Installing your New Bitdefender product
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Bitdefender installation is straight forward – only 3 steps and it’s on your computer.
You can install the New Bitdefender from the Bitdefender installation disc or using a web installer downloaded on your computer from the Bitdefender website or from other authorized websites (for example, the website of a Bitdefender partner or an online shop). You can download the installation file from the Bitdefender website at the following address: http://www.bitdefender.com/Downloads/.
If your purchase covers more than one computer (for example, you purchased Bitdefender Total Security for 3 PCs), repeat the installation process and register your product with the license key on every computer.
Validating the installation
The New Bitdefender will first check your system to validate the installation.
If your system does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the New Bitdefender, you will be informed of the areas that need improvement before you can proceed.
If an incompatible antivirus program or an older version of Bitdefender is detected, you will be prompted to remove it from your system. Please follow the directions to remove the software from your system, thus avoiding problems occurring later on. You may need to reboot your computer to complete the removal of detected antivirus programs.
Step 1 - Welcome
The welcome screen lets you choose what type of installation you want to perform.
For a completely hassle-free installation experience, just click the Install button. The New Bitdefender will be installed in the default location with default settings.
Note: If you wish to configure the installation settings, select I want to customize my installation and then click Install to move on to the next step.
Step 2 - Installation in progress
Wait for the installation to complete. Detailed information about the progress is displayed. Critical areas on your system are scanned for viruses, the latest versions of the application files are downloaded and installed, and the Bitdefender services are started. This step can take a couple of minutes.
Step 3 - Installation completed
A summary of the installation is displayed. If any active malware was detected and removed during the installation, a system reboot may be required. You can either close the window, or continue with the initial setup of your software by clicking Get started.
How to register your product
This step appears only if you have selected Get Started during the previous step.
To complete the registration of your product you need to enter a license key. An active Internet connection is required.
I purchased the product - Type the license key in the corresponding field, then click Register Now.
You can find your license key: on the CD/DVD label, on the product registration card, or in the online purchase e-mail.
I want to evaluate Bitdefender - In this case, you can use the product for a 30 day period.
Login to MyBitdefender
A MyBitdefender account is required in order to use the online features of your product:
1. Select Create new account - a new window will appear.
2. Type the required information in the corresponding fields. The data you provide here will remain confidential: e-mail, user name and password.
3. Before being able to use your account, you must complete the registration. Check your e-mail and follow the instructions in the confirmation e-mail sent by Bitdefender.
Once the account is created, you can use the provided e-mail address and password to log in to your account at https://my.bitdefender.com
If you already have a MyBitdefender account, you can use it to register your Bitdefender product.
Note: You can also login with your Facebook or Google account.