Bitdefender Total Security 2018 review: Security for your Windows can’t get better!

Security software major Bitdefender has just launched its latest version, the Bitdefender Total Security 2018 and it can be downloaded and used on your Windows computer. If you have been already using Bitdefender already, then the renewal for the next year must be an easy process. If you are new, then as you start using Bitdefender Total Security 2018 you will start realizing the features and capabilities of the new software. It will do everything you would want it to do, while you use your PC or laptop, without a worry in the world.

Bitdefender Total Security 2018 review

Bitdefender Total Security 2018 review

Once you have downloaded the software  and installed it, open it, and you will see that the features of Bitdefender Total Security can be broadly seen in 4 distinct categories and each of these is being discussed in some details here.

1. Protection from Ransomware:


This is one area that worries most computer users of late and hacking into even private individual systems for ransom has been on the rise. The typical process used during these cyber-attacks is that the malware planted encrypts the files and data in the system and a ransom has to be paid to decrypt and to release the files.

Bitdefender Total Security 2018 has made it possible to protect your files from ransomware. The feature is called Safe Files. This feature enables you to mark the files, photos, folders or other documents that you wish to keep safe from the hackers.

There is a list of ‘protected folders’ where you can keep adding or even deleting as you go along. Even if the hacker manages to penetrate your systems, these files cannot be accessed. You will also get the appropriate notifications on the threats.

2. File Encryption:

This is a feature that lets you create your own your own private vault within your system. And this Bitdefender File Vault allows you to create a safe place for you to keep your files safely and which cannot be accessed without a password.

This offers a double benefit. One is that if you are doing something very confidential within your organization and don’t want your colleagues to know about it, creating the vault and using the password to protect the documents is a handy tool.

The protection from external threats where a hacker tries to pry open documents can also be thwarted, and your documents kept safe with this feature. You will have to naturally understand the complete process for locking up the vault, opening it to make changes and so on.

3. Bitdefender Safepay:


This is yet another feature that has direct implications on the activities users carry on from their systems and can always pose challenges as far as the security issue is concerned. Online business transactions, transfer of funds and other e-commerce activities are all commonplace now. This feature in the Bitdefender Total Security 2018 comes to your aid and should be definitely used by you.

Bitdefender has the capability to detect your navigation to any banking or e commerce site and prompts you if you would need the Safepay feature to give you the protection you deserve. You say “Yes” and it takes over. Alternately, you can choose to open these banking sites or other sites through the Safepay browser and make it the default method for all future activities for those sites as well.

You can also expand the usage of the feature to bookmark specific sites and to activate the Hotspot protection feature when needed; that is when you need to use an open Wi-Fi connection on the go. You can use a virtual keyboard and also integrate some of the important passwords with the password manager function for added security.

4. Device Anti-theft:

This is the last of the four features picked up for the review. The Bitdefender Total Security 2018 gives multiple options even in the unlikely event of your laptop being stolen. You will find this feature in Bitdefender Central and signing in there is essential for this tool to be effective.

The immediate benefit of this tool is that you can reach your computer from anywhere and lock it up or just have the files and data wiped clean, so that whoever stole it cannot access them.

There are many ways the tool can be put to use. One of them allows you to detect the exact location of your device through Bitdefender Central and it becomes easier if your system is connected to Wi-Fi.

There is even the provision within the mobile security version of Bitdefender Total Security 2018 to take a couple of snaps through the smartphone’s front camera if you have activated the anti-theft feature and the thief tries to use the wrong PIN to gain access to your phone.

Bottom Line:

The features discussed above are just the salient features of this internet security tool from Bitdefender. There are a number of other features which make it a unique product to download and use. Once you understand the features in details, you can probably stay as safe from any kind of malware attack as you could imagine.

Bitdefender Total Security 2018 offers complete security from all malware including ransomware for your Windows computer. Download it from Bitdefender.com and rest easy knowing your PC has the best protection money can buy.

Bitdefender Total Security 2018

Bitdefender Total Security 2018
90

Malware Protection

10/10

    Speed and Performance

    9/10

      Ecommerce Protection

      9/10

        Functionality & UI

        9/10

          Pros

          • Top notch malware protection
          • Strong Firewall & Ransomware Protection
          • Quick Product Updates

          Cons

          • May take time to know all the features
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          Roger Dunning is a technology evangelist. He lives in New York with his wife and pet dog. Along with keeping an eye on the Microsoft ecosystem, he loves to review software & hardware.