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Bitdefender Wins Editors’ Choice at PCMag – ‘The Best Antivirus Software for 2023’


January 27, 2023

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Bitdefender Wins Editors’ Choice at PCMag – ‘The Best Antivirus Software for 2023’

Competition is fierce in the cybersecurity sector. Antivirus vendors work tirelessly to develop powerful products that not only protect users from malice, but also offer convenience and avoid strain on system resources. According to PCMag’s experienced editors, Bitdefender is your one-stop shop for securing all your devices in 2023.

Bitdefender has earned an impressive array of accolades from the prominent American tech publication in the past year, winning both the Readers’ Choice Award and the coveted Editors’ Choice Award for outstanding protection against online threats, as well as for the overall user experience with Bitdefender solutions on desktop and mobile.

Neil J. Rubenking, the magazine’s lead analyst in security products and a veteran in the field, rightly notes a big difference between a simple antivirus and a full security suite. In his review of Bitdefender’s flagship Total Security suite, he writes:

On one hand, there are suites that barely add enough features to merit the title. On the other hand, some antivirus products boast an incredible bonanza of features. Then there are the suites that protect multiple operating systems, not just PCs. Bitdefender Total Security both enhances the security offered by Bitdefender Internet Security and extends its protection to all popular platforms. Bitdefender Total Security is our current Editors' Choice winner for security mega-suites.

-- Neil J. Rubenking, Lead Analyst for Security, PCMag

A Bitdefender Total Security license covers your phone, laptop and tablet, regardless of your operating system– Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.

Recently, PCMag declared Bitdefender Antivirus Plus The Best Antivirus Software for 2023 ... with perfect antivirus lab results and a collection of features that puts many full security suites to shame,” including ransomware protection, banking protections, behavior-based detection, and more.

We are also the proud recipients of the following awards from PCMag:

The Best Malware Removal and Protection Software for 2023

Bitdefender’s security goes way beyond malware protection basics, and it does the job with a minimum of bother for you, the user.

Editors’ Choice for Bitdefender Internet Security

The myriad features in Bitdefender’s excellent antivirus all carry over to Bitdefender Internet Security. The suite adds firewall protection, spam filtering, parental control, and more. It earns our Editors' Choice honor as a top entry-level security suite.

The Best Security Suites for 2023

The core antivirus technology consistently earns perfect and near-perfect scores from independent testing labs, and its ransomware-specific protection aced our tests.

Editors’ Choice for Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac gets high marks in our own hands-on testing and from independent labs. You can set it, forget it, and have confidence that your Mac is protected.

The Best Android Antivirus for 2023

Antivirus protection by Bitdefender Total Security’s Android edition swept the testing labs, with perfect scores.

At Bitdefender we are both honored and humbled to receive such praise from one of the world’s leading technology publications.

We encourage readers of our blog to check out PCMag’s comprehensive reviews and test out our wide range of security products for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android over at bitdefender.com/solutions.




Filip has 15 years of experience in technology journalism. In recent years, he has turned his focus to cybersecurity in his role as Information Security Analyst at Bitdefender.

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