BitDefender Antivirus v10, formerly known as BitDefender Standard is the standard edition of BitDefender which contains BitDefender antivirus and antispyware module and capability. BitDefender Antivirus Plus v10, formerly known as BitDefender Professional Plus is the deluxe version of BitDefender Antivirus which integrates antivirus, antispyware, firewall and antispam functionality. The Plus v10 is similar to BitDefender Internet Security, but less feature-rich with lacking of the parental control module and some web filtering features. Both applications provide state-of-the-art defense against current Internet threats, with version 10 been the latest release. Features include proactive detection, permanent anti-virus protection, rootkit detection and removal, web scanning, peer-to-peer (P2P) and IM applications protection, email protection, anti dialer, privacy protection, anti-phishing and etc.
CNet (link dead) reviews BitDefender Antivirus 10 and concludes with good rating of 6.8 out of 10 that “Bitdefender will appeal to casual internet users who will likely get along fine without any problems, which is where the hassle-free nature of the software is an advantage. We’d have liked a bit more information on threats and more control over the fine tuning though, more experienced users will no doubt experience similar headaches. After extended testing with Bitdefender, and one hiccup too many, we still ended up going back to Zonealarm, for the reason that it’s still the best all-round security suite available.” PCW (link dead) reviews Bitdefender Antivirus Plus v10 security suite and concludes with overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars that it’s good for all-round support for home users, very easy to configure and control and has minimal interruptions. While it has limited network support, not a lot of information on threats and difficult to fine tune settings and adjust rules. Overall, it’s a straightforward anti-virus and security package for non-technical home users.