Bitdefender 2016 line of products has been released and is available for buying. All the products including Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016, Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 and Bitdefender Total Security 2016 come with 30 day trial versions so that you may download the trial and try before you buy.
Personally, I like Avira Antivirus Free edition as it offers far more features than any other free antivirus and it’s very light on resources. I have tried Avira on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 and it has been running without any problems and is effectively protecting my system from external threats.
There are a few new features and a lot of enhancements to Bitdefender 2016. One of the major feature additions include anti-ransomware. A few other features include the following:
Machine-learning technology proactively detects unknown threats by analyzing and learning how apps behave in a safe environment.
Secure browsing and security control
Dedicated payment guardian
Work, Games, Movies profile which lets the user change Bitdefender settings in one click.
Enhanced password manager
The following features are only available in Bitdefender Internet Security and Total Security:
Next generation Firewall
Full fledge parental controls
Solid antispam engine to keep spam out of your inbox
And these features are only available in Birdefender Total Security:
All the 2016 line of products are compatible with Windows 10.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2016 only offers a very basic set of antivirus capabilities which include anti-malware and anti-phishing, cloud scanning and real-time protection.
Note: These are web based installers meaning that these installers will download and install the actual product after running. I have not been able to find the offline installers of Bitdefender 2016 products yet. I tried to capture the offline installer links from URL Snooper but was not successful as Bitdefender website gives a 404 not found if the installer is directly accessed. If anyone can grab the links to Bitdefender 2016 products, it would be a great help.
TIP: While Bitdefender 2016 has been released, there is a sale going on for Bitdefender 2015 version products. You may get any Bitdefender 2015 app for just $29. Get this offer here. If you are not very conscious about the versions and new features introduced in 2016, you may want to try Bitdefender 2015 instead which can be bought at a huge discount.