Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012
Bit Defender Antivirus Plus software suite, one among the famous products offered by the Romanian company, helps in keeping the data in your PC safe by protecting it from online viruses and spyware. The main advantage of this software is that it can be easily used by first time users and expert users. For its 2012 version, Bit Defender has focused mainly on the Silent Security feature.
Bit Defender Antivirus Plus 2012 helps a user block unwanted online intrusions in the form of viruses, phishing scams, and spyware. Advanced security features such as links received from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are filtered even before it hits the browser puts it on a different league. The antivirus program scans all incoming emails, web pages, and IM for identifying malware. The program can also encrypt IM chat conversations. This product is known to induce a Cross-Browser Module which actually scans and interrupts a web page before it gets properly opened in a browser.
- SEO poisoning - It is a common phenomenon these days and a number of websites are riddled with problems related to black-hat SEO. Under such circumstances, most website owners today are forced to look for solutions which offer security from SEO-poisoning and other online attacks like populating search terms in abundance. Even top websites that have been indexed by Google can be dangerous. The Cross Browser Module helps in this regard.
- Identity theft - It is another major problem faced by most internet users. Its recent version thwarts all attempts of ID thefts easily and ensures that the user’s private and personal data in the PC is safe. With increasing instances of e-terrorism, it is developed to protect a user against system hacking and hijacking. Hackers and spammers normally send emails that are targeted at unsuspecting users through free WiFi connections, and the software helps in countering this problem.
- Firewall - It offers firewall protection to internet connections and this can make it impossible for any other user to hack into a secure connection. The internet has gaming, gambling and porn websites and parents are finding it increasingly difficult to stop their kids from accessing such websites. The new version of Bit Defender also offers solution for this problem, as it offers a multitude of parental control mechanisms that are enough to keep youngsters and kids from accessing these websites.
The performance of Bit Defender Antivirus Plus was analyzed by prestigious third party reviewers like West Coast Labs, ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin, AV- Comparatives and other Consumer Reports. All these third party websites have uniquely agreed that Bit Defender Antivirus Plus 2012 is one of the best antivirus solutions on the scene. Following are the areas in which this antivirus solution won much praise from third party reviewers:
- Achievement in detecting virus & clean up - The software has gained the seal of approval from West Coast Labs and ICSA Labs. West Coast also added that Bit Defender was effective in tackling various kinds of Trojans, malwares and spywares. Bit Defender received nine out of ten during Virus Bulletin’s ten tests and it was bestowed with a VB100 Award. The one negative came up due to some false positives.
- Achievement in System Compatibility - AV-Test.org tested the compatibility of this software under different versions of Windows. It was found that the software worked perfectly in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows XP. When Bit Defender was tested on XP, it received 17 points more than any other product. The software scored 16 in three other tests and had a higher average than many of its competitors. It was closely followed by Kaspersky with an average of 15.16 and Norton with an average of 14.67.
It has been found that most of the antivirus software packages available in market actually hamper the speed of a computer in one way or the other. However, Bit Defender is protected by the Smart Scan Technology which controls the processing power of the PC without hampering its speed. Bit Defender can model it’s functioning to suit the temperaments of the current process that’s running on the computer. It optimizes its operations accordingly and tries to maintain the working speed of the computer.
The software can be purchased from a certified seller in the same manner as the other software packages are bought or the file can be downloaded from the internet after paying a required fee. The installation process is very simple and hassle free. During the installation process, a user is guided through each and every stage. The process of installation is preceded by a pre-installation scan. Unlike other types of installation, users need not to reboot the pc for ensuring that the software is working properly.
The antivirus software is equipped with robust attack prevention technology and proactive detection abilities, and timely virus updates will be available. This software receives regular updates automatically without any intervention from the user’s part and it works silently in the background without messing with normal processes in the computer or slowing down its speed. Unlike other security software packages, a user doesn’t have to manually update the program. Users don’t have to wait till the downloading process is complete in order to resume work. The updates won’t harm your downloaded files and you will not have to worry about the same. Bit Defender repairs all file damages with its latest updates.
Bit Defender Antivirus Plus 2012 follows a rationalized installation process. The user interface is very simple, but elegant. The modules can be dragged and dropped from the main window. The users can set the software in Autopilot mode and continue to work with it as long as they want. If they want to explore deeper settings, they can offset the software, bring it out of Autopilot mode and work with it. During the Autopilot mode, the software takes all security related decisions without waiting for the user’s response. All users are saved from regular hassles of configuring, and they can work peacefully without the virtual intrusion of pop-ups and alerts. If the user wishes to experiment with the security settings in a manual way, the Autopilot option can be shut off. The Scan Dispatcher within the software works in a very unique way to maximize system performance. It kicks on when the system resource utilization drops down to a certain threshold.
The antivirus software is simple to use, but if you find that you’re struggling at some point during the operation then can reach out for additional support or assistance. Users can seek live help 24/7 via email, phone and live chat options. The Help section is equipped with various problem specific articles, a very wide online knowledge base, troubleshooting tips, help texts, and lots of problem specific video tutorials. The Integrated Help is accessible and users can find relevant answers to their questions without waiting for external assistance.
- Pros - We found this software offering capable, useful and modern features to consumers as compared to its competitors. Newly introduced virtualized browser and rescue mode features provide unparallel security. It even provides web based features such as social network protection and search advisors which is available to consumers with high priced internet security suites. Great speed and takes full care of system’s performance. Unbelievable 24/7 customer support too.
- Cons - Hasn’t gone viral with consumers.
Bottomline -You don’t get better than this. . With its multitude of options and new features, Bit Defender is most effective antivirus system that you can opt for.