Bitdefender is a Romanian company which has been making Windows anti-virus software since 2001. After an over-zealous makeover last year, the company now claims it has ‘the sharp mind of the wolf and the sleekness of the dragon, the vigilance of the alpha-male and the indestructibility of the snake’s body’.
Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 suite is marked as BitDefender’s most popular product, and the list of features sure seems to back this up. The bundle is versatile and integrates not only defense against all types of malware, but also spam filtering, firewall protection, parental controls and firewall protection.
The interface of Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 is very user-friendly and attractive. You can view the current protection status for antivirus, firewall, and antispam, while updates are automatically done on a regular basis (there’s also a manual option to “update now”).
A parental profile (a highly intuitive function that also comes with predefined profiles) can be extensively configured to filter online websites for children (it seems that BitDefender really wanted to put an emphasis on this portion), while scanning options include quick, full system, custom, vulnerability scan, or rescue mode.
The software comes with a lot of features, like an adjustable scanning mode, instant messaging control, Facebook control, a BitDefender toolbar (monitors online traffic and other activity), and others. Switching to auto pilot mode will disable BitDefender from displaying you any notifications.
Our tests ran perfectly, and BitDefender has once again managed to keep up with modern standards. Memory is moderately used during an active scan, and the application didn’t present any bugs or crashes whatsoever. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a power user to learn how to use BitDefender’s full features, as it remains a very easy-to-use program.
Another award-winning BitDefender’s security suite – Bitdefender Total Security 2012 – can block any malicious threats that attempt to hack your computer system, including viruses, spyware, Trojans, phishing, and identity attacks. The features of software include a file encryption system, online backups, and tools that will help your system optimize its speed.
The user interface is more appealing than BitDefender has usually shown us, as well as very user-friendly. In the main menu you can see the current status of your protection level, and you can select the events, settings, antivirus, firewall, antispam, update, parental, privacy, safebox, tune-up, network map, and safego features.
Antivirus scanning options consist of a quick scan, full system scan, custom scan, vulnerability scan, and rescue mode. All of these commands are pretty self-explanatory. The rule is simple: the deeper the scan is, the more time it will require to finish.
During our tests, BitDefender Total Security 2012 has successfully managed to detect, diagnose and remove threats found on our computers. CPU usage is considerably used, so older systems may experience issues running this BitDefender version.
BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012 is the latest addition to the developer’s collection, and it has been built to keep up with the recently created or improved threats that wander on the internet. The program is a powerful, accurate and highly configurable antivirus tool that delivers everything you need to keep your PC malware-free.
The core antivirus engine is constantly scanning all your internet, email and instant messaging traffic, for instance, detecting and blocking known threats before they’re able to install. Two additional proactive technologies are used to uncover brand new threats, while keeping false alarms to a minimum. And the results are so good that independent testing labs AV-Comparatives awarded the program their highest Advanced+ rating in the May 2010 Retrospective/ Proactive test.
An antiphishing module keeps you safe online, blocking access to known dangerous sites in IE and Firefox. We’ve come across similar tools that have frustrated us before, blocking sites that we know are safe, but fortunately Bitdefender’s version is more flexible: if you really want to visit a page, then you can add it to a whitelist, which means you won’t be warned again.
So, if you are looking for a powerful computer protection system that will ensure the health of your personal information, then you should definitely give BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012 a try.
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Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 integrates antivirus, antispam, antiphising, firewall, parental controls, and social networking safeguards into the perfect silent security solution for Internet-connected families!
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