This post brought to you by Bitdefender. All opinions are 100% mine.
Recently I was approached by the company Bitdefender to do a review of one of their latest products. In this case, it was their Bitdefender Total Security 2013 product.
We’ve all heard the mantra that “Apple computers don’t get viruses, but PC’s still do.”
Considering there is “some” truth to this message, and that I use a mixture of both Microsoft/PC and Apple products on a personal and business level, I decided to give Bitdefender Total Security 2013 a go.
If you’re looking for complete internet, malware, spam, spyware security bundled in one piece of software – this is more than likely going to be your go-to.
For 2013, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus takes privacy and security to new levels. Bitdefender’s line of 2013 security solutions provide user-friendly state-of-the-art, proactive protection from e-threats, such as viruses, spyware, hackers, spam, and phishing attacks. They also offer more advanced safeguards and rich features, including parental controls, online backup, social networking protection, and more.
Although I don’t tend to use security software with all the bells and whistles, Bitdefender is rather enticing.
One great feature I was very much interested in, was Bitdefender SafePlay. What SafePlay aims to do is that it keeps hackers at bay by automatically opening all your online banking pages in a separate, secure browser. This could be a really great feature for someone like my Mom, who tends to attract phishing scams, spam, and viruses rather easily – due to all the online shopping she does.
It’s a little scary when all those scumbags are so close to valuable information like your banking account.
Keep the Kids Safe
Another great feature of Bitdefender Total Security 2013 are the Parental Control features. It blocks inappropriate content, restricts Web access between certain hours, and helps you remotely monitor your children’s online activity.
Even on Facebook.
It’s rare to find quality parental controls bundled with security software, but Bitdefender hits this one right on teh spot where it counts.
It Isn’t Annoying
What I liked best, I think, about this product after testing…is how little it takes to run. It didn’t bog down my system, it ran in the background, and I wasn’t bombarded with popups.
Overall I’m pretty pleased with this product, and may consider converting all my current security programs into this program as a replacement.
PC Magazine has given this security suite a great review (excellent in fact), and I concur with much of what they’ve said. Bitdefender recently earned CNET Editor’s Choice and PCMag Editor’s Choice awards.