message, “You must upgrade your internet explorer to the latest version, Bitdefender can only work with the latest version of internet explorer.” My system was running the latest version to my knowledge. When I uninstalled Bitdefender and tried to reinstall my original security software, I received error messages that files are missing necessary to have my previous security software to work properly. Now my computer is vulnerable for virus attacks. The experience with Bitdefender has been a disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection!

    Posted
    JamexRZ
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Install was very fast on my laptop. It scans your system while installing. Once done, there was an update. I had to enable the "ransomware remediation" option, which protects and fixes if you want to prevent one of those new ransomware that encrypt your data for a payment. I also enabled the automatic profiles as I game a lot on my laptop, so it automatically detects if you are gaming or playing a movie and not annoy you with messages or interruptions. Footprint of the interface seems very light, it did not notice any slow downs on my laptop, granted its a 6 core one, however with only 8 Gigs of ram, and it was still fast and no slowdowns. Its a great solution and you can install it in as much as 5 devices, including Macs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Maximum Security!!

    Posted
    ExcellentEducator
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    Bitdefender keeps on adding protection that makes you feel, that your computer is protected from every possible standpoint! They’ve enhanced what was already great with more robust security features such as web attack prevention, online banking protection, safety for files etc; all while quietly controlling your system but does not cause any interruptions in your normal work flow while on your computer. The software was very easy to download and install by inputting a code. It does a great job of scanning your computer for viruses, malware, adware, trojans and the like. Because of previous usage, I was comfortable installing this software which prevents lags or obtrusive interruptions, with optimal performance on my computer. I ran a speed test after installation, surprisingly my speeds were still performing at a high rate. I commend Bitdefender for the robust protection along with ease of usage which makes this a seamless process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Will not purchase Bitdefender ever again

    Posted
    Sam732
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I currently have a Bitdefender Internet Security which just recently expired. I purchased the Bitdefender Total Security but you can not use the same email address to register and activate the Bitdefender Total Security since I used my email address for a different version of Bitdefender. 1. I called BestBuy Geek Squad who told me I need to contact Bitdefender. 2. I called Bitdefender who to me to contact BeatBuy. 3. I called Bitdefender once again and opened up a support ticket. I provided Bitdefender with the information they requested only to be ignored and they never took care of this issue. It makes no senses that I will have to use a different email address to register a different version of a Bitdefender product. WILL NEVER PURCHASE BITDEFENDER PRODUCT AGAIN.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bitdefender Expert

      We apologize for the negative experience you’ve had. We will gladly assist you further with this request. Please send us an email at bitsy@bitdefender.com with all these details and your email address. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a nice day! BitDefender

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bitdefender Total Security 2019

    Posted
    Mistabritt
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I was allowed to test out the 2018 version of this awesome security software last year and was blown away with the amount of features Bitdefender offered. And here I'm trying out the 2019 version. I was fairly used to the feature set of last year's version and imagined that 2019 was only better. And boy was I right. Quick and easy download and install with no issues. Downloaded it to my PC, Mac, and my iPhone X. After getting everything setup, I did a quick scan which immediately alerted me to a couple of things I need to take a closer look at. Secure Pay is a nice option to have, though I'm still kinda iffy about storing personal banking/credit card info online. All in all I love the upgraded and improved features over last year's offer and would recommend this to anyone looking for an all-around all-in-one type of security suite. And what's great is that you can install in on up to 5 different devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well; Automatic Updates

    Posted
    zaxdad
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I installed the Bitdefender Antivirus software onto an Acer gaming laptop and am very happy to this point with the overall performance of the program. Since this machine is used by my family, I wanted to make sure there was little to no interaction necessary from them and this has achieved that with its ability to update, scan and do all of the work behind the scene. I have only seen minimal performance impact during the last month of having it installed. During the initial scan, it detected a couple of malware issues and was able to fix them quickly and with minimal user input. I have it scheduled to run during low or non-use hours in order to get longer scans done while nobody is using it and this has been successful as well. Lastly, I am very happy with the user interface as it is intuitive and very easy to understand and navigate. Overall, very good product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    EASY INSTALLATION, VERY NICE FEATURES

    Posted
    GameOverSuckas
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    My Norton Antivirus expired so I decided to try Bitdefender. I had heard good things about the suite. It was a digital install, quick and easy. One important note though, you cannot have any other type of services by other vendors installed or this will not install. I had a few different Norton products installed and had to uninstall even the ones which hadn't expired in order to install Bitdefender. I just installed this product today so don't much experience with it as of yet but I will update this review in a few weeks after having had some time to see how everything is working Pros - Easy install Cons - The VPN service is limited to only 200mb and the unlimited costs $39 (Luckily I have NordVPN and wasn't made to uninstall it to use this) - Makes you install other useful products that aren't covered by this product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Anti-Everything I have ever owned

    Posted
    TVProducer
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Straight off the bat let me be honest with you. I have tried EVERY ANTI-WHATEVER IN THE WORLD. I know their weaknesses. Maybe one can block every infection from a sneeze to a Superior Trojan Horse, but it takes up MAJOR processor usage and slows the PC. Sometimes it says it can do something and you still end up with an infection. BITDEFENDER IS BOTH SECURE AND FAST. I have many programs on my computer. Some of which even trigger Bitdefender to block at first for my protection. However, when it does I can override it and program it as a permissable file. The software itself loads fast and does not bog down my CPU. I have looked for an anti-everything on the market for awhile and I beleive that BitDefender now has my vote as Number 1. In fact, it detected 3 viruses in my system just when I installed it that no other software did. Well done Bitdefender. You have my vote

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and great protection

    Posted
    jago
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I have been using Bit Defender for nearly a year now and I have been very satisfied with it. It updates itself on a regular schedule so I never have to worry about doing that myself. I am always protected from the latest malware, phishing, rootkits, spam, spyware, adware, trojans, viruses, worms and keyloggers out. I have not noticed any performance hits to my computers or phones. My Note8 runs just as smoothly with the bit defender app running. When I download a new app or update, it atomically scans it for malware and lets me know that it is safe with a quick little thing on my screen (similar to when you connect to a WiFi network from your phone, the message comes up and goes away quickly). I am very happy with the protection that it provides and the how easy it is to keep updated and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Security, Finds what others missed!

    Posted
    IronHorseGPS
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    BITDEFENDER TOTAL SECURITY 2019 5 DEVICE/1 YR (PC or MAC) was a nice upgrade to my current Internet Security software. As Bitdefender is not in the top 3, I was skeptical, but I am pleasantly pleased by the performance and user interface. After removing my previous software, Bitdefender cleaned up many PC issues I thought was monitored by the other software. It found fixes and updates that the other missed as well. All of this while reducing the size of the software file and load on the CPU. PROS - Effective PC Secuity - Finds errors others missed - Lightweight software doesn't bog down your computer! - Easy to use CONS - Unsure of the long-term effectivness, but willing to give this software a year to see who I will use in the future!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New and Improved?

    Posted
    imdidoc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I decided to try Bitdefender as it had several good reviews. My old program was eset and that worked as far as I could tell just fine. The first thing I noticed was the interface had changed from the videos I saw on YouTube, and that created some confusion to change some of the settings. The next was it thought two of my programs were malware (they aren't) and removed them. Reinstalling them was a pain as I had to contact the company to send new install codes. My computer sometimes acts strange, and I always wonder if Bitdefender is up to something. It also scans DVD moves and ties things up unless you tell it not to scan your DVD/CD drive. Next year, I may go back to eset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Take it or leave it

    Posted
    henkster
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is one of the few anti-virus programs that are compatible with Mac, the program is just average. There are no extraordinary features that other anti-virus programs have. The virus scan seemed to be pretty comprehensive and it hasn't been particularly bothersome as other software I have had. On the other hand, I found it to be the "bare bones", as far as many of the features such as a VPN in order to use the "full version of the VPN feature you have to buy an additional portion that isn't included. Overall, it's a standard anti-virus that will keep your computer free from malicious software.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend