Bitdefender Total Security 2013 Review: Safeguard your PC from Any Threat!

internet security downloadTotal Security 2013 is latest security suite by Bitdefender, the creator of award winning security software, which is a complete security tool for average home users. Being one of the best high-end top of the line security suites, Total Security 2013 is a software application laden with modules and features that help it achieve protection against digital threats out there.

What’s New

Bitdefender Safepay helps user when carrying out transactions online. By opening your entire online banking or e-shopping pages in a secure, isolated browser Bitdefender Safepay helps keep online threats, such as hackers, away.

Similarly, Anti-Theft is another new feature that adds to overall functionality of Total Security 2013. This feature helps in safeguarding your laptops against theft or loss. The option also enables you to lock, wipe or locate your laptop through any modern internet browser supporting hand held device. The new USB immunizer option helps immunize Flash Drive from various viruses as soon as it’s connected to your computer system.

The interface is more or less similar to that of its predecessor, but when compared, it is definitely easier to use.  With big security status ring at top along with Events, Auto Pilot and Settings tab to keep you notified with your security settings and what actions are required from you to make the system more secure.

With enhanced Parental Control feature you can monitor and control your child’s activity online in a much better way by blocking inappropriate sites and restricting web access hours. The improved Safebox is another increment to the suite. It helps you with safe managing and accessing of important or sensitive files by storing them in online secure locations.

Features

With several complementing features along with the ones mentioned above, Total Security 2013 remains competitive and possesses edge over other similar suites available in the market today. The software application provides protections against emerging threats through various cloud based services along with its virtualization and live behavior based detection methods.

MyBitdefender dashboard can be accessed using any internet connected device from anywhere. The security widget helps you keep track of various tasks such as quick scanning through simple drag-drop option.  Active Virus Control option helps detect suspicious activities, through live behavior, as they are running.

A trusted surrounding, Bitdefender’s Rescue Mode, helps eliminate e-threats such as rootkits, which are normally not removed within the operating system. In addition Vulnerability Scanner option directs your attention towards missing security patches and software along with unsafe system configurations.

Total Security 2013’s two-way firewall helps in monitoring your various internet connections and detecting and preventing unauthorized access to your system.  You can also stop emails that you don’t require by making use of the simple Bitdefender anti-spam option.

Besides this, the Bitdefender Autopilot feature helps you avoid all hassles and mess by detecting and making all required security decisions without any input from your side. You are saved from continuously appearing annoying pop-ups and alert messages. Total Security 2013’s Scan Dispatcher and Tune Up modules enable fast speed scheduled scanning without having any impact on your system’s speed.

With the help of social network protection you can now experience e-threats free social networking and monitor your privacy settings with increased ease. Apart from this, features such as Personal Data Filter, Antiphising, File Shredder and File Encryption help provide you with total privacy. These various functions and modules protect your data from different threats present.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Fast and safe security suite
  • Does not impact your computer system’s speed
  • Easy installation
  • Quick scan

Cons

  • At times Parental Control commands are carried out with a delay
  • Might face interface crashes at times

Plans & Costs

You can get the suite for an affordable $79.95 for up to 3 PCs with a 1 year license. Similarly you can also go for Antivirus Plus 2013 for $49.95 and internet security 2013 for $69.95. These values may change depending on geographical location. When compared with the benefits available, the prices quoted are not a bad offer.

Conclusion

With good comprehensive features, Total Security 2013 provides top notch security for your system. With features such as AutoPilot and sandboxed browser, Total Security 2013 has become the top choice as deduced from the independent testing carried out through AV-Tests, for the year 2012.

 

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