Bitdefender Anti-Virus Software Review

Rating: 8.6 / 10 (Excellent)
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Performance Test
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Help and Support

Bitdefender is a full-featured anti-virus software that comes with an extensive number of tools that are designed to protect you against online and offline threats. It is extremely flexible and runs discretely in the background whether you are playing online games, browsing or just keeping up with your social media accounts. Better online protection helps guard your personal and financial information with its Safepay feature. The anti-virus software is regularly updated to ensure that you are being protected with the latest technology Bitdefender could offer.


30 Day Free trial


  • Family Pack 2016 (unlimited devices) $59.97/yr ($119.95)
  • Total Security 2016 (up to 3 PCs) $58.47/yr ($89.95)
  • Total Security Multi-Devices 2015 (up to 5 PCs) $99.95/yr
  • Internet Security 2016 (up to 3 PCs) $51.97/ yr ($79.95)
  • Antivirus Plus 2016  (up to 3 PCs) $38.97/yr ($59.95)
  • Antivirus for Mac (up to 3 PCs) $59.95/yr
  • Mobile Security (1 device) $14.95/yr
  • Security for XP and Vista (up to 3 PCs) $79.95/yr
  • Box (Unlimited number of internet connected devices) $99 ($199)
  • Windows 8 Security (up to 3 PCs) $84.95/yr

Performance Test AV Comparatives

  • AV comparative score 90
  • PC Mark score 98.8
  • Total 188.8
  • Impact score 1.2


  • Real-time scanner
  • On-access scanner
  • On-demand scanner
  • Compressed file scanner
  • Scheduled scans
  • Quarantine infected files
  • Auto-clean infected files
  • Script blocking
  • Webmail scanning
  • Instant messaging protection
  • Automatic updates
  • Bootable rescue 
  • External storage devices scanning
  • Registry protection
  • Parental control

Advance Features

Bitdefender scores high in basic protection features, providing all the needed layers of security for keeping your information safe online and maintaining the integrity of your computers. It does however seem over eager at times giving us warnings about programs that we knew were safe.

Bitdefender comes with an autopilot feature that takes all the trouble of making these decisions itself which is ideal for less technical users. Welcome additions include a two-way firewall for better protection, parental controls, social media scanner and password manager. It also offers Safepay, a web browser that provides even better security for online financial transactions.

  • Two-way firewall
  • Data encryption
  • Cloud anti-spam
  • Device anti-theft
  • File Shredder
  • Social Media scanning

Operating System Compatibility

  • Windows 10
  • MAC

Support Services

  • Email
  • Live Chat
  • Phone support


Bitdefender is definitely one of the best buys when it comes to finding anti-virus software that is able to provide an effective solution for all anti-virus concerns. A consistent topper among reviews, Bitdefender scores high in real-time prevention against all types of virus and phishing attacks. Its autopilot feature makes it less intrusive while easy to use for those with little or no technical know-how.

It scores high in AV Comparative’s performance test, ensuring that users don’t experience performance slow down while the software is running. It could be on the heavy side, with more than 1 gigabyte required for installation. A must buy for those who are searching for a proven anti-virus software and willing to shell out a few extra dollars. 
















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