Bitdefender rightly gets a perfect reputation for antivirus software by high quality products as Antivirus Plus. If you just need to protect your Windows PC then it’s a nice option, which gets you robust antivirus protection, a dedicated web browser named SafePay to securely connect online banking from and 200MB of daily VPN use for fast accessing secure apps or services on public Wi-Fi.
The package prevents from viruses, ransomware, spyware and malware, all nice things to protect your internet traffic against. It doesn’t go with a firewall or anti-spam protection for your email. Smart features as Safe Files allow you to protect certain folders of files from ransomware for peace of mind, and you can enable certain applications to connect protected files for granular control. The consumer range begins with Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, a simple Windows tool which concentrates very much on the core security basics: antivirus, blocking of phishing and other scam sites, and that’s about it.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is also the first-tier commercial product, and like you might guess from the name, it’s crammed with helpful security and privacy extras: an additional layer of ransomware protection, Wi-Fi security scanning to check network issues, banking protection through a secure browser, secure file deletion, a vulnerability scanner and a password manager.
You even receive the free version of Bitdefender VPN, although as that restrict you to 200MB traffic a day, it’s only going to suit for the lightest of users. New in Bitdefender 2020 includes a Windows and Mac Anti-tracker browsing extension in order to check and block a large range of web trackers, which maintains your privacy and possibly improving page load times.
Bitdefender Internet Security widens the package with a firewall, spam filter and parental managements. Webcam protection allows blocking unauthorized connection to your webcam, and a new microphone monitor displays you which apps are connecting your microphone.
Bitdefender Total Security includes device clean-up and optimization tools, and launch apps to available Mac, Android and iOS devices, as well as Windows. That’s a major plus, and it’s only marginally more high-price than Internet Security, at $45 for the first year ($90 on renewal) to cover up to five devices.