Bitdefender

Rating:
4.5
(4.5)

Bitdefender has been a dominant force in the antivirus industry for over two decades. Founded in Romania in 1998, the company has grown to become a top three antivirus software producer globally. Bitdefender’s success is attributable to their powerful antivirus engine and high detection rates, which have led to a 98% customer retention rate. The company’s best feature is its ability to detect any type of malicious software that targets Windows operating systems. This includes viruses, spyware and rootkits.

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Bitdefender
Price
Freemium
Version
6.1.0
Category
Developer
BitDefender
Source
Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
Rating
4.5
(4.5)

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How to download Bitdefender

To download Bitdefender, all you have to do is visit the official website and click on “Buy Now” or use your Google Chrome browser. You will then be redirected to an online store where it allows for a direct download of Bitdefender.

The download process takes only a few minutes and will prompt you to run the installation file once it finishes downloading on your device, which is painless as no other downloads are required beyond updating Google Chrome’s extension if not already installed. If for some reason Bitdefender does not automatically run after installing, you can restart your device and click on the “Google Chrome” button in the upper-right corner of your screen to open Google Chrome. Clicking on this will activate Bitdefender which is found under an icon that looks like a blue globe with a shield inside it.

How to install Bitdefender

The installation process is fast and simple. After you’ve purchased the product, Bitdefender will open a window asking for your email and password. This is to ensure that only authorised users can access their personal account after they purchase one of their products. Once registered on Bitdefender’s website, click “Download Now!” where you can then download the latest version of Bitdefender.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, all that needs to be done is double-click on its desktop icon or launch from your taskbar shortcut for complete installation. You will need admin rights to install it.

If you want to try before you buy, Bitdefender offers a trial version of their products. You can use the trial version for 30 days and decide whether or not to continue with a purchase after that time period has expired. Bitdefender also offers a cutting-edge firewall module that blocks all incoming unsolicited traffic from the internet to your devices, with a simple and modern interface. This feature is especially useful if you wish to block Google Chrome’s peer-to-peer network activity when using public networks like those found in coffee shops, restaurants and libraries.

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Bitdefender is also one of the best-known names in antivirus software. It was launched more than 15 years ago and has grown to become a trusted name across Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America – although many people might not realise that it’s Romanian. The company offers security solutions for small and large businesses, as well as home users.

We love Bitdefender because it’s easy to set up – all you need is your email address in order for the software to register with your online account. It also offers great protection against threats such as viruses, malware and spam emails (which are often delivered in bulk by automated systems). This means it’s a good choice for business users who don’t have time to worry about these things.

Bitdefender’s main task is to protect your device from malware and other dangerous threats. BitDefender products have been known for their high degree of security over the years, as they are regularly winning awards in AV-TEST comparative tests year after year since 2011! The company has a solid reputation and makes use of advanced technologies to provide superior protection against all types of threats.

Its antivirus engine provides an effective security shield for your device, ensuring that it is protected from online and offline threats alike. The company uses a multi-layered detection system which can detect even the most advanced and complex threats out there. Users can easily activate the automatic protection by clicking on a “Scan Now” button found in their app interface, which will initiate an online scan of your device for any malicious software or other security risks that may be present.

It also provides robust firewall features which will block any incoming traffic from the internet to your device, regardless of its origin. This is an excellent feature if you wish to restrict Google Chrome’s peer-to-peer network activity when using a public WiFi or 4G/LTE connection that could be compromised by hackers and other cybercriminals.

The firewall will also block any data from exiting your device, which is especially useful if you don’t want certain sensitive and/or personal information to leave the confines of your computer or smartphone for other parties like advertisers, hackers and governments to see! BitDefender has also included a feature that allows you to block specific IP addresses, which will prove useful if you wish to prevent certain websites from loading on your device.

Bitdefender also comes with parental controls for added protection of children and teens who access the internet without supervision. The app features detailed logs of all activities performed by the user, including searches and visited websites. This feature allows parents to review their children’s internet activity in order for them to ensure it is safe and within the parameters of acceptable use.

As far as security software goes, Bitdefender is one of the best on the market. It’s one that we would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good antivirus and firewall option.

A quick scan takes only moments – too long when you have an important deadline for a report, but not too much longer than the time it takes to make yourself a cup of coffee.

Bitdefender also offers some useful extras, like its parental control software and the option of remotely controlling your computer via an online portal if you lose your log-in details. It’s also particularly good at blocking online adverts, which can be great for businesses that need to make sure their employees aren’t wasting time on Facebook or YouTube when they should really be working.

Overall, Bitdefender is one of the best antivirus solutions out there – and it’s particularly well-suited to businesses. If you want a robust security solution that doesn’t take up too much time, then this could be worth checking out further.

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