What is Bitdefender Advanced Threat Defense

Bitdefender Advanced Threat Defense is an innovative proactive detection technology that uses advanced heuristic methods to detect ransomware and other new threats in real time.

Advanced Threat Defense identifies anomalies on the device and correlates different suspicious behaviors to significantly improve detection with less impact on performance than ever.


Each action is scored, and every process receives an overall score. If the overall score for a process reaches a certain point, the process is marked as harmful and will be blocked automatically.


If Autopilot is off, you will be notified through a pop-up window about the blocked application. Otherwise, the application will be blocked without any notification. You can check which applications have been detected by Advanced Threat Defense in the Notifications window.

NOTE: Each time a ransomware attack is detected and blocked, you will be notified even if the Autopilot feature is engaged.

Advanced Threat Defense shares intelligence with Bitdefender’s Global Protective Network to block even the newest ransomware and exploits.

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