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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Put, “The BEST Security Suite Available”

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    Panther68
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    I’ll be honest…I’ve only been using BitDefender Total Security for a few days, so I haven’t yet had time to check out every function/feature. That being said, this review focuses on what I have “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 haven’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 have 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 is 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Need to Look for Better Protection: This is it!

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    jailoliv
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    With the amount of attacks you face just by connecting your device to the internet, a simple anti-virus cannot fully protect you anymore. Just browsing a site that has been compromised is dangerous enough. Besides, scammers can trick you into logging onto a fake site that looks just like the one of your credit card or bank and thus compromising your identify and finances. Today, you need at least Antivirus, Anti-Malware and a Firewall. Bitdefender Total Security 2019 suite gives you all that plus some other important features. Does it deliver what it promises? Online Threat Prevention: I did try browsing some known dangerous sites and Bitdefender immediately blocked them all. You still have the option to view them at your own risk but you have to acknowledge you are willing to take that risk. It works even if you are using the incognito or private mode of your browser. That is especially important to me because I have a 9-year-old and a teen in the house and they are not savvy enough to recognize malicious sites. In one instance, it did not block the download of an infected file BUT the real-time protection caught it. That is the advantage of having the Total Security suite. Ransomware Remediation: I have never been a victim of Ransomware but this is one of the most important features. Ransomware happens when your files are hacked and then encrypted. That makes them impossible to recover without the right tool and encryption key used by the hacker. Bitdefender Total Security 2019 will automatically restore them as long as you had it running when the attack happened. I did not test that feature though. After testing over 800 malware files – yes there are some sites that you can download them from for research purposes; Bitdefender identified 97%, which is an excellent ratio. I just wished it protected 100% but there is no security system that can claim that feat. There is new Malware almost every minute. My opinion is that Bitdefender will keep your system as secure as possible since it automatically checks malware databases on the cloud. VPN: this is the only nice feature that is useless to me. It is mainly used to browse the internet anonymously but it allows only 200 MB of data per day, per device. Personally, I use that in minutes. Sure, you can have unlimited access but that will cost you a separate subscription. Another great feature is the password manager, which I highly recommend its use so you can have complex and different passwords for every site you need to log on to, while not having to remember every single one of them. That ensures that if your credentials are compromised on Facebook for instance, the thief will not be able to access your bank account with the same credentials because the passwords are different. Other useful features are file encryption, webcam protection (a must), parental control, anti-theft (for Windows only) and SafePay. The latter should always be used when accessing your bank for instance. No amount of security is too much when it comes to my finances. My main complaint is support for iOS. It is somewhat limited. A bummer for my family because we all use iPhones and iPads. This seems to be common with other Security suits so I am not counting that against Bitdefender. Also, it is free and does not use any of your licenses, Since it has a firewall, I had issues with one software: Mouse Without Borders. It would install correctly but it would not work with the second computer. It took me a while to figure it out but once I did, I added it to the whitelist. However, some users may not know what to do in such a case. In summary, I feel a lot more confident using our devices with Bitdefender. I have not noticed any negative influence in performance. It gives me and my family ease of mind when navigating the wild and dangerous web. No need to look for better protection to your system: this is it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    powerful, easy-to-use, confidence building

    Posted
    TECHBEENGOOD
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    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 are not 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid and complete at a reasonable price

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    Capshroud
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    Anti-virus/protection software is one of those things you don’t like to think about. It’s often a pain to initially set up, and can extract a heavy toll on system resources. I’ve used the free version of several well-known products, but it’s now to the point where you “pay” to be free with an increasing number of pop-ups and sales banners. Also, as the threats become more pervasive and varied, basic protection just doesn’t seem adequate these days. With this in mind, I decided to find a full protection suite that’s reasonably priced and highly rated. Bitdefender Total Security 2019 fit the bill for me. I’ve tested the basic and full versions of this product in the past and found it good but geeky. With the 2019 version the user interface has been vastly improved, and the learning curve has been flattened. The installation was smooth and required very little attention, but it does require some patience. I let the entire suite load to test everything, and it takes a while. Besides loading the large program it does an initial scan and then searches through your executable programs to grant permissions and set up the firewall. Give it some time or you may get some slow program starts and unusual results. However, once done it’s very transparent, and I didn’t notice a speed hit on even my old Asus laptop. Keep in mind, this full suite is potentially watching everything. Besides Bitdefender’s highly rated antivirus protection, it offers WIFI security, firewall, antispam, phishing, ransomware protection and recovery, and nearly everything else you can imagine. You do have the option of enabling or disabling many of these features. If “Safe Files” is on, programs it doesn’t know will be blocked from writing data. This is part of the ransomware protection, and a one-time dialog pops up to let you grant or refuse permission. On the privacy side, you can use its password manager, file shredder, VPN, file encryption, parental controls, webcam protection (blocks outside access to your cam), and Safepay which adds protection to online banking and commerce. Lastly, there are some utilities for optimizing, disk cleanup, startup, and anti-theft. The password manager works well, and your “Wallets” can be shared between all the computers are running Bitdefender under your account. When you create a wallet, you can import existing ID’s and passwords from your browsers or start from scratch. Cleaning up you memorized passwords lists before importing them is advisable. You can end up with everything that you ever clicked "yes remember" when logging in. Your browser keeps them all. It won’t know which is current, and you'll get a drop-down list of choices. You can edit the wallet to correct this, or you can start clean if you know all your logins. For all these features, I found Bitdefender straightforward to use without a noticeable drain on speed. The interface is very clean, and it seems to provide every protection you might need all in one package. With one purchase covering up to five computers, the price is pretty reasonable for all you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for multiple devices

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    MrAnubisKitty
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    This is more than just virus protection, as it has a number of other features as well, which is why I selected this product. With today's technology, it makes sense to go for the higher level of protection for my devices. Installation was straightforward, with easy to follow directions. I started with my desktop, a recent device I hadn't added protection to yet, although I did find McAfee was on there already. That actually took the longest- uninstalling that program that came preinstalled. Other than that, installation was fairly quick and easy to follow. Part of this installation includes setting up an account on BitDefender Central. Next I put it on my iPad. This was the easiest, as you just download the app and log into the account already created on the first device. I added this software to an older laptop that had previously used another program for virus protection, and installed this software in its place without difficulty. I found that scanning these three devices took less time to complete than other software I've used in the past. It also offers password management and various other security measures too. I liked that it should protect me from other internet related concerns, like assessing my computer's vulnerability to attacks and improving overall online safety. I did install a different product on someone else's computer, and theirs was a little faster, but that product is web-based, so you're not downloading files. That's the only recommendation I might make, is to have a more web-based version. This software did not slow things down like some other products, even on the older device, which is one problem I had in the past. The fact that I can use it on an iOS device, and have additional features to optimize my computer and to provide the safest possible online experience, are important selling points for me. I would definitely recommend this product due the ease of installation and use, along with excellent protection for different devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Improved for 2019

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    Robsapremiresilver
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    I have had Bit Defender in 2017 and was impressed then. Now I am really impressed. The Total Security version 2019 is well worth every penny spent. When running a quick scan I was extremely impressed with how fast this test was. Quick scan, scanned 8681 items in 0.07 seconds. Really impressed with that. The full system scan scanned 2,293,547 items and only took 00:19:08 and found 3 suspected items and quarantined them. Normally a full system scan takes an hour or more on my old Antivirus program (not Bit Defender). I have a bit of advice, using built-in MS windows defender is ok, but this product did not catch the 3 viruses Bit defender found and the scan was much faster by a factor of 300% faster. Today the thieves are smarter and more adept at getting into our computers which have as time goes on more of our lives than ever before. Spend the extra money and protect yourself. I have tested the Safepay which is a safe way to access your most sensitive financial information and found it both intuitive, easy, just as fast as any other browser and was able to bookmark each of the sites for ease of use next time I want to access the sites again. I really like this feature. I did not test the VPN feature yet but will test at a later date. I have only tested in a Windows environment and will test on Apple, Android devices at a later date and will update this review. Other features include: Real-Time Data Protection, Network Threat Protection, Anti-phishing, Anti-fraud, secure browsing, Multi-Layer Ransomware protection. and much much more. I would highly recommend this software to any and all who need this type of service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best multi-layer defense

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    SimpleLiving
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    I have had a few experiences with different internet security services. I am very impressed with Bitdefender Total Security 2019 subscription. The Bitdefender has one of the best protection features. One of the features that I like is the Vulnerability setting which reminds you to change passwords. So far, it has a done an excellent job with its antivirus, firewall, saves files which protect access to valuable documents, and anti-spam online threat prevention. The advanced threat defense features are one of the modules which are most of the interest because it is the behavioral blocking component. The ransomware remediation feature automatically restores if there are any encrypted files. All these modules make Bitdefender Total Security 2019 the best multi-layer defense for any computer. The included VPN makes this product a plus to have due to the recent repeal of the net neutrality regulation. The subscription allows installation for up to five devices. My laptop performs better, and I feel more secure when I go online. Overall, I am satisfied with my new total security software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best software, VPN service is costly, easy install

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    redderr
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Internet Securoty, drains my battery though

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    APFLORES413
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    I have several computers that I need to make sure have the best internet security. When it comes to protecting these computers from all the nasty malware and others out there; it becomes overwhelming trying to choose the right one(s) out there. Given, I’ve only used Norton or McAfee. I was pleasantly surprised with bitdefender and believe this is the best out there. I’d installed it on my Surface Go for 3 weeks now, and am very pleased. I have not yet installed it on my other laptop and wanted to use the Surface as my testbed. The 2019 edition (didn’t know it’s been around since 2002) offers a wide range of features and improvements to fully protect your computer. Compared to the other products I’ve used in the last, I believe that Bitdefender offers a far range better protection. There are better data protection that protects your files (docs, photos, videos and music) from ransomware. There are prevention features to help you from harmful websites. You have your typical real-time protection, and checks our files from any changes that are dubious. This is top notch securityon my device and can’t wait to install them to my other computer. The only downside is it is constantly on my Surface which I do not always keep plugged. Even at a full charge at the beginning of the day, my Surface is nearly 50% at the end of the day because Bitdefender is on. I need to change the settings on this or completely keep it off when not in use. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet Security Guard

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    1ShadowFox1
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best security software I've ever used!

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    Mike
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    I've been using Bitdefender Total Security on my desktop for over a week now as I needed a new security software after the trial I had been using ran out (Norton). After the first day, I was so impressed with the ease of use, limited system resources (very lightweight on your system), and incredible security offered that I downloaded it onto my laptop (Webroot), tablet (Webroot), and phone (AVG)! The other programs I had been using worked great but they were nowhere near this level of speed, ease of use, and comprehensive! The security suite works incredibly across all platforms and offers many other amazing benefits such as: webcam protection, secure browsing, network threat protection, real-time data protection alerts, and a VPN! The VPN in this security suite is the biggest benefit of all, it helps to protect you and your personal information on the web with a secured portal that shields you private information as you browse the web, work on the road, or complete school work! That, teamed up with the incredible security against direct threats to your computer technology and the real-time safety alerts, really gives some peace of mind while you're connected! As far as well rounded, full featured security suites go... Bitdefender has taken the cake and I highly recommend their software!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Every bit as good as the rest

    Posted
    Quincy0980
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    a full featured antivirus product

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    tyeske
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection!

    Posted
    JamexRZ
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    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!!

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    ExcellentEducator
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bitdefender Total Security 2019

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    Mistabritt
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Anti-Everything I have ever owned

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    TVProducer
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    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!

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thorough software!!!

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    Krabbits
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I recently renewed from 2018 to 2019. The installation process was easy and fast. Simply signed in and followed the instructions. The software seems to install quicker and seems to run a little faster than the older model. The parental controls are a must. We have 2 kids under 15 so it's a must and it's seamless in operation. The software is customizable and easy to navigate as well. I've never had any issues with the older software and nothing no issues for the 2 months I've been using 2019 model either. Good stuff!

    I would recommend this to a friend