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TOTAL Security From BitDefender,
This review is from: BitDefender Total Security 2010 1 Year 3 Users (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
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Compatible with all versions of Windows XP, Vista, and the more recent Windows 7, the internet security suite "BitDefender Total Security 2010" protects up to three computers for one year.
Protection on offer includes ant-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, identity protection, file and instant messaging encryption, a firewall, as well as parental control, and both tune-up and back up utilities. Overall delivering very comprehensive protection and offering several tools that other Internet Security Suites do not.
Installation was easy and painless, not quite as fast as other Internet Security Suites I've used but that's no great failing. I appreciated the ability to set up the software for novice, intermediate or advanced controls, I choose the latter as I enjoy exploring the different settings, and tweaking the software to my own preferences. Again if you just want BitDefender to run away in the background with minimum input and no complex settings such as B-Have (heuristic analysis) and contextual scans then the novice option is ideal.
The addition of a laptop mode which saves battery life is a smart idea, as is the game mode which reduces the software's load on your system resources, and prevents asking for user interaction when your...when I guess when you're playing games.
The user interface is well designed with everything laid out smartly into their own separate tabs (remembering that I choose the advanced settings during installation) it's easy to do what you want, when you want with the minimum amount of clicking and starching of the head.
The Tune-Up tools on offer are great for the less experienced user or for someone wanting to be able to do everything from within a single program. Offering a disk defragmenter, registry clean-up, file duplicate and broken shortcut cleaner to name a few, but I personally prefer to do all of this along with other maintance tasks myself, and to be honest I've never really trusted third party registry cleaners having too much trouble with them in the past.
The only thing I can fault is the fact that when I'm busy doing something BitDefender has a nasty habit of popping up and starting to scan my computer - despite the fact that I've disabled scheduled scanning. If I press the cancel button and close the window, it will simply come back shortly later. I perform a quick scan every few days and a full scan every week or two, so I don't feel the need to let the software scan several times a day, and am currently searching for a solution to prevent it doing so, and I'm sure that there is simple resolution.
With everything that it offers it's hard not to recommend BitDefender to you. It really is well worth considering as a reliable method of keeping you and your computer safe.