PROS: Allows parents to put control on internet options available to their children.
CONS: Takes awhile to set up, but is not hard to actually use.
OVERVIEW: In a nutshell, Bitdefender Internet Security contains these: anti-virus, anti spam, anti spyware, parental control,privacy control, a firewall and encryption. Each option is full of choices that can restrict and protect your PC. Choose from the Basic, Intermediate or Expert View.
Bit Defender Internet Security Review
Systems: Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7
What It Does
Bitdefender gives protection for computer users while browsing web pages, sending and receiving emails, online banking, PC performance and protects children using the home computer.
The Internet is full of good and bad. Lots of great websites, news, games and ways to keep in touch with friends. Unfortunately not everyone on the Internet has the same reason for visiting cyberspace. Criminals and danger abounds. Consider bitdefender Internet Security to thwart these human and electronic pests.
Bitdefender’s antivirus scanner’s meter can be dragged up or down to increase or decrease the level at which threats are detected. The Anti-virus view contains a white list option that works to omit websites that are not suspected of phishing schemes. Further customization in Real Time Protection settings available to check the type of data being scanned.
A mix of scans can be invoked and can be a deep, full, quick or automatically executed when thecomputer is started.
The exclusions tab is used to skip files that are not suspect and the list is easily edited by the end user.
Infected files are moved to a quarantine, which can be managed to submit and remove files automatically on a predetermined schedule.
The antispam sets your friends, family and wanted emails apart from all the junk received for the latest unwanted advertisement. As you come across emails that are not filtered correctly, use the Manage Friends and Manage Spammers to add or delete entries.
Parents will feel secure knowing they can control play times, what sites are visited, and what type of Internet activity their children can be involved with by selecting web categories and adding others if not listed.
The firewall is a first line of defense in any network and for any PC accessing the Internet. Bitdefender firewall contains more than enough controls over ports, websites, protocols and incoming attacks.
It carefully watches any and all processes and traffic coming in and out the computer with timelines on access.
The vulnerability tab highlights areas of the PC that need attention, as they contain places where attacks are know to take place. The system detects needed updates, weak passwords, browser issues, and provides a link to resolve the issue.
Lastly, for your chatting with friends and family, encryption can be turned on for a secure session.
The software can be run within A VPN and in Stealth mode.
A bit long but simple. Installation checks for any previous instances of anitivirus software and requests to disable Windows Defender and the Microsoft Firewall.
Novice = 3 Intermediate = 2 Expert = 1
Web based help desk ticket system, online forum and knowledge base, chat, US 954-928-278, 24 hours a day.
$59.99 covers installation on up to three computers.
One can spend hours browsing Internet sites, playing games with people in other states or countries, and taking care of the checking account. However, without protection any of these innocent activities can bring hours of devastation in computer damage and a world of harm to you in the event of identify theft. Solid PC inoculation is prudent and bitdefender serves up a pretty good dose.