Looking to buy an antivirus software for your computer ?
There are lots of options available online and in Australia brick and mortar shops as well. But you can save yourself a walk to the shop if you want, by buying online at cheaper prices.
The main settings panel for the software (2017 edition)
The 2017 edition has been released now!
With most digital products for computer security now available online too, you can manage to score yourself good deal buying online. Read our review below.
Security update : WannaCRy Ransomware
A type of virus that infect computers, and then prevent the user from accessing the operating system, or encrypts all the data stored on the computer,
The user asks the ransom to pay a fixed amount of money, as opposed to decrypting files or allowing access again to the operating system.
On Sunday, Europol revealed that the Wanna Cry ransomware had claimed 200,000 victims in 150 countries and described the cyber attack as “unprecedented”.
Wanna Cry Ransomware Guidelines to stay safe :
- Be careful to click on harmful links in your emails.
- Be wary of visiting unsafe or unreliable sites.
- Never click on a link that you do not trust on a web page or access to Facebook or messaging applications such as Whatsapp and other applications.
- If you receive a message from your friend with a link, ask him before opening the link to confirm, (infected machines send random messages with links).
- Keep your files backed up regularly and periodically.
- Be aware of fraudulent e-mail messages that use names similar to popular services such as PayPal instead of PayPal or use popular service names without commas or excessive characters.
- Use anti virus and Always make have the last update.
- Make sure your windows have the last update close the gap.
I have already covered a detailed price comparison for top antivirus software in my previous (blog post last year in 2016 – updated for 2018).
Today we are going to look at Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 for your computer.
Bitdefender Antivirus has always had good reviews in most local Australian technology magazines and I could not miss the chance to review this product.
Product features definitely play an important part in whatever we buy so we will cover that here, but first the most important bit PRICE and this software is just priced right.
PRICE FOR BITDEFENDER ANTIVIRUS
$49 for bitdefender antivirus plus 2017
$69 for bitdefender internet security 2017
The prices for this software is quite competitive and affordable compared to other software’s in this niche. Prices vary according to number of devices covered and software plan for eg.1/2/or 3 years plan.
In January 2015, Bitdefender won AV-Comparatives’ Product of the Year, taking Gold awards in Proactive Malware Detection. It has also won two Editor’s Choice awards from PCMAG.
The software is quite popular with it already being used by 500+ million home and corporate devices across the globe.
Snapshot of inner screen from the software for the 2017 edition
How does it compare to Norton antivirus and AVG antivirus software ?
Norton antivirus used to have the problem of using to many resources, which they have fixed now. Bitdefender has always been light on using your system resources and wont slow your computer down to do its job.
With AVG Antivirus their software settings interface has been improved a lot recently , with bitdefender they have always kept the software interface simple and easy to use.
What features do i need in my antivirus software ?
If you haven’t heard of ransom ware virus then you better read this.
What is ransom ware ?
In simple terms it’s just like taking a hostage and asking for ransom, therefore the name ransom ware. Criminals spreads viruses/malware via dodgy means onto your computer and laptop and you get infected and they get full control of your PC/Laptop and take it hostage. If you don’t pay an amount to them they just destroy your whole data on the computer, they are solutions for removal of some ransom ware once infected, but not for newer ones.
So to protect your computer today, ransom ware protection feature is essential today.
- Regular antivirus updates to keep you secure from new viruses.
- Real time virus and malware blocking
- It does Not delete files but block them
- Compatibility with other devices
- For mac and smart devices
- Bonus password manager
When I initially installed Bitdefender on my desktop PC, I was not sure how well this would work with windows. Bitdefender just sits there on your computer silently like a invisible bodyguard or bouncer doing its job with a minimum of fuss ( which means it does not use much of your computer resources) , so i am quite happy with this antivirus solution.
If you are ready to get your computer or laptop secure, you can try out this current deal from Bitdefender security.
Bitdefender Antivirus ( website link )
In January 2015, Bitdefender won AV-Comparatives’ Product of the Year, taking Gold awards in Proactive Malware Detection. It has also won two Editor’s Choice awards from PCMAG. The software is quite popular with it already being used by 500+ million home and corporate devices across the globe.
Ransomware protection in Bitdefender 2017
Ransomware Protection for your computer/laptop – This is one of the new features included in all Bitdefender 2017 software (Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security).This new feature protects certain folders from ransom ware malware.
Safely do online banking
Online banking is always a worry when using your computer and Bitdefender has got you covered with their new safepay feature.
Bitdefender Safepay™ is a FREE desktop app within your software that features a secure hacker-proof browser. It keeps all your online banking and e-shopping transactions secure, by opening a special browser area to do your online banking transactions. You can also add all online transactions sites (banks, Credit card payment sites) that you use regularly to favourites in this screen.
Another awesome feature is the Bitdefender Wallet , which is a password manager built into this security solution. It helps you keep track of your passwords, protects your privacy and provides a more secure experience.
By using a single master password to access your credentials, this Wallet makes it easy for you to keep your passwords safe.
How to install Bitdefender software 2017 on my computer
Installing your PC security software has been made easy by this company. Here is what you need to do to install this software
Below are the steps to install Bitdefender 2017 on your system:
1. Remove any other security solutions/antivirus software from your computer.
a) Remove any other security antivirus software that you have installed on your pc /laptop, by using the manufacturer uninstall steps or then going to control panel in windows and uninstalling your old software.
c) Now restart the system and proceed with the installation of Bitdefender 2017.
2. Install Bitdefender 2017 on your system.
a) Go to your Bitdefender Central account
NOTE: If you don’t have an account already, please sign up for one at this stage .
b) INSTALL Bitdefender.
List of products
|Home/Home Office||Packs||Business Solutions||Free Tools|
|Bitdefender Total Security 2017||Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2017||Bitdefender GravityZone Enterprise Security||Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition|
|Bitdefender Internet Security 2017||Bitdefender Family Pack 2017||Bitdefender GravityZone Advanced Business Security||Bitdefender QuickScan|
|Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017||Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security||Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC|
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac||Bitdefender Security for Virtualized Environments||Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for Mac|
|Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android||Bitdefender Security for Mobile||Bitdefender Antivirus Free for Android|
Feel free to leave a comment or note below on your experience with security software you have used on your device.