Bitdefender has introduced a wide range of security products. While most of these are paid programs, a free antivirus software is also out there. Goal of this antivirus software is to provide the most basic security needs on a computer system, without really protecting every aspect.
However, for people who don’t really wish to spend much on computer security, can use the free edition of antimalware from Bitdefender, called the Bitdefender Antivirus Free. Also, for those who can spend a very reasonable price for a security program or even want to get a cross-platform license might subscribe for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus.
As mentioned earlier, Bitdefender Antivirus Free is a full free software. It comes for the sacrifice of some very useful features, but the antivirus engine doesn’t make any compromise. Both programs come with the same engine, only few features don’t work as the user might desire on Bitdefender Antivirus Free.
For Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, there are options for one license subscription and three license subscription. To use on a single computer, the single license subscription of Bitdefender Antivirus Plus would cost $39.95 per year. The same for 3 devices costs $59.95 per year, the subscription has to be activated through the Bitdefender Central Account introduced from the latest version.
Bitdefender Free Edition Features
Bitdefender free edition has the same antivirus module as the Bitdefender Total Security. The first edition doesn’t cost a dime, while the latter is the most expensive software suite from Bitdefender. That being said, there’s no compromise on Bitdefender end fighting basic malwares. However, free version users can’t perform file or folder scan from the interface itself.
In order to scan a file or folder using Bitdefender Antivirus free, user has to right click on the file or folder and click scan. However, even though manual scanning isn’t available on the program interface, that doesn’t translate into complete insecurity because Autopilot feature is enabled, that’s the real time protection shield on Bitdefender.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
Being the paid version, it’s certain that Bitdefender Antivirus Plus would bear many effective features. Automatic protection shield stops all sorts of malicious attacks from happening to a computer system. Bitdefender Photon technology is embedded within the codes that ensures the PC never slows down. Safepay feature is integrated within, whenever a payment transaction window is shown on the display the program detects the gateway and stuff, and launches shields against any intrusion.
On the 2016 edition, anti-ransomware module has been incorporated. Ransomares are new types of malicious threat that takes user files as hostage and won’t release them unless the desired amount has been paid. With Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016, such events are never going to take place.
It has an enhanced password manager in the latest version. Previous editions weren’t bad, but this latest one offers the highest level of security. Other features like anti-fraud module, different profiles like Movies, Games etc. are available.
Both the programs serve one common interest – PC security. However, if you require complete security at a reasonable price there’s no alternate to the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, the paid version.