Bitdefender Family Pack
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It is actually hard to criticise Bitdefender Family Pack 2018. In a few words, the Internet security has been extended considerably, it’s powerful.
Bitdefender Family Pack 2018 Review: unlimited Internet security for home users
With Bitdefender Family Pack 2018 you can protect all of your devices with one single purchase, from PC to Mac, to Android phone and tablet, to iPhone or iPad. This powerful mega suite integrates an incredible number of anti-virus functionalities without intimidating you. Even if we feel that some features could have been better elaborated just a bit. This is our opinion on Bitdefender’s Family Pack 2018:
- All-in-1 solution Internet security
- Easy to operate
- Remote control
- Unlimited number of protected devices: Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS
- Excellent scores on independent anti-malware-, anti-spam-, and anti-phishing tests.
- Low system impact
- Personal firewall without too much hassle
- Protection against theft or loss
- Rather limited Parental Control
- Auto-addition passwords mediocre
- Back-up functions are missing
Complete antivirus for all personal devices
Bitdefender Family Pack 2018 actually combines three packages in one. With Bitdefender Total Security you can secure all your PCs. You can install Mobile Security and Antivirus on mobile Android devices. Antivirus for Mac protects all your Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones. From the central panel you can operate all the devices and features, such as:
- Parental Control. Read more below;
- System optimisation. More below;
- You can secure sensitive files and encrypt them with a password;
- Anti-theft. You can detect missing devices, or erase all data at a distance;
- Password manager; automatically remembers often-used on-line passwords;
- Secure Internet banking and online shopping; you can do your financial transactions in a protected environment.
The anti-virus package is impressive for having the most powerful anti-spam filter currently available. It effortlessly searches downloads for possible threats, without hampering your e-mail use. The personal firewall blocks attacks from the outside. In addition, the firewall decides autonomously which programs can have access to your network, without irritating pop-ups.
System optimisation slightly different
The OneClick Optimizer scans your system for components that slow it down unnecessarily, such as unused files, register bugs, and overflowing browser caches. When the fast scan is finished, you click on Optimize, and the system is cleaned up.
The Startup Optimizer carefully monitors the start-up time of your computer. You can see at a glance which programs use up the most time during start-up, and how other Bitdefender-users deal with this.
Monitoring Internet-use by your children
The function Parental Control filters undesired websites and monitors the Facebook accounts of your children. You can block undesired phone calls on any Android device. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to set a time-limit.
It is actually hard to criticise Bitdefender Family Pack 2018. In a few words, the Internet security has been extended considerably, it’s powerful, and it comes with an unlimited number of licences. That is particularly convenient when securing more than three devices.