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Bitdefender Total Security 2019 (5-Device) (1-Year Subscription) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews

90%
would recommend to a friend

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  • 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    New and Improved?

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

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Feel safe, but not for the tech savvy.

    Posted
    DavidJr
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    If you need an application to try and protect you from nearly every type of malicious computer product out there, with zero technical know how, then Bitdefender Total Security 2019 is for you. However, if you work with uncommon programs or like to maintain technical control of your system, I'd avoid this one. Bitdefender Total Security takes the word "total" pretty literal. Ranging from standard anti-virus and anti-malware to file and password control. There is no doubt that my computer felt safer with it installed. However, it also felt like I lost all say so in the matter. Even when a specific program was triggered and put into the quarantine, if you restore it the file is automatically added to the exception list. Then the malware triggers, with no exception or the advanced threat triggers, again with no exception other than to turn those features completely off. Defeating the purpose behind them. The same goes for having it installed on an android phone. One application has triggered the Malware Scanner, again because it is an uncommon application, but there is no way to exclude it. So, it sits there with an issue warning at all times. The phone application does allow for multiple protection features, such as malware scanner, web protection, app lock and anti-theft. Some of the features require them to be enabled and it will remind you about them pretty regularly if you don't have them enabled. Just like nearly every time I access the web, I get the VPN notification. The app lock feature adds a second layer of protection, for example, if someone gets your phone while it is unlocked, they can now read your messages or wreak havoc on other accounts that trust your phone. Though the app lock feature keeps them from doing anything in the application, it is slightly delayed, so anything that was already displayed can be seen for a split second. If you have the lock mode set for "Lock every time" it is the most secure, but highly obnoxious when you are just using your phone and switching between apps as you have to scan your finger or PIN every time it is brought to the front, again. Using it as fingerprint was the easiest, but found that it caused issues with other programs that use fingerprint to unlock as that split second delay caused interruption for the other application. If you haven't been to a site called haveibeenpwned, then you probably haven't seen your emails that have possibly been compromised in online leaks. Bitdefender uses similar information that is on that site to help you track account privacy. However, they only provide the site name and a date, give no further details, are missing several and show some as repeats. Bottom line is that Bitdefender Total Security is great for keeping my parents and kids devices safe, as I don't want them changing anything while avoiding any malicious content. If you desire more technical control or work with non-standard applications, this one is a bit difficult to work with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    powerful, easy-to-use, confidence building

    Posted
    TECHBEENGOOD
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    Bitdefender Total Security 2019 . . . I carefully selected my bank and my financial service company. I'm careful shopping with my credit cards. You can be sure I'm protecting my computer. with a company I trust. I've become a fan of Bitdefender. Too many security solutions are aggravating, peddling totally unrelated products or even games, and feeling like the same malware you're trying to avoid. Some even hold you hostage with relentless reminders, or are difficult to uninstall. Ugh. They might even do the job, but who needs that? I installed Bitdefender Total Security last year. I'm updating to the 2019 version. This is a virus/malware product that just works, unobtrusively, behind the scenes. It's comprehensive. it defends against ransomeware, provides secure browsing, and offers a lengthy list of protection services and privacy defenses. I can't find anything the folks at Bitdefender have left out or haven't addressed effectively. It includes a VPN feature which can be upgraded for faster performance. if you look for it, there are useful, related security products for sale, but they aren't in your face or in the way. OPERATION: After I start up my computer, some minutes later I get the "beep" notifying me that Bitdefender has installed the newest virus updates. That's it for interruptions. I can see the BitDefender Shield in the menu bars of both Firefox and Safari, reminding me that it is defending against viruses and malware as I wander the WEB. If I wander into a risky site Bitdefender interrupts my activities with a warning. It's very rare. Perhaps the site looked suspicious, or the security certificate wasn't configured properly, or the site was listed as potentially unsafe. I've been warned and need to over-ride the protection if I dare. Equally rarely, I've had files identified as infected and subsequently disinfected or quarantined if the Bitdefender disinfection fails. If you're skeptical, there are the HISTORY or QUARANTINE panes in your preferences where security interventions are listed. On guard, but not intrusive. The Bitdefender Total Security package also covers up to five mobile devices. I've got it installed on my iPhones, but it doesn't attract attention. If I open my Bitdefender CENTRAL account, there is a summary of activity for the past month. Bitdefender offers various services including "location", "wipe", and "lock." Securing and monitoring your kid's mobile devices can include seeing places they've visited, time online, or blocking Internet access for specific periods of time even when you'ren't at home You can create a blacklist of sites within a child's profile. If you'd like guidance, setting the child's date of birth automatically loads specifications considered appropriate for his/her age category One of the nicer aspects of Bitdefender is the contextual menu help and guidance. There is a clear, simple explanation of selection choices right there in the operations screen. For more complete explanations there is the wonderful, easily understood and thorough explanations in Bitdefender's PDF USER GUIDE. It's one of the best I've seen. If I could make any recommendation, I'd like to see Bitdefender provide links from the simpler help descriptions in the operations screens to the more complete explanations in the USER GUIDE. So, for example, suggesting that I should "install and use Bitdefender VPN" isn't helpful if I don't understand the entire concept, the advantages and disadvantages, and when it might or might not work for my purposes. Link me to the USER GUIDE or even a "white paper." Ditto for helping the end user understand the preference panes. Bitdefender is an easy Security program to recommend. As I noted in my review last year, I'm not very tolerant if products are in any way aggravating. Bitdefender Total Security is a powerful, easy-to-use virus protection solution, and it adds significantly to my confidence as I wander around the Internet. I trust them.

    I would recommend this to a friend