Bitdefender review

BitDefender is the pioneer of the international internet security software. It has been creating award-winning innovations in the industry since 2001. It is trusted by more than 500 millions users.

$39.99 Per year
9.3 Total Score
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Intro

Its global popularity earned partners in distribution and reselling in over 100 countries across the world.
Pioneering the industry for 15 years and counting, BitDefender has earned multiple premium awards from different companies and organizations. In January 2015, BitDefender won the “Product of the Year” award from AV-Comparatives for the second time. Its industry-leading heuristics have made it receive the Proactive Malware Detection Golden Award. In the recently introduced category of awards just last February 2016, Windows Testing, BitDefender was recognized as the “Top Product” for Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. PC Mag gave the “Excellent” award of 2016 to Bitdefender Business Security. Since 2009, BitDefender has always performed good in every VBSpam test. But on 2016’s test in January, it has performed its best in history, making it achieve the VBSPAM+ Award.
Sure, BitDefender went a long way ever since its foundation. Up until now, it continues to try and lead the industry with more and more innovations.

Popular Features

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Better heuristic behavioural detection technology in the antivirus industry

POPULAR FEATURES

  • Zero Performance Impact Keep your PC fast, don’t lose any performance.
  • AutoPilot Automatic protection, easy to use with zero questions asked.
  • Two-Way Firewall Prevent Unauthorized Access to your Private Data.
  • Parental Control Keep your Kids Safe. Monitor Their Activity.
  • Ransomware Protection Protect your files against ransomware virus.
  • Game Mode Never suffer from performance when you play your games.
  • Password Manager Automatically inputs credential in payment detail page to prevent hackers to theft your password.

Detection rates

As what the results of the latest File Detection Test by AC-Comparatives this year, BitDefender’s detection rate is 99.8%. The AV-Test shows how effective BitDefender is in killing malware and other viruses. However, there is something it is short of, which reflects to its detection rate. The sample version of BitDefender had reported 1 false positive. What makes up for that little drawback, moreover, was BiDefender’s Intrusion Detection. It’s one of the features that helped the software get its recent detection rate.

Intrusion Detection System offers three levels of protection. It detects, identifies, fends off, and blocks exploit attacks to avoid future intrusions.

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Customer Support

BitDefender is committed to make every user’s digital experience much more fun and easier. After all, customers are its main priority. BitDefender understands its users’ need for answers to questions and solutions to problems. Support Center is a place for these matters.

Users have the option to seek help for home use or for business use. This helps for faster identification of technical issues and other concerns. Users can also contact Customer Care to get help from knowledgeable technicians who are ready to answer questions and resolve issues for customers 24/7. An “Email Ticket” can also be sent to the official email address of BitDefender’s Customer Support. Here, users are required to fill in personal information like name, country, and email, technical details like the product, category, and OS, and the private message for more specified description of the problem.

Users can also contact the Support Center by phone. BitDefender is an international company. It actually has one official phone number for every country it operates in. This is suggested for problems that need immediate action. However, it may take more or less 10 minutes for the Bitdefender Support Team to take the call, as the team also considers other customers in need. BitDefender also includes Live Assistance in its customer support. Users can ask live about technical problems and personal concerns.

Pricing

BitDefender products fall on two categories: for home and for business.

Home ProductsPrice per service
1 year2 years3 years
Bitdefender FAMILY PACKUS $119.99US $199.99US $249.99
Bitdefender TOTAL SECURITY MULTI-DEVICEUS $89.99US $149.99US $199.99
Bitdefender INTERNET SECURITYUS $59.99US $89.99US $129.99
Bitdefender ANTIVIRUS PLUSUS $39.99US $69.99US $89.99
Bitdefender ANTIVIRUS FOR MACUS $39.99US $69.99US $89.99
Bitdefender MOBILE SECURITYUS $14.99NONO
Bitdefender SECURITY FOR XP AND VISTAUS $59.95NONO

For business matters, customers can choose between three packages to install:
1. Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security
2. Bitdefender GravityZone Advanced Business Security
3. Bitdefender GravityZone Enterprise Security

The number of devices per installation is higher than home use, which only counts per 1 device. Prices depend on the length of protection.

Business ProductPrice per service
1 year2 years3 years
Bitdefender GravityZone Business SecurityUS $109.99US $179.99US $221.99
Bitdefender GravityZone Advanced Business SecurityUS $289.99US $464.99US $579.99
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Conclusion

BitDefender has made its name, has made several innovative kinds of software, and has satisfied a lot of customers. Choosing BitDefender won’t be a bad decision.