Antivirus

July 10, 2017

How to Install Bitdefender 2017 on your Computer

Written by Steven
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If you have recently purchased Bitdefender 2017 antivirus program, then congratulations on choosing the best security program yet. The installation doesn’t really take much technical knowledge as the process is automated via an executable installer, a computer user just needs to attend while the installation is taking place and see whether everything is going right. However, there are few checklists to check before getting into the installation. Antivirus installation is quite sensitive as a faulty installation could result in conflict between the antivirus and some other security program.

Uninstall any Previous Security Programs

On a computer system, only one security program should exist be it an antimalware suite or an antivirus program. Different modules from different companies such that McAfee Antivirus, Norton Antispyware – such combination might exist, but two similar module from multiple companies shouldn’t be installed on one computer as they would both detect each other as a security threat and eventually block each other.

Uninstall any previous security program using the Programs and Features tool located inside of Control Panel in Microsoft Windows operating system. After the uninstallation is done, get rid of the registry entries and residue files using file shredders like CCleaner, or Argente Cleaner for advanced users. Later on, use Runscanner software to scan for anything using the search box that your previous antivirus software might have left behind. Once you are done with all these steps, reboot your computer. Initially, you might want to keep your internet connection unplugged to avoid any network based security threat. That wouldn’t be necessary if you use Windows 8 or above because Windows Defender will automatically be activated when there’s no security program installed.

Install Bitdefender 2017 on your Computer

Before attempting to install Bitdefender 2017 on your computer, make sure you have checked the system requirements.

System Requirements for Bitdefender 2017

  • Operating system: Bitdefender 2017 doesn’t work in any version of Microsoft Windows below Windows 7 Service Pack 1. That sums up the following – Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Anyone using the previous Windows editions should stick to the older versions.
  • Minimum hardware configuration is 1 GB hard drive space, 1.6 GHz CPU and 1 GB of system memory (RAM). Bitdefender recommends 2 GB of free hard drive space at least, Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz CPU and 2 GB of RAM for fluid operation.
  • A computer should have any internet browser installed such as – IE10 or above, Mozilla Firefox 30 or above and Google Chrome 34 or above.

Installation

You could use Bitdefender Uninstall Tool to remove any previous Bitdefender security file from your system, if any. If you have followed the security software cleanup instruction mentioned in the beginning, you don’t have to do this again.

You should sign up for Bitdefender Central Account if you don’t have one yet. Select your device from the My Devices tab and download the installer for your computer. However, if you have the installer in any other media, execute it from there. Run as administrator and follow the instructions till the end. Done!

Conclusion

Installing Bitdefender 2017 on a computer is simple is easy. If you still can’t get a grip on the process, refer to some YouTube tutorial for better understanding.

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November 7, 2015

2016’s 3 Best Antivirus Software

Written by Steven
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With a new year, comes some new essential software upgrades. A security software falls in that group, the time of the year when every computer user should renew their previous security software license paying a little amount of money, or for free in many cases. Also, with the Inauguration of new Microsoft operating system, the Windows 10 – security has become an increasing concern. Windows Defender in Windows 10 is indeed very powerful, but as the operating system is still settling itself down, users of Windows 10 should opt for third party antivirus programs.

Security software these days aren’t very costly, they’re very much within the affordability range. Do you really need an antivirus even in 2016? Well, probably you do.

Why should you still use an antivirus even in 2016?

Because malicious software programmers haven’t been sitting all year. The security on any computer system has been strengthened, also the breaching capabilities of hackers are now creepier than ever. Awareness alone can prevent any malware attacks from happening, but a security suite may be able to provide full-proof solution which is much better than nothing at all. We have sorted out the best 3 antivirus software for 2016.

  1. Norton Security with Backup

norton antivirus

Norton Security comes with backup features which is an excellent security suite for any computer system. The user interface is pretty simple, with five tabs located in the bottom side of the antivirus window, and using the slide arrow icons one can move left or right to see the rest of the options. Installation doesn’t take long and it’s not complicated – people who have installed a software before will easily be able to do that. To scan around 50 GB of files, Norton Security takes around 25 minutes. The accuracy is 100 most of the time, only few times the rating went down to 98%.

  1. Bitdefender Internet Security

bitdefender total security

For the latest version, Bitdefender Internet Security has been launched with several new features and the expansion of protection arena is likely to improve in the upcoming versions. All the major modules like an antivirus, antimalware, antispyware, firewall, anti-ransomware etc. are available. For user friendliness, Bitdefender has kept using their tile based design language, thus the previous generation users of Bitdefender IS won’t ever feel lost. Fixing computer management issues like registry correction, user privacy etc. take only one click. Bitdefender Internet Security is current one of the very bests in the market.

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