Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 has just been redone for 2013 and is already on sale at up to 60% off. We’re watching all the discounts and are here to bring you the latest Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 coupon codes and promotions. Most offers vary weekly and others are only open to a select group (like with their upgrade discounts). As soon as Bitdefender releases Internet Security 2013, expected to be available in September, then we will update this page with the latest discounts.
Save up to 30% on Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 now on sale at Amazon. There are several versions available, but Amazon usually has then best offers on the two year, multi-user versions. Plus, when it says that it’s shipping and sold by Amazon and not a third party reseller, then you get shipping for free on all orders above $25.00. See site for details as prices tend to vary across the available versions.
Get 15% off at any order at bitdefender.com when you use coupon code: SDCBIT15. Found this code posted on Facebook and confirmed that it works… we just don’t know when it expires so just let us know if you’re not seeing the discount reflected in your cart. Best of all, this offer also works on the already discounted two and three year versions. See site for offer details.
Download the free trial of Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 before you buy. Just like with all other antivirus programs out there, including ESET and McAfee, you can try any of the available computer security programs for free from Bitdefender. We just recommend that you disable any existing antivirus programs on your PC as some programs can interfere with each other.
Our review of Bitdefender Internet Security 2013
Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 is created to help you make your Internet experience easy by taking care of the security issues and letting you focus on things much more important. The program runs in the background monitoring for any suspicious activity and alarms you whenever a threat or a potential threat might cause damage to your data and hardware.
This version of Bitdefender Internet Security offers the same level of user-friendly interface and can be easily operated without much knowledge of the Internet security products. It is intuitive and designed for users to follow a logical pattern from general settings, antivirus, anti-spam, parental control, privacy control, firewall, network map, to updates. The new version is also very aesthetically pleasing making the entire experience that much better.
The new and most likely very popular and widely applied feature was created to keep you secured where many people spend most of their time, social network websites. It allows you to scan the links you receive from your pals on Facebook and Twitter and warns you if they lead to malicious destinations. If the do, you can also warn your friends who might be unaware they are helping cyber criminals. This is probably the best addition to this version of the product, now that so many people interact through social networking. Last time I checked, there were over 800 million active users on Facebook interacting with more than 2 billion posts and Twitter active users number is pushing 200 million. This new trend of connecting with others through social networking sites is a lure for crime but this time around the companies are responding to the growing need to protect users on this front.
Other new and improved features that let you get on line in a more secure environment are:
- Autopilot – decides the best security options for your computer if you decide not to deal with it; later you can adjust any setting you want based on your preferences.
- Rescue mode – allows you to clean up the computer in a virus-free environment.
- Virtualized browser – to better protect operating system from viruses, it separates it from the browser.
- Search advisor – warns about possible threats before you click on a link.
- Scan dispatcher – not to interfere with functionality of your computer, the program initiates scan when the activity level drops below a point where you would not notice the scan running.
Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 still offers the same quality options as those in the previous versions: two-way firewall protection, parental control, chat encryption, prevention of the loss of personal data, antispam and virus control.
In the very competitive field of the Internet Security, Bitdefender was awarded the TopTenReviews Silver Award and “Excellent” overall score for this product. Although it doesn’t provide some features, such as online backup, file shredding, or file encryption, no other product protects better against malware. It provides convenience through automation, which doesn’t require you to answer security questions if you don’t want to, the product can make the necessary adjustments on its own.
The independent reviews conducted by AV-Test of Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 (latest performed in August) confirmed the products superiority in protection form viruses, worms or Trojans. Bitdefender Internet Security received a perfect score of 6.0, receiving perfect score for protection against 0-day malware, detected in the last 2-3 months, and all other existing malware. All those scores were above the industry average. The product scored a little bit worse on cleaning and repairing the infected computers (5.0 out of 6) but still within the industry average. With respect to usability, one number worth mentioning is that during the last few months of testing for so called false positive (classifying legitimate programs and files as malware) the product reported zero false positives, comparing to the industry average of 17.