If everyone agrees that antivirus protection is necessary, why do so many computers remain unprotected? Because so many virus protection programs are hard to install, confusing to use, and expensive to buy.
They may pop up annoying nag screens or even lock up your system. And then, when you least expect it, they don’t catch the latest malware, spyware, or virus and your computer crashes.
And what do they do if you complain? Point out that it was a new, unknown virus and try to sell you an expensive update that won’t perform any better than the last version.
You need effective protection that’s affordable, user-friendly, and dependable. You need Bitdefender Internet Security. Bitdefender Antivirus is one of the best antivirus programs available, and BitDefender Internet Security improves on the basic program, making it even better.
Installation and Setup
Installing Bitdefender Internet Security couldn’t be simpler. With an installation wizard that takes you through each step, one click at a time, setup is quick and easy. You can choose between typical and custom options. BitDefender prompts you to remove any other antivirus software in order to prevent it from interfering with the operation of BitDefender.
At setup, you can even choose from three different user settings. If at any time you want to change that configuration, you can do so from the settings menu. Most people prefer the basic setting, where BitDefender Internet Security operates quietly in the background.
Interface and Features
Once you’ve installed BitDefender, it’s very low maintenance, staying discreetly in the background until it identifies a possible threat; then a small window opens at the bottom of your screen to let you know that a threat has been identified.
BitDefender automatically updates on an hourly basis as new threats are identified. But it doesn’t always wait for confirmation of a threat: it monitors your system for signs of malicious code and lets you know if a potential threat has been detected.
There is also a no-interruptions gamer mode to turn off interruptions while you’re playing (or delivering an important presentation). The Internet Security version also includes anti-spam and firewall features, as well as parental controls.
BitDefender Internet Security can protect you from phishing sites that attempt to steal your identity, and the two-way firewall protects your computer no matter where you connect.
Parental controls allow you to block access to inappropriate programs, and limit childrens’ access to the Internet to approved times.
Once you’ve installed BitDefender on your system, you can confidently go about your business, trusting that the software will quietly and effectively do the job you bought it for. BitDefender can protect your computer from Trojans, spyware, worms, viruses, and all types of malware—even those that haven’t been created yet!
BitDefender will automatically scan all emails, instant messages, and web traffic for malware, even going so far as to strip viruses from incoming HTML.
BitDefender will notify you of unauthorized attempts to change system files, registry entries, or DLL files. And it even works to prevent spam from ever reaching your email inbox.
With a 98% success rate identifying viruses and spyware, BitDefender’s effectiveness has been confirmed by independent tests.
Recommended system requirements are Windows XP SP2 or higher, 1.66GHz or higher processor. 1GB RAM (XP and WIN7) 1.5GB RAM (Vista) 600 MB hard disk space, and Internet Explorer 7 or higher.
Laptop mode can help prolong battery life.
Help and Support
Technical support is built into the program, with extensive help files and ability to contact the support team from within the program.
Softwin also offers online support resources, and free 24/7 support by online chat, email, or phone.
The retail price is $49.95 for a one-year subscription for 1 PC. Using a coupon code will save you some money; you can check BitDefender coupons for the latest coupon information.
No matter whether your priority is an affordable price, an effective and comprehensive protection system, are virtually automatic hands-off operation, BitDefender Internet Security has the features you need.
Whether you use the Internet for gaming, education, business, or personal communication, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you’re protected from both known and unknown threats.