Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017

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Category: Antivirus Software for PC
Product Rank: #1 in Antivirus for PC
Price: $39.97
Supported OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8

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Offers ultimate protection against virus and spyware along with 24/7 technical support.

This product is yet to gain enough recognition in the market when compared to a few other competitors.

The Verdict:

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is bundled with all the essential tools and features to establish a solid security platform on your PC. With features like Autopilot™, this software has the ability to apply the best possible settings to maximize security without you having to worry about configuring it.

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Gold Award iWebGUARDBitdefender is undoubtedly a powerful antivirus product to provide all-round security for your PC without compromising on its performance. Be it a virus, spyware or any other malware, you can remain worry free if you have Bitdefender Antivirus Plus installed on your computer. This product has received highest rating on all the ranking factors like “Threat Detection”, “Performance” and “Features” and occupies the TOP place among the ten antivirus products being reviewed. It also wins our GOLD AWARD for the year 2014.

Step-by-step instructions make the installation process quick and easy while taking no more than a few minutes to complete. Bitdefender antivirus plus also performs a pre-installation scan to clean up any existing infections. After installation, the antivirus comes into action immediately without the need for a system reboot. The user interface is friendly and simple to navigate. The Autopilot™ feature makes all the security related decisions for you thereby avoiding the need for post-installation settings. However, if you wish to perform the settings manually, the Autopilot™ feature backs off silently while your new settings take effect.

Threat Detection: 9.5/10

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Bitdefender antivirus plus is highly smart when it comes to detecting, neutralizing and removing the threats. According to third party testers like AV-TEST and VB-100, this product manages to block 100% of all the widespread and prevalent malware out there. It also proves highly effective even on 0-day malware attacks and manages to block most of them by monitoring their behaviour in real-time.

Even though many other antivirus products manage to block most of the threats, they also flag legitimate software as malware. However, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus cleverly manages to maintain a very low false detection rate and thus emerges as a clear winner in terms of threat detection.

Performance: 9.5/10

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus ensures maximum security for your computer without causing any significant drop in its speed. By taking advantage of your PC’s processing power, the Smart Scan feature cleverly manages the available resources to carry out the background scanning and maintenance process, so as to ensure that other programs on your computer do not run shortage of it. Scan Dispatcher feature automatically schedules the scanning process to a time when your computer has less load on processor and memory. This way your computer’s performance is always maintained at its best.

Features: 10/10

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is bundled with all the necessary and handy features to make it a complete one. The most highlighting features include Autopilot and SafePlay. If Autopilot completely manages all the security settings for your computer, the SafePlay feature provides additional security for all your online transactions such as credit card and banking by automatically opening your pages in a secure window. This prevents data theft from hackers and intruders.

Anti-Phishing feature guards you from phishing attack. Vulnerability scanner alerts you about missing security patches and outdated programs so that you always stay updated. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus also provides security against threats that make their way through social media such as Facebook and MySpace. The other important features of the product include USB Immunizer, Active Virus Control, Search Advisor and File Shredder.

Help & Support: 10/10

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With Bitdefender Antivirus Plus you get high quality technical support throughout the day on all 7 days of the week. The support options include Phone, Live Chat and Email. You can also resolve your most common issues by referring the help section on Bitdefender’s website that includes articles, knowledge base, help files and troubleshooting tips.

Value for Money: 10/10

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus offers top notch protection against all kinds of threats that are both identified and unidentified. In addition to basic protection, it also comes with all the necessary tools to take your computer’s security to the next level. You get all of this at a really affordable price and this makes the product an excellent value for money.

Features & Specifications:
Bitdefender Autopilot™

The Autopilot feature of Bitdefender will quietly make all the security related decisions for your computer, so that you need not worry about having to deal with tedious settings and configurations.

Bitdefender Safepay™

Bitdefender Safepay feature will automatically open all your e-banking and e-shopping pages in a separate secure browser, thereby safeguarding all your transactions from hackers and intruders.

USB Immunizer

Automatically immunizes all the USB flash drives from viruses as soon as they are connected to your computer.

Active Virus Control

A proactive, dynamic detection technology that monitors processes’ behavior in real-time to flag suspicious activity if any.

Vulnerability Scanner

Checks for missing or outdated security software, missing Windows security patches, as well as potentially unsafe system settings.

Social Network Protection

Blocks e-threats that are specific to social media by automatically scanning for links that are received from Facebook and Twitters friends.

Search Advisor

Alerts you when a malware or phishing link is found in search engine results.


Analyzes and blocks websites that are involved in scams and credit card phishing attempts.

File Shredder

Ensures that no traces of your deleted information such as sensitive files remain on your PC.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: 800MHz processor
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • Hard disk space of 1.8 GB (at least 800 MB on the system drive).
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32 bit), Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel CORE Duo (1.66 GHz) or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 1.5 GB of RAM
  • Hard disk space of 2.8 GB (at least 800 MB on system drive).
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32 bit), Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.

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