Windows 10 comes with a built-in antivirus tool – Windows Defender – so you might wonder why it’s worth installing a third-party security program like Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition.
The answer is superior protection from viruses and other threats, and a far more convenient approach to scans. Bitdefender makes very light work of keeping your computer secured against viruses, as well as offering protection against phishing attacks, fraud and signs of suspicious activity.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
The great thing about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is that it’s been designed for anyone who just wants to keep their computer secure without having to worry about the details. Once the program is installed, you'll probably never have to look at it again – everything is taken care of for you in the background, and there's no complex configuration to worry about.
BtiDefender Antivirus Free Edition uses a multi-pronged approach to detection, meaning it has an excellent track record of picking up both known and unknown threats, and quarantining accordingly.
For the most part, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is very much a case of set-it-and-forget-it. The beauty of the program is that it will happily whirr away in the background, ensuring that your computer is free from nasties, but you may decide that you want to perform a full system scan or check individual files manually.
Checking files is a simple matter of dropping them onto the program window, and a full scan is an equally simple – if lengthier – process.
Security suites can appear intimidating to the average user, but Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition manages to avoid this pitfall thanks to its clear and simple interface.
The latest version of Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition includes a cleaner, more accessible interface, a new streamlined dashboard, and specific protection against ransomware. For full details, take a look at the official changelog.