Bitdefender Antivirus Pro 2011 Review

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Bitdefender Antivirus Pro 2011 has some strong points, such as a flexible, innovative user interface, but it underperformed in several expert tests. Some users say the program causes errors and may not install properly.

In various Bitdefender Antivirus Pro 2011 reviews, this software is reported to be good at detecting and protecting against some types of malware, but a laggard when compared to other programs in terms of overall protection. According to PC World, Bitdefender Antivirus Pro 2011 (starting at $20 for up to three users, Amazon) does a decent job detecting already identified malware and cleaning up infections but doesn't fare very well when blocking live attacks or detecting new malware. Results from independent test labs are mediocre, says PC Magazine, which goes on to report that the program fails to thoroughly remove the malware it detects, and in general isn't as good at protecting a clean PC as other competing products. On the other hand, PC Magazine commends the program's antiphishing feature. Users posting Bitdefender Antivirus Pro 2011 reviews on the PC Magazine site are harsh; complaints include poor technical support, a surge of virus infestations, and slower PC performance.

In addition to antivirus, antispyware, and antiphishing protection, Bitdefender Antivirus Pro 2011 includes chat encryption technology. However, it's clear from Bitdefender Antivirus Pro 2011 reviews that this product doesn't provide the same level of protection as other programs. It may protect your PC in some respects, such as rootkit detection, but it falls short in too many other critical areas.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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