In less than two years, the Internet has grown to the proportion of the human civilization: from informative websites such as Wikipedia to fully-featured digital worlds such as Second Life.
This informational superhighway, however, has its dark alley – places where you and your personal computer can easily get hurt. Malware has grown so profitable that there are about 68 million different samples logged to date and their number is growing constantly at rates of between 10,000 and 20,000 different samples per day. Fighting malware has become a full-day job. Without proper protection, chances are your PC won’t survive the wave of malicious content served via the web.
Introducing Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012, one of the best antivirus solutions on the market. The most flexible product from vendor Bitdefender Antivirus, it has won numerous awards in the independent reviewers’ tests. Nominated as best-in-class protection in 2011, the software has the highest detection rates on the market and features an auto-pilot module that takes all the decisions for you, in order to let you focus on the important tasks.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus allows you to perform regular virus checks by initiating a Quick Scan, Full Scan, Custom and Vulnerability scan. The built-in Active Virus Control offers a high level of protection against unknown threats by analyzing their behavior and terminating them automatically if their actions are deemed dangerous.
The suite comes with a versatile scan module, which offers all regular checks (quick scan, full scan, custom and vulnerability scan) and something on the side, called Rescue Mode. This is a powerful option as it can verify your system offline, before Windows kicks in, without the need to create a boot rescue disc.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is the lightest offering from Bitdefender, and although it does not include a spam filter or parental control, it comes with anti-phishing protection and Vulnerability Scanner that prompts you every time you have an outdated version of popular applications.
Newly added in the 2012 line-up are the Virtualized Browser (a technology that isolates the browser from the rest of the system in order to minimize the impact of web-based malware), social network protection for Twitter and Facebook (that filters the links you receive from your Facebook and Twitter contacts) as well as the Scan Dispatcher, that intelligently schedules scans when resource usage falls below a certain threshold.
Not sure if you really need a paid solution? Try the free antivirus provided by Bitdefender to enjoy basic protection for your computer.