Operating System: Windows 10
Antivirus versions: Bitdefender Internet Security 2016, Bitdefender Total Security 2017
Bitdefender Antivirus 2017, along with its expanded versions, is considered as one of the best malware protection tools available on the market today. The reason for this is mainly its strong protection engine which takes up the minimal amount of your system's resources.
Here's our video guide demonstrating how to install Bitdefender Internet Security 2016, and an overview of its recommended configuration:
Here's an illustrated guide showing how to install Bitdefender Total Security 2017:
Log in to your brand new Bitdefender Central account with your credentials and click "Install Bitdefender":
You will be able to access this interface from any of your devices where you'd like to install Bitdefender, as long as you have enough licenses.
Click "Download" on this screen.
Your download should start automatically, but if it doesn't you have to try again.
Once downloaded, run the installation file and confirm for your Windows that it's a safe application by clicking "Yes" on this screen:
On this screen you're downloading the Bitdefender installer:
You will see this little window as the installer's files are being unpacked:
Accept the License Agreement by clicking install:
Note that by sending usage reports, no personal data is being transferred. You simply help Bitdefender collect statistics about potential issues with the software and improve it for you and the rest of Bitdefender's users.
The installation process includes a full system scan to make sure it's installed on a completely clean system:
You're done, and now you can go about your day without worrying about online threats and malware with Bitdefender:
Once you've downloaded and installed Bitdefender, it's important that you update it to the latest virus definitions.
Simply click "Update Now" and Bitdefender will check and download the latest update.
You don't have to do this because Bitdefender is configured by default to check for updates every hour and install automatically. If you'd like to change these settings, you simply go to Settings > Update and set everything to your liking.
Though highly unlikely, but if you don't like the protection Bitdefender provides, you can get your money back within 30 days of your purchase without providing a reason.
So to be on the safe side, make sure you bookmark our best antivirus software reviews and choose a different antivirus when the time comes.
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