An effective antivirus tool with strong browsing protection features
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 is the latest edition of Bitdefender's feature-packed antivirus package.
At the core of the program is an accurate and reliable antivirus engine, generally rated by independent testing labs as one of the best around (check out AV-Comparatives' latest Real-World Protection tests here)..
The big addition this time is ransomware protection. The suite monitors access to files in your main user folders (and anywhere else you like), detecting and blocking unauthorised attempts to delete or tamper with your files.
Antivirus Plus 2016 monitors your browsing, detecting and blocking malicious links, helping you avoid malware and phishing scams.
Bonus features include a password manager which can also remember and autocomplete your credit card details in web payment forms.
A desktop widget makes it easy to scan files or monitor your security; the USB Immunizer prevents malware infecting your key drives; Bitdefender's Rescue Mode provides a secure and isolated environment, outside of Windows, which can help remove even the most stubborn threats.
It's a long list of features, but fortunately Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 is easy to use, a well-designed interface ensuring most common tasks are just a click or two away.
Note that this version includes a 1-PC, 1-Year license.
Review by Mike Williams.