In today’s world where technology has reach everywhere from our home to our offices and with a growing demand for such technology, it becomes a task of utmost importance to protect our data on these devices.
With ever expanding technology the danger of cyber threats also grows, and with each passing day, the viruses and malware become even stronger than before. With the introduction of various new types of spyware, ransomware, keyloggers, etc there is a new danger lurking on the internet. So in order to protect our data, it becomes mandatory for a person to get a good antivirus that will be able to protect them from this kind of danger.
Bitdefender is one such software company, with products that will protect your personal computer from various threats and will also provide a safe web browsing environment for you to work on. There are certain features that make Bitdefender the best antivirus for Windows.
Multilayer protection from ransomware
First off, it offers strong protection from ransomware. Ransomware is software that when entered into the computer encrypts the important files and data in the system. It then proceeds to demand the user send a certain amount of money in the form of bitcoin or else the files will be gone forever.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus uses behavioral threat detection to stop infections and protects the user’s documents from being encrypted by the ransomware. The new remediation feature makes sure that files such as music, videos, docs, etc will be protected under any kind of ransomware attack.
Stopping attacks before they harm your system
This antivirus also provides adaptive network protection. This new feature helps provide a real-time threat detection for your computer and keeps a constant monitoring on all the apps of the system. If the antivirus finds any of the apps acting suspiciously it takes immediate action. This feature also stops the exploitation of vulnerabilities in the system. It also provides security to the system from brute force and botnet attacks, and also stops information from the user’s system to be sent in an unencrypted form.
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Scanning and removal of viruses & malware
Virus and malware are being regularly updated in order to attack systems with increased security and most of these viruses often become undetectable by the system default protection and even some quality antiviruses can also fail to catch such malware. But Bitdefender Antivirus Plus version comes with a powerful scan engine that makes sure of removal and detection of viruses and malware from the system.
It removes all malware including viruses, worms, Trojans to ransomware like Wannacry, zero-day exploits, spyware, and rootkits.
Providing protection against internet frauds and scams
It offers protection from not only viruses and malware but also provides protection to the user from internet frauds which may shell out money from the victim.
Internet frauds happen with mostly using phishing sites. These sites pretend to act as some trustworthy site in order to steal your data and details. This protection software will “sniff and block” these websites and provide a safe environment on the internet for the user.
Even if the user accesses some fraud websites, which send malicious files to the user’s system, the software will detect the suspicious behavior of the website using its advanced filtering system and prevent the user from giving out sensitive information.
It basically comes in three packages which are as follows:
Antivirus free edition
The free edition of the software is capable of defending your system from numerous attacks and provides most of the benefits mentioned above. But the multilayer protection against malware is not included in this edition. Users will also not be able to experience 24/7 support. Various other features like VPN, online banking protection, etc are provided in the paid edition.
Antivirus Plus 2019
This edition costs AUD 49.99 for a single device for a year. While this provides all of the features of the basic edition plus missing features like VPN, file shredder, search advisor, etc. It does not support the use of this software on various other platforms like Mac OS, Android, and IOS. The user will also miss out on a feature like a firewall, parental control, file encryption, anti-theft, safe files, and webcam protection.
Bitdefender Total Security 2019
The Total Security edition of the antivirus costs AUD 79.99 and provides all the features of the Plus edition while also providing additional ones. The Total Security edition is an excellent choice for protecting your system from any malicious activity.
All in all, Bitdefender is an excellent choice for free antivirus software. The price for the paid versions is reasonable but even the free edition is better than most of its competition.
The free edition fits well for a home user who uses the internet just casually. The Plus and Total Security varieties are appropriate for users who work constantly on the internet and gives utmost importance to their privacy.