BitDefender Antivirus Review

If you’re looking for absolute PC protection from viruses and more, you can’t go wrong with BitDefender Antivirus. Offering rock-solid security, simple to use, effective use of resources, and a very reasonable price tag, BitDefender Antivirus 2010 edition is the best antivirus software solution. The 2010 edition builds on the already great program and adds some additional features that continue to improve overall PC performance and protection.

As online threats continue to evolve, BitDefender has grown their armory and uses the most up-to-date technologies to combat viruses. BitDefender Antivirus 2010 offers a robust set of features, but is flexible enough to meet the needs of various users. Whether you’re an advanced user looking to control the entire process manually, or a novice looking for a set-and-forget solution, BitDefender delivers an easy to use security solution.

Protection: 5 Stars

BitDefender Antivirus protects you from a number of online threats including viruses, spyware, phishing scams, and more. The software basically covers you from every angle, protecting you from threats on the internet, email. BitDefender scans all websites, IM, and email traffic for malware. The software is even equipped to encrypt your IM conversations.

BitDefender’s scanners run in real-time and don’t require a lot of resources. In fact, the new optimized scans run 30% faster than last year, without significantly increasing system load and even reducing the boot time.
One of the new features that further improves BitDefender protection and performance is the Active Virus Control, specifically designed to detect and demolish stealth threats. BitDefender has been using advanced heuristic detection already, but new malware have taken steps to avoid being analyzed by these technologies.

Effectiveness: 5 Stars

Don’t let the inexpensive price and lesser-known name fool you; BitDefender Antivirus is powerful and completely effective. Independent industry research tests agree that BitDefender is an effective solution, and one of the best overall performers. BitDefender has been given several certifications and awards over the years, and version Antivirus 2010 continues the legacy.

Installation: 5 Stars

BitDefender Antivirus installation is exceedingly simple. Whether you’ve purchased a box copy or installing the software from an electronic download, the process is straightforward and easy. After a few quick downloads and a few approvals, you’ll be up and running in no time.

For the most effective protection, BitDefender removes other antivirus software you may have running that could potentially interfere with it running.

As part of the installation process you will choose from three user profiles. Don’t worry if you change your mind you can easily change what mode you’re in by accessing the settings menu.

Use: 5 Stars

BitDefender Antivirus 2010 is certainly easy to use. This year BitDefender adds user profiles, allowing the end user to choose the level of control they want for the program and choosing from three distinct interface choices specifically designed to accommodate their specific needs. You can choose from novice, intermediate, or advanced.

The novice mode is perfect for anyone who simply wants to install security software and forget about it.

The intermediate interface definitely has more options and utilities and easy to use. The intuitive tab interface makes it easy to navigate, and includes a simple dashboard to access each of the major utilities.

The expert interface gives the user complete access to all the tools and features, and while it’s more complex, it is just as intuitively organized and easy to navigate.

Features: 5 Stars

BitDefender Antivirus has a complete lineup of all the essential features. The antivirus software is equipped to protect your computer from a number of threats, and provides a complete peace of mind while downloading files, opening emails.

Along with the Active Virus Control features, the 2010 edition of BitDefender includes advanced Detection technology. BitDefender will warn you if it detects any direct code attacks, and proactively detects and defends from malicious attempts to adjust your registry entries or system files.

Another advanced feature is one to please gamers. BitDefender features a no-interruptions gamer mode that is ideal for stopping annoying notices or popups from interfering with you while you’re in the middle of some intense gaming.

Updates: 5 Stars

In today’s virtual world constantly being introduced to more threats, antivirus software is only as good as its latest version update. Timely updates to virus databases files are crucial to keeping you protected.
BitDefender Antivirus 2010 performs regular updates every hour. BitDefender is setup to run these crucial updates automatically, and they run in the background. You don’t have to worry about manually updating, and more importantly, you don’t have to worry about updates slowing down your system.