The Best Antivirus Programs For 2011 – BitDefender Antivirus 2011

Update: This program has been replaced with BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012.

If you are in the market for computer security products then I would imagine that you have already heard of BitDefender. They are a reputable up and coming brand in the internet security arena and today I am looking at their 2011 antivirus program.

BitDefender Antivirus 2011

BitDefender began in 2001 and since that time they have provided both corporate and home security products. Despite the fact that they are a relatively new player in the internet and computer security market they do make some great protection programs. BitDefender Antivirus 2011 is no exception.

US Store PDP. BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011 3PCs

As you would expect, BitDefender Antivirus 2011 provides protection against the usual suspects; worms, trojans, viruses, rootkits and spyware. Additionally, this program also features proactive protection which takes care of your email, instant messaging and protects you whilst you are surfing. The new instant messaging encryption feature keeps your IM sessions private and secure.

Another great feature is Family Network Security which his designed to secure your home network for any family member who uses it. This feature can be managed from one location and allows for scans and updates to be run at times suitable to the user.

BitDefender 2011

BitDefender Antivirus 2011 comes with a nice clean interface and is very uncluttered which makes it easy to use. Red and green icons are used to indicate the status of your protection. The software can be customised to quite a degree in order to match your individual needs.

Updates are hourly so you can rest easy knowing that you are always protected from the latest threats. System usage, a particular bugbear of mine, is good with this antivirus product and I noticed no slowdown whilst using it on my laptop. Another good feature which I believe all antivirus vendors should have now is the Gamer mode which really does make a big difference as receiving notifications mid-game is a real, well, pain shall we say.

I haven’t had any need to contact support but BitDefender do offer free 24/7 support after installation should you run into any difficulties.

Cost-wise BitDefender Antivirus represents very good value, especially if you are looking for protection for more than one PC and I would have no hesitation in recommending this antivirus program.

BitDefender US Store Product Comparison Page. Compare and choose the version that is right for you.

[box type=”red”]Whilst your here, check out my 2012 antivirus reviews.[/box]

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


  1. That’s nice. I m sure the others find it the same.

    I l update you about Webroot soon. That is after I check it out some more 🙂

  2. I had bitdefender installed on my computer but it makes the computer a bit slow. That s the only disadvantage other than that it functions pretty well.
    What is the best antivirus software currently?
    Thanks for the information.
    Your blog was helpful.

    • I always find it difficult to say which antivirus program is best because everyone has a different skill level and our needs are different. Personally I prefer F-Secure products but BitDefender is certainly one of the better ones I’ve looked at though.

    • Is BitDefender the only av that slows your computer or could it be that you have an older machine?

      Glad you enjoy the blog 🙂

      • I checked your blog earlier and changed my virus guard. I now have Webroot installed and my computer is much faster now compared to when I had Bitdefender.
        Bitdefender does block all viruses but the only disadvantage is that it slows down the computer and the scans take quite some time. Other than that it is pretty good which is why it must be one of the best. 🙂
        Thanks for looking into it and good luck with your blog. Very informative but not too complex 🙂

        • “Very informative but not too complex” is exactly what I’m trying to achieve so its good to hear thats how you found it 🙂

          I’d be interested in your feedback on Webroot at some point in the future….


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