Bitdefender Antivirus Software
The Bitdefender products feature anti-virus and anti-spyware, improved Detection, personal firewall, vulnerability scanner, privacy control, user control, and backup for corporate and home users. PC Tuneup and Performance Optimizer are available in the Total Security Suite. In the 2014 version, it had a wallet option to save passwords, a lighter scan and computer performance
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The Bitdefender range includes antivirus products for home users and businesses. Home editions support Microsoft Windows, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, Mac OS X, Android and iOS ; business editions support Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. The current version of the Home/Home Office security suite includes antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, e-mail spam filtering, backup, tune-up and parental control components. A free basic online scan is offered via the Bitdefender website. The Free version however does require free registration and is valid for 1 year after registration. Bitdefender is designed to protect computers from viruses and spyware. Now they offer real-time protection. Bitdefender competes in the antivirus industry against Avira, BullGuard, F-Secure, FRISK, Kaspersky, McAfee, Panda Security, Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro among others.
Safego includes a privacy protection feature which warns users in the event their public profile contains private data that can be accessed freely by persons who are not among their contacts.BitDefender safego uses the BitDefender anti-malware and anti-phishing engines to scan URLs in the cloud. This scanning process is based on a blacklist of untrusted web sites and on heuristic detection.
List of products
|Home/Home Office||Business Solutions||Free Tools|
|Bitdefender Total Security 2015||Business Solution Suites:||Bitdefender Online Scanner|
|Bitdefender Internet Security 2015||Bitdefender Small Office Security (Clients and File Servers)||Bitdefender QuickScan|
|Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015||Bitdefender Business Security (Clients, File and Mail Servers)||Bitdefender Free Edition|
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac||Bitdefender SBS Security (Clients and All Windows Servers)||Bitdefender safego (Beta)|
|Bitdefender Mobile Security||Bitdefender Corporate Security (Clients and All Servers)||Bitdefender 4blogs|
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac & PC||Endpoint Protection and Management:||Bitdefender Trafficlight (Beta)|
|Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices||Bitdefender Client Security||Saf.li powered by Bitdefender (defunct)|
|Bitdefender Windows 8 Security||Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac – Business Edition|
|Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices|
|Critical Server Protection:|
|Bitdefender Security for File Servers|
|Bitdefender Security for Samba|
|Bitdefender Security for SharePoint|
|Gateway Services Protection:|
|Bitdefender Security for Exchange|
|Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers|
|Bitdefender Security for ISA Servers|
Bitdefender also cooperates with Windows by monitoring system settings that could be unsafe, and by warning if there are required Windows security patches. Simply maintaining current operating system patches greatly reduces the likelihood that zero-day attacks can prevail. In addition to monitoring potential operating system vulnerabilities, Bitdefender’s vulnerability scanner also alerts you in the case of missing or outdated applications software. No other antivirus suite we reviewed does this.
A few other security features make safety convenient. For example, a USB immunizer blocks potential dangers from flash drives, and a desktop security widget lets you drag and drop files for quick scan checks. Furthermore, to increase the safety of online transactions, there is a dedicated browser that protects against fraud.
Bitdefender also supplements its antivirus capabilities with some of the best privacy protections of any antivirus product. It warns you of dangerous results in Google and Bing searches and blocks you from accessing infected links. It maintains knowledge of websites that have a reputation for scamming and credit card phishing, and blocks your access to them. Bitdefender also protects you on social networks. For example, it monitors your privacy settings and scans any links from Facebook friends. Further privacy features include a file shredder and a personal data filter that prevents data such as your Social Security number from escaping your PC.
Bitdefender Antivirus’ online dashboard allows you to remotely manage the application. A weekly security report lists the issues that Bitdefender has addressed, the apps that have been optimized, along with how much space it has freed up in the process and how much usable storage remains. The software further enhances the user experience in unobtrusive ways. For example, an optimizer utility speeds the system and frees up storage space, a utility not found in most antivirus software. And whenever you are working, playing or watching video, Bitdefender temporarily suspends any applications that might pop up and interfere or slow you down. Another feature that helps the application to be unobtrusive is Bitdefender’s Autopilot ™, which makes expert security decisions without alerts and pop-ups that would require human intervention.
There’s a nicely executed online product help and information wiki on the Bitdefender support center site, with useful topics and clear explanations. The support site also hosts malware and rootkit removal utilities. Bitdefender responds to customer support inquiries by online chat, phone and email 24/7. Very few antivirus companies offer this level of customer service.
Minimal system requirements: Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 | Windows Vista SP2 | Windows 7 SP1 | Windows 8 | Windows 8.1 CPU: 1.6 GHz processor
Memory (RAM): 1GB Available free hard disk space: 1 GB free space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)
Recommended system requirements: Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 | Windows Vista SP2 | Windows 7 SP1 | Windows 8 | Windows 8.1; CPU: Intel CORE 2 Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
Memory (RAM): 1 GB (Microsoft Windows XP), o 1.5 GB (Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1); Available free hard disk space: 2 GB free space (at least 800 MB on hard system drive)
Software requirements: Internet Explorer 8 and higher; .NET Framework 3.5 (automatically installed by Bitdefender if necessary) .Net framework 3.5 (if missing, Bitdefender installs this automatically)
Supports/Integrates with: Yahoo Messenger 9 and higher Skype 6.3 and higher Firefox 14 and higher Chrome 20 and higher