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Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 - 3 PCs / 2 Years
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Not as intuitive as I was hoping 03/13/2013

This review is from: Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 - 3 PCs / 2 Years

Pros: One of the best antivirus programs out there, this product will protect your computers. So far it scans my system faster than any programs I have tried (Norton, McAfee, AVG). However that's about it, if all you are looking for is antivirus protection, then this is it.

Cons: Parental Controls, firewall, overall interface, these were things I was hoping this program would be an improvement over the other software packages I have tried in the past. The last product Internet Security package I was using was NIS (Norton Internet Security), overall that was a great product, however the parental controls were slowing my kids' internet connection so much that they just didn't use it, rather they would wait till I got home from work to use my laptop.

Bitdefender has completely fallen short even of that. Although it has not slowed the internet connection for them, it is just completely off about which sites should/shouldn't be blocked. The more frustrating part is, I would "whitelist" the most used sites but Bitdefender would not update its rules until I reboot the computer. It also does not track Windows' accounts properly, I have been working with support for about 3 months and still no resolution. I have uninstalled/installed and reconfigured the entire product (including manually recreating whitelists for each of my four children) way more times than I have with any other software.

I also prefer a pretty restrict firewall, however even after configuring it as I would like it seems to sometimes conflict with itself. Even specifying which program to access the internet, it sometimes would allow the connection and sometimes block the connection without any configuration changes. Even turning on "Game Mode" had no affect of how this was functioning. So even though I really do not like running in a less restrictive mode, I have because turning on certain levels of security just does not seem to work well.

As for the interface, it seems simple enough at first but I found myself clicking way more times searching for certain options than I usually do with this type of software.

Other Thoughts: I really really wanted to like this software, everything I keep reading pointed to this product being one of the best security packages out there. In regards to how this product has given me grief, I am turning off certain features and running other parts that at least allow my family to use the computer. I not overly concerned about the parental software, since my kids are only permitted to use the computers in the open family/dinning rooms. I know it takes some time for parental software to mature and I really can't see paying $40+ just for that specific piece/separate software.

If all you are looking for is a very good antivirus and a firewall just a little better than the "Windows Firewall", then this product is good for you. However if you are like me and were hoping for the additional items with internet security packages, look elsewhere... I will most likely be looking into Avast!, AVIRA, or ESET

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Verbatim 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95098
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great buy! 06/29/2008

This review is from: Verbatim 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95098

Pros: Good price, great price with the rebate!!!
Solid DVD+R media! 1/4 the way through my 100pk and yet to see one coaster.

Cons: None so far...

Other Thoughts: Drive:
LG GSA-H10L
(16x Internal Super Multi DVD / CD Rewriter)
Verbatim Package:
Verbatim #95098 0705-203
Made in Taiwan
DVD Identifier:
Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [MCC]
Media Type ID : [004]

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Display Name: Joshua G.

Date Joined: 03/18/05

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  • Last Review: 03/13/13
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