Bitdefender is a known cyber security and antivirus software company. It has launched its new Bitdefender Family Pack 2018 that comes with 4 security products to keep the devices used by whole family safe. The pack comes with Total Security, Antivirus for Mac, Mobile Security for Android and Mobile Security for iOS. So, it doesn’t matter if any of your family member uses Mac or Windows laptop. The same goes with mobile devices. It covers both Android and iOS. I tested this pack with few of devices we use in out family. And here is the review of Bitdefender Family Pack 2018 Bundle.
I installed it on multiple devices including Windows PC, MacBook and Android devices. The single license allows you to use it on multiple devices.
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Total Security comes for Windows and Mac both platforms. It offers protection from malware and other internet threats. It keeps you safe from malicious websites and even from known ransomware attacks. On Windows, It offers a password manager, File Vaults to keep your files safe from ransomware and other threats and VPN and Internet security. It also shows the stats where you can see how many attacks it has blocked to keep you safe.
The user experience of desktop software is good and you can easily find options. There is no negative impact on performance. This is the plus point of this antivirus software.
The desktop software for Mac offers quick scan and custom scan like features to scan your system and see if there is any risk. Bitdefender keeps on updating its malware definitions daily to keep your devices safe from all latest threats. The autopilot feature is notable. It automatically adjusts the software’s setting based on your computer’s conditions and hence it avoids making your system slow. You also have an option to white-list applications. On Mac, it lacks the VPN feature, but protection from malware and internet threat is same.
It also recommend you to install Bitdefender extensions on your browsers to keep your browsing safe. The extension keeps your browsing by showing rating of website and altering when you are on a malicious website. This extension also tells you if a website is tracking you. See the snapshot where it tells about Facebook tracker on a website.
After the installation of extension, it also shows you if a link is safe to visit. Even on Google search, it shows the tick marks to tell you whether the link is safe. This feature also works fine.
Mobile Security for Android
On Android phones, it offers everything you could think of. It protects your phone from known threats, notifies you about apps misusing device permissions, Free VPN and anti theft. The built malware scanner keeps scanning your phone on regular interval and cleans if it detects something wrong.
The app also provides app lock option. So, you can keep your personal apps protected by adding a 4 digit Pin and avoid unauthorised access to your apps.
There is a web account called Bitdefender Central where you can manage your devices and check activities. Here, it also shows notifications of blocked threats on any device. So, you will always have an idea of what device is facing most of the threats.
The parental Advisor feature is good for keeping an eye on your Children. If your kids use a laptop or mobile phone, you can mark it as a child profile on Bitdefender Central. Then install a parental advisor app child’s device. It will help you in communicating with child, also check what he is doing and even track his/her location.
It shows what apps your kid is using and how much time he/she is spending online. You can even check the web history. For keeping your kid safe, you have option block apps, block websites, Monitor who your child interacts with via calls and messages and even block calls from unknown “No Caller ID” private numbers.
This works really great. I tested it properly as it is an important feature related to kids’ safety. It accurately works what it claims.
Bitdefender works good and keeps your system protected from several threats. This family pack is a good thing to keep all the devices in your household protected without buying separate licenses. On Mobile devices, it brings all the security and privacy feature. The anti-theft feature is good and you also get a free VPN to access content anonymously. I did a long test with Bitdefender on all of my devices and it performed really well. The best thing that I like is the no impact on system’s performance.
After the recent ransomware attacks, I recommend the use of Antivirus. Bitdefender really impresses and is worth of its price.