Bitdefender Total Security 2013 builds on ranked antivirus technology to secure online transactions, protect mobile devices from theft, automatically back up files, and Tune-Up PCs. Featured include Bitdefender Safepay, MyBitdefender dashboard, Security Widget, Parental Control, USB Immunizer, Active Virus Control, Device Anti-Theft, Vulnerability Scanner, Bitdefender Autopilot, Security Widget, Personal Data Filter, Antiphising, and Scan Dispatcher.
Reviewing 2014 17.7 Beta (Mar 1, 2013)
In terms of protection it's it would appear to be the best there is & if you really need top notch protection this is the one - I prefer less intrusive/resource hungry protection though - As with 2013 it caused both PC's I tried it on to slow to a crawl & this PC was often unresponsive.
AV Comparative Product Of The Year 2012:
@Florin STIUCA - BitDefender - This PC which the program was installed on was actually a recent Win 7 64 Bit install (image) I use for testing, it's not had any other AV's installed on it & runs perfectly. No other AV solution slows this PC down to the extent Bitdefender does, IMHO it's totally unnecessary - Other products such as Eset SS 6 do not do that.
Reviewing 2011 Build 188.8.131.520 (Nov 15, 2010)
The online update not working - not detect internet - haha
but 5 stars, incredible fast everything like charm
Reviewing 2011 Build 184.108.40.2060 (Nov 10, 2010)
Slow and buggy UI which crashes a lot (the engine itself seems solid). Overall Bitdefender 14 seems *very* comprehensive, if not particularly friendly. Quite configurable, but some of the defaults are a bit odd - if you dig around you'll see. Seemed to do very good finding existing malware but not quite as great at blocking new infections. BD is also more expensive than just about anything except Kaspersky, which isn't helpful considering its issues. If the console becomes more optimized and less twitchy, and the realtime protection improves a little I think BD will be a top contender..maybe even worth the price.
I would've put a 4 but we need to balance out tolique's self-serving little post, so only a 2 for you, BD :)
Reviewing 2009 RC (Jul 28, 2008)
I don't think any of you have tried the new, this is not meant to be insulting , but you are talking about old versions. This is something totally different, a new version that is optimized for best performance when it comes to system resources. If you consider a back-up and cleaning feature is "bloatware", then you can always use a simple version like, BitDefender Antivirus.
I really thing you should try the RC after you proper uninstall the old version. I'm saying this because it's not really fair-play to trash a new version of a product by comparison with the old ones.
Florin STIUCA - BitDefender
Reviewing 2009 RC (Jul 24, 2008)
I was a registered user for a few years. then they became bloatware and less protective against newer virus.
Its pretty ridiculous for an admitted employee of a software company to post a five-star "review" which is nothing but an admonishment of the reviewers! BN needs to delete that post, nullify its rating and block any such self-serving posts in the future.