Reviews and Problems with Bitdefender Total Security 2014
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Can't beat free
29 December 2013
Summary: With the recent events of Cryptolocker creating havoc I decided to pony up and get a more robust AV solution for my PC's. Microsoft Security Essentials is ok but it missed the mark on some periphery coverage. With the Christmas offer of a rebate to cover the full cost of the license this was a no brainer. So far the product's installed on 3 Windows 7 x64 systems with no issues and on one machine it identified malware that my son had downloaded that MSE missed.
Pros: Silent and non intrusive. Reliable with a good reputation. Already caught two vulnerabilities that Microsoft Security Essentials missed.
Cons: I had to spend time filling out the rebate paperwork.
Summary: Works well and catches almost everything out there. does not have a fit when you run other software scans like malware bytes rkill, registry booster, and Spybot. Little more than I would prefer to pay and would like to see a scaled down version for cheaper. I do not need all of the extra bells and whistles they through in to the package.
Pros: Quick scans
Cons: cannot setup to ignore specific vulnerabilities
Summary: I have a computer repair & consulting business and cannot risk my customers' computers with a security program with unresponsive support.
Pros: The anti-virus part of this package has performed very well in av-comparatives security tests finishing in the top 20% of its competition.
Cons: I have raised several issues/questions to Bitdefender support via e-mail ticket and support forum and not received response in over a month. I need notifications by e-mail if a computer detects malware or finishes a scheduled scan. Avast can do this but Bitdefender cannot. There is no setting for sounds for notifications. Where is the software updater to keep other programs such as Adobe Flash, JAVA, etc. up to date with the latest security patches? This is a common f...
Summary: It can be technical, and I STRONGLY advise downloading the PDF manual on the web site before using and during set up. There are a couple of little things I’m not crazy about, but there is nothing out there that can cater to each individual for mass marketing. It still says my computer is in Toronto and I live 2 hours north. Will open a ticket for that. Do not let electronically challenged near the wipe/stolen aspect as it wipes your comp. Trust me on this.