Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014 Review
Bitdefender has an established history of providing consumers with great virus protection. Consumer High Five has taken the time to thoroughly review Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014 to give consumers a better idea of what to expect.
Ease of Installation
Ease of installation is always important when it comes to purchasing software. There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours trying to install a program you just purchased. The good news is, Bitdefender has made this process quite simple. After purchasing Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and downloading the program, the software will actually begin to check your PC to make sure there is no malware present. I was happy to find that my laptop had no viruses present. After completing the first scan, Bitdefender begins to fully download the software needed to run. This process took about 15 minutes or so to complete. This gives you enough time to sip on a cup of coffee and enjoy life. From this point you are all set. I highly suggest you deactivate any other antivirus programs that you may have installed before trying to download Bitdefender. I had a small problem with interference from another antivirus software, but I was able to uninstall the old program and continue on with no issues.. Overall, the installation was not too difficult but it did take some time to complete. The fact that Bitdefender scans the computer before installing may be part of the reason for the slow install. I personally thought the fact that it checks your PC first was important.
Level of protection
Protection is definitely important considering this is an antivirus program. While this antivirus protection is important, it is not always easy to test how well a given program will keep you safe from malware and viruses. Thankfully, AV-Test has done all the work for us. Each year they perform rigorous tests on antivirus programs in order to test how well they really protect our computers from being infected. Based on their results for 2013, Bitdefender came in at the front of the pack with Kaspersky and Norton coming in closely behind.
Bitdefender has a great reputation for being one of the top anti-virus protectors out there on the market. It even received AV-Test’s award for best protection in 2013. Bitdefender provides nothing less than the best protection available right now.
Background speed and pop-ups
I must admit, Bitdefender runs very smoothly in the background. Background scans do cause just a bit of a slowdown, but honestly it was nothing too noticeable. The biggest complaint we hear about Bitdefender is relating to speed and performance issues. I personally had very few problems with the speed and performance.
Our Bottom Line
If you are looking for an antivirus program that will not only keep you protected but also provide you with performance speed, then Consumer High Five would recommend Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014. Bitdefender ranks number one in our research of antivirus protection, and that alone makes the program a must have.
Consumer High Five Product Rating: 4.7 / 5.0