Just about every PC you buy today comes pre-loaded with some sort of antivirus suite right out of the box, but the software you've got probably isn't good enough. Although most people don't bother to set up and manage a good antivirus program themselves, they really should, as there are a myriad of ways that your computer (and other devices) can be compromised by bad actors. Ransomware, rootkits, keyloggers, spyware, the list goes on and on. Bad antivirus software might also be doing more harm than good if, along with failing to provide adequate protection, it's slowing down your PC by eating up system resources.
What's more, your computer's current antivirus software probably doesn't offer protection across all of your devices, any of which can be just as vulnerable to attack. As data thieves and cybercriminals have become more advanced, it's not just your PC you have to worry about today: Phones, tablets, and other internet-connected devices are also targets (and, no, your Mac is not immune to malware, either). That's why Bitdefender Total Security remains our favorite antivirus software, and the new Bitdefender Total Security 2019 is now on sale for 56 percent off
Bitdefender Total Security 2019 locks down all of your devices, from Windows and Mac computers to Android, Windows, and iOS smartphones and tablets. This cross-platform compatibility lets you secure up to five devices for protection across the board.
Your Bitdefender antivirus suite will simultaneously guard all of your data by actively monitoring, scanning, and quarantining any detected malicious software before it can do damage. Multilayered file protection also guards your sensitive stuff against identity thieves and [internal-link post_id="771507"]ransomware[/internal-link], preventing would-be attackers from stealing your data and holding it hostage.
Bitdefender has consistently ranked among the best antivirus software available, [internal-link post_id="906348"]beating out other top-rated competitors[/internal-link] like Kaspersky and Avira in 2018 trials performed by AV-Test and AV-Comparatives. AV-Comparatives even named Bitdefender Total Security its "Product of the Year" for 2018, and Bitdefender Total Security 2019 carries on this pedigree while also offering additional protective features like parental controls.
Bitdefender Parental Control makes it easy to cultivate a safe and comfortable digital environment for your family, allowing you to discreetly monitor your kids' internet activities on their computers and mobile devices to keep them safe from inappropriate and malicious online content. You can also use Parental Control to limit the time your kids spend on their devices so you can help them learn to manage their time and build healthy work and study habits.
A one-year license for Bitdefender Total Security 2019 normally goes for $90, which is not at all a bad price given its cross-platform compatibility and multidevice protection. For a limited time, you can take up to 56 percent off, letting you grab a [affiliate-link affiliate_name="Bitdefender" affiliate_url="https://www.bitdefender.com/media/html/consumer/new/cybersecurity-awareness-month-2018-opt/?cid=ban|c|DigitalTrends|Cybersecurity" ]one-year subscription to Bitdefender Total Security 2019[/affiliate-link] with Parental Control for just $40.Other Bitdefender security suites are on sale, too: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2019 and Bitdefender Internet Security 2019 are both marked down, so you can protect your devices against a range of cyber threats.
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