Bitdefender has been one of the most consistently high rated antivirus providers for the past decade. They may not be as well known as Norton or McAfee, but the quality of the company’s products speaks for itself.
The Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is the most basic security package they offer, and it comes with the Standard Protection Suite, which includes protection from phishing attempts, fraud, bad network connections and web attacks. Additionally, the software includes:
- Multi-layered Bitdefender anti-ransomware protection and prevention.
- An AI security adviser to provide you tips on how to better protect your devices.
- Vulnerability assessments and performance enhancement.
- Wi-Fi security assessment, whether you’re at home or in public.
- Social media protection that assesses links, messages, downloads and attachments from friends and strangers to make sure you’re only clicking on legitimate assets.
- Secure online password manager that safely and conveniently stores that passwords you want to save for quick autofill.
- A digital file shredder that fully eliminates a file from your PC and removes all traces of that file from your PC.
- A convenient entertainment mode that holds standard alerts and notifications until you’re done with your game, movie or video.
- An anti-tracker extension that blocks trackers and cookies that collect your data.
- Online banking protection, which provides a safe, separate browser that secures your activity to prevent ID theft and fraud and even automatically fills out card details from securely stored data when shopping.
Next up Bitdefender’s Internet Security package, which covers up to three PCs with the following features:
- Everything in the Standard Protection Suite.
- Parental controls to keep your kids from seeing content that’s not appropriate for them.
- Advanced firewall protection.
- Enhanced protection against remote and unwanted access to your webcams and microphones.
Finally, the Bitdefender Total Security comes with:
- The Standard Protection Suite.
- Protection across multiple devices, including Windows PCs, Mac, Android devices and iOS devices.
- Parental controls and media monitoring.
- Advanced privacy protection against unwanted or remote access of webcams, microphones and other facilities.
Plans start at $23.99 per year for first-time customers, and it goes up to $59.99 per year after your first year, which is pretty comparable to other antivirus protection packages on the market. You can also add the Bitdefender VPN, which is new and improved, to any of these packages for an extra $29.99 per year.