This post brought to you by Bitdefender. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you are anything like me, your computer is your life. I literally do everything on my computer, from running a multimillion dollar business to analyzing financial reports to holding thousands of personal records. And if you are like me, you really want to protect that info at all costs from hackers, viruses and all types of malware. But what is your security worth?
I really hate that question when people are talking about anti-virus programs. I guess the one I hate the most is the people who are desperately searching for free virus protection. So you mean to tell me that your entire business is contained inside your computer, yet you want to protect it with a free program? Doesn’t seem to be the smartest solution personally. That is why I use the Bitdefender Total Security program on my computer.
Total Protection for my Computer
With Bitdefender, especially the Total Security package, I am pretty much covered from anything that people can throw at me. That means viruses, trojans, malware, spyware, phishing attacks and even spam are eliminated with this program. They can even protect your computer if it gets lost or stolen!
Their 2013 version is, of course, their best program to date, with a plethora of new features that will make your life online easier. Let me go over a few of those features and how they can help protect your business and personal transactions.
The Bitdefender SafePay feature provides another layer of protection for you when you are trying to make purchases online. It will also help you when you are divulging any financial information to a site. Even though all sites that accept payments are secured, you still need to protect yourself with another level of protection. You never know what viruses are on your system, and when you enter in your financial info on a hacked computer, you may be giving your info to hackers right at that moment.
Another feature they have is protection for your Wi-fi. While it is not directly related to this feature, the protection creates a double firewall for the Wi-fi, so that people can not gain access to your computer that was as well to steal your financial info.
Runs on AutoPilot
One thing I have always hated about using other anti- virus software to protect my computer was seeing something pop up in the corner of my screen while I was working. Half the time, it was nothing to even worry about, but it was distracting enough to take me away from my work for a bit. When time is of the essence, you need to keep your thoughts on track at all times.
That is why I love Bitdefender’s AutoPilot. With this feature, Bitdefender is always running and working in the background, protecting you behind the scenes without you even knowing it. All you do is install the software and you are done!
This feature I just love! If your laptop gets stolen or if you lose it at the airport or in a hotel room, guess what? This feature can lock down your laptop so no one else can access your records. It will also help you locate it and, if it was stolen and there is no chance of recovery, you can even wipe clean the entire computer clean so your sensitive information is safe. How awesome is that? That is huge for people like me who store their lives on their computers, and all someone would need to do is steal my computer to do irreparable harm to my credit and life.
Social Network Protection
This is one area that all free security programs will overlook, and no other company I have found protects in this area the way Bitdefender does. Social Network Protection filters all links that you find on sites like Twitter and Facebook to protect you from malicious apps and such, while also monitoring your privacy settings as well. Privacy is such a huge concern to many people, but they do not know how to properly set up their social accounts to be protected properly. With Total Security, you are covered 100 percent!
My oldest son is just starting to use the Internet, and while he basically just plays games for now, I still use Bitdefender to make sure he doesn’t end up on a site that is unsafe or inappropriate for him. And this software will continue to protect him for years to come from harmful sites, and it is set up that I can even monitor his online activity if desired. That means I can see what he is posting to Facebook, even if my Facebook account does not have access to it.
Just the Best Option
I haven’t said it enough, but seriously, Bitdefender is the best security software that I have found to protect my business. When I was starting out, I did use free anti-virus software and while I got good protection from most viruses, my computer still experienced problems at times. I have had sites hacked and even once had problems with my bank account. If you have ever had your bank info stolen, you know what a headache it is to change everything to a new account. I had to set up new direct deposit agreements with my networks, and when you are working with 5 to 10 on a steady basis, it was a huge pain. With Bitdefender, I have never experienced any problems whatsoever, and they even eliminated a ton of stuff I never knew was on my computer. I guess that is why they are the #1 anti-virus software and received CNET Editor’s Choice and PCMag Editor’s Choice.
To get started with Bitdefender, you can either purchase it online at Bitdefender.com or you can even try to win a brand new computer with Bitdefender already installed on it. You can enter the contest at Business2Community.com and best of luck when entering. Whichever way you get Bitdefender is the right way and you will soon experience the awesome power of security that Bitdefender provides.