Bitdefender Total Security 2016 Review

Based in Romania, Bitdefender has introduced several incarnations of its software over the last couple of years, each one specializing in its own particular area. While the folks behind Bitdefender have released programs for Android devices in the past, the majority of their products – including the product we will be looking at today – are primarily centered around internet a computer security for one’s personal computer.

A rather new company on the market, with only five Bitdefender software installments released at this point in time, the company itself has been flying somewhat under the radar as of late. Despite this, their latest installment – Bitdefender Total Security 2016 – has shown some fairly promising features which I’d like to touch base on.

Bitdefender Total Security 2016 – Product Review

Before getting into the nitty gritty details of the software, it seems suitable to offer a brief summary. Bitdefender Total Security 2016 more or less incorporates many of the features found across its competitors’ products which are usually released in separate installments (such as AVG’s plethora of software installments which are often purchased separately) and jumbles them all together into one package resembling a security suite of sorts.

Whether or not this is a good thing truly comes down to one’s own preferences and personal security needs. Those who tend to settle for the bare minimum by relying on Windows’ firewall and a simple virus remover may find themselves getting more than the bargained for and paying for a wide variety of features which may end up going unused. On the other hand, those who take every step necessary to round up all of the software they need to remain protected will likely appreciate Bitdefender’s one-size-fits-all stature and the convenience that comes along with such a characteristic.

How Does Bitdefender Total Security 2016 Set Itself Apart from Similar Products?

Bitdefender does as good a job at protecting the user as any similar product worth its salt. What sets this particular piece of software apart from others; however, is the sheer number of features one can expect to find in it and the different aspects of protection that brings. I won’t say it is the only product which exhibits such a characteristic, though I’ll say there are many which don’t follow suit. To put it simply, Bitdefender Total Security 2016 covers all of the basics one might expect in software of its type while taking a few extra leaps forward to offer some advanced security features on top of that.

Bitdefender Total Security 2016 Review

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One factor many often forget to consider in the realm of internet protection is a product’s price-to-quality ratio. For those with a large number of computers which need protecting, the ratio in question will prove to be ideal. Bitdefender Total Security 2016 gives all of its users the ability to protect a large number of computers and networks without purchasing an equally-large number of licesnses through purchasing their family pack. On the other hand, those merely seeking to protect one computer may find the software’s price a little (though not a lot) less forgiving at thirty dollars per license. Once again, this all comes down to one’s specific needs and preferences. Still, thirty dollars is far from an unfair price after all things have been considered in full.

While perhaps not the most important thing to look for in such a program, the software’s simple interface and very easy setup is certainly a nice plus. In short, if you can manage to work your way around AVG’s free antivirus installments, you’ll manage to figure this program out in no time all, despite it being completely jam-packed with so many different features. Bitdefender knows that those who purchase security suites (as opposed to individually selecting and purchasing a bunch of smaller programs) are the type to appreciate a large convenience factor. And, as it turns out, this software does a great job of catering to sch folks.

What’s New?

Bitdefender Total Security 2016 is a security suite, which is something unheard of in Bitdefender’s line of security products up until this point in time. While their 2015 installment offered a few useful features in the realm of internet security, their Total Security installment simply covers all of the bases to at least some degree or another. It’s simply unfair to compare this software to previous incarnations, as it reigns superior without question and sits in a completely different (and better) category. By upgrading to Total Security 2016, you’ll get protection that just can’t be found in previous products within the line.

Pros:

– Bitdefender Total Security 2016 keeps you and your sensitive information safe through file encryption, theft protection and a secure password manager.

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– Easy to use, getting your new features up and running takes no time at all and is something which doesn’t require much in the way of computer literacy.

– A variety of features – everything from parental controls to a firewall – keeps you protected in a variety of ways.

– Those looking to protect a large number of computers may save some money through Bitdefender’s family pack.

Cons:

– Those looking for just an antivirus, just a firewall or just parental controls may find themselves paying for features they don’t particularly want.

– While parental controls are present, they lack some of the more advanced, keylogger-esque features some of us have come to expect in similar products.

The Verdict

For folks looking to get all of their security-related purchases and downloads out of the way in one fell swoop, Bitdefender Total Security 2016 should prove a worthy contender. It is sure to cover all of the basics one might expect, while offering a little more in the way of computer and internet protection. Its variety of packages ensures there’s something suitable for everyone and its variety of features ensures those who make the purchase almost always come out with more protection than they went in with, no matter their previous security setup. It’s easy, it’s convenient and it gets the job done in a variety of different ways. Bitdefender Total Security 2016 is a force to be reckoned with.

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