Bitdefender Total Security 2012 is the newest PC protection suite from Bitdefender LLC

This suite is actually pretty darn comprehensive with the following options Antivirus, Antispam, Privacy Controls, Parental Controls, Firewall, Tune-ups/Optimizers, Network Mapping and much more.

Security Features

  • Active Virus Control – Monitors processes’ behavior while they are running to detect new & unknown viruses.
  • Rescue mode – Reboots your computer in a trusted environment, which is used for cleanup and restoration.
  • Virtualized Browser – Isolates the browser from the operating system in a Bitdefender-provided environment to block web-based threats.
  • Vulnerability Scanner – Checks for missing or outdated security software as well as potentially unsafe system settings.
  • Antispam – Stops unwanted e-mail from reaching your Inbox.
  • Two-way Firewall – Monitors your Internet connections and keeps strangers from accessing your Wi-Fi connection.
  • Parental Controls – Blocks inappropriate content, restricts Web access between certain hours, and helps parents remotely monitor their children’s online activity.

Here are some screenshots from the product:

Apart from the features designed to keep your computer safe from regular threats like viruses and malware, I was pretty impressed by the social threat detection features.

  • Social Network Protection – Allows you to filters the links you receive from your Facebook and Twitter friends and monitors your privacy settings.
  • Search Advisor – Gives advance warning of risky websites right in your Google and Bing search results.

There are also some really cool personal data and privacy features in this product

Bitdefender protects your privacy and personal data with:

  • Personal Data Filter – Prevents critical data, such as your social security number, from ever leaving your computer.
  • Antiphising – Blocks websites supporting various scams or credit card phishing attempts.
  • Chat Encryption – Keeps your conversations private on Yahoo! Messenger.
  • File Shredder – Ensures that no traces of your deleted sensitive files remain on your PC.
  • File Encryption – Locks up confidential files in an encrypted vault.

Also, this tool also comes with features that remove unnecessary files and registry entries, for optimized performance.

Finally, Bitdefender Total Security comes with 2 GB of free, secure online space to backup your critical files. With the new Safebox feature, you can automatically back up files and folders to a secure remote server and sync files between your computers.

To sum this all up, this tool has it all.

If you’re looking for security, privacy and performance protection BitDefender Total Security 2012 is a smart choice for you.

You can buy Bitdefender Total Security 2012 or download the free trial here.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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