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Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 PCMag review

Q: Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 PCMag review

A Sweet Suite
Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 has everything you'd want in a suite, and more. Its antivirus gets stellar scores in our tests and lab tests, and its antispam beat out all competitors for accuracy. The firewall doesn't attempt fancy exploit blocking, but it's tough and hassle-free. Add features like ransomware protection, password management, and secure browsing, and you've got a suite with power to spare.

Along with Kaspersky Internet Security (2016), Bitdefender is a security suite Editors' Choice. Other products have earned the Editors' Choice rating for different variations on the security suite concept. In particular, McAfee LiveSafe 2015 and Symantec Norton Security are our Editors' Choice products for cross-platform multi-device security.

Note: These sub-ratings contribute to a product's overall star rating, as do other factors, including ease of use in real-world testing, bonus features, and overall integration of features.
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A: Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 PCMag review

Few people realize that Bitdefender simply uses Windows Firewall and adds some policies to it. Windows Firewall does work rather well with outbound notifications...

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Definitely a Contender
Bitdefender's antivirus technology routinely earns excellent scores from the independent testing labs, though it didn't do quite as well in my hands-on malware blocking test. It holds the top score in my phishing protection test, and its parental control system works across multiple Windows and Android devices. If its strengths match your needs, it can be a very good choice. However, it's not going to unseat Norton Internet Security (2014) as PCMag's security suite Editors' Choice.

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Source: McAfee Internet Security (2016)

Pros Protects all your Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS devices. Antivirus rates high in lab tests and our tests. Accurate antiphishing and antispam. New True Key password manager offers multifactor authentication. Many bonus features.

Cons Firewall not fully protected. Minimal parental control. Mac OS support somewhat limited. iOS support very limited.

Bottom Line McAfee Internet Security (2016) includes the multitude of features found in McAfee's antivirus and adds accurate spam filtering, limited parental control, and an impressive password manager featuring serious multifactor authentication.


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An Excellent Choice
Kaspersky Internet Security (2016) is an all-around great security suite. The independent labs praise its antivirus protection to the skies, its firewall does the job without hassling the user, and its spam filter is more accurate than most. Even the parental control component boasts more features than most suites offer. Powerful remote management is icing on the cake. Kaspersky is a PCMag Editors' Choice security suite, sharing that honor with Bitdefender Internet Security 2015.

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A:Kaspersky Internet Security (2016) PCMag review

Kaspersky already admits its lack of protection currently on Windows 10.
So, if this test is on Windows 10, then it is not reliable.
But if it is not on Windows 10, then KIS rocks definitely!

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Excellent scores from independent labs. Scores from very good to superb in our hands-on tests. Effective ransomware protection. Many bonus features including password manager, secure browser, and file shredder.
Full antivirus scan took longer in testing than most competitors.
Bottom Line
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 combines top-scoring antivirus protection with so many bonus features it would almost qualify as a security suite.

...more in the link above

A:PcMag Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 Review

Every years it is the same story "BD is top because blablabla... "

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Malicious URL Blocking
Thanks to a real-time feed supplied by MRG-Effitas, I have access to a continually updated list of malicious URLs. I use these to check how each antivirus product handles extremely new threats. Does it block access to the URL, wipe out the downloaded malware, or just sit there doing nothing?

Bitdefender completely blocked access to 18 percent of the live malicious URLs I used for testing, but didn't wipe out any of the downloads that got through. It might well have caught those on launch, but that's not what this test measures. I've run two dozen products through this test so far, each with URLs no more than four hours old. The average protection rate is 33 percent, almost twice what Bitdefender managed. I'll be interested to see how Norton AntiVirus (2014) and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2014) do when it's their turn for this test.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 Malware Blocking Chart

Good Malware Blocking
I rely more and more on the independent labs for in-depth antivirus testing, but I always need to do my own hands-on testing, to get a feel for the product's protection. To start, I opened a folder containing my just-gathered new set of malware samples. Bitdefender quickly and quietly wiped out 83 percent of those samples.

Next I launched the remaining samples and noted the antivirus's reaction. It completely missed several, ending up with an overall detection rate of 86 percent and an overall score of 8.... Read more

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Shared Antivirus
This suite builds on the antivirus protection found in the standalone G Data Antivirus 2015. Please read that review for full details regarding the testing that I've summarized below.

West Coast Labs certifies G Data's technology for virus detection, and it received VB100 certification in all of the recent Virus Bulletin tests that included it. In the latest test by AV-Test Institute, G Data received 6 of 6 possible points for protection against malware and totaled 16 of 18 possible points. That's good, but Kaspersky Internet Security (2015) at Amazon and Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 scored a perfect 18. The other labs that I follow don't include G Data.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, G Data earned a respectable 9.3 points, beating almost all programs tested using the same malware collection. F-Secure Internet Security 2015 also managed 9.3 points, while Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015) swept the field with a perfect 10 points.

G Data also fared well in my malicious URL blocking test. When exposed to 100 newly discovered malware-hosting URLs, it prevented 51 percent of the downloads, in most cases by blocking the browser from all access to the URL. The current average protection rate for this test is 40 percent.

The product's accuracy at blocking malware-hosting URLs didn't quite carry over into blocking fraudulent (phishing) websites. In this test, G Data's detection rate was 34 perc... Read more

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Malicious URL Blocking
The big difference between F-Secure's suite and the standalone antivirus is the addition of browser protection. This component blocks access to malware-hosting URLs, and it did well in testing.

I started with a collection of newly-discovered malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas, none of them more than four hours old. Some had already vanished, but I kept launching them one after another until I had results for 100 still-working URLs.

F-Secure blocked an impressive 73 percent of the malicious URLs. Only Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 at Trend Micro and avast! Internet Security 2014 at Avast have done better, with 80 percent and 79 percent, respectively.

F-Secure's standalone antivirus lacks browser protection, but it did manage to wipe out 34 percent of the malicious payloads during or immediately after download. That's just slightly better than the average blocking rate among current programs.

So-So Phishing Detection
The browser protection component also serves to steer users away from visiting phishing sites?fraudulent sites that attempt to steal login credentials. However, it wasn't nearly as effective as it was against malware-hosting URLs.

I started by collecting suspected phishing URLs from various sites. Then I launched each simultaneously on five test systems. Naturally one test system relied on F-Secure's protection. Another used Norton Internet Security (2014) at Amazon. The remaining three relied on the b... Read more

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2015 PCmag review

F-Secure is good, but it's quite expensive for an antivirus that offers fewer components, better use Emsisoft, Norton or Kaspersky.

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Shared Antivirus
Avast's lab test scores range from best to worst. It received AAA-level certification fromDennis Technology Labs and rated Advanced+ in two tests by AV-Comparatives. However, "crazy many" false positives caused it to fail the file detection test from that same lab. Bitdefender and Kaspersky generally take top scores across the board.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Avast earned 9.0 of 10 possible point, better than most products tested using this same malware collection. Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015)earned a perfect 10 in this test.

My malicious URL blocking test uses newly-discovered malware-hosting URLs, typically no more than four hours old. When I challenged Avast with about 100 of these, it blocked all access to 29 percent at the URL level and eliminated another 43 percent during download, for a total block rate of 72 percent. That's quite good, though McAfee Internet Security 2015 managed to block 85 percent.

Good, Not Great
Avast Internet Security 2015 offers almost all of the expected suite components (parental control is the exception), but their effectiveness varies. I like the innovative home router scan; this is an area that most vendors overlook. And Avast offers plenty of other bonus features. The problem is, top suites just do a better job overall.

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ESET Internet Security 10 Review by PCMAG​
Article: ESET Internet Security 10


Basic Firewall
Home Network Protection
Banking and Payment Protection
Straightforward Antispam
Webcam Protection
Small Hit on Performance
Uneven Component Quality
Very good scores in lab tests and our tests. HIPS blocked many exploits. Speedy malware scan. Useful network map. Secure browser for banking. Simple spam filter handles POP3 and IMAP.

Firewall doesn't pass common tests. Mediocre antiphishing score. Parental control limited to content filtering.
Bottom Line
Antivirus is the best part of ESET Internet Security 10, but other components include an old-school firewall that fails some common tests and parental control that's limited to content filtering.

Read more: ESET Internet Security 10

A:ESET Internet Security 10 Review by PCMAG (3/5 stars)

I guess 10 for Smart Security hasn't come out yet?

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Shared Antivirus
The antivirus protection in this suite identical with Comodo Antivirus 8. You can read that review to get full details, but I'll summarize here.

Most of the labs I follow don't include Comodo in their testing. It did manage 16 of 18 possible points in AV-Test Institute's three-part antivirus test, which is good. However, Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 and Kaspersky Internet Security (2015) both managed a perfect 18 points in that same test.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Comodo detected 83 percent of the samples and scored 8.3 of 10 possible points, putting it a mere fraction behind Bitdefender Internet Security 2015. My Comodo contact pointed out that the software's automatic sandboxing feature doesn't kick in for files already present when the product is installed. I followed his instructions to test in such a way that auto-sandboxing would have a chance, but doing so didn't change the results.

Comodo's performance in my antiphishing test was utterly dismal. It hardly detected any fraudulent websites. In fact, its detection rate came in 94 percentage points below that of Symantec Norton Security, which consistently aces this test. My Comodo contact advised that the suite should do better at antiphishing and malicious URL blocking, so I reran the phishing test. After one new round of testing, I found no appreciable difference, so I didn't continue.

Tough Firewall
The firewall component resisted all m... Read more

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Shared Antivirus Features
The antivirus component in this suite is almost the same as the free Avira Antivirus 2015. The main difference is that the free edition relies on a browser plug-in for detecting malicious and fraudulent websites, whereas the Pro edition filters such sites below the browser level. That's an important distinction, because the free edition doesn't currently offer a plug-in for Internet Explorer.

Avira doesn't participate in testing with all the independent labs I follow, but those that do test it generally give it good ratings. The only significant exception is a poor score in a test by AV-Test Institute that specifically measures the ability of an antivirus product to completely clean up a detected malware infestation.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Avira didn't fare so well. With 76 percent detection and an overall score of 7.4 points (out of a possible 10), it's near the bottom.Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015) earned the best score of products tested using my current malware collection; it managed a perfect 10.

As noted, the suite and free antivirus use different components to detect and block malware-hosting URLs, so I expected to see differing result in my malicious URL blocking test. Despite different styles of malicious URL detection and a completely different (but very new) set of test URLs, the two products earned almost identical scores, for a protection rate of 58 percent. That's... Read more

A:Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 PCmag review

Baloney. I used Avira to clean up an infected computer that was running Webroot. LSS, I don't have faith in this review.

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F-Secure Internet Security 2017 Review by PCMag 3,5/5 stars​
Excellent scores in our hands-on malware and malicious URL blocking tests. Firewall-assist component blocked many exploits. Banking protection prevents man-in-the-middle attacks.

Core functionality vulnerable to malicious attack. Child with administrator privileges can disable minimal parental control. Mediocre score in our antiphishing test. Good, not great, scores from independent testing labs.

Bottom Line
The antivirus components of F-Secure Internet Security scored high in our testing, aided by the suite-specific Browsing Protection features. However, the rest of its components don't make up a top-notch suite.

Full article: F-Secure Internet Security (2017)

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2017 Review by PCMag 3,5/5 stars

F-Secure is definitely not the best Internet Security Suite available for the price. It does ok but not the best in terms of detection rates & has very little extra features. I am not a big fan of the GUI or settings either but that's just me.

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ThreatTrack Vipre Internet Security 2015
Pros - Good score in our malicious URL blocking test. Automatically applies security patches to browsers and important programs. Simple spam filter settings; accurate spam detection.
Cons - Fair to poor ratings from independent labs. Dismal antiphishing. Firewall failed some basic functions. Advanced firewall functions interfere with normal operation. Firewall easily disabled. More performance impact than most suites.
Bottom Line - The best part of ThreatTrack Vipre Internet Security 2015 is its spam filter. The antivirus and firewall components, more important overall, didn't perform as well in our testing.
Read more: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2471672,00.asp

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Effective Malware Blocking
Panda scored very well in my hands-on malware blocking test. When I opened a folder containing my current malware sample collection, it didn't do anything immediately. That's because Panda waits for a significant event like file creation or modification; it doesn't scan just because a process accessed the file. When I copies the collection to another folder, Panda got to work, quickly wiping out 86 percent of the samples.

It also caught some of the remaining samples when I launched them. Overall, it detected 89 percent of the samples and earned 8.8 points, the same as Kaspersky. Among products tested with this same collection, Trend Micro has the best scores, with 93 percent detection and 9.1 points.

Results from tests with my previous malware collection aren't directly comparable, of course, but you have to appreciate what Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015) did with that bunch. It detected 100 percent of the samples and earned a perfect 10 points.

My malicious URL blocking test doesn't rely on a pre-set collection of samples. Rather, I take the very newest list of malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas and attempt to download real-world malware samples. The antivirus gets credit for blocking access to the URL or for wiping out the file during or immediately after the download. I keep at this test until I have results for 100 very new malicious URLs.

As I proceeded with the test, Panda's stats stayed remarkably... Read more

A:Panda Free Antivirus (2016) PCMag review

I should not provide any questions for Panda cause they have already identical two flip side of a story in the test.

One is independent organization test and user based test.

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Now! ESET has just released their newest security suite: ESET Smart Security 9 (2016 Edition). These products are on the top of security suites which are produced by giants on security companies. Most of them released 2016 editions of their products. I want to compare on their newest products with new features (such as on ESET: Banking Protection, Bitdefender: Ransomware Protection and new Firewall, etc...) and some enhanced features.

And now, which is your choose for your security? Please let me know your opinion!

A:Battle: Kaspersky IS 2016 vs ESET Smart Security 2016 vs Bitdefender IS 2016 vs Emsisoft IS 10

its hard choice choose between Eset,Kaspersky and Emsisoft.
in fact i never test Eset 2016, but i tested kaspersky and Emsisoft, Kaspersky 2016 really go lighter than Emsisoft(now i am Emsisoft useres)
by your budget and your interest u can choose Emsisoft or kaspersky.

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Do I need MalwareBytes Pro with BitDefender IS 2016?

A:BitDefender Internet Security 2016. Do I also need MalwareBytes Pro?

Lukajlo said:

Do I need MalwareBytes Pro with BitDefender IS 2016?Click to expand...

in one word NO!
bitdefender is heavy enough to slow down your system...

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Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Release Date: The 10th of September

Exclusive News
Bitdefender 2016 release date is Thursday 10th September.

The commercial release for the final version of Bitdefender 2016 products line (Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016, Bitdefender Internet Security 2016, Bitdefender Total Security 2016, Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2016, Bitdefender Family Pack 2016 and Bitdefender Mobile Security 2016) for home users, will be on the 10th of september.

The electronic delivery (Download) version will be available for purchase beginning September 11, 2015 on Anti-Virus4U.com
Click Here to Save up to 75% off Bitdefender products line Plus FREE upgrade to Bitdefender 2016
Bitdefender 2016 System Requirements

For PC
Recommended system requirements:
Operating system: Windows 7 (SP1), Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10
CPU: Intel CORE 2 Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
Memory (RAM): 2 GB
Available free hard disk space: 2 GB free space (at least 800 MB on system drive)

Minimal system requirements:
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) , Vista (SP2), Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1), Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10
CPU: 800MHz processor
Memory (RAM): 1 GB
Available free hard disk space: 1 GB free space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)

Minimal system requirements:
? Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.6 or later)
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A:Bitdefender 2016 final Internet Security here!

Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Out Now!

Bitdefender 2016 out now!
Find out what's new in Bitdefender 2016 products line

New Design. Consistent look.
Read more: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Out Now!

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I want to buy KIS 16 key but I still have BitDefender. Whats you experience with those two Anitivirus?
1 more question, if someone knows, can I activate KIS 16 with KIS 15 unactivated key?
Thanks everyone, this is very important to me

A:Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 vs Kaspersky Internet Security 2016

I'm a KIS 2016 user and I find it much lighter on system resources compared to the 2015 version. Yes, a KIS 15 key can activate up to KIS 18. I've stocked up on KIS 2015 keys. I brought like for 3 for 27.

With regards to how it compares to Bitdefender? Sorry I cannot comment as I've never used Bitdefender.

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Ransomware Protection ? is a new module included in all Bitdefender 2016 classic line products (Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security) and it is designed to protect certain folders from ransomware malware that infects client?s PC?s, encrypts personal files, making them unusable and demand money in exchange.


Ransomware malware - is a malicious software that attacks vulnerable systems by locking them, and asks for money to let the user take back the control of his system. The malicious software displays false messages to panic the user, urging him to proceed with the asked payment.

Ransomware can have one of the following behaviors:

Encrypts sensitive and personal files without giving the possibility of decryption until a ransom is paid by the victim.

Locks the computer?s screen and displays a message asking for money. In this case, no file is encrypted, only the user is forced to proceed with the payment.

Blocks applications from running.

Using the latest technology, Bitdefender Ransomware Protection ensures system integrity by protecting critical system areas against damages without impacting the system.

Boot time Protection
Given the fact that many malware applications are set to run at system start-up, Boot time protection scans all critical system areas before all files are being loaded, with zero impact on the system. At the same time, protection is provided from certain attacks tha... Read more

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Four months ago we reviewed Bitdefender Internet Security 2014. The developer has just released the 2015 version of the antivirus application, bringing in new features and improvements concerning usability. We had the opportunity to take a look at the new product a bit early and evaluate it for ourselves.
NOTE: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 was tested on 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro.

Performance results
A collection of 8,502 virus samples was submitted to the test, in order to verify Bitdefender's threat detection ratio. The test machine was an Intel Core i5-3470 @CPU 3.20GHz with 12GB RAM and 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 7200RPM, running Windows 8.1 Pro. Default settings were applied. The collection did not include zero-day threats.The real-time guard was excellent! As soon as we triggered the extraction procedure of the 8,502 virus samples from the password-protected archive, Bitdefender immediately picked up on it and started eliminating files while remaining completely silent (no kind of notifications were shown). In the end, it left behind only 225 files.

In the next step, we proceeded with a contextual scan to find out whether the tool was capable of detecting and removing more files, and we were right. It detected and eliminated 207 extra files, leaving behind only 30 items. Overall, Bitdefender had a success rate of 99.6%.

In order to evaluate the app's scan speed, we ran a system scan (the primary drive had 156GB occupied space). Default settings ... Read more

A:Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 Softpedia Review

I have been using it. My rating too is 5/5

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Security 2016 ( 32 bit)


Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Security 2016 ( 64 bit)



A:Direct download link for Bitdefender 2016 Antivirus/Internet & Total Security

Its only Total Security Package? Where are the individual ones? The AV Plus, IS ?

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The Good
It's available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. The interface blends well with the Windows 10 look and its options are easy to find. Any module can be disabled and tiles can be removed from the console.

The parental control and firewall components worked smoothly in our tests. The data shield immediately reacted when unknown programs tried to access the protected folders.

It has a comprehensive help manual that explains most parts of the program.

The Bad
As previously mentioned, Panda shows a notification message for the data shield module whenever an unknown application tries to access the protected directories, and it asks you what to do: allow or deny. However, although it doesn't inform you of this, it remembers the choice you make for that process, adds it to the permissions list, and sets its permission type. This means that it will automatically allow or deny access to that program whenever it tries to access the protected folders, until you go to the console panel to revert settings. In other words, Panda doesn't implement two options in the tray message for allowing/denying access only once and always.
The application control module worked well in our tests when denying access to programs that were on the list. However, it didn't prompt us for action whenever an unknown application tried to run, and it didn't deny access when we asked it to do this automatically, except in one case: when we tried opening Panda's vi... Read more

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Developer AVG has recently released the 2016 lineup for its anti-malware applications: AVG Antivirus Free, AVG Antivirus Pro and AVG Internet Security. It brings many improvements to the table and promises better malware protection

The Good:
The firewall quickly reacted to events.

AVG Internet Security light on system resources, even during scans.

We haven't noticed compatibility issues with Windows 10.

It features a self-protection module against hijackers.

It contains numerous advanced configuration settings for expert users.

The Bad:
We haven't noticed any significant changes compared to the 2015 edition of AVG Internet Security.

Casual users will have a hard time discovering how to configure the advanced settings.

We expected better malware detection results.

The automatic response was late in our tests (at file launch).
AVG Internet Security 2016 Review - New Edition, Same AV with Windows 10 Support

A:AVG Internet Security 2016 Review - New Edition, Same AV with Windows 10 Support

I do not entirely agree with this article , regarding that they did not notice any differences between the 2015 and 2016 version. here is the official changelog between those two. ofcourse nothing is perfect and they still need a lot of work to do , before they can make their bold statement true ''' AVG wants to become the best av in the industry "
changelog 2016 build 7161 :

AVG now protects your PC from even the newest malware regardless whether you've got the latest virus database installed. This works thanks to:

We've added crowd intelligence to our existing cloud-based Outbreak Detection technology to identify even the newest malware variants and outbreaks in real-time.

Uses advanced artificial intelligence on your PC to proactively identify malware samples that haven't yet been catalogued by our AVG ThreatLabs team.
AI Detection is being constantly trained through telemetry data from our users.

We've improved this feature with cloud-based detection to identify dangerous downloads faster than ever.

AVG has worked on Microsoft's latest operating system from day 1.

AVG again supports remote administration of stations with SMB licenses.

New setup for all applications: faster and easier navigation, attractive graphic design.

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Shared Antivirus
Antivirus protection in this suite is precisely the same as what you get with ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8, so I'll just summarize here. Read the antivirus review for full details.

ESET's technology gets high marks from almost all of the independent labs. It's one of just a handful that participated in all 12 of the last 12 tests by Virus Bulletin and received VB100 certification every time. It got the top rating in tests by AV-Comparatives and Dennis Technology Labs. Only AV-Test Institute gave it a so-so rating.

ESET didn't fare nearly as well in my own hands-on malware blocking test. I run this test mostly to get real-world experience of how each product handles malware attack, but I still like to see a good score. ESET scored 7.3 of 10 possible points, almost the lowest among products tested with my current sample set.

On the other hand, it did an extremely good job of blocking downloads from newly-discovered malicious URLs. It blocked 81 percent of the downloads, some by blocking all access to the URL and others by halting the download. With 85 percent blocking, McAfee Internet Security 2015 is the only product that's done better.

Other Shared Features
ESET's social media scan will check that you've got your Facebook and Twitter accounts configured for maximum privacy. Of course, if you want the public to see your tweets, maximum Twitter privacy may not be quite what you want. The scanner includes links to each service�... Read more

A:ESET Smart Security 8 PCmag review

Really ?

ESET is still the king

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Hands On With the Antivirus
The test results from the big independent labs are certainly useful, but I like to run my own tests, to get a hand-on feel for how each product works. The test starts when I open a folder containing my collection of malware samples. It's not uncommon for a security product to immediately wipe out most of the samples. Bitdefender Total Security 2015 and F-Secure Internet Security 2015 both wiped out more than 80 percent of the samples on sight.

Norton's approach is different, with much less reliance on simple signature-based detection. It wiped out 28 percent of the samples on sight, but blocked and quarantined most of the rest when I tried to launch them. With an overall detection rate of 89 percent and an overall score of 8.3, it's just a hair behind Bitdefender.

You'll notice in the chart that many products tested using my previous malware collection scored quite a bit higher. Since it was a different collection, scores aren't directly comparable. And I do give more weight to results from the independent labs.

Good Malicious URL Blocking
My malicious URL blocking test starts with a feed of newly discovered nasty URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. I launch those that point directly to malicious executables, noting whether the security product blocked access to the URL, quashed the download, or simply did nothing. Despite being just a few hours old, many of the URLs are already no good. I keep at it until I have data for 100 ... Read more

A:Symantec Norton Security PCmag review

I do not like the bad detection of norton. Behavioral blocking and sonar is good but I like it when Antivirus detects even before executing.

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Very Good Malware Blocking
In addition to the company's own internal antivirus engine, Qihoo includes licensed engines from Bitdefender and Avira. However, you have to do a little work to make sure you're getting protection from those licensed engines. On the Virus Scan page you'll see icons for a total of five engines: 360 Cloud Scan Engine, System Repair Engine, QVMIII AI Engine, Bitdefender Engine, and Avira Engine. The last two are grayed by default, with an on/off switch that appears when you point to the icon. For testing, I turned both on.

Much Improved
Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential is a distinct improvement over its predecessor, 360 Internet Security. It gets great ratings from the independent testing labs, and it did well in all of our hands-on tests as well. On the flip side, I found that it erroneously marked one of my testing tools as malware. And while the behavior-based malware detection didn't pop up any notifications about actual malware samples, it flagged two PCMag utilities as suspicious.

Panda Free Antivirus 2015 remains our Editors' Choice for free antivirus. I'm particularly impressed with the availability of remote-control expert remediation for any malware that slips past the antivirus. I found Qihoo support to be not nearly as responsive. Even so, with a little tweaking Qihoo might well join Panda at the top. It's certainly worth a look.

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A:Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential - PCmag review

Webroot scores top lol. These tests are getting worse and worse.

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Good, Not Great
Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential 8.6 packs in more security-related bonus features than any other free antivirus I can think of. Those features would be a lovely addition to an excellent free antivirus. The problem is that Qihoo's core antivirus protection doesn't quite measure up. There's not much to go on from the independent labs, but its scores in our own malware blocking and malicious URL blocking tests were just average. And somehow going from the previous edition to this one, its antiphishing score went from near the top to near the bottom.

If Qihoo's many extras fill you with delight, you can go ahead and use it. But if your aim is to get the best free antivirus protection you can, there are better choices. All five of the independent testing labs that I follow include both Avast Free Antivirus 2016 and AVG AntiVirus Free (2016) in their testing, giving them good marks overall. Panda Free Antivirus (2016) includes a collection of bonus features that almost rivals Qihoo's. All three are Editors' Choice winners for free antivirus.

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A:Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential 8.6 PCMag review

"But if your aim is to get the best free antivirus protection you can, there are better choices", I feel like who did this test has an agenda.

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Includes password manager, software updater, and many other Avira tools. Excellent scores from antivirus labs. Very good score in malicious URL blocking test. Free.
Many components require payment for full functionality. Sluggish antivirus protection and scanning. Real-time protection missed some executable malware files.
Bottom Line
Avira Free Security Suite, introduced this year, packs a goodly collection of features beyond antivirus, but it doesn't come close to the power of a full-scale, paid security suite

A:Avira Free Security Suite (2017) - PCMag Review

Av-Comparatives: "Product of the year"
Av-test: 16.5/18
PCMag: 3/5

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When I challenged Trend Micro to protect a virtual machine test system from my current collection of malware samples, it wiped out 66 percent of them on sight. It whacked quite a few more when I tried to launch them. Its detection rate of 89 percent and overall score of 8.9 put it in between F-Secure Internet Security 2015 and Bitdefender Total Security 2015.

I tested the product's ability to block malicious URLs using newly-discovered URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. When initially tested, Trend Micro's 80 percent blocking rate for malicious URLs was a new high score. However, a few days later it was deposed by McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015, which blocked 85 percent. Both scores are impressive, given that the current average is 32 percent.Symantec Norton Security, tested simultaneously with Trend Micro, managed to block 51 percent.

A full scan of my standard test system took just 20 minutes. Because Trend Micro avoids re-scanning files already found to be safe, a repeat scan finished in less than a minute.

Trend Micro's impressive handling of malicious URLs also carried over to my test of its phishing protection ability. Its detection rate lagged just 4 percentage points behind that of Norton. Very few products come close to Norton's fraud detection rate.

Small Performance Hit
I wondered whether the additional installation of the password manager, safe browser, vault, and especially SafeSync would make this suite more of a resource eater than Trend Micro�... Read more

A:Trend Micro Maximum Security 2015 PCmag review

Hi Petrovic

Thanks for the info. How good is PCMag in-terms-of antivirus testing?


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The Bitdefender system tray icon is grayed out. When hovering over it, it says "Please sign in to activate Bitdefender"

When I open Bitdefender window, it says my account still has 178 days left on it.

Can anyone help?

A:Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 "Please sign in to activate..."

ericfox125 said:

The Bitdefender system tray icon is grayed out. When hovering over it, it says "Please sign in to activate Bitdefender"

When I open Bitdefender window, it says my account still has 178 days left on it.

Can anyone help?Click to expand...

There are many reports about this in the Wilders. This is probably a bug of Bitdefender.

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Which antivirus is better Bitdefender Total Security 2016 or Eset Smart Security?

A:Which antivirus is better Bitdefender Total Security 2016 or Eset Smart Security?

Computer resources wise it's Eset... But, if you don't mind that, go with BD, there are a lot of giveaways from them.

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I had to uninstall Bitdefender Total Security 2016. Then I tried to reinstall it but got the latest version Bitdefender Total security 2017 instead. I want the same one I uninstalled but don't know how to get it. I have my old activation code and have 500 days left on the subscription. Any guidance would be appreciated!

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I had to uninstall Bitdefender Total Security 2016. Then I tried to reinstall it but got the latest version Bitdefender Total security 2017 instead. I want the same one I uninstalled but don't know how to get it. I have my old activation code and have 500 days left on the subscription. Any guidance would be appreciated!

A:How to install bitdefender t0tal security 2016

You need to login to your bitdefender account - https://my.bitdefender.com/login

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I have Bitdefender Total Security 2016 but I wounder if I need "Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit"?

And also I would like to know what is best second defense software free or paid?

Thank you

A:Do you need an Anti-Exploit with Bitdefender Total Security 2016?

@WikiLeaks Mod Edit Notes: Post moved to new thread.

There are already similar questions with differing Poll results, but the comment I agree with was written by @hjlbx

hjlbx said:

If you keep your software and OS updated - and aren't a high-risk user, then the probability of an exploit is low - something like less than 2 % according to industry data. Therefore, anti-exploit protection isn't needed - statistically - for the vast majority of users.

If you want layered protection, then anti-exploit is one of the basic layers.

My attitude towards exploits that they are very unlikely - yet still possible (true 0-Day). Therefore, I run all commonly exploited programs - browsers, Adobe products, office suites, archivers, etc - with limited file system and registry access rights using AppGuard. AppGuard will not prevent an exploit, but it will block the post-exploit actions. I have seen it stop a nasty exploit payload from altering the system.Click to expand...

Read: Question - Should I use a Exploit Protection Software?

Read: Question - Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit- Should I use it?

I highly recommend creating your own thread at, Security Configuration Wizard so we can get a better assessment about your system, software used and settings.

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Bitdefender 2016 Beta will soon be ready for feedback, so we need your keen eyes and agile minds. Subscribe now and learn when the bug hunt is on ;).
Be the first to test Bitdefender's upcoming security editions for Windows, Mac OS and Android and our brand new security hub.
We've got some killer gadgets for the best of you. And some extra surprise if you manage to impress us!

A:Be the first to test Bitdefender 2016. Help us perfect our next security line an

subscribed and ready to test! (love bitdefender)

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I've been doing this w/o incident on 3 machines for years. However BD tech support gives me a hard time about it on those occasions when I've needed to call them; and I'm aware that one isn't supposed to use 2 antivirus solutions. But MBAM isn't an antivirus...right? I'm very happy with both these programs and they seem to play nice together, but I don't want to crash my computer. Thanks 

A:OK to run Bitdefender Total Security 2016 and Malwarebytes concurrently?

to Bleeping Computer.  I run Bitdefender 2016 Total Security, plus MBAM Premium (which is not an anti-virus, as you stated) and MBAE Premium.  I have exceptions configured in BDTS 2016 as suggested by Malwarebytes.
I have not had any issues whatsoever.  I visit the BD and MBAM Forums daily and have not seen any reports of BD not playing nicely with MBAM, particularly when the exceptions are configured.
Hope this helps.  Have a great day.

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You can get Bitdefender Total Security 2016 for 6 months trial via this link. Its for Germany but you can get it via proxy like i did


A:[GIVEAWAY] Bitdefender Total Security 2016 for 6 months


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Hi everyone,
Recently i have installed Bitdefender Total Security 2016, And noticed that internet browsing became very slow!, Like any page that used to "fully" load instantly or in 2 seconds, Now it would take about 15 seconds or more!, Also i noticed that the time windows take in the "Welcome" screen got way longer!, It used to be about 3 - 5 seconds now its' about 17 seconds, I'm aware that antivirus must have an impact on the performance in general, But not like that.. I googled it and found many people who've been facing the same issue, I tried almost everything mentioned in their topics and still having the same issue. So i was wondering if someone is familiar with that or know a way to fix it.
Things i tried and didn't fix the problem:
- Stopped firewall.
- Changed adapter settings.
- Disabled web protection module.
- Changed Router's DNS/PC DNS.
- Used Bitdefender removal tool/Re-downloaded/Re-installed/Repaired.
- Tried different browsers.
- http://www.bitdefender.com/support/my-internet-is-slow-1100.html
- Did a fresh windows installation!
- Download speed is not affected.
- Websites that has SSL/HTTPS connection are slower than the ones who use the regular http/non-secure.

A:Bad/Slow performance after installing Bitdefender Total Security 2016

My small guess would be: SSL scanning is getting in the way. Disabling it might solve your issue.http://www.bitdefender.com/support/what-to-do-when-security-certificates-cannot-be-verified-installed-1090.html

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hi there,
can anyone please help me with my problem? i haven't been getting any steady internet service ever since i installed bitdefender 2016. mostly getting no internet connection from server messages. i have a windows 7 64 bit laptop (2011 dell xps model). I also have malwarebytes on my laptop. could that be causing it? thanks so much for anyone who has the solution to this.

A:no internet with bitdefender 2016


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Which security suite has the best firewall? Kaspersky IS 2016, BitDefender IS, Eset Smart Security, or Emsisoft IS?

A:Best Firewall: Kaspersky IS 2016, BitDefender IS, or Eset Smart Security, or Emsisoft IS


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Have any one of you used Bitdefender anti-Ransomware with Bitdefender Internet security 2015?? The anti-ransomware function is not include of 2015 products of Bitdefender and I have almost 1 year BIS 15 licence .

A:Have any one used Bitdefender anti-ransomware with bitdefender internet security 2015?

Bitdefender 2015 and 2016 licenses are the same

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Successfully installed "Bitdefender Total Security 2016" (win7 sp1 x86) and when I try to update with offline virus database from their official website, I've got this error...
"Runtime Error (at -1:0)
cannot import dll:C:\(temp directory)\sftldll.dll"

Already re-download update files several times but still the same.

Any solution to fix this?
Thank you so much

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Top scores from labs. Cross-platform protection. All expected suite features perform well. Ransomware and spyware protection. System speedup and cleanup tools. Many useful bonus features.
Features limited in iOS app. Mediocre score in one of our hands-on tests.
Bottom Line
If what you want is every possible security component in one integrated package, Bitdefender Total Security is exactly what you need. It's an Editors' Choice for security mega-suite.

.....more in the link above

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If you had to choose an antivirus, which you will take between two? And why ?

Thank you and good holidays!

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2016 VS Norton Security 2016

In my opinion, Norton gives you a better protection. He has SONAR( Behavior protection), very good feature.
Fsecure uses Bitdefender engine but isn't the best AV according AV Comparatives.
Norton is light, has strong firewall, good signatures and cloud reputation + Sonar protection for zero-day threats.

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A:Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 vs Avast! Internet Security 2016

If you have the money to purchase it, I would strongly recommend Kaspersky Internet Security 2016.
Overall, Kaspersky might not be as user friendly (many alerts when properly configured) and as light as Avast (Kaspersky always was a little hoggy, although that has been mostly fixed in the recent versions), however the security components of KIS are much more mature and powerful (when properly configured) than those of AIS.

In conclusions, if you have capable computer hardware and you don't mind a little bit of configuration and quite a few alerts, I would definitely recommend KIS.
If you believe that KIS might be too heavy for your system, and that you do not really visit suspicious sites and download suspicious applications, then I'd recommend AIS.

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