Bitdefender has some time back released their Windows 8-ready security suite called the Bitdefender Total Security 2013 which we have reviewed in detail in this article. We will also be giving away 10 licenses to our readers who participate and win in the giveaway contest towards the end of this article. If you are reading this update via email or feed reader, click on the title of this article to reach our giveaway article and participate in the contest.
Bitdefender Total Security 2013 Features And Review
One of the many impressive features of the Bitdefender include an easy to understand interface which includes tiled interface. These tiles seem to go well with the Windows 8 which is also supported by the Total Security 2013.
The first screen shows 4 tiles viz. Antivirus, Antispam, Privacy and Firewall. Antivirus option gives several scan options including quick and complete scans with vulnerability scans.
The other four tabs include Safebox, Update, Safego and File Encryption.
It also shows the MyBitdefender options on the top of the screen which taked you to account settings and web-dashboard in a single click.
It has a two-way firewall which monitors both incoming as well as outgoing traffic.
With file encryption feature, you can create vaults and create files to the vault to keep them safe from unauthorized access by encrypting them.
There is also popular Safego feature to safeguard your Facebook and Twitter accounts by scanning links on your social pages.
The settings console is also organized in tiles interface to keep the interface simple to use.
You can also put password protection on the security software to prevent unauthorized access or change to the settings.
With easy slider options you can make changes to the security levels of the anti-virus software.
You can also tune up the PC using the in-built settings.
There is also a quick widget or gadget which shows up on the desktop which will show up notifications on whenever there is a event or virus detection or some update notifications is pending.
One of the most interesting features I found in the Total security is the Anti-Theft. I checked the same and it showed me my correct location to an approximate block level. The software detects the ISP and location of the service node based on the the IP address of the PC on which the software is installed. This feature is accessible on the online dashboard, so if your laptop is stolen or lost, you can login to the My-Bitdefender dashboard and check the location of the laptop.
Some other new features added and improved ones in 2013 Total Security includes:
- USB Immunizer
- Parental Control
- Two Way Firewall
- PC Tuneup
- Safebox etc.
Bitdefender Total Security 2013 Giveaway Contest
The giveaway is open until 15th September 2012 (EST Time). You can participate using the rafflecopter widget below and you can gain points based on the actions to be performed using the widget. At the end of the contest, top 10 contestants with highest points will be contacted by email and we will email them the download links and license code to activate the Total Security Software.
NOTE: This software is also available for sale directly on the official page here without this contest.
Updated on 17th September 2012:
Following winners have been selected based on the participation data:
We will contact the winners via email and send them the license details directly. Thank you all for your participation. We will be coming up with more giveaways soon, so if you couldn’t win this time, try again later.