When it comes to your PC, you are better off safe than sorry. With so many online threats appearing each day, you cannot afford to leave your PC unprotected. Luckily, there are many antivirus software that will protect your PC from ransomware, theft, social engineering, phishing, and scams. Here is the best antivirus protection software for your PC:
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018
Bitdefender is a great choice for anyone looking for malware protection. A single license goes for as less as $19.99 and three licenses go for $59.99.
Visit Bitdefender Central and create an account or sign in. Type in your product key and download the antivirus. The product offers features such as privacy, tools, notifications, activity, account, support settings, and protections.
Ensure that your products Autopilot mode is on. This mode takes care of issues silently in the background and it will send notifications to you when it is necessary. To access features such as webcam protection, file encryption, and anti-spam protection you will require an upgrade.
Bitdefender earns the top-tier ranking in its malware-protection performance from labs such as SE Labs, AV-comparatives, and MRG-Effitas.
Bitdefender protects your PC from phishing sites as well as those hosting malware URLs.
This antivirus also lets you know search results that are safe to open and those that are not through TrafficLight analysis. You will also get details on why a certain search result has been flagged as dangerous. TrafficLight flags phishing sites, websites hosting malware, click-fraud sites, employment scams and piracy sites.
A variety of scan options
Bitdefender provides a quick scan option on its main page. You can run a full PC scan from the protection feature. A quick scan takes less than 60 seconds while a full scan can take over an hour. A repeat full scan can take as little as 30 minutes.
If malware cannot be eliminated with normal scans, Bitdefender runs Rescue Mode which reboots into an alternative operating system.
Additionally, you can manage scans by scheduling a time for them to run. For instance, you can schedule a scan at system startup.
Bitdefender also looks for vulnerabilities in your PC such as weak passwords and security configuration issues.
Bitdefender also offers protection against insecure Wi-Fi networks through warnings. If your Bitdefender Central account does not have a Home Scanner, you should install it. Home scanner lists all the devices connected to your Wi-Fi network including IoT appliances and checks for vulnerabilities. It also provides you with solutions when weakness is detected.
Bitdefender will protect your PC from ransomware by tracking its behavior and inhibiting unauthorized changing of valuable files. It does this through its Safe Files feature.
This feature protects all your documents, photos, folders, and videos. It only allows access to these assets to trusted programs. However, if an unknown program tries accessing your files from a protected location, Safe Files blocks it and send you a notification. You can add unknown programs to the trust list if you installed them yourself.
Bitdefender stores passwords, credit card information, and login details for use on Wi-Fi networks, apps, and websites. The feature in charge of password management is Wallet.
Wallet requires a strong master password and it allows you to create several wallets for separate work and home passwords. It also operates well as password generator and you can use it to create passwords for new accounts.
When visiting a financial site, Bitdefender automatically detects it and provides a safe connection. You can give Bitdefender instructions to always use Safepay for every financial site.
Safepay has its own desktop icon and a built-in secure browser. It only supports Wallet and Flash. The Safepay browser prevents capturing of details through screenshots and it inhibits software keyloggers or keystroke-theft by spyware.
Any file that has been permanently deleted stays in the disk until it is overwritten by new info. File shredder, a feature by Bitdefender, overwrites file data thrice before it is deleted. This ensures that no file recovery software can retrieve any data from your disk.
To delete a file, choose File shredder for permanent deletion. You can also open File shredder and browse for the files you want to permanently delete. This feature also has file encryption. Simply encrypt a file then shred the unprotected originals.
- Top-tier malware and phishing protection.
- Excellent blocking of malicious URLs.
- Bitdefender offers great ransomware protection.
- Secure Safepay built-in browser.
- Several helpful bonus features.
- Bitdefender’s malware blocking abilities could be better.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018-edition offers everything you need to keep your PC secure at all times. Any threats that you encounter, Bitdefender will handle them sufficiently. Although it might not detect malware threats at 100 percent or run a full scan in the standard average of forty-five minutes, this antivirus remains one of the best in the market.
As a technology manager on Le Meilleur Avis, I have access to various smartphones, PCs, Bluetooth devices, headphones and many other tech products. I do my best to review every aspect of these products and that includes apps.