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Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 review

Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 is a refresh of the company's Internet Security application that introduces several new and improved features this year. The product itself sits between the company's Antivirus Pro and Total Security products functionality wise. It offers all the features that the antivirus application offers, plus features like the bi-directional firewall, antispam protection, parental controls or safe data deletion that the former does not ship with.It does lack a couple of features exclusive to Total Security though, including encryption, the Tune-Up tool, anti-theft or Bitdefender Safebox.

The first impression is quite positive. You download a small installer on your system that runs an initial system scan and downloads and installs the program on the computer. The custom installation option - unfortunately - lacks options to disable some of the program features that you may not want installed on your system. I'm particularly interested in blocking the installation of browser extensions. The bdToolbar was for instance installed in Thunderbird during installation, and while Thunderbird provide me with the option to not enable it, I'd prefered if Bitdefender would have given me an option to block the installation.

The product itself has a size of more than 250 Megabyte, which you should keep in mind during installation. The download was fast on my 50 Mbit line, but depending on your connection, it may take a while before it is fully downloaded.

Two configuration screens are displayed after installation that enable you to activate or deactivate various features like the program's gaming mode or autopilot. While it is not necessary to make the decision at that point in time, it is helpful for experienced users who know which features they need and which they do not.

There is no need to restart the computer after installation which is definitely a plus. The main interface gets launched then which acts as a central hub to manage all program features.

bitdefender internet security 2013

Here you find links to core program features like the antivirus or firewall modules, as well as links to settings and other configurable program features. Links are provided on the main screen to run scans, manage the network adapters or run manual update checks. Everything is only one or two clicks away and easily reachable from the main interface. What I particularly like is that you do not get bombarded with notifications. Program updates are for instance handled in silence in the background.

The program turns off Windows Firewall, and where applicable Windows Defender, automatically to avoid conflicts. The Bitdefender process that is running on the system is protected against  being terminated by the user or malware running with the same usage rights.

The firewall manages all  network traffic in both directions, which it should, to protect all network traffic on the system. There are a couple of things that you can activate in the Firewall settings that may be of interest. This includes options to create application and network adapter rules, enable paranoid mode, the intrusion detection system, the monitoring of Wi-Fi connections or Internet connection sharing.

bitdefender internet security settings

Here you can also monitor the network activity in realtime. All processes with local or remote network connections are listed here alphabetically.

There are a couple of settings that you may want to enable on your system that are not enabled by default:

  • Intrusion detection system under firewall.
  • Monitoring of Wi-Fi connections if you connect to the Internet via a wireless connection.
  • Password protection if you want to block access to the program's configuration options for unauthorized users.
  • Whitelist to white list websites you trust
  • Game list to add games to the automatic game mode that are not detected automatically.

Issues

The program has a couple of issues which I'd like to address below:

  • I already mentioned that an option to block the installation of browser extensions is a needed feature.
  • The program's help does not explain all features when you click on the on-demand help symbol in the interface.
  • Some program features are not directly accessible from the main program. Bitdefender Safepay for instance is not accessible through the main interface, and parental controls are hidden under the MyBitdefender menu at the top right where it is easily overlooked.
  • You can't schedule antivirus scans.

Most program related issues are on the other hand easily resolved with the program's integrated help and support feature. Entering Safepay for instance reveals knowledge base entries that explain how you can start the application on your system.

Independent test results

Several independent institutes have tested Bitdefender Internet Security 2013.

  • AV-Test certified: above industry average detection rate, above industry average removal success rate,
  • AV-Comparatives: Best in-class malware removal together with Kaspersky.
  • Virus Bulletin: No tests of the 2013 product line yet, 2012 product lineup received certification.

What's new

If you are currently working with the Internet Security 2012 product, you may be interested in a quick write up of what is new in the version refresh:

  • Bitdefender Safepay for online banking in a safe environment.
  • Security Widget that is displayed on the desktop independently from the main interface. Supports drag and drop scanning and more.
  • USB Immunizer to protect Flash drives from malware
  • Device Anti-Theft to lock, wipe and locate the laptop when it gets stolen
  • MyBitdefender dashboard (improved).
  • Parental Controls (improved)
  • Bitdefender Safebox online storage (improved).

Verdict

Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 protects your system against all kinds of malicious software and activities effectively. Test results show an impressive detection and removal rate. The program itself runs more or less on autopilot while experienced users can enable features to receive information and notifications frequently.

The biggest issue for me personally is that you can't disable certain program features during installation, and that a couple of programs are not well integrated into the main program interface.





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    Comments

    1. Mohamed saad said on December 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Bitdefender is one of the best security apps in the market . it will be very fantastic to have it

      1. Amano said on December 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

        I’m using Comodo now. would be fantastic to have a copy of Bitdefender

    2. Ray said on December 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

      I would love a copy of Bitdefender. I have used Avira premium and Free version for long and would love some change.

    3. Claudiu said on December 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

      I need to mention that Bitdefender is a Romanian company and for years it’s on Top 3 best Internet Security/Antivirus programs.

      I’ve just bought for one of my laptops a 1 year license and I am very pleased with it. It doesn’t consume much RAM memory and I must agree with you on: SafePay should have been integrated into Bitdefender’s interface. But that wasn’t done because you need to manually open SafePay only to configure it and then it opens it self for most of the websites with an online payment system (including online banking).

    4. Florin said on December 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

      I’m using Windows Defender, I got it for free with Windows 8 Pro.

      1. ilev said on December 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

        So you are not protected at all.

        MSE, which is part of Windows 8 Defender lost its AV-Test certification
        due to its horrible results.
        http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/sepoct-2012

        1. Cecil Britton said on December 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

          Horrible results? I never saw such a pile of crap referred to as a security review. They scored low on detection of zero day infections! How objective can that kind of analysis be? The Linux crowd reminds me of our own Republican party. Throw enough crap and some of it is bound to stick to the target of your ire.

    5. Pete said on December 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Comodo Internet Security
      ZeroVulnerabilityLabs ExploitShield | Trusteer Rapport | TrueCrypt | EMET | Secunia PSI
      Firefox: Addon security and privacy collection: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/collections/l0rdraiden/favorites/
      On demand: Hitman Pro

    6. Mohamed saad said on December 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

      i have Microsoft security essentials

      1. ilev said on December 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

        The worse anti-virus ever.

    7. Alex said on December 4, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Been reading some great reviews about Bit Defender recently.

      Up for giving it ago seen as MSE is failing the most basic of tests!

    8. Chand said on December 4, 2012 at 11:13 am

      First of all Martin thank u for ur wonderful blog . I am a big fan of ur website . I always refer to your website and it helps me stay updated with current technologies and latest software review and views etc . Thanks again for the excellent Bitdefender Internet security 2013 .
      Currently i am using AVG int. security 2013 . It is a great suite in the market . Its overall protection is good .One of the excellent feature is AVG accelerator which really gears up my downloading speed . but sometimes its false detection worries me .

      Thats why i need bitdefender -World no. 1 Internet security suite .

    9. Wisse said on December 4, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Would be nice to have a complete security suite. Till now I use Avast Free and Outpost free firewall.

    10. Alexandra said on December 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

      current security setup

      AV: Avira Free

      Firewall&HIPS : Private Firewall

      Behavior Blocker :Mamutu

      Virtualization :Sandboxie Free , VBox,Yes Shield

      On demand scanner : Malwarebytes,HitmanPro,Comodo Cleaning Essentials

      Bootable Disk: Kaspersky Rescue Disk

      Anonymity:SecurityKISS Tunnel ,Tor

      Software updater:FileHippo Updater

      Backup:Windows Backup

      DNS Server/Web Filter/IP Filter: OpenDNS ,PeerBlock

      Password Protection: My Lockbox Pro

    11. marcel996 said on December 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Simply the best!

    12. Cristian said on December 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

      I use Panda Cloud Antivirus Free, Malwarebytes Anti-malware & Comodo Firewall 2012.

    13. Frank said on December 4, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Would be great to have a full Internet Security Suite. Right now I’m using Avast Free Antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free), Secunia PSI, Prot-On, Truecrypt and Windows Firewall + Defender that came with Windows 7.

    14. cagatay said on December 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

      I have Avira premium. I was considering Kaspersky, but this looks good. I’ll check if AV comparatives published a performance test.

    15. Des Paul said on December 4, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Currently using combination of Avast antivirus free, super antispyware and comodo firewall..

    16. Stig said on December 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

      I uses Bitdefender some years ago but has since switched to AVG and after that Microsoft Security Essentials but seeing that MSE was low on the list of best solutions lately, it might be time to try out Bitdefender again :)

    17. Bart Degryse said on December 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

      I’m a longtime user of BitDefender and an absolute fan. I have used it for the last ten years and haven’t had a single intrusion during all those years. BitDefender always managed to stop the threats.
      Still there’s (as usual) room for improvement. As mentioned by Martin the installation of browser extensions is something BitDefender shouldn’t do. Also SafePay (which is a new feature in the 2013 version) should get integrated better. I assume the 2014 version will do that. And SafePay should be able to run windowed. When I use my home banking software I like to be able to copy all the data from the pdf invoice, but since SafePay always runs fullscreen I can’t do that.
      Apart from that I have absolutely no issues with BitDefender. I must even strongly disagree with the last two issues Martin names. There is absolutely no reason why one should want to schedule a scan. BitDefender scans continuously. Scheduling a scan would only make BitDefender do what it is already doing. And Parental Control is not hidden. It’s right in the main interface. If you look at the first image of this article you see 4 modules (Antivirus, Privacy, Firewall and Update) and an arrow to the right. Just click it and you will see some of the other modules including Parental Control.
      Conclusion: I absolutely advise BitDefender to anyone. This is top of the bill software unlike most of its competitors. Okay, it doesn’t come free, but I guess that’s what this Christmas Giveaway is for…

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

        Bart, Parental Controls are not on the right on my version. Maybe it gets added there once it has been configured, but I do not know about that.

        Scheduled scans let you run custom scans whenever you want, which I consider a valuable feature. I agree that the system is protected and all as is, but I’d like to schedule scans for times when the computer is not taxed by other activities.

        1. Claudiu said on December 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm

          Martin, you may use the manual scan for example if you know when the computer is not taxed by other activities.
          For me, to be honest, scheduled scans aren’t a priority as long as the Autoscan is ON. I ran a FULL computer scan right after I installed my Bitdefender and since then, it blocked some worms/viruses and some network attacks.

          I still need another licence for my second laptop :)

          Have a great day.

    18. Catalin said on December 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Would be great to have a full Internet Security Suite. Temporarily, just Truecypt + Windows Firewall Defender from Windows 7.

    19. Sudip Kumar Das said on December 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Presently I am using Emsisoft Antimalware on my one PC and Avast Free and Outpost Firewall Pro on the other. Would love to move towards Bitdefender for both the systems. This license will help me to a cheaper, faster migration.

    20. Mushaf said on December 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

      I have ESET NOD32 Antivirus and I’m happy with it :)

    21. Rogacz said on December 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

      I use TrustPort Total Protection and would like to try Bitdefender because it is the most active in Trustport.

    22. saad said on December 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

      I have been used AVG free and Avast free in my computers. would love to get Bitdefender. it’s one of the best out there.

    23. dejavu51 said on December 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Though I love Eset Smart Security The Best But Bitdefender Will Get The job Done too . I’m Currently Using Micrsosft Security Essential .

    24. Richard Pedersen said on December 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Since MSE failed to secure a position on A-V Test, I’m looking for a better solution to the on-going and escalating internet security problem,

      Thanks for a chance to win!
      Richard

    25. Leo Lee said on December 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Hi……I’m from Malaysia.

      I have use Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and it make my laptop slow.

      Now I’m using AVG Free Edition and using Window Firewall.

    26. Mike Hyatt said on December 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      MSE on Windows 8 pro

    27. Mike M said on December 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Bought the wife a new laptop for Christmas so she will be needing a good internet security to put on it. Please enter me in this one.

    28. leon said on December 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      up until windows 8 i have been using avira but avira does not work on win8
      so i have been trying to find a new one, and i have heard some good things about this one :D

      1. Cecil Britton said on December 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        I’m a Microsoft Security Essentials user and I’m happy with it but I’d like to try Bit Defender just for the two way firewall.

    29. Lascoul said on December 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      i want one

    30. Thomas said on December 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      I use windows security essentials. Having a licence for bitdefender would be great.

    31. Iroshan said on December 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Im using avast free. would love this.

    32. Rafi Mahmud said on December 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Please count me in for this giveaway. I am currently using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malewarebytes to keep my PC protected from threats. Bitdefender is far better than them and I hope I will win this!

    33. Threshold said on December 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      I use Avira free, which I hate with those constant pop-up ads, and Windows’7 firewall cause security suite’s firewalls usually drive me insane with their absurd rules’ settings.

      When needed I use Sandboxie and Malwarebytes.

      P.s. Martin when a user wins something can he still participate in subsequent giveaways the following days?

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        Yes you can participate in every giveaway.

    34. Christian Paolo Mendoza said on December 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      I’m currently using Microsoft Security Essentials. Unfortunately, as I have read yesterday, MSE failed in the latest AV-test :(. This is the perfect timing for me to have a new security suite.

    35. Ghost said on December 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      I use Bitdefender İnternet Security and Onlline armor premium. Good giveaway.

      Thanks.

    36. Cloggyjohn said on December 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Am currently using MSE but due to the recent bad results am looking to replace it and Bitdefender seems the ideal choice. Really enjoy reading your website Martin, keep up the good work.

    37. Sabre said on December 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Right now I’m using Avast Free with Windows Firewall. I usually go by the AV-Test and AV-Comparative. I’d use AVG, but the 2013 version is having problems scanning my entire system. Avast is a bit heavier than I’d like, but it’s served me well so far.

    38. yuppy said on December 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      I’m using ESET Nod32 AV 5 + on demand Malwarebytes Anti-malware and HitmanPro. Sometimes i’m using PrivaZer.

    39. rizal said on December 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      I have try this security software once and this my reviews

      (+)
      Have native 64bit version so you can use all your power source
      Lightweight security software
      Fast startup loading
      Beautiful UI

      (-)
      Cannot resume scan :(
      Super Slow Full Scanning even with 64bit version -.-”
      Cannot deleted virus from archive file (delete the archive completely)

    40. Neil said on December 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      I’ve been using Checkpoint ZoneAlarm Free antivirus and firewall for the last six months or so. It scored 5.5/6 for protection in AV-TEST September tests, but Repair & Usability scores are down a bit. I’ve been happy with it so far, but Bitdefender would add a level of protection.

    41. Daniel Mitran said on December 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      I have Avast everywhere right now but Bidefender looks interesting

    42. Thomas said on December 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      I used to use avira.
      Now I’m trying zone-alarm antivir-firewall combo.
      If I don’t like I’ll try avast, unless I, off course, win this giveaway.

    43. Jocke said on December 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      I’ve been using Avira Antivirus Premium for the last two years and it’s working ok.
      But I think Bitdefender would be a much better choice…

    44. ErLe said on December 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      A great antivirus. At the moment I’m using McAfee TP and Webroot Secure Anywhere.

    45. Roshan said on December 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Currently I’m using the Avast antivirus with Comodo firewall for my windows setup. Additionally, if anything gets through those two, I’ve got Threatfire running in the background. I’ve never had a problem with these free software, especially when you consider the amount of viruses my pendrives usually have at the end of the day, but it would be great to see for myself the difference between free antiviruses and paid ones……

    46. Harvey Bernstein said on December 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Currently using Norton Internet Security, which works well. I would like to try this program to see how it compares.

    47. Tariq said on December 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Currently i use avg internet security 2013.Full support for windows 8,light weight and good interface.

    48. Anonymous said on December 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      I have TrustPort Total Protection. I would like to try Bitdefender Internet Security.
      Thanks for the giveaway.

    49. Greg said on December 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks for the review. I’ve come to realize that no AV will cover all your needs/wants, but you have to pick the areas you want the most security. I used BD 2009 and 2010 editions and while they worked I was happy. Really liked the game mode option, etc. The only downside I was receiving is protection was sometimes stopped ( BD Icon could go grey ). There would be no indicatation if it was a virus / other program that stopped it and just to reboot if it didnt’ return. Currently I use Kaspersky but that subscription expires in a few days. Just upgraded to Win8 so at the moment I’m undecided on which solution I will be using. Would be willing to give BD another try as it’s been a few years.

      Thanks for the review.

    50. ayman said on December 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      very nice software! thanks for the giveaway! count me in plese

    51. Nabil said on December 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      I use avira for everyday use, but i have tried bitdefender years ago, and it was really good

    52. ErLe said on December 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      PS
      Absolute top antivirus programs. Greetings to all and good luck.

    53. Nisanth P said on December 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Im using BIS – 2012 and the subscription Is going to finish by Mid Decmber.

    54. Linu George said on December 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      I am using the same bitdefender 2013 and would like a key to extend this subcription. Thanks for the giveaway.

    55. Julia said on December 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      I am using MSE and was always happy with it. Only now I start to be concerned with the recent bad news about it – am still not sure what to think about these tests..
      I would therefore very much appreciate to win a copy of your Bitdefender-giveaway.
      Thanx

    56. Aravind PS said on December 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      I use free version of Avast and would really like to have a paid one

    57. Havilson said on December 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      I use mainly Comodo Firewall, Spybot and Iobit Malware Fighter. Used to use Zemana Anti-logger. But Bitdefender will be a great tool to help! :)

    58. Nitin said on December 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      i am currently using Microsoft Security Essentials and i always stay under a strong fear of catching a threat like a virus, spyware or a trojan.

      i have been living in fear, wanted to use a fine security software and this would be a fine security protection for me and my pc.

      thanks.

    59. Srivathsan G.K said on December 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      I have been using Nod 32 on all my PCs. light weight and updates are quick.

    60. Nikos said on December 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      I use Microsoft’s Security Essentials… But after what i read, the previous week… I’m in for a change!

    61. nek said on December 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Count me in!

    62. Dirk said on December 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      MSE on Win7. Due to lastest MSE failure in German tests, looking for a new AV.

    63. Jay said on December 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Currently using free AVG. Hope to win a full version Bitdefender Internet security for complete protection.

    64. Quoc Vuong said on December 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      please count me in, I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

    65. Trojan Wimad said on December 4, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      I love BItdefender bcoz it have low false positive rates….
      currently i am using AVG free

    66. Ankit Lal said on December 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Presently i don’t use any anivirus but would love to try Bitdefender as it is ranked among top 3.
      Hope to win one key…

    67. BadLuckLuke said on December 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      I ‘m currently using Microsoft AV & Malwarebytes’ Antimalware but I would love to test this one…

    68. apn58 said on December 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Would love to get Bitdefender. it’s one of the best out there.

    69. Nathan said on December 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      My current security setup:

      Privatefirewall 7
      Webroot SecureAnywhere
      Emsisoft AntiMalware Freeware Edition [on demand scanner]
      HitmanPro [on demand scanner]
      Sandboxie Free Edition

      Along with Kaspersky, Bitdefender has been one of the outstanding products for the past 12+ months, recording excellent results in test after test. While the protection has been top notch [the anti-virus engine is being used by so many other quality products, such as G-Data, TrustPort, Emsisoft], it’s the usability of the product that has been really improved compared to their 2012 edition -the compatibility with other security solutions, the slowness when browsing and watching video content.

      Safepay seems a great solution to reducing the attack surface for online banking – virtualised browser running in separate desktop.

      With the niggling idiosyncracies now fixed, Bitdefender is proving to be a lot less demanding in every day interaction and use. And that was the intention when the redesigned sleek new look was introduced last year – enjoying a silent yet still powerful security.

      Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the excellent giveaway, please include me in the draw and good luck to all!

    70. lonfjjr said on December 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      In 2005 got a MBR [Master Boot Record] virus and only “Home-User” security program that scanned/fixed problems was Panda Security…been using them EVER since. They have an excellent price for multiple systems. I use the 5 pack- 3year Anti-Virus/Firewall product AND been loving it ever since.

    71. zul said on December 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      I have been using Bitdefender for 3 years for my family computer and laptops. But for my personal laptop I like to test deference antivirus if I can get at least 3 months license for the antivirus like ESET NOD32, Kaspersky, TrustPort and Norton combine with Comodo firewall if the firewall not include. Currently I do not have any free license so I am using Avast antivirust and Comodo firewall. For on demand scanner, Malwarebytes and HitmanPro.

    72. Frank said on December 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      My current set up is free Avast antivirus and free Outpost firewall, I would love to upgrade to Bitdefender.

      Thank you

    73. BPNelson said on December 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      I would love to dump my free antivirus programs for the full protection of BitDefender.

    74. David Bradley said on December 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Currently using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes but perturbed by recent negative stuff about MSE and hoping to switch to something more robust…

    75. Cool said on December 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Awesome antivirus! I would like to enter in this too.
      The follow are my current security setup

      Malwarebytes
      Zemana Antilogger
      ExploitShield

      Thank you.

    76. Daniel said on December 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thank ofr this giveaway!

      Security setup:

      AVG Free
      SuperAntiSpyware

      Count me in too!

    77. Jeff Morrison said on December 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      My security setup:

      Avast! Internet Security (bought and paid for)
      Neo’s SafeKeys v3
      Sticky Password Pro (bought and paid for)
      Windows Firewall not activated
      Windows Defender not activated
      Acronis True Image Home 2012 (bought and paid for)

    78. dandy said on December 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      I like bitdefender, especially auto pilot and its support for win 8.

    79. SnookyDz said on December 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Hi
      First off Thanks Martin for the opportunity with this great giveaway and of coarse Thanks to Bitdefender. Now currently my setup is:Avast free edition(real time protection),Superantispyware (on demand scanner),Norton Power Eraser (on demand) and Comodo free firewall.
      That is my setup.On that note good luck to everybody and happy upcoming holidays.

    80. thewooster said on December 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Free software!

    81. Jorge Rhor said on December 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      I’m currently using Comodo’s Security Suite for it’s excellent Firewall, but the Antivirus module it’s lacking.
      Malwarebytes is another good tool.
      VirtualBox to test new programs.
      And common sense, the most important tool at everyone’s disposal.

    82. barda said on December 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Avira internet security

    83. sankar said on December 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      first of all thanks for this great giveaway..please include me also in this giveaway.my security setup is :MSE and emsisoft free

    84. Johan Gustavsson said on December 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Hi, I’m currently using the built in firewall in windows 7, along with the free Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus. I would really like to have a license for this security suite!

    85. JohnB299 said on December 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      I currently use Bitdefender 2012, an upgrade to 2013 would be nice

    86. Grr said on December 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Martin for the giveaway, Please count me in.

      I’m currently using Avast Free on XP.

      Thanks,
      Grr

    87. bob said on December 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      I’m a MSE user but I’d like to try Bit Defender for the two way firewall.
      Thank You Martin.
      bob

    88. ivan said on December 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Would be nice to have a complete security suite. Till now I use Avast Free and Outpost free firewall.

    89. While said on December 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      2012 version is in top 5 best commercial antivirus. 2013 must be better, i want it for Christmas :)

    90. Jan Kron said on December 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      I read that this program is very good. I would like it to be.
      At the moment I have Panda Cloud free.

    91. Anurag said on December 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      I am using AVG but looking forward to switch .

    92. vhick said on December 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      My current setup is Avast Free and YesShield. I hope I win Bitdefender for complete protection.

    93. Jordan Humberto de Souza said on December 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      Count me in! I’m testing right now Webroot Security Anywhere on Windows 8. Nothing fancy I know, but still is better than not av-test approved MSE.

    94. Aaron said on December 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      I am currently not using any security because I want Bitdefender but cannot afford to purchase it. All I need is antivirus but a good Internet Security App would be great for my family.

    95. jerzy6012.50 said on December 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Free Avire use, but wants to try Bidefender because he wants to have the full protection of your computer

    96. nenad said on December 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      i have Bit defender IS 1 year licence for 70 days left. I am verry verry satisfied with the product and would be gratefull if i extend my licence for 1 more year.
      Hope to win ,

      Thanks in advance

      Bit Defender is the best.

    97. Aleksandar Dzartov said on December 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Nice review

      i’m using Windows Defender on Windows 8 Pro.

    98. Nintan said on December 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      I am using Kingsoft antivirus.. but don’t know how safe it is keeping me. Installed it after my Panda licence expired, just because it is free

    99. DonB said on December 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      I’m using MSC and windows 7 firewall. I also use Magic Cure.

    100. JohnC said on December 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Great giveaway Ghacks! Do count me in for a chance to win BitDefender IS 2013. Woul love to have a paid version for once :) Using freeware at the moment:

      AvastFree + Comodo IS ver5.12 + SuperantispywareFree

      Good-luck to all :)

    101. Taylor said on December 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      I wonder bitdefender internet security is better than avira internet security or not.

    102. Bryan said on December 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      My current av is not far from running out so if I am amongst the chosen few to receive a free copy of BitDefender I would be eternally grateful.

    103. plopi said on December 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well, I’m using Windows 8 builtin security essentials… I don’t know if it’s very secure, looking at latests tests regarding security essentials…

      I would be happy to test Norton Suite.

    104. Jerzy said on December 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      I’m using Bullguard and Emsisoft Anti-Malaware
      I’d like to try Bitdefender

    105. paulo oliveira said on December 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      as Cecil, from the comment above, I’m an happy Microsoft Security Essentials user. But don’t mind to try Bitdefender :)

    106. Dineshan Karunakaran said on December 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Me like computer users are in a confusion while selecting the apt antivirus software. This like reviews make it possible for us to learn many things about the required softwares.

    107. PioT(R) said on December 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      currently use Norton360, but lets try Bitdefender IS

    108. Andreas Clauss said on December 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Hi

      I’ve just Windows Defender and WIndows 7 Firewall – I read lately, that this is highly unsecure (according to the latest virus tests) Therefore I need a professional security suite – and Bitdefender is (one of) the best.

    109. Bjourne said on December 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      I’d like to congratulate you on this superb contest/giveaway. There are a lot of BitDefender fans out there and I am one as well. Please count me for this contest. My current security setup is:

      Avira Personnal
      Emsisoft Online Armor Free
      HitmanPro(free version)
      Malwarebytes(free)

      Merry Christmas to everyone!

    110. John Savage said on December 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      I’m using Comodo Firewall, Avira antivirus, and Spyware Terminator. It would be absolutely incredible if I could install just one program that can take care of multiple problems without installing so many programs that my computer constantly freezes. Additionally I’ve heard BitDefender is the best out there, and for once I would like to say “I have the best out there!”

      Thank you for your time!

    111. Raymond Koppen said on December 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Hi,

      I’m currently using Microsoft forefront.

      Raymond

    112. tolo said on December 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      ms security essential as firewall, occasionally malware-scan with malwarebytes and spybot

    113. Ankur Gupta said on December 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      I currently have Microsoft Security Essential and Advanced System Care on system.

    114. Andrzej L said on December 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      current security setup

      avast! Internet Security 7
      Zemana AntiLogger

      Thanks for the gift :)

    115. chad tunis said on December 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      this is excellent protection. I would also like a chance at a license!

    116. chad tunis said on December 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      I forgot to mention, i am using avast

    117. walang_sangit said on December 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      this is what I expect, a powerful and reliable application, currently I’m using ESET Smart Security 5 trial version

    118. Maurizio said on December 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      I would really bene happy to receive a licence of Bitdefender internet security whose I have already appreciated assistenza free test.
      I have Avast free and windows firewall
      Regards
      Maurizio

    119. ajemsasa said on December 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      My current security setup:
      -Comodo internet security
      -MBAM + HitmanPro on demand
      -MCShield(for USB protection)

      Thanks for giveaway, please, count me in.
      Best regards!

    120. Mike Markwick said on December 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      At present I am using Norton 360 but it so bloated that I am thinking of something different perhaps Bitdefender may be a better choice do they have a trial period.

    121. Matrix said on December 4, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      I used Bitdefender one year and I was very pleased. Good keeper and almost imperceptible. I’d use it again, Martin!

    122. rubi said on December 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      I would love a copy of Bitdefender. I have used Avira premium and Free version for long and would love some change.

    123. Hitesh said on December 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Bitdefender is one of the best best antivirus i have ever used. Wanted to check 2013 and waiting eagerly.

    124. Shea Bunge said on December 4, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      My current security setup is completely free. I use Web of Trust (WOT) as I first line of protection in the browser. Then, on some computers, I run the web browser in Sandboxie, providing a second layer of protection.

      My antivirus of choice is the free version of , installed along side the ZoneAlarm Free Firewall and SuperAntiSpyware.

    125. aaronillen said on December 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      Currently I use MSE (aka Windows Defender) on my laptop since it was the default option for antivirus for my Windows 8 Upgrade. I know for sure that there are other companies (such as BitDefender) that can offer better protection. I would definitely like a license of this software.

    126. k19s said on December 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

      I’m currently using Kaspersky IS with Zemana Antilogger

    127. 1000db said on December 5, 2012 at 12:29 am

      Current setup:

      Dr. Web v8 (expires soon)
      Appguard

    128. kimberly said on December 5, 2012 at 2:11 am

      Running Windows 7, I currently have Norton Security Suite, which I’m reasonably happy with. However, I just switched internet providers, which means I’ll be switching to either McAfee (comes with the internet service) or MSE. I was planning to avoid McAfee and use MSE, but the recent news has made me leery, justified or not. I would love to try BitDefender as it sounds like a perfect option.

    129. Joe said on December 5, 2012 at 3:08 am

      Hey! I beg you to give me one. My present AV is gonna expire soon.

    130. Rahul sharma said on December 5, 2012 at 3:26 am

      i’m using Avira free anti virus..& use malwarebyte cracked version….it will be great if i can win a genuine Bitdefender 2013 License so no longer I’ve to go after cracked or pirated software..thanks a lot..

    131. Robert Shacklock said on December 5, 2012 at 3:45 am

      I’m using AVG Free and Widnows Firewall. Good but Bit Defender is better ;)

    132. Geronimo Jones said on December 5, 2012 at 5:26 am

      MSE + Immunet + Online Armor (free) + WinPatrol + Hosts Man

      But the main thing is, watch what you open and where you go. But I would like an into try an integrated protection. Thank you BitDefender & Martin

    133. Eliot Gelwan said on December 5, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Thanks for offering this, whether I win or not. Have previously checked out BitDefender and would be pleased to use it again!

    134. Jeff said on December 5, 2012 at 6:15 am

      Count me in please,

      I use avast free and sandboxie.

      Thanks, Merry Christmas

    135. INDRANIL said on December 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

      Thank you Martin :). My current security setup is AVAST Free, WOT and noscript on browser. Bitdefender Internet Security is one of the best IS available on market. Bitdefender scored 99.2 % in file detection test by AV-Comparatives as well as scored less on false positive detection. That’s a good sign.

    136. Tblogger said on December 5, 2012 at 7:02 am

      I had an intension to Participate in a giveaway of Bitdefender , now it will be completed whether i can win with my luck or not . This Awesome internet security solution . but some things like its size is too large i don’t like. though i am impressed seeing The Detection rate on avtest, toptenreviews site.
      i cannot describe its god things in any good language . For helping others and increase the number of participants , i have shared this on my fb and twitter.

      here is the links —> on fb –>https://www.facebook.com/Trickscollector/posts/314451465335599
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    137. Asriel Rusdyawan said on December 5, 2012 at 7:14 am

      Thanks for this Giveaway Dear Ghacks! Wonderful Giveaway! I had used the Trend Micro and MSE..
      I wish to be the Lucky Winner here!
      Please count me in too..

    138. Mannar Mannan said on December 5, 2012 at 7:21 am

      Thanks for ‘giveaways’ for i was able to get a free copy of Bitdefender for the past 2 yrs. The license got expired and temporarily i have switched to Norton Internet Security trail version. I would love to own a free copy for this year too being a Bitdefender fan :)

    139. pkghosh said on December 5, 2012 at 7:53 am

      I have been using Avast for a long time and for firewall it has been Outpost and Comodo.

      A few years back I did try Bitdefender but it was slowing down my computer. From your review and others before this I understand that Bitdefender does not slow things down now.

      I will very much like to have a license for my new Windows 8 setup.

    140. soo said on December 5, 2012 at 8:02 am

      just a very simple setting nw- antivirus:bitdefender antivirus, firewall:windows firewall in windows 7,sandboxie+google chrome.This security setup has been working fine for me almost a year now. At the first glance, there’s not much differences between bitdefender antivirus and bitdefender internet security although I am sure that bitdefender internet security have more functions than bitdefender antivirus. I use bitdefender mainly because it’s recommended by my friends and more importantly-I don’t even have to configure anything(I am so afraid of messing up everything by configuring on my own, I admit)-my friend just helped to turn on the autopilot and everything runs automatically,include update.I ran quick scan on numerous occasions only,which took about a minute to complete each times-that’s all.

    141. Trong Kien said on December 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

      wow! I’m currently using norton 360 on my Windows 8 (not very satisfied) and I would love to switch to this prestigious Bitdefender!

    142. Van thuc said on December 5, 2012 at 8:19 am

      right now i’m just using the Windows defender that comes together with Windows 8.
      I have once installed the bitdefender total security trial version on my win7 machine and loved everything of it ! Now would love to have this on my win8 :D

    143. kokoro said on December 5, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Avast Free antivirus
      + malwarebytes anti-malware on my asus laptop. And a paid antivirus program like Bitdefender Internet security will bring me that feeling of being *more* secure & protected

    144. narcissisttran said on December 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

      thanks Ghacks! Whaat a wonderful gift this is ! Though I am very pleased with all bitdefender products, i cannot afford even just one license so i just stick with the trial versions (my current bitdefender total security 2013 trial is going to be expired any soon)…now a license for this program would certainly be a (much-longed-for) early xmas present xDxd
      thanks again for this chance !

    145. hamilton said on December 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

      Thanks so much for this Great GiveAway.
      Bitdefender is one of the best security software.i hope be a winner.
      best regards,

    146. Kevin Chang said on December 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

      I am using free Avast antivirus and free comondo firewall. Thanks for the giveaway.

    147. Laurent Savripen said on December 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Hello, currently using latest version of Avira.

    148. ciprian said on December 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

      I’m using McAfee, but I’d like to switch back to BitDefender :)

    149. raz said on December 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

      ive been using the trafficlight plugin from bitdefender and i hope the security suite is reallly better than others in the market
      and thanx for the giveaway

    150. Shazz said on December 5, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Fantastic giveaway, please count me in as well
      thanks

    151. Jeffery said on December 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

      AVG and MalwareBytes for now BitDefender sounds good. Count me in Thanks

    152. funix said on December 5, 2012 at 10:31 am

      For me Bitdefender has the cleanest appearence. I definitely like it more than Norton.

      I am currently using Microsoft Security Essentials as it is pretty silent and doesn’t consume much performance. But currently I am a bit concerned about the security abilities and would love to try Bitdefender.

    153. Manide said on December 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Hi,

      I use Kaspersky Antivirus for several years and I’m fine with it. MBAM for occasionally scan. I think I should mention Sandboxie as well when talking about security settings…

    154. sanchit said on December 5, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Uses Avira Intrnet security 2012 with wonershare time freeze for surfing and zemena antilogger occasionly

    155. Arjun said on December 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

      I Use Norton 360 though wouldn’t mind using the best in class security suite instead!

    156. andy said on December 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

      actually i’m using AVG – coming from Avira which had many false positives

    157. Bero said on December 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Very good giveaway. BDIS 2013 is one of the best security software. Thanks.
      My currently security setup:
      1. Sandboxie
      2. Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7
      3. Online Armor Firewall Premium 6

    158. Claudiu said on December 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Where will can find the lucky winners?

      Thanks

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 5, 2012 at 12:01 pm

        On the Google Plus page once they have been announced. https://plus.google.com/107836925448900328328

    159. Maverick said on December 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Please count me in. Currently I use Avast free with WOT and windows firewall. Thanks,

    160. Avin said on December 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks for this amazing giveaway. Honestly, I am a Bitdefender fan. I am currently using BItdefender Total Security 2013 only.

    161. Schlange said on December 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      I’m using ESET Smart Security v6(RC), hopefully can win 1 license of the BD IS 2013 then.
      Thanks & Regards

    162. mary said on December 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Trend Micro. However I don’t find it good in detecting viruses or malware

    163. tom said on December 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Microsoft Security Essential on Win7, WOT before clicking link & Add Block Plus to avoid clicking on useless Advertizements.

    164. AH Zeff said on December 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks for this superb Giveaway, No Giveaway Can be better than this.

      For me its not just other Security Software that just protect us against cyber threat but still leave some chance of getting infection rather Bitdefender is complete peace of my mind , its kind of trust we feel while my pc is protected by it. I used this excellent protection software, and it does what promise. When I used first time its little hogy but after 2 or 3 days its start operating normal, very smooth, fast scan, less resource hungry. Every feature it provides work great except Parental control , need to little improvement in this section. A lot of already written above review about this software so i won’t use much space. I just want to say its better than Nortan , kaspersky interms of overall feature and performance. but there is some feature might up and down to other competing software in this field. I recommend it to Every one.

      Once again thanks “ghacks” giving us a chance to win this excellent security software. Keep it up

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      1. AH Zeff said on December 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        I just forget to pay attention on Your question you asked. here is my security setup

        – Bitdfendr Internet Security 2012
        – Hitman Pro
        – McAfee SiteAdvisor

    165. Mohamed said on December 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks for the giveaway.
      currently i use KasperSky Internet Security
      it is a great one but license is going to expire
      i tried Bitdefender many times before.
      it is a good anti-cirus at last but my experience was not so happy with it “it was a bit slowing my PC”

      Thanks

    166. Bala said on December 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks and Please count me in.
      Bitdefender is a superb suite. When I tried the 2013 version i was duly impressed. 2012 would not even install on my PC.
      Currently I am running a 6month Panda trial with a month to go.
      I Would truly like the great Bitdefender to protect my PC.
      Great review too.

    167. poohkt said on December 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Using Norton which came with my desktop, but it’s expiring soon. A Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 license will be really great. Thanks a lot for this giveaway.

    168. bago said on December 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      I’m using Microsoft Security Essentials and would love to try Bitdefender.. thanks

    169. Chuck said on December 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks for the giveaway. Please include me in the draw.

      Currently, I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2013.

    170. Gordon Wood said on December 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      I have used avira premium for 5 years this year switched to AVG internet security but i must add i rate Bitdefender as the best security system out there

    171. MSerif said on December 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      thanks for the giveaway

    172. Sparx said on December 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Currently using MSE and Comodo Firewall as well as MalwareBytes on-demand scanner and the redoubtable WinPatrol for preventing browser hijacks and to keep an eye on startup items.

    173. bob said on December 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks Martin, I use MSE & Malwarebytes.
      bob

    174. tuxter said on December 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      An informative article Martin and a very generous giveaway, thank you.

      I use Avast 7 Free with Comodo Firewall. I just cannot get along with Comodo and would prefer an easy to set up all in one package just like Bitdefender! – a license would be great, thank you :-)

    175. David Hagan said on December 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      I just bought Bit anti-virus plus for 6 dollars. Have Private firewall, PSI Secunia, and Win Patrol Plus.
      Would love the Bit Is for the firewall and can give my AV to my daughter.

    176. Romică said on December 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Comodo Internet Security 2012 on Windows 7.

    177. joaoko said on December 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      The new interface is so cool, I like it!!

    178. Vinod said on December 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Using Windows Defender. Just uninstalled Malwarebytes and Gdata Internet Security. Really need this one.

    179. debbie yoder said on December 6, 2012 at 12:33 am

      great promo,would love to win, thank you!!

    180. solarbytes said on December 6, 2012 at 12:39 am

      I use Microsoft Security Essensials for my PC. Have heard this version of Bitdefender is less Ram heavy than previous versions and has many features.

      Would love to win a licence, please count me in.

    181. Moe said on December 6, 2012 at 1:01 am

      I currently use Kaspersky Anti-Virus that expires at the end of the year.

      It would be great to give Bitdefender a try, count me in!

    182. haider said on December 6, 2012 at 2:49 am

      This is the best software ever i had it now for the 4th year and it never failed me… i would like to have another year (for free)…

    183. heru widiyanto said on December 6, 2012 at 3:11 am

      my main AV is AVG IS 2013, but I would be happy to one license of bitdefender as replacement for my AVG

    184. Anish said on December 6, 2012 at 3:17 am

      I am using Avast Internet Security 7 and the subscription is about to expire in 8 days.It would be great if I get the Bitdefender IS 2013.
      Thanks for the giveaway.

    185. FCCMA said on December 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

      I am using Avira Internet Security & hope to win the BD IS license to continue.

      Tks.

    186. Position said on December 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

      i currently use Microsoft Security Essentials…..
      but after the current test results i would love u have Ditdefender
      Thanks for the giveaway

    187. Lintang said on December 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Hi Martin, thanks for this awesome giveaway.

      I currently using Kaspersky Pure 2.0 (trial license only) on my laptop.

      So, i would love to have this BitDefender Internet Security to fully protect my laptop. It will be great. :)

    188. smarteye said on December 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Bit Defender has been highly rated. I am quite interested in its performance compared with Kaspersky. I hope Bit Defender will do better in the software integration in the coming versions.

    189. MiroN said on December 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Thank You for competition. I use Avira. Bitdefender is one of the best internet security.
      I’ll be very happy if I win one licence.

    190. SamChan said on December 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      I’m using Avira Internet Security 2013 and I’m pleased with it, but I also want to try BitDefender 2013.
      Thanks Ghacks for the giveaway!

    191. ZdzDZ said on December 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      I still have 2012 verson of BIS and know one – this is the best product of any Internet Security products… new license will be great

    192. debbie yoder said on December 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

      using Zone alarm free right now,would like to update, TY!

    193. Darwin said on December 7, 2012 at 5:16 am

      I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 as my AV, but I would like to have this because my AV is near expiring.

    194. seif eddine said on December 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      It is the most powerful antivirus Thank you very much

    195. blu hart said on December 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks for this giveaway
      I`m curently using Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 on Vista
      my license is abouth to expire on 27 dec 2012
      Please count me in

    196. abhi said on December 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      i am currently using kaspersky,but heard a good name of bit defender

    197. EW said on December 7, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Count me in. Currently using Avast free and Win7 firewall.
      Would be great to use a full Internet Security version if I am selected.
      Thanks.

    198. Fawad Mirzad said on December 8, 2012 at 6:33 am

      I have tried AVG Free and then Avast free antivirus. They both had fair power of protecting me although had some problems as well.
      Then i switched to Microsoft security essentials. Microsoft security essentials requires less memory but it seems powerless to me.
      And about paid antivirus. As most of payment systems including PayPal do not accept credit cards, master cards from my country (Afghanistan) and there is no authorized software retailer here. Only pirated software (which are full of malwares usually) is available so i must be with a free solution for now.
      The interface with bit defender seems nice, easy to use and accessible.
      Hope the functionality also be good.

    199. Fawad Mirzad said on December 8, 2012 at 6:41 am

      Hopefully i get this giveaway !!!!

    200. Fawad Mirzad said on December 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Might be a great software.
      I hope i get it

    201. Mike M said on December 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      please count me in on this giveaway.