Nov 29, 2018
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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus consistently ranks in various publications as editor’s choice. The 2018 offering by the company is no different. There are a number of reasons for this. One fact to argue with is Bitdefender’s consistent exceptional results in third-party lab tests. The offering generally is one of, if not the best all-round performer in those tests. Another reason many editors will choose Bitdefender as a top performer, or at the very least highly recommend the offering is the sheer amount of features available in the basic package, features often included only in other companies top of the line products.

Main features

There are a number of features in Bitdefender Antivirus Software that can be helpful in determining whether this is the right antivirus software solution for you. Below are some of the highlighted features included in all of their main products.

  • Advanced+ rating from AV-Test (highest rating available)
  • Virus Bulletin VB100 certification (passed 12 out of 12 tests)
  • Has antivirus, anti-malware, browser exploit, anti-trojan, anti-worm, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit and anti-phishing protection.
  • Incoming and outgoing e-mail protection
  • Instant messaging protection
  • Automatic USB detection and immunization
  • Registry start-up protection
  • Enhanced on-demand vulnerability scanner
  • Automatically cleans infected files
  • Scans compressed formats
  • Has a bootable rescue CD
  • Has a quarantine feature
  • Features movie, gamer and work modes that don’t slow down your computer
  • Supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP
  • Separate antivirus software for Mac

Security and privacy features

Bitdefender loads up on features for the Antivirus Plus 2018 software. While the software comes with the standard scanning tool (Quick Scan, System Scan, Scan Scheduling, Quarantine) and real-time protection (Threat Defense, Bitdefender Shield, Ransomware Protection), it also includes:

  • Vulnerability Scan (searches potential areas of security and privacy vulnerability within your system)
  • App Protection
  • File Protection
  • Web Protection
  • Rescue Environment
  • Wi-Fi Security Advisor
  • Protected Folders
  • Application Access
  • Safepay (secure web browser)
  • VPN
  • File Shredder
  • Password Manager
  • Profiles


  • Top-notch real-time protection
  • Quality AV removal tool
  • A handful of attractive additional privacy and security tools
  • Uncluttered, friendly UI and easy to use


  • Mostly useless free VPN option
  • Some software conflicts during install
  • Potential issues when installing on an infected machine


Bitdefender offers a lot of different pricing based on number of users and one, two or three years of coverage. These are the low- and high-end prices for Antivirus Plus:

  • $39.95 for a single PC for one year of protection.
  • Up to ten PCs can be protected for a year at a cost of $159.95.
  • $89.95 for a single PC with protection for three years.
  • Up to ten PCs can be protected for three years for $339.95.

Final Thoughts

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus has a lot to offer users. For a while now, it has been on top of our list of security products to keep an eye out for. While the software runs, it does an efficient job in protecting you against malware. The user interface is easy enough for users to understand and get the hang of in a manner of minutes, regardless of whether they are beginners or advanced users. As you can see from the security features we have reviewed, there is a lot to protect you. Our final verdict is that we would definitely recommend this software to our readers.

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