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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

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not at all what I was hoping for from Bitdefender

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    Unfortunately I was expecting a full fledged program for MAC's by virtue of the title "Total Security 2019", but got only a small portion of what you'd get if you were using Windows I assume. The product was an easy download, loaded easily, didn't tax the memory, and never crashed - that is an achievement, yes. But, basically I got a very limited program. No firewall. An antivirus program is for the most part what you get on the MAC version. There are some other things like a web browser extension for Safari, but anyone can get this for free. You get a 200MB per day VPN. Free VPN's offer the same. And to upgrade, you can get any program you want for the annual price they charge. As for the IOS version for iPhone, I didn't really see much there either. A lost my iPhone type feature, which iPhone has on it already. Same VPN offer of 200MB per day, or pay to upgrade to full version. Nothing on here that I would consider worth using on my iPhone, and in fairness to Bitdefender, nobody has anything to offer in this area. So, if using for MAC, you may want to consider something else for a more robust protection product. I'm going to fire up a windows computer and give that a try, but so far I'm just not impressed enough that I would spend money for products that you can really for free these days, albeit from different sources.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You would have thought...

    Posted
    RandallFlagg
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    • 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: 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: 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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Protection, annoying popups

    Posted
    jonnyd2885
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The BitDefender Total Security suite is a good protection suite that offers virus scan and app scanning. It comes with free (limited data) VPN, and offers web and app protection. All of these features work well and as intended. My issue is the absolute annoying amount of popups and "reminders" that come up whenever you do almost anything on your phone. If you are on a site that even mentions the word "bank" the app prompts you to use the secure protection to protect your data. The popups for using the VPN, scans, and almost anything that you do on your phone make the experience just annoying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay but more complex than needed

    Posted
    Gur09
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Could be less complex for use. Notifications to run software should not populate on daily basis. User should determine when software will run. Software notice populates when secure WiFi network wpa is selected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quarantines but does not remove

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

    Bitdefender seems to do an adequate job. It will quarantine but does not remove unless you upgrade...Pay more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend