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The New Bitdefender Is Here: New Features across the Board and Better Ransomware Protection

September is launch month here at Bitdefender and we’ve been hard at work building the next generation of security solutions.

After a very successful beta program, we’re proud to announce the final version of our consumer-oriented line-up that includes Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device (Windows), Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac and Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus.

And, if you’re wondering what could we possibly add to an already (close to) perfect security solution, we’re happy to report that Bitdefender’s 2017 line introduces Wi-Fi Security Advisor, which assesses the security of networks that users connect to on the go, such as those in coffee shops and airports, and reports on any vulnerabilities.

Another important feature is Safepay™ with Wi-Fi Hotspot protection, which secures online transactions and keeps precious personal information safe.

But probably the most important features that we built into the new version are taking place in our cloud infrastructure: the latest Bitdefender products include machine learning algorithms to fend off increasingly complex ransomware payloads which are spreading at alarming rates among home users.  Ransomware works by locking down crucial files and photos on users’ computers to then demand a ransom for the decryption key.

Along with new feature additions, we have also dramatically improved some existing ones: Bitdefender’s product line, which includes Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Bitdefender Internet Security and Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device, comes with powerful features such as online banking protection, protection from phishing and fraud, Password Manager, Secure Browsing and others.

“Bitdefender’s 2017 consumer line has a strategic advantage against other products, in that it was developed starting with the world’s best security software as a baseline,” said Bitdefender’s Vice President Consumer Solution, Ciprian Istrate. “This year, we have made it even better, with a greater level of protection and an extra-light impact on users’ computers.”

If you’re curious about what is new and what is improved in the new release, head over to and download any of the Windows flavors (Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device, Bitdefender Internet Security or Bitdefender Antivirus Plus). If you’re a Mac user, you can download the Antivirus for Mac.

If you already have a valid subscription, you can safely upgrade to the new version – your old license is valid for the new products as well.

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The meaning of Bitdefender’s mascot, the Dacian Draco, an ancient symbol that depicts a mythical animal with a wolf’s head and a dragon’s body, is “to watch” and to “guard with a sharp eye.” Like our mascot, we are committed to using Bitdefender Labs, our world-class research team, to vigilantly find and eradicate threats for our customers, and to use our platform for the larger good.