This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bitdefender. All opinions are 100% mine.
Internet security is not only for geeks and businesses. Even if you only do a bit of online shopping here and there, the risk of having your online banking password stolen, your credit card details phished or a virus infecting your computer and stealing your data is there. And since viruses and other illegal activity online is so profitable, you need an antivirus that stays up and provides quick fixes to the newest threats. And this is why I was attracted to Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 cloud features.
Bitdefender Total Security is an award winning computer security suite, designed to protect computers from digital threats such as malware, viruses and other online pests. As such, it’s the sort of software you really don’t want to be without. Chosen by the very own CNET Editors for Editor's Choice and PCMag Editor's Choice, it’s admittedly a feature packed antivirus suite, without the scary pricetag.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 is packed with features that bring it beyond most antivirus programs in the market. Besides the obvious, which is protecting you from malware, spyware and viruses, it also optimizes your computer for increased speed and performance, offers a fully featured parental control system and can work as a firewall to protect your entire network. And it can keep your laptop data safe if it’s stolen as well, besides helping you locate the device with Bitdefender Anti-Theft.
If you are worried about your privacy and identity theft, and that is a rising threat for anybody who works online as much as I do, Bitdefender 2013 also offers ID Theft protection and privacy protection for popular social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Among the new features, the more impressive ones in my eyes are the Bitdefender Safepay, to increase security when online shopping, and the fact that once installed it just didn’t bother me. I didn’t have to deal with popups, alerts, and other nuisances. They call it Bitdefender Autopilot, but I just wish it was a standard feature on any antivirus suite I’ve used. I want my antivirus to be totally transparent and keep me safe without reminders of its existence.
Buying BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2013
You can purchase Bitdefender directly from their website, and the license is valid for 1 year and up to three computers. The price per year goes down a lot if you register for more than a year at a time, but if you like to try before you buy they also offer a trial version.
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