Bitdefender 2021 products review – the best Internet security software

Bitdefender review. – The company, established in 2001, provides all kinds of first-rate Internet antivirus and identity-protection software.

Visit the company’s website to see the full range for yourself.

Under the For Home heading on the website, the PRODUCTS and SERVICES are for the PC, the Mac and Mobile.  From Bitdefender Internet Security – given a five-star best-buy rating by Expert Reviews that uses the most advanced virus-testing software. To the Bitdefender Premium VPN that provides unlimited encrypted data traffic, The best-value option for which is only £29.99 a year.

The For Business heading on the website provides the products and services for business concerns.

Online privacy protection and free antivirus scanner

For your information, the company also provides a first-rate free antivirus scanner. Using it would provide  superior antivirus protection to Windows Defender, which Windows 10 and Windows 11 use by default. To run it in Win11, select Start > Settings => Privacy & security => Windows Security => Virus & threat protection. Read the following article that is of the opinion that Windows 11 does need to use security protection by third parties, such as Bitdefender.

Does Windows 11 Need [Third-Party] Antivirus Software? –

Moreover, given the enormous amount of potentially life-ruining confidence trickery taking place via the web, you can protect yourself by using an online privacy protection solution called Digital Identity Protection.  It allows you to choose your own inexpensive protection plan. Three of the available options for such a personal plan are: “Detect your Social Media impersonators”,  “Monitor your digital footprint starting with an e-mail address and phone number” and “Check if your personal information was exposed on the Dark Web”.

The Dark Web is a part of the Internet that the major search engines do not index. Consequently, it is a hive of illegal websites where hackers expose or try to sell hacked information about individuals and business concerns.

Bitdefender review by Expert Reviews

Expert Reviews – “Bitdefender Internet Security 2020 review: The best antivirus security suite around.” – Currently priced annually at £19.99 for a single device, £24.99 for 3 devices, with options for 5 and 10 devices. The Pros in the review are: “Lightweight and easy to use. Brilliant all-round protection. Extensive feature set.” The only Con is: “VPN has data limits.” – That limit is currently 200 megabytes of traffic per day. Alternatively, if you need unlimited encrypted data, Bitdefender Premium VPN provides it.

Internet Security 2020 provides software firewall protection that “… runs quietly in the background, relying on its own intelligence to decide what should be allowed to access the internet and what should be blocked, but you can review its decisions, set up your own rules and even enforce different behaviours for different networks. There’s also a Vulnerability Scan tool that warns you about missing updates for Windows and applications, and highlights weak passwords and insecure networks.”

Bitdefender review – Using the Premium VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect your devices against local and central government Covid-19 and other tracking and snooping is becoming increasingly essential.

Note well that using a free VPN is not advisable. Always do your own research before using a paid-for or a free VPN to protect your own Internet security. VPNs of any type are not equal.

“Bitdefender Premium VPN is a service that grants you complete online anonymity by encrypting all incoming and outgoing traffic on your PC, Mac or mobile devices.”

VPN users buyer beware!

Note well that if the VPN provider has a no-logs policy, even if the government UK government demands the browsing logs of a particular user, the VPN provider would not be able to hand over logs that it does not have. Be aware that some VPN services agree to install backdoors for government use that allow its agencies to monitor user traffic. That kind of activity should appear in the terms and conditions of using that kind of software tool.

Beware of fake advertising. For example, from its website, Microsoft provides what is called: “Free Unlimited VPN Proxy – The Internet Freedom VPN. Free Unlimited VPN Proxy – The Internet Freedom VPN, a totally FREE, SAFE, FAST and UNLIMITED VPN Proxy unblocks any sites and keeps your activities safe, secure and private.” – It is from a third-party app provider. But when you click on More, you read: “Free 7 days: No credit card information needed.”

Does using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) protect your privacy from hackers and legal invasions such as the UK Snoopers Charter? –

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