Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2015 Review
Bitdefender has steadily climbed to the top of the security software heap with its quiet performance and impressive protections.
Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2015: Overall
Best for: Uninterrupted protection across your devices.
Pros: Solid price, great protection and performance features, including AutoPilot.
Cons: Total coverage will cost you.
Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2015: Price
If you are looking to only protect your computer, you can get the anti-virus product for only $39.95/year, while Bitdefender’s most advanced offering, Total Defense, will run you $69.95/year. Bitdefender does offer discounts if you are buying software for more than one computer.
Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2015: Features
- Full virus and malware scan
- Wallet, a password manager
- SafePay, secure browser for online transactions
- Phishing protection
- Vulnerability scan to search for security holes
- Browser plug-in to warn against suspicious sites
- Credit monitoring subscription
- Digital file shredder
- Spam filter
Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2015: Performance
One of the key benefits of Bitdefender is its performance. Bitdefender offers AutoPilot, which keeps the software behind the scenes for most security threats, keeping annoying pop-ups and notifications to a minimum. It also scored very high in performance tests. According to AV-Test’s performance tests, which measures how much security software slows down your computer, Bitdefender scored 6 out of 6 for performance, meaning it does little to affect your computer’s performance.
Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2015: Protection
Bitdefender, like top-rated Kaspersky, received a perfect score from AV-Test’s protection test, a 6 out of 6. AV-Test tests all the features of each security software product with its own malicious viruses, spam, etc., to get an accurate account of how reliable the products are.
Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2015: Support
Bitdefender offers one of the top customer support team of any security software service. It offers phone, email and chat support, as well as 24/7 access to support. The support team is always courteous and helpful, and answers questions in a timely manner.