Bitdefender Total Security 2013 is of course just one of many such products available on the market that all claim to protect your computer when you are on the Internet.
It does always pay you to spend time reading reviews in order to find out how good they are before you spend any money, so how does this particular product stand up in the world of computer security?
First, it is best to look at the features that come with this particular release because as you would expect there have been some improvements on the 2012 version in order to encourage you to update to the latest model. Basically, this 2013 version will act as an antivirus, a firewall, protect you against spam, and will also block people from accessing your personal information that is stored on your computer, but it has to be said that this is what you would tend to expect from this kind of software, so why is Bitdefender different?
One of the main differences is its autopilot feature because what this does is it decides if there is a security risk and it also blocks popups rather than getting your opinion on every single thing that could attack your computer. This is excellent as it means it can sit in the background working away and you will hardly even notice it is there as it will not bleep or go mad whenever you are online.
Clearly to get it to do this, you need to know how to set it up and even though it does offer you a lot of protection in various ways the actual user interface is well laid out and easy to understand. What you will find is that you are shown a main control panel with a section dedicated to each option. All you need to do is move the slider to then be shown further options for that security section and overall it is very easy to use and you really should have no problem in setting it up in the way that you wish it to operate. You can then also have their desktop widget sitting on screen with this telling you about any alerts to be aware of and this is just a nice little addition that sits quietly in the corner for you to check out should you wish to do so.
When it comes to the actual protection, then it is worth noting that their antivirus constantly scores highly in industry tests with it catching virtually everything that you would expect. You can of course update it on a regular basis and you are certainly advised to do so to make sure that you are protected, but as is the norm with this product this can be done on autopilot and it is just another example of how simple it is to use even for those that are novices to online security.
In short, Bitdefender Total Security 2013 is a fantastic product that in all honesty should be more expensive than what it actually is. It offers you all round security by offering protection from malware, viruses, spam, phising, and will generally keep you safe online and with it being so simple to set up and run there really is no reason for you to look elsewhere and when industry experts say it is a great product, then you know it is one to buy.