**Promotional pricing for first year; $59.99/yr. for subsequent years.
Why we recommend Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus covers the basics and then some. Starting at $39.98 per year, it’s a great value. Plus, it offers some helpful features—like behavioral detection and a Virtual Private Network (VPN)—that help protect your computer and any sensitive documents living there.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus takes a multilayer approach to protecting your devices. Real-time data protection consistently works against threats like viruses and ransomware, and behavioral detection closely monitors your active apps and takes immediate action against suspicious activity. You’ll also get a few extras:
- Data protection for documents, including photos and videos
- Anti-fraud techb
The Antivirus Plus subscription also helps you maintain some privacy online. Its VPN service encrypts up to 200 MB worth of internet traffic to keep your online presence safe. And an anti-tracker extension blocks trackers that collect your data—so you won’t see those ill-advised bunny slippers pop up on Instagram after you searched for them on Google.
Plus, you’ll get a password manager to help you secure your passwords, credit card information, and more. Bitdefender will even recommend secure passwords when you can’t think of anything better than “Password123.”
Here’s what else you’ll get with Bitdefender Antivirus Plus:
- Bitdefender Safepay (secure web browser) for safe online banking
- Wi-Fi security advisor to secure your Wi-Fi network
- Social network protection
- Vulnerability and assessment scans
- Virtual File Shredder (permanently deletes electronic folders and files)
- Password manager
Antivirus Plus covers up to three devices and starts at $39.98 for the first year, then goes up to $59.99 a year. It’s a great value, especially compared to brands like Norton. Norton offers a lot of the same features as Bitdefender, and its most similar plan, Norton Antivirus Plus, is the same price, but it only covers one device a year.
If you have a Mac or an Android device you’d like to cover, you’ll have to purchase a separate subscription. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac costs $34.99 per year for the first year, then $59.99 per year, and covers a lot of the same things as Antivirus Plus. You’ll get VPN access plus protection from ransomware and Mac-related threats.
For only $14.99 per year, you can subscribe to Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android. It includes a Bitdefender VPN plus remote access to your phone in case of loss or theft, and it will snap a picture of anyone who tries to use—or steal—your phone and email that picture to you.
ASecureLife’s recommendation: If you’re looking to get serious about internet security but you don’t know where to start, try Bitdefender Antivirus Plus. You’ll get real-time protection, VPN access, plus some thoughtful features that keep your online identity and your financial information safe.
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