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About Bitdefender

Bitdefender has a range of product to protect your PC or Mac:

BitDefender Antivirus is designed for Mac, lightweight and easy to use with a discreet Web protection in the background

BitDefender Antivirus combats malware such as viruses, worms, and spyware without slowing down you Mac; you can make all your bank transaction safely.

Total Security Multi-Device is designed to protect and optimize your PC, it also store, secure, and locate your devices in case of loss or theft with the Anti-Theft Function.

Bitdefender Internet Security allows you to Prevents unauthorized access to your personal data through the firewall. Furthermore, it protect your children and supervise their activities with a discreet parental control.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus protects your privacy, your personal data, and your identity on the Internet in a single click.

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Features & Specifications


Supported languages
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX

Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
cloudswave Score
Domain Authority 84
Alexa Rank 6950
Platforms 37

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Plans & Pricing

Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac

for 1 Year / 3 user(s)


  • Designed for Mac
  • Worry-free security
  • 24/7 guard duty
  • Web protection

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus

for 1 Year / 3 user(s)


  • Bitdefender OneClick Security
  • Antivirus et Antispyware. Bitdefender Autopilot
  • Aucun impact sur les performances. Bitdefender Photon
  • Profils Films, job, Jeux
  • Analyze Rapedily issues
  • Optimize PC. OneClick Optimization.
  • Banck Transactions purchasing online secured
  • Security Report
  • Navigation Secured. Protection of your private life

Bitdefender Internet Security

for 1 Year / 3 user(s)


  • Bitdefender OneClick Security
  • Antivirus and Anti-spyware. Bitdefender Autopilot
  • No Impact on Performance. Bitdefender Photon
  • Movies, Work, Games Profiles
  • Startup Optimizer
  • Quick Vulnerability Scanner
  • PC Tune-Up. OneClick Optimizer
  • Safe Online Banking and Shopping
  • Wallet. One-Step Payments
  • Security Report
  • Secure Browsing. Privacy Protection.
  • Two-Way Firewall
  • Parental Control
  • Cloud Antispam

Bitdefender Total Security Multi Device

for 1 Year / 3 user(s)


  • Bitdefender OneClick Security
  • Antivirus and Anti-spyware. Bitdefender Autopilot
  • No Impact on Performance. Bitdefender Photon
  • Movies, Work, Games Profiles
  • Startup Optimizer
  • Quick Vulnerability Scanner
  • PC Tune-Up. OneClick Optimizer
  • Safe Online Banking and Shopping
  • Wallet. One-Step Payments
  • Security Report
  • Secure Browsing. Privacy Protection
  • Two-Way Firewall
  • Parental Control
  • Cloud Antispam
  • Secure Online Storage. Bitdefender Safebox
  • Device Anti-Theft
  • File Encryption
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Critic Reviews

  • 77

    Cloudswave Score for Bitdefender

    Rating based on 33 Critic Reviews

    31 Favorable reviews
    94 %
    2 Mixed reviews
    6 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is one of the Best Antivirus Free Edition due mostly to the fact that it doesn’t put a toll on system resources while still managing to block dangerous threats.

  • With its high performance, array of useful features, solid support and superb user experience, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 is a fine antivirus application. In performance, it beats competitors with more recognizable brands. Bitdefender’s antivirus software contains features usually reserved for comprehensive internet security suites that cost slightly more. In case you suffer a malware attack that you can’t recover from, the Bitdefender support staff is standing by at all hours to get you back up and running.

  • In test after test, Bitdefender Total Security 2015 finishes at the forefront with near-bulletproof protection against all types of malware and good overall usability. Bitdefender's top-of-the-line software comes fully loaded with just about every security option you can imagine. One caveat is that things can get a little ugly if you have other security software already installed, so completely remove those first before adding BitDefender to your PC.

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User Reviews

  • 7 In total

  • User review from

    Kyle Farago

    Bitdefender is essentially the Cadillac of Antivirus in my opinion. From it's incredibly efficient coding to its various tiers of protection levels there is something out there that will fit everyone's budget and needs. Its autopilot feature is just that - Autopilot. Set it and forget it as Ron Popeil used to say. It will constantly check for updates to the software and it's definition library, it's active shields and active scanners constantly check all incoming data, but without crippling your computer system in the process. It provides an optional widget at install that can be disabled to show just how much activity Bitdefender actually has going on within your system which can come in pretty handy.

    The user interface has undergone many changes throughout its life, reaching now a minimalist design with your most important options / features directly on the home screen and a simple set of configuration items within each. Though rarely do you ever have to actually set anything other than autopilot as the built-in firewall is great at figuring out your local network and marking it as safe so other computers / printers / servers / etc. can be accessed with no interruption and the active shields jump into place blocking access to malicious files and quarantining them. As well as blocking access to known infected / malicious websites within your browser and as incoming connection attempts from across the internet.

    Bitdefender Central lets you easily and quickly deploy your license(s) to your computers and monitor their status from a single web interface included regardless of which Bitdefender product you purchase.

    Scanning of external media upon insertion such as CDs / DVDs and USB Hard Drives / Thumb Drives can sometimes be cumbersome, especially with optical media as it is usually immediately scanning as well as trying to scan for and launch Auto Play which will pretty much leave the disc useless until it's done scanning or you cancel the scan. I recommend setting the option to Ask if it becomes an issue.

    Pros :

    • Fast and efficient design / coding.
    • Easy to use and navigate User Interface.
    • Good pricing / tiering options dependent on needs and wants.
    • Auto Pilot mode.
    • Powerful active shields.
    • Constant updates.
    • Free Year Version upgrades with valid license.

    Cons :

    • Slow scanning of external media.

    • May 24, 2016
  • User review from

    Darrick Smith

    BitDefender is one of the anti-virus/malware scanners that I have been using for the last 5 years. This is my go to program when I am cleaning off computers for family, friends and some computer related jobs I do. It's fairly quick to install, has an intuitive menu that makes it easy to use.

    It provides a lot of powerful features while being up to date with all of the latest viruses that have been created. I have had experience with some pretty nasty viruses that I could only get rid of through using bit defender, so I definitely stand by using this as my go to antivirus. It has other features like internet/browser security, but I keep that stuff disabled for performance reasons. It has a decently long trial for most users to get a taste of it but it is definitely worth purchasing a copy of this program. Within the settings of bit defender it can be adjusted based on the users' preference, for someone like me as a gamer, I don't like things that take up a lot of my computers precious resources, there are a few things that it can do to adjust this.

    In the past with other virus protector programs I flat out uninstalled them because of how frustrating it can be. With bit defender, I only found that to be an issue when I was running it on a computer with 4gbs of memory. If you're on a recently made computer, this shouldn't be much of an issue.

    Pros :

    • Fast at cleaning up virus / malware.
    • Easy to use interface designed for entry level users.
    • Customization to what and where you want to scan, gives a lot of preference options so you can do light or deep scans.
    • Free trial.
    • Regularly up to date on the latest viruses and malware.
    • Protects your computer, and internet browser.

    Cons :

    • Install process can be long.
    • Requires a license after trial.
    • Install can sometimes mess up and require you to go through a lengthy process of uninstalling/reinstalling.
    • Can be a resource hog depending on your computer and your settings.

    • May 20, 2016
  • User review from

    Alec Bruns

    There are several different products made by Bitdefender, the first is their antivirus which was designed for use on Mac and delivers a very effective anti-virus protection for the user. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is an extension that also protects your privacy and personal data. Bitdefender Internet Security is another one of the products made which helps defend anyone from catching a virus while browsing the web and notifying users of poorly rated sites.

    Pros :

    • All of Bitdefender's products deliver a great protection to any user who should buy it. It allows for protection of data, web security, and virus destruction while remaining lightweight in the process.
    • As for Bitdefender Internet Security, it does very good with spam, stopping any popups or poor sites. Not to mention it's firewall is very secure and I have never had any problems with anything getting past it. It like all of Bitdefender's software is very lightweight and provides minimal impact on the performance of my PC.
    • Bitdefender Antivirus Plus works like a charm. It has an auto-pilot mode which lets it run in the background and protect my system from any and all damaging software. I have yet to catch a virus and the few that have got into my system where caught by the antivirus software. The antivirus software includes a password manager which is secure and allows for easy but the safe management of passwords for any of your login needs.
    • The regular Antivirus software works similar to plus but lacks some of the password protections and privacy protection features.

    Cons :

    • Bitdefender Internet Security really does not have many flaws. I did not delve into parental control in my use of it due to never needing it, but I do know there have been problems in the past with that feature specifically.
    • The software is very expensive. For each, you will have to pay around $60 USD without any discount codes. This can be a big turn off when there are plenty of functioning antivirus software which are 100% free. andnbsp;

    • April 30, 2016
  • User review from

    Luca Campanelli

    BitDefender is an antivirus developed by Softwin and is on the market for over 15 years. It is today one of the best antivirus sold at competitive prices and is very powerful. It is also placed at the top of the major performance tests both in terms of security and in terms of usability and resource consumption.

    Pros :

    • The strength of Bitdefender is the computer protection with maximum effectiveness and optimal definition update.
    • It protects against viruses, malware, and all of the most common threats.
    • It is also very appreciable in terms of ease of use, to facilitate any user has 3 interface levels (simple, standard and expert).
    • The interface is very minimalist (windows 8 style ), once accessed is immediately highlighted the status of the computer and the main software features such as quick scan and full scan, the updating of the definitions (this can obviously be scheduled, setting the frequency that you want so you do not have to run it manually) etc.
    • A handy feature is the vulnerability scan that evidence which applications (and why ) are more vulnerable to possible attacks.
    • After each scan you can decide whether to display or save the detailed log of transactions.
    • All advanced settings are hidden in the item Modules, here you can set different scanning modes to make them more or less efficient and also more or less invasive in terms of resource consumption, you can change the settings for when it relates to web browsing and controlling threats in real time, manage exclusions, analyze guarantee decided whether to keep or delete the quarantined files moved, change the settings of the profile you want to use (if you are working, watching a movie or playing PC), etc.
    • Another nice feature is that the Password Manager is included in the anti-virus package. It is distributed in 3 different packages: Antivirus Plus sold at 40 €, Internet Security sold at 50 €, Total Security sold at 60 €, every package is also including assistance and support.

    Cons :

    • I do not like too much the interface style a bit too minimalist.

    • March 6, 2016
  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    A large amount of options are available for users looking to arm their computers with a decent level of security. However, with the advent of Windows 8 and onwards, third party antivirus software appears to be increasingly less important than it used to, due to the addition of Microsoft Security Essentials which is bundled with the latest versions of Windows. This is an excellent antivirus solution, and detects most threats. There are occasions, however, where removing a particularly stubborn virus cannot be done with Microsoft Security Essentials, and users need to resort to third-party tools. In my experience, Malware Bytes and some other antiviruses have been able to save the day, when Microsoft Security Essentials and Bitdefender were unable to. Having said that, Bitdefender has decent scanning capabilities and is generally good at detecting viruses or harmful applications. It's not as good as some other options in terms of actually eradicating traces of persistent viruses, though. In fact, one of the top reasons to use Bitdefender, is for its detection capabilities. Further emphasising Bitdefender's scanning capabilities, is the heuristic analysis feature which scans files and compares them with files in the threat database, which have already been marked as threats. This is useful for tackling viruses which have not been discovered yet, based on a value indicating how similar a respective file is compared to already-verified threats. While this is not so completely accurate, it is an efficient way of detecting new threats and essentially keeping the threat database up-to-date. Bitdefender also contains a feature which can block viruses from spreading through USB drives as a source.

    There is also phishing scam protection and ransomware protection which appears to be better in terms of detection, than some other products. While Bitdefender does a good job of scanning and detecting threats, this usually comes at a cost. In my experience, high resource usage can be noted during scans, which is something that has been ironed out in some competitors' software.

    Pros :

    • Good at scanning and detecting viruses.
    • Can detect files which are similar to those present in its database.
    • Blocks viruses from USB drives.
    • Ransomware protection.
    • Phishing protection.

    Cons :

    • Not the best tool for getting rid of persistent viruses.
    • High resource usage during scans.

    • January 26, 2016
  • User review from

    Tommy Boucher

    If you're looking for not only a free but also effective antivirus, Bitdefender is one of the best. It is so simple that you don’t have any options. You can turn it on, or off. The free version does not offer a lot of features, like the ransomware protection which is only included in the paid version. The Bitdefender website says that it does not support Windows 10, but I do run it on. The UI is pretty dark, black. Why would you want an antivirus without a UI? For the same reason you do not need an antivirus on your computer, it is a pain to manage. With Bitdefender, you turn it on and wait. If something got blocked, you have a popup, and then, you can decide to delete, or ignore. The Bitdefender virus detection is one of the best, with almost 0% of false positive. This is why Bitdefender can offer a free version of an antivirus, and still be one of the best. You want to install it on computers, but you do not want people to screw the configuration since there is no option. I would say that it is not my favorite, I prefer having more control. The fight for free antivirus is going down since people are more aware of the danger of losing files. If you choose the paid version of Bitdefender, you have the option to have someone from Bitdefender to install it for you, wow! Not sure how useful it is, but my grandmother may like it =-) If you are willing to pay, you can try the Bitdefender Total Security, which does not have much settings, but way more protections.

    Pros :

    • Auto-Pilot kind of controls.
    • One of the best protection ever.

    Cons :

    • Not much tunings, you just need to trust Bitdefender to make the right choice.

    • December 24, 2015
  • User review from

    Charles Pirollet

    BitDefender is very different from its latest iteration, but it still remains an impressive antivirus and is still one of the biggest players for the market. Off the shelf, it will protect you against most of the common threats you may encounter online. This antivirus is very well-known and is optimized for everyday use so that it doesn't hog all your available resources. It will effectively combat all sorts of malware and be flexible enough to react to emerging threats.

    Pros :

    • BitDefender is available as a paid service but priced adequately so that even small businesses with limited budgets can afford it.
    • The new version comes with a powerful anti-phishing tool and encryption to provide a reliable protection and instant reaction to different threats.
    • The database at BitDefender is constantly updated, in real time, with the latest threats reported by users and professionals.
    • BitDefender offers a wide variety of features to protect your computer against spyware, rootkits, security exploits, screen lockers, and key loggers.
    • Only a few antivirus on the market offer such variety.
    • There is also a mobile version available to protect Android phones and tablets.
    • Be wary of the available resources of your mobile device, antivirus tend to drain CPU resources as well as battery life very rapidly.
    • There are many packages available for purchase, this allows tech-savvy people to tailor their antivirus protection to their need and not be encumbered with unwanted features.

    Cons :

    • There is no free version of BitDefender. Right now there is a sale that gives you a whole year for free if you buy a one year plan. Great support is available by live chat or email, there is also a phone support available but only during certain business hours.
    • This may vary depending on whether you purchased a business plan or home.
    • Some of the features included in the paid version are not worth the price.
    • There are so many packages available to the customer, this might prove confusing to the average user. However this is also a plus. There is for some reason a password manager feature built in to the software.
    • I have tested it and it doesn't seem to work very well.
    • There are other software available to the consumer on the market that can take of this a lot better.

    • November 30, 2015
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