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Did not work well for me.Posted
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
Best software, VPN service is costly, easy installPosted
Bitdefender Total Security 2019 is a top line security suite which includes just about everything you need to protect Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Installing the Windows version gets antivirus, firewall, spam filter, malicious website blocking, banking protection, parental controls, a password manager, file encryption, secure file deletion, PC cleanup and optimization...wow that is a lot. The VPN service is free but for only 200MB...which is truly useless...it cost $39 for unlimited and while costly, in today's hack run environments it is pretty cost effective for peace of mind. The included Ransomware Remediation, is a protective layer which should help detect ransomware activities and backs up targeted files until the malicious processes can be closed. Network Threat Prevention is new technology which aims to prevent malware exploiting vulnerabilities on your device to launch attacks. Bitdefender's Autopilot system is now smarter, offering smart recommendations to optimize protection to match how you use your devices. A new dashboard makes install rather straightfirward and easier to use. Overall I like, love the software suite especially on my mobile devices. I install and leave it to do its security features with no slowdown my activities.
I would recommend this to a friend
Quiet Security GuardPosted
In an age of 24 hour news and constant reporting about security breaches and the like, the best thing that you can hope for is NO NEWS. No News is Good News, right? That is exactly what this product provides without sacrificing protection. Having a home office and spending plenty of time on the internet, this program gives me the peace of mind of protection, but without the intrusive feeling of an overzealous security guard or the hindrance of big brother always tapping you on the shoulder reminding you not to talk to strangers. This program sits in the background keeping you safe without need for recognition. This is how all security programs should be, instead of popping up every time you turn on your computer reminding you that it is watching. Pair this with a cake-walk of an install and not noticing any speed reduction that seems to plague newer routers with built in security, this program definitely goes down and a winner in my book. That being said. I do not conduct any especially risky behaviors on my computer and have a decent working knowledge of spotting those dark internet alleys that appear malicious in nature. Which like any other activity in life will assist you in staying out of trouble. But as of today with the assistance of BITDEFENDER, there are no signs of intrusions or issues on my PC.
I would recommend this to a friend
The Best Anti-Everything I have ever ownedPosted
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
Simply Put, “The BEST Security Suite Available”Posted
I'll be honest.I've only been using BitDefender Total Security for a few days, so I'ven't yet had time to check out every function/feature. That being said, this review focuses on what I've "explored", and compares it against the other top-rated security suite - Norton Security. First, BitDefender is sold in 5-device, and 10-device packages, whereas Norton is sold in 1-device, 5-device & 10-device packages, so Symantec's offering is slightly more flexible. Second, while BitDefender's non-=discounted 5-device package is priced equal to Norton's, their 10-device package is slightly less than Norton (by $10). However, based on the discounted pricing (as of 10/7/18), while BitDefender has the advantage (by $5) on the 5-device pancaking, Norton has a huge advantage (by $45) on their 10-device packaging. Moving onto what really matters - the security software, itself - the Windows version (as I'm somewhat anti-Mac) includes antivirus, firewall, spam filter, malicious website blocking, online banking protection, parental controls, password manager, file encryption, secure file deletion, PC cleanup and optimization, and even BitDefender's own VPN. Norton offers all of the above, with the exception of online banking protection & VPN (Norton VPN (called Norton WiFi Privacy) is available, albeit at additional cost). A new addition to BitDefender.and something Norton (currently) can't compete with, is the Ransomware Remediation function. Hopefully, you'll never need this function to actually 'activate', but, if you do, while computers protected with Norton will be vulnerable, if you're using BitDefender, you should be protected. This, alone, could be considered a huge advantage to some. Installation is simple, and, while taking longer than Norton's installation process, it doesn't require the reboot that Norton requires (however, I ALWAYS recommend rebooting after installing ANY software that makes significant changes to the OS). One function I really like is BitDefender's scanning tool. While Norton is the best when it comes to antivirus protection, if you perform a full scan, it always takes the same amount of time proportional to the amount of data installed. BitDefender, on the other hand, utilizes a smart scan, in that it keeps track (to whatever degree) of changes to your system, and, over time, the amount of time it takes to complete a full system scan becomes less and less, as the full scan isn't truly a "full" scan. While I'ven't had enough time to add/remove significant amounts of data, I did read a few professional reviews, and one reviewer, in testing, performed multiple full scans, which consisted of 335GB of data. While the first scan took 135 minutes, the second took only 43 minutes, and, by the third scan, it was down to 30 minutes. Personally, considering I've a few TB of data, I can't wait for the scan time to decrease, as 4-6 hour scans were common when I was using Norton. In the opposite direction, BitDefender's spam filter, which integrates into MS Outlook, is considerably less capable than Norton's. compared against Outlook's built-in filters, there's almost no difference. Additionally, the BitDefender spam filter is overly slow in identifying spam, and doesn't appear to "learn" as well as Norton does. Since I don't have a webcam, I was unable to test the Webcam Protection, and, as there are no children around, I had no need to test out the Parental Controls. As for the rest of the suites features/functions, they, essentially, work as well as Norton's, with no noticeable differences. FINAL VERDICT In short, BitDefender Total Security 2019 is an excellent security suite. There are numerous improvements (based on what I've read) mover the 2018 version, and there are some functions/features that make it better than Symantec's Norton Security. At the same time, Norton offers some functions/features which are superior to BitDefender's. where Norton has a robust settings menu, excellent for more advanced users, BitDefender has a fairly simplistic settings menu, making it an excellent choice for less-advanced users, as well as those who don't want to'deal' with such mundane things. As much as I've been pleased with Norton over the years, the switch to BitDefender might turn out to be a smart choice. BitDefender offers more security features, more utilities, better malware protection, and better performance (ie. your computer isn't'slowed down' as much). While Norton's antivirus (the key component in all security suites) has been #1 for many years, it's been losing ground to others, including BitDefender. Earlier, I mentioned that Norton's antivirus was #1. and, technically, it still is. However, its lead is so minimal now (virtually nonexistent) that it really doesn't matter. I say that, not because it "doesn't matter". obviously, antivirus DOES matter, and will always be the key component in any security suite.but because the whole purpose of a "security suite" is the COLLECTION of security-related components. If we were just talking about antivirus software, and nothing else, then I'd probably recommend Norton Antivirus, and nothing else. However, this isn't about "antivirus" software - it's about "security suite" software, and that completely changes the ballgame. In regards to complete security suites, BitDefender is the new 'leader' (not just my opinion, but also that of numerous professional reviewers). My only "gripe". and it IS a big one.with it's its poor antispam. If antispam is seriously important to you (meaning more important than everything else), then you might want to consider looking elsewhere. If everything else is more i8mportant to you than antispam, then BitDefender should be your new CSBFF (Computer Software BFF). Disclaimer: This product was provided free, or at reduced cost, for the purpose of reviewing the product. Nevertheless, the above review, be it positive, negative, or anywhere in-between, is a 100% honest review, and the price paid played absolutely no part in my review.
I would recommend this to a friend