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From the way we work to the way we play and the way we communicate, the Internet has changed the way we live. And, as with anything, it has its own set of issues.
One of the major dark sides of Internet use is the risk we run of being targeted by various e-threats: viruses, spyware, malware, scams, hackers, and phishers. These are serious matters, and BitDefender, the #1 antivirus software provider and Editor's Choice from CNET and PCMag, doesn't take them lightly. In fact, they make it their business to keep you safe from the entire spectrum of Internet security risks through their line of products for both Windows and Mac.
The 2013 BitDefender line includes several new features. Among them is BitDefender Safepay, which protects the banking and shopping that you do online by keeping all of your credit card information private. When you know that information is secure and that BitDefender is working to keep you safe, you can feel better about the ease of making purchases from the comfort of your own home.
The USB immunizer scans any flash drives connected to your computer to make sure there's nothing harmful on them, thereby helping to keep you and your friends virus-free.
Device Anti-Theft, available with Bitdefender Total Security 2013, can locate, lock, or wipe your computer from any device connected to the Internet.
Hate the disruptive pop-ups that traditionally come with the antivirus software territory? You'll be able to enjoy your browsing without interruption with BitDefender's AutoPilot feature. It runs in the background, pop-up-free.
Social media has become an integral part of our lives, and with it, so too has come the fear of falling victim to scams, hackings, and other privacy violations. With BitDefender's Social Network Protection, all of the links you receive from friends across various social media sites will be filtered, and your privacy settings will be monitored.
Ever wish you could have complete control over what your children are doing online? With BitDefender Parental Control Options, you can block any web content you deem to be inappropriate. Don't want them using the Internet after a certain time? These controls allow you to restrict access to certain hours only. And a feature that is sure to be popular among many parents: BitDefender makes it possible for you to monitor your children's online activity remotely, so even when you're not home, you can see what they're doing on the Web and social media sites.
For those of us who spend a good deal of time using the Internet for both business and personal purposes, network safety is not something we take lightly. When you earn a living doing work online, all it takes is the slightest security gap and you could be losing money instead of earning it. BitDefender provides all the tools to keep your Internet experience safe and your business running smoothly.
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