The advent of technology has indeed been a revolution that changes the world completely with new devices being introduced into the market every day. With smartphones and advanced personal computers making forays into our lives, gadgets are entering into the household to make homes smarter and efficient. With introduction of smart home devices, all the household devices are being controlled automatically and being monitored over the internet.
Overview of Bitdefender:
It’s easy to install Bitdefender applications that offer easy and complete protection to all of your devices. They can be freely downloaded and a great thing about it is some of its features are available separately, like the free IoT scanner, advanced treat defence, web attack prevention, anti-fraud etc. There is also a paid version of the software which incorporates additional features to the defence of the software, such as online banking protection, password manager, search advisor etc. The best thing about this software is it has a separate version for Android, iOS and OSX. There are even more features, like parental control, firewall, webcam protection etc.
1). Bitdefender Home Scanner
The Home Scanner is a typical IoT scanner which helps home owners with scanning their entire home and provides them with a list of all devices that are connected across the home network. This helps home users to know all the devices that are connected on the network and make inventory list for further use. It can also help users to indentify the devices that are vulnerable to any specific attacks and comes with advices to fix the vulnerabilities.
Interesting thing about this IoT scanner is, it comes free and app can be downloaded and installed on your android or iOS mobile to use it. To use this app, users have to create a My Bitdefender account, if no existing account and installs on device and be ready to be used on the device. Users have to deactivate VPN on before to have best affect. (It works fine even without switching VPN off).
Once all installation is done, this IoT scanner scans the network with the app. It connects to the home network with the permission of the user and starts scanning instantly. Normally every network router assigns a unique local IP address to all devices connected with and this uses this to list the devices. It directly communicates with network adapter to identify all local address and makes a list of all devices. Once listing is done, it scans the devices for any vulnerability and gives advice on how to solve the vulnerability.
2). Bitdefender Antivirus for Systems
They also provide the best antivirus products to any devices either for free or at a very low cost. It offers lightning fast antivirus solutions to the system which delivers excellent protection against any existing threats and also from any new threats in the system. It is very easy and free to install but requires buying some paid subscriptions which are very cheap to get hold all the premium features. Bit defender free antivirus software is very simple in its build up and can be loaded with many light protection features.
This Bitdefender antivirus software offers powerful protection to gaming, video editing, and image editing applications and can perform actions without affecting the speed of the system. It offers a unique feature called behavioral detection which will monitor the activity of the applications and offers instant options whenever any suspicious activity is detected. It offers excellent scan engines which ensure the detection and removal of all malware and harmful viruses and Trojan from the systems. It also detects and removes any ransomware and spyware that is installed in the system. It performs on demand and on access scanning which runs in the background of the application. It also provides protection against internet frauds by blocking any default phishing websites from stealing any user data and also filters and blocks any spam and scam websites that steals any sensitive financial data from the users.
Though Bitdefender offers free antivirus, users can opt for premium subscriptions which comes with some advanced features. It offers Windows protection for 1 year / 1 device at the cost of $19.99 and 5 devices / 1 year for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android protection at $44.99. Advanced subscriptions comes with features such as VPN, search advisor, webcam protection, password manager, firewall, parental control etc. along with general services such as anti-fraud and anti-phishing protection and malware removal with free antivirus.
Bitdefender offers very good free antivirus software along with a useful home scanner and which help our devices to stay safe. An affordable amount has to be spent to get the premium version of the software. It’s a lightweight and quick run software pack which doesn’t affect the perfourmance of your network while it scans. It takes a little amount of time to run the full scan and performs well indeed. So Bitdefender is the solution for virus and other defensive problems that are to be seen for smooth functioning.