Bitdefender Total Security
Developer Bitdefender specializes in powerful antivirus solutions to ensure round-the-clock PC security against threats, whether they originate from the Internet, local network or external devices. Its av products have been the top of the food chain for several years now, as ranked by consumers and professional researches alike.
Its freshly released lineup is made by the same three anti-malware editions: Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security. In that order, each utility contains more security measures than the last.
New and improved features
Total Security is the complete package out of the three. The latest version comes with significant improvements concerning performance, enhanced security modules, a redesigned UI to fit the current standards, as well as new features made to simply the user's activity by eliminating intrusions and to ensure PC cleanup.
Multiple scan modes and Autopilot
Quick, system, vulnerability and contextual scans are the user's choice when it comes to asking Bitdefender to look for malicious activity on the computer. However, that shouldn't really be a necessity in common scenarios, since the utility's real-time guard is extremely fast at detecting and eliminating infected files. Paired with Bitdefender's Autopilot mode that silently takes care of everything without bothering the user, events are not even noticed. On the other hand, they can be later examined in log files.
Multipurpose profiles with optimized settings
The av utility features optimized profiles specially designed for those times when users are working, playing or watching movies and do not want to get disturbed by the antivirus program, although it continues to do its job in the background while remaining light on system resources; their settings can be tweaked.
Extra security measures for network, Internet and other types of activities
Bitdefender also brings its own firewall to the table, which gives advanced users the possibility of monitoring network-based activities conducted by programs and other users with access to the computer via LAN. Safebox keeps confidential files in a secured location online to access it from anywhere, Wallet gathers login credentials and wireless network keys in a password-protected vault, Safepay ensures secure online transactions, while Safego scans Facebook areas for malware-infected links.
Performance and conclusion
Bitdefender is not the number one antivirus application for nothing. It delivers excellent virus detection ratio, has minimal impact on computer performance, becomes completely non-intrusive when commanded to, finishes scan jobs very fast, and its real-time guard is always on duty when the user is not paying attention. Coupled with the extra security measures, Bitdefender Total Security has powerful guns to ensure all-round PC security.