Probably too early to say if this is the best Antivirus/malware/spyware catcher yet, but at £25 it's worth trying out. The licence allows for 5 devices which is good as you can cover most of your phones, tablets and pc's without incurring extra cost. There are few if any intrusive ads to get you annoyed with their popups. In use it's barely noticeable once you have set it up the way you want it. The notifications log will tell you how many and which suspect webpages have been blocked. Overall it seems a very good package, and it does have a secure VPN which allows you 200mb per day free, which again is a nice touch, but only time will tell if it's really any better than the free apps.
Let's use an analogy to describe Bitdefender. It's like a scene in the film Platoon when the new recruit is about to go out on patrol with the experienced soldiers and his backpack is so full of stuff and heavy that he can hardly stand. Sgt. Elias - like Bitdefender - goes through the backpack and gets rid of the all the ****. "You don't need this, you don't need that and you certainly don't need those..."
My three year old PC is now working like new. Bitdefender was the most expensive option but it was money well spent. It has deleted malicious adware on my computer, enhanced its operating speed and it's now fully protected for 12 months.
Not only superb protection on up to 5 units but my desktop pc is now running smoother and quicker than it has done for years. It now starts almost instantaneously whereas before installation start-up was an absolute nightmare and lasted at least 5 or 6 minutes. And all I had to do was to run Start Up Optimiser, One-Click Optimiser and Disk Cleanup under the Utilities heading in the Bitdefender Dashboard. Simple, quick and very effective! That's not all check out the Safepay button as well. You really can't afford to be without Bitdefender.
Best Known Anti Virus on the market. Works well with Windows 10. Already using Bitdefender on my PCs & laptop, I only needed the activation code to renew my account for another year but at this price it was a no brainer. I just logged into my Bitdefender account, tapped in the activation code that was supplied with the disc, worked first time.
It is the first time I use this software after 7 years with Kaspersky and the only one thing that I miss but that is very important is that Kaspersky let you know at ALL TIMES if your databases were up to date. Maybe I am looking in the wrong place but this does not seem to be the case with Bitdefender. Other than that it is a very good product to me.
I used Bitdefender in 2018 because it was recommended and found it good, as far as I could tell. This time I had a disc but it wouldn't play, and after trying different things I just put in the code that came with it and it worked. Its straight forward to navigate round.
Have installed Bitdefender on my various PCs/laptops over many years now and I wouldn't consider any other protection. Consistently good performance, ie it doesn't slow machines down, extremely comprehensive/competent protection and the developers are constantly adding new features and seem highly proactive in finding solutions to new on-line threats as they appear.