Bitdefender Total Security 2013 Review and Free Giveaway

Posted on July 16, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

Bitdefender Total Security 2013 is a complete package that is a blend of everything that you will need when it comes to PC and Internet security. It is a powerful tool packed with all the essential functions and offers high-end features. All in all, A must have application for those are worrisome about their system security, malwares, spams and Internet Risks.

Bitdefender Total Security 2013 is supported on all major OS including Windows XP, Vista, 7 and even the latest Windows 8. It comes with a price tag of $79.95.For the features that it comes loaded with, I would say – Its really worth it. However as a part of the giveaway contest here on Techarta, All the readers now have a chance to win the free license of the Bitdefender Total Security 2013 that would be valid for one year for one computer.

Bitdefender Total Security 2013

Also Read:  Bitdefender Total Security 2013 With Free License Key

Before you decide to take part in the giveaway, make sure that you read through the review and know more about the product, about the features that it has got to offer and other functions that makes it stand above the rest of its competitors. The details on the giveaway has been posted at the end of the article, so keep reading!

The Setup for the Total Security can be downloaded from here. The installation process is quite straightforward like any other software and involves no complications.

The best part of this application is that it runs on autopilot hence making your Security management very simple indeed. It also keeps the Security Alerts, prompt and the pop-ups away unlike other antivirus softwares which keeps pestering you. You can as well disable the autopilot and manage the problems and security related issues manually.

Before heading forwards, it is important that you have the minimal PC configurations in order to run this application smoothly on your computer. Here are the specifications you must be having to install Bitdefender Total Security on your System. For powerful performance, it is necessary that you have the recommended configuration.


Features of the Bitdefender Total Security 2013 :

Antivirus & Antispyware

The antivirus and the Antispyware module, quick and effective, forms one of the most essential components of this suite. The autoscan feature inspects and scans the system for threats when resource is not being used elsewhere.

Antivirus and Antispyware

Five different modes of performing a scan:

  • Quick Scan: For performing a scan instantly and in a short period of time.
  • System Scan: A slow and a thorough scan that searches and scans each and every folders and files.
  • Custom Scan: Scan only those directories or files that you would like.
  • Vulnerability Scan: Serches for vulnerabilities such as application and windows updates or weak user-account passwords in your PC.
  • Rescue Mode: Performs scan in the safe mode.


The Firewall option allows you to allow and block specific types of applications and programs. It also allows you to configure the various trust levels for the different network adaptors. The Firewall will also helps you to keep a watch on your your network activity and warn you when there is something fishy.


It now also includes an Antitheft feature that along with protecting your PC, also comes to your rescue when you lose any of your physical device. [Example:Just in case, you lose your smartphone or the Notebook, the Antitheft feature acts as your guide and helps your in responding to the situation].

Using this feature, you can:

  • Locate your missing device by using Google’s WiFi geolocation and IP localization.
  • Lock access to your device by using the Windows native API. This lock can be lifted by entering a PIN code into the device. This PIN can be set through MyBitdefender.
  • Wipe all of the data from your device in case your device has sensitive information that cannot be shared. This option will use special rewriting techniques to ensure that recovery of data is impossible.


Bitdefender’s Safepay is a browser, different from the ordinary ones, that gives protection when you are shopping online, making an online transaction or checking your online banking account.This browser automatically detects your action while performing any of the above actions. It has also got the Hotspot Protection that secures your transactions while using Public Internet connection or unfamiliar broadband connection by creating an unbreachable connection.



It is a feature that allows the user to back up and sync data on the Bitdefender’s online servers. The data stored in the safebox will be synchronized with clients registered on the same account. User will  get access to 2GB of free secure online storage and numerous other tools. The safebox also helps you to recover the deleted files.

Now getting back to the giveaway, It is an open contest and everyone are permitted to take part in the contest. To participate in the giveaway, all you need to do is to follow these simple steps:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winners will be selected randomly and would receive the licenses through their e-mails on 10th August  which is the deadline for this Giveaway. Good Luck. Also watch out for the cool giveaways in the near future.

I would also like to thank Abdur Rehman for helping me conduct this giveaway.

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About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.


  1. My AV just expired so I hope to win a license of Bitdefender to protect my pc against virus and malware. Thanks.

  2. It’s safe & very good feature.

  3. Along with Kaspersky, I consider BitDefender to be the best all-round security software suite. Reviews such as this only confirm my opinion. So I would like to be included to protect my PC against online threats. Thank you for this giveaway, Nikhil.

  4. donotcrack says

    count me in

  5. shivaamartya says

    I need this because ITS A TOTAL SECURITY which has :
    Firewall ( Its Own )
    Virtual Keyboard ( Stylish )

  6. count me in

  7. count me in,please

  8. Kaushik M says

    Thanks for this cool Giveaway ! Please count me in !

  9. Sinan Akturk says

    Thanks for giveaway. Please, count me in.

  10. Thank you very much

  11. it has great detection rate and prevention and solid features like trafficlight keeps you protected from many online threats…… had been testing trial version in my test pc with just 2gb ram and I don’t feel any slow down at all….ram usage is just around 10 -20 mb in idle while scanning ram usage rarely goes up more than 100 mb…..safepay is great new features added to 2013 version although I had some BSOD while using it… has been all fixed in latest product update….and also there are so many features like browser sandboxing,etc. that keeps you safe from any kind of threats….best of all you don’t need to input anything autopilot features does it all….

    that’s why it is must have security product for everyone….thanks techarta for such a great giveaway….

  12. Venkateshmurthy says

    This is one of the best products. Currently, I am using the trial version of BD Total Security that will expire shortly. I will be delighted to win one.

  13. Very good review and great contest! I consider Bitdefender Total Security 2013 the best and most complete security suite on the market. Romania, you shine again! I hope to win a license!

  14. Quoc Vuong says

    Thanks for giveaway. Please count me in!

  15. Bit-defender is one of the best security software for PC. & i want one license for protecting my PC from internet threats.
    Hope to get one license..
    Thanks for giveaway

  16. Hi,

    I really need bit defender total security for my system to make myself safe and secure when i use the internet. I use internet a lot for banking and downloading files. With bit defender it will be highly helpful for me to be secure. I tried to get a license of bit defender through giveaway but i am not able to. Hope I can get a license through


  17. Bitdefender Total Security 2013 – Everything a computer needs to be safe, everything a Protection Suite needs to have. Only a few days my my current License (ESET) runs out of Fuel . This Giveaway might prove a boon as am low on money :p

    Thnx Techarta, Thnx Nikhil. Indeed a great Giveaway. Count me in.

  18. I hope that I win one of the licenses BitDefender Total Security 2013

  19. Andrey_I says

    Excellent protection, pc tune up, firewall, antiphishing and the detection is very good. The resources is low.
    Thanks for this giveaway.

  20. Please count me

  21. briareoushex says

    Bitdefender is pc protection.
    Thank u for giveaway.
    Count me in.

  22. Bitdefender total security is one the most powerful antivirus as I know since I used it. I want to keep using it to protect my computer from threats, malware, and more.

  23. Thank you. I would like to participate in this draw.

  24. Thanks for the giveaway and for the heads up on the new changes and features of Bitdefender Total Security 2013.
    I have used the trial version of the BTS 2012 before but stop using it due to serious system and internet slowdowns. My internet speed slowed to a crawl when Bitdefender’s htttp traffic scanning and search advisor was enabled. My system boot time was increased dramatically while random websites were being blocked. It took almost 10 seconds to load the windows explorer during its first launch. Interrupted downloads can’t be resumed as well. There was also several bugs with search advisor and antiphising plugins on the browsers, apparently, where some filter tabs cannot be disabled which leaves the whole panel unattached.

    After reading out your short review above I am excited to use Bitdefender again to see whether they have really fixed all the previous problems. Safeplay sounds great, having a separate browser to carry out critical works would reduce the risk to get infected. I do online banking and purchases most of the time so Safeplay would suits me just fine. USB immunizer is just brilliant, while desktop gadget will add more ‘eye candy’ for my viewing pleasure. The new device anti theft can be used to lock stolen laptop from anywhere.

    My current antivirus subscription is going to expire very soon and I was just looking for a free alternative to replace it, so if you could count me in I would be very happy to grab a free license and save a few bucks. Besides, Bitdefender is a huge name in the computer security industry, it meets all expectations by providing an incomparable protection to its users and keeps getting better each year. Thanks again for the giveaway and good luck to all contestants.

  25. Asriel Rusdyawan says

    Bitdefender is the best Security Suite that can match the whole security issues which trapped all the internet users.
    I really like to have this Antivirus Suite. Please count me in too..

    THX, LJBU!

  26. bitdefender is the best antivirus…count me in

  27. Thanks. Please count me in

  28. Wow! Upon reading the review, I could say that Bitdefender Total Security 2013 is a very feature-rich security suite and I am so compelled to use and experience it myself! I hope I win one free license. Thank you!

  29. Very useful article, will be nice if I get the free license.

  30. Hello Everyone,

    Thanks for participating in the Giveaway. The winners are as follows:

    Andrey Ingenicki
    Mr Ngheo
    Samit Tandukar
    Karthik Venkatraman
    Pedel Pop

    Do look out for some cool giveaways in the near future.