Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 can also block unauthorised access to your personal files – documents, music, pictures, and more – to keep even brand-new undiscovered ransomware at bay.
There are valuable extras which you'll usually only find in full security suites.
In our case, it demanded we uninstall the password manager Norton Identity Safe before it could continue.
There's no ‘skip’ option to carry on regardless, a hassle if you need whatever program it wants you to remove.
It turned out we had to disable Bitdefender's Scan SSL feature to get it working again.
This wasn't difficult to diagnose and fix, but it's hard to see why the issue is there in the first place, and it doesn't quite fit with the ‘set and forget’ image Bitdefender wants to portray.
By default the program installs in Autopilot mode, where it handles most security alerts itself – most of the time you won't even know it's there.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus doesn't ask you to make any configuration decisions.Clicking Privacy displays a link to ‘Create Wallet’, for instance – what's that?Simply clicking the link opens a dialog explaining that this is the Bitdefender Password Manager, and sums up what it can do.Alternatively, you can view Activity reports in the Bitdefender console which record what the program has done, and when.It's a good mix of options and whatever your security experience, you should find an approach which works for you.