Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Video
Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Seth Rosenblatt for CNET and in this first look we'll be peering behind the walls of BitDefender Total Security 2012 which you can get from CNETDownload.com. For the second year in a row, BitDefender has got a new look. The suite now has a dark theme not unlike normal. It also retains the modularity of last year's basic interface but the rest is entirely new. The beginner, intermediate, advance interface options are gone. It was replaced with a single approach. The status right here shows you your security status-- green for secure, yellow for problems that require attention, and red for immediate issues. This ought to be narrowed to green and red. The yellow is potentially confusing. Either you've got problems or you don't. The new UI does retain some of BitDefender's modularity though. This is the default look where you can swap the security modules around. Each one has an icon at the top for easy recognition and toggles at the bottom to manage the feature. The settings window is well-designed with tabs that precisely reflect the options presented in the main window. This year's interface is definitely easier to use than last year's. Enough about looks, let's talk features. There's not a huge amount that's new BitDefender 2012 but there are some important improvements. There's a new Autopilot that's on my default. It's a smart system that sets most notifications to silent. It automatically deals with most threats encountered and it basically ensures that your security is running but not bothering you. The browser add-on that is previously limited to Firefox and Internet Explorer has been replaced by a browser agnostic tool. This means that you'll be protected no matter which browser you use. The Rescue mode has been beefed up and BitDefender's free Facebook scanning tool safego has been baked in. It ought to support Twitter soon if it doesn't by the time you watch this. The online storage component safe box now gets files sinking across multiple computers. BitDefender's efficacy scores have been strong in the past six months on in--
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