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Bitdefender Internet Security 2015

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The industry leader in antivirus programs continues to innovate with this latest version

Pros

  • Autopilot feature runs antivirus processes in the background
  • Profiles for work, games and movie-watching
  • High rate of detection for malware and viruses
  • Compact user interface
  • Regular updates for virus classifications
  • Wallet lets you shop online safely

Cons

  • Some performance issues

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 is a free antivirus suite for PC, developed by Bitdefender, which will protect your PC both offline and online from all kinds of security threats, viruses, malware and more. The program is available to download as a trial version only. The full version is available on their official website. 

Protecting Your Digital Identity

In our everyday lives, it is not uncommon for a portion or significant part of our lives to exist in the digital world. Whether we are keeping records for our business, shopping online, emailing, browsing the web and social networks, or any other activity, we are constantly placing ourselves and our information at risk of being hacked, stolen and used for malicious purposes. That is why it is important to have an antivirus program that can effectively scan for, detect and remove any threats before they become an issue. Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 is a great example of this, offering a highly simplified, easy-to-use antivirus suite aimed at protecting what's most important to you. 

Faster, Better Scanning

Installing the software is a quick and simple process. To make full use of the program you will have to create an account, which only takes a minute. The program's user interface is quite minimalist and for that reason it is highly accessible to novice users. Bitdefender competes well with its rivals in terms of scanning power, blocking 100% of malware in a standard scan and detecting 98% when new elements were introduced. When a scan is completed the results will be displayed in a highly organized way allowing you to decide what needs to be removed. Bitdefender will detect all types of viruses, malware, spyware, trojans, rootkits and other malicious programs. 

Packed with Features

Other than the scanning utility, Bitdefender's menu contains many other useful features. Check your protection status with a banner, or click into the 'Protection' window for more detailed options. Bitdefender will protect you from six fronts: Antivirus, Web Protection, Vulnerability, Firewall, Intrusion Detection and Antispam, each of which can be customized to your liking. Regular updates ensure that virus classifications are kept up to date

For those who use their PCs for high-performance activities such as gaming or movies, Bitdefender has a set of profiles designed to minimize ongoing processes while these are underway. The 'Autopilot' feature can also be used to work silently with minimal output so that your computer's performance is not affected. It will also disable the pop-ups that typically appear whenever an attack is blocked. The only issue that I found with the profiles was that, though supposedly automated, they did not always activate when I was in one of these modes. 

For shopping, Bitdefender Wallet will protect you when you are conducting banking transactions (shopping on Amazon or eBay, sending money between bank accounts, etc.). This handy feature will ensure that none of your details are susceptible to theft and that all transactions can be done safely and without risk

Better Online Browsing

When you are browsing online, Bitdefender has you covered. For shopping, Bitdefender Wallet will protect you when you are conducting banking transactions (shopping on Amazon or eBay, sending money between bank accounts, etc.). This handy feature will ensure that none of your details are susceptible to theft and that all transactions can be done safely and without risk. When browsing websites and social networks normally, any malicious files embedded in hyperlinks, posts, tweets, etc. will be flagged and the user will be alerted.. 

The Verdict

Bitdefender is a highly effective antivirus suite which will protect your hard drive and your digital identity from dangerous or malicious files and programs. Its scanner ranks well above industry benchmarks, detecting 100% of malware in AV-tests. The user interface is compact and easy to use, even for those unfamiliar with such programs. Manage your offline and online protection, firewall, antispam and other modes through a single menu. Shop online with confidence with the Bitdefender Wallet. Set up profiles for working, gaming and watching movies so that the program will never interrupt you. All in all, it's a great antivirus program, with some reasonable pricing options for the full version. If you want some additional features like secure cloud storage and anti-theft protection for mobile devices, then this 'pro' version might be for you. On its own, though, Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 is still an excellent program. 

 

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Type Shareware

Version 17.28

Size 2.73 MB

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17.28 16.28.0.1789

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