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BEST OVERALL

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus

Our choice for the best overall antivirus software because its paid version offers the most well-rounded protection.

Pros
  • Ransomware detection
  • Offers “Do Not Track” for better data privacy
  • Password manager
  • Frequent updates with subscription
Cons
  • VPN available but with a separate subscription

Bitdefender was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Bucharest, in southern Romania. The company has over 1,600 employees with offices all over the world.

Bitdefender Plus is the company’s entry-level antivirus software offering, making it ideal for home users without technical skills and anyone who wants basic defense against threats. Because viruses aren’t the only cybersecurity risks, Bitdefender Plus offers an array of security-first features, including ransomware prevention, monitoring online purchases and web-based transactions, and password management that lets users create unique passwords for everything, all managed through an easy-to-use dashboard.

Bitdefender Plus is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

A free version of Bitdefender is available that offers real-time detection, advanced threat defense, web attack prevention, and anti-fraud/anti-phishing protection. The paid version includes Safepay for financial transactions, multi-layer ransomware protection, and vulnerability assessments. A virtual private network (VPN) is also offered with an additional subscription fee.

One year of coverage for one device is $26. There is a 30-day free trial.

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Our choice for the best overall antivirus software because its paid version offers the most well-rounded protection.

Pros
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Cons
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Bitdefender was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Bucharest, in southern Romania. The company has over 1,600 employees with offices all over the world.

Bitdefender Plus is the company’s entry-level antivirus software offering, making it ideal for home users without technical skills and anyone who wants basic defense against threats. Because viruses aren’t the only cybersecurity risks, Bitdefender Plus offers an array of security-first features, including ransomware prevention, monitoring online purchases and web-based transactions, and password management that lets users create unique passwords for everything, all managed through an easy-to-use dashboard.

Bitdefender Plus is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

A free version of Bitdefender is available that offers real-time detection, advanced threat defense, web attack prevention, and anti-fraud/anti-phishing protection. The paid version includes Safepay for financial transactions, multi-layer ransomware protection, and vulnerability assessments. A virtual private network (VPN) is also offered with an additional subscription fee.

One year of coverage for one device is $26. There is a 30-day free trial.

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