However, Bitdefender Internet Security licenses are strictly for Windows, and Bitdefender's protection on non-Windows devices isn't as thorough. You can get ten licenses for .99 or an unlimited-license family pack for 9.99.
Bitdefender works in two different ways to protect your files from ransomware.
First, its Safe Files component protects your documents against any change by unauthorized processes.
Bitdefender Home Scanner, a separate installation, checks every device on your network for possible vulnerabilities.
A basic (but fully functional) password manager helps you get away from using the same weak password everywhere.
At $99.99 per year for five licenses and $149.99 for ten, Kaspersky Total Security's list price is quite a bit higher.
Mc Afee Live Safe goes for .99 per year and covers unlimited devices, like the Bitdefender Family Plan.
Here's our video guide demonstrating how to install Bitdefender Internet Security 2016, and an overview of its recommended configuration: Once you've downloaded and installed Bitdefender, it's important that you update it to the latest virus definitions.
Simply click "Update Now" and Bitdefender will check and download the latest update.
Second, there's a layer of protection that very specifically watches for ransomware behavior.