The 2013 chain of updates from the security companies continues. Bitdefender joins hand with Norton and AVG to release their 2013 line of products. Bitdefender Total Security 2013, Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 have been released to date. All the products have been updated to release no. 126.96.36.1993. If you are already using any Bitdefender product, the new update will be applied automatically but if you want to download the free trials of Bitdefender 2013 products, you’ll find the direct download links to offline installers of all the Bitdefender products at the end of this article.
Some of the new and improved features and fixes include the following:
- New registry keys are added to enhance self protection of the security suite.
- Fixes the sandbox does not work in Windows 8 problem.
- Added system tray icon for laptop mode.
- Create separate folder for backed up files disinfected by the antivirus.
- Rescue mode now detects USB drives.
- Integrated new on demand scanning with QuickScan feature.
- Now the anti-theft PIN can not be bypassed as was in the previous versions of the product.
If you want to go through the complete list of changes, just go to Bitdefender forum thread which discusses all the new features and fixes.
So what is the difference between the Bitdefender 2013 products? Let’s take a look at the comparison.
Bitdefender Antivirus 2013 free is a free antivirus from Bitdefender which does not include real time protection. It is only for troubleshooting and should not be used for real time protection.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013, as the name implies is only an anti-malware product. It includes an antivirus and antispyware along with other Bitdefender features like remote management tools, Bitdefender Safepay, Autopilot and Search Advisor.
Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 includes all the features of Antivirus Plus with additional features like Antispam, parental control, Bitdefender Safebox, two way firewall and file shredder.
Bitdefender Total Security 2013 is the most complete security suite from Bitdefender which contains all the features provided by Bitdefender. It has all the features of Internet Security with additional features like anti-theft protection, file encryption and PC tune-up.
For complete comparison chart, go to Bitdefender comparison page.
Download the installers
The installers are for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. All these offline installers are are 30 day trials of the products meaning that you can use the products for 30 days for free. After that you will need to buy a valid license to keep using it.
Bitdefender License deals
Get Bitdefender Total Security 2013 90 day trials
If you think 30 day trial is not enough for you, you can go to this Facebook page and like it. It will unlock a 90 day trial version of Bitdefender Total Security 2013.
Get any Bitdefender product in $19.95
If you don’t want to purchase an expensive Bitdefender product, you may avail their end of summer offer which will give you a huge discount and you will be able to purchase Bitdefender Total Security 2013 for $19.95. Normally the cost of this product is $70.95.
Get Bitdefender Total Security 2013 one year license free
There is another promotion of Bitdefender going on. It is called Bitdefender back to school promotion. If you enter the following coupon code while purchasing Bitdefender Total Security 2013, you will get two years of protection instead of one year. So you will get one year of Bitdefender license for free. The coupon code is: BTSTS2013.