2016

BETA

Help us perfect 2016’s best security software.
Win exciting prizes.



Enter Bitdefender’s
LARGEST BETA CAMPAIGN YET

This year, we’re placing our top Windows, Mac and Android products in your hands. Make a contribution to the best security software and you’ll automatically run for our top prizes.

BETA PROJECT PHASES
14 July
Private Beta
Our first beta stage is addressed to our testers from previous years
28 July
Public Beta
The public beta stage addresses all beta testers, including the ones joining up this year.
11 August
Updates
24 August
End
Beta testing ends. Our jury starts evaluating the submissions.
31 August
Winners Announced
Winners will be notified on the email addresses used to register in Beta and posted on this page as well.

Your Feedback Is Rewarded

This is not a draw. We love quality feedback and will award you based on your contribution.
Read our rules here.

The images are for informative purpose only.

How To Win

Quality

It’s not the number of bugs that counts, but how critical or hidden they are.

Don’t repeat

Don’t report already known issues

Multi-platform

Increase your chances by testing Mac, Android, and Bitdefender Central

Usability

Tell us if you find any features difficult to use

Improvements

You also get extra points for good ideas on improving features

Guidelines

Check the testing guidelines for each platform

How To Test

  1. Create a Bitdefender account here
  2. Select Install Product and then “Windows”
  3. Read the Windows testing guidelines
  4. For Parental Advisor, join the Android beta group here. Then click “Become a Tester” here
  5. Submit feedback from the Bitdefender Central option (as seen in the screenshot)


Focus On the Novelties

  • WINDOWS 10 READY

    In the past few months, Bitdefender has been optimized to provide optimum protection on Windows 10 devices. The suite now works seamlessly on Microsoft’s latest OS, and is fully compatible with Edge.

  • RANSOMWARE PROTECTION

    Protects important user documents, family videos and vacation photos from being held for ransom by malware. It automatically includes folders like My Documents and My Pictures.

  • FIREWALL

    Bitdefender 2016 uses a brand new firewall. The features, redesigned from scratch, brings a superior performance at network protection and is fully compatible with Windows 10.

  • SYNCHRONIZE WALLET

    Bitdefender Wallet can now be used across PCs. Setup a wallet and securely access your credentials on all Windows devices, at home or at work.

  • PASSWORD GENERATOR

    Wallet now helps you set up strong passwords. Click the symbol displayed in your password fields and generate a powerful password or use the "Password Generator" item from the Wallet menu.


Known Bugs

  1. Login with Google, Facebook, Live ID is not supported
  2. After creating a new account, the product is still valid even if no subscription is attached to the account
  3. Wallets can’t be deleted
  4. Modified entries in wallets are not synced across devices
  5. Wallet does not save/fill login credentials on Gmail
  6. Send emails general rule can be set on Deny, but emails still get sent
  7. Search Advisor stops working on Google Chrome at certain times
  8. Drives and folders can be added as applications in Ransomware Protection
  9. No alert displayed when firewall blocks an application port
  10. Removing a device from a child profile doesn’t work
  11. General Parental settings are not available
  12. Parental deployment can be done only on PCs with Bitdefender Total Security 2016 installed
  13. Facebook likes, new events and personal information changes don’t appear in child timeline
  14. Child activity settings are not available for Windows devices
  15. Child activity scheduler is not available

System Requirements

MINIMAL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7(SP1), Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10

CPU: Dual Core 1.6 GHz processor

Memory (RAM): 1 GB

Available free hard disk space: 1 GB free space(at least 800 MB on hard drive)

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7(SP1), Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10

CPU: Intel CORE 2 Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor

Memory (RAM): 2 GB (Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10)

Available free hard disk space: 2 GB free space(at least 800 MB on hard system drive)

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

Internet Explorer version 10 or higher

INTEGRATES WITH

Yahoo Messenger version 9 and higher

Skype version 6.3 and higher

Mozilla Firefox version 14 and higher

Google Chrome version 20 and higher

Thunderbird version 14 and higher

Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013

Windows Mail on x86

  1. Create a Bitdefender account here
  2. Select Install Product and then “OS X”
  3. Read the Mac testing guidelines
  4. Submit feedback from the Bitdefender Central option (as seen in the screenshot)


Focus On the Novelties

  • Remote Scans:

    You can start a full malware scan on any of your Android devices directly from Bitdefender Central. After the scan command was executed you will see the status in Bitdefender Central for that device.

  • Remote Updates:

    Bring your Mac's defense system up-to-date with the latest malware information.


Known issues

  1. Switch account might not work in 100% of cases
  2. Sometimes the communication between Bitdefender Central and the device might not work. Restart the device as a workaround.

System Requirements

OS X version 10.8.5 or newer

  1. Join the Android beta group here. Then click “Become a Tester” here
  2. Create a Bitdefender account here
  3. Select Install Product and then “Android”
  4. Read the Android testing guidelines
  5. Submit feedback from the Bitdefender Central option (as seen in the screenshot)


Focus On the Novelties

  • Remote Scans:

    You can start a full malware scan on any of your Android devices directly from Bitdefender Central. After the scan command was executed you will see the status in Bitdefender Central for that device.


Known issues

  1. Anti-theft and Google Checkout are not available for this Beta version
  2. Login and autodeploy can be done only via Wi-Fi. It doesn’t work via Mobile Data (3G, 4G etc.)
  3. Remote scan commands don’t display progress on the device

System Requirements

Android 2.3.3 or newer and access to Google Play store

Bitdefender Central is a brand new security hub. It gives you a complete overview of your devices, including security and subscription status. Additionally, you can take remote actions and receive important notification right in your dashboard.

  1. Create a Bitdefender Central account here
  2. Focus on this year’s novelties
  3. Submit feedback only from the Bitdefender Central option


Focus On the Novelties

  • DEVICE MANAGEMENT

    Manage your devices directly from Bitdefender central. Check their security status, run extra scans, apply updates and toggle setting right from your dashboard.

  • PRE-REGISTRATION

    Login once and you can deploy any number of products on your devices without additional registration required during installation.

  • REMOTE SCANS

    Run quick scans and system scans remotely, view protection reports and learn how to keep your devices protected from threats.

  • REMOTE OPTIMIZER

    Improve the performance of your devices, by freeing up disk space, deleting unused registry keys and cleaning up privacy data stored by browsers.

  • VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW

    Assess your devices’ vulnerability status and find out what you can do to mitigate vulnerability risks.


Known Bugs

  1. Login with Facebook, Live ID is not supported yet
  2. Anti-theft is not available for Android devices
  3. Device owner can’t be assigned yet
  4. Display device issues doesn’t work on Safari
  5. Display device issues doesn’t work on lower resolutions

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

Google Chrome:

Minimal: 34

Recommended: 43

Mozilla Firefox

Minimal: 30

Recommended: 39

Internet Explorer

Minimal: IE 10

Recommended: IE 11