Conclusion: Bitdefender Total Security 2013 includes just about every imaginable security feature, and then some. The independent labs give it excellent ratings, and all of its components do a good job. It's a very good choice for those who want a full-featured security suite.
Pros: Excellent results in antivirus lab tests and our own malware cleanup tests. Effective phishing protection. Accurate antispam. Remote management through MyBitdefender portal. Quiet firewall. Multi-device parental control. Antitheft. Online backup. PC Tuneup. File encryption and shredding.
Cons: Cleanup of infested systems can take a long time. In testing, cleanup caused some collateral damage. Some impact on system performance.
Summary: Bitdefender 2013 provides users with the option to automate or tightly monitor protection. The additional payment protection and remote management features make this an excellent all-round product.