Bitdefender

Antivirus Free Edition

Powerful antivirus protection for Windows, the light way

Award-winning protection against existing or new e-threats.
Quick to install and light on computer resources. The only free antivirus that you’ll ever need.

Free download, also available for macOS and Android.

Mac OS Android

Lightning-fast free antivirus

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is blazing fast, free to use, and loaded only with the bare-bones protection features that every computer needs.

  • Installs in seconds, runs at max speed without slowing down your PC
  • Good for gaming, image and video editing, and resource-intensive applications
  • Powerful protection packed into a light solution
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

Best Protection

Bitdefender
5.94
Kaspersky
5.90
Symantec
5.81
McAfee
5.13
Best Protection Against Infections (on a scale of 0 to 6 and 6 being the highest protection)
Overall Score. January 2011 - April 2019. AV TEST.

Best Performance

Bitdefender
5.80
Kaspersky
5.75
Symantec
5.33
McAfee
5.16
Lowest Impact on Performance (on a scale of 0 to 6 and 6 being the lowest impact)
Overall Score. January 2013 - April 2019. AV TEST.

Bitdefender. What the experts use.

The best cybersecurity in the world - We’re not bragging, just quoting what experts say about us.

Outstanding Product 2018

AV-Comparatives February 2019

Product of the Year

AV-Comparatives February 2018

32 TIMES WINNER

PC Mag

Bitdefender goes well beyond basic security protection

Tom's Guide October 2016

Caught everything - 100 percent

PC World March 2015

Best Performance

AV TEST April 2018

Best Protection

AV TEST April 2018

Best Repair

AV TEST March 2018

Powered by award-winning
technology

Real-time Threat Detection

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition uses behavioral detection to closely monitor your active apps. When it detects anything suspicious, it takes instant action.

Virus Scanning and Malware Removal

Powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all malware, from viruses, worms and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware.

A strong, silent guardian
for your PC

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is an antivirus to rely on. It uses a minimalistic approach to make sure of the one thing that matters: whether you’re a rookie or a techie, your PC will be defended against intruders.

  • On-demand & on-access scanning that runs in the background
  • Essential protection without the extra stuff
  • No time-consuming scans, no sudden lag, no ads out of the blue
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

Free protection against
Internet fraud

Anti-phishing

How can you keep your passwords safe and still browse freely? It’s easy: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition sniffs and blocks by default phishing websites that pretend to be trustworthy in order to steal your data.

Anti-Fraud

If you ever land on scam websites, our advanced filtering system detects suspicious web page behavior and prevents your sensitive financial data from falling into the wrong hands.

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Windows Protection

Top-notch protection and uncompromising speed for Windows.

Complete Real-Time Data Protection

Absolute power in the most efficient anti-malware solution available today. Automatic protection that goes beyond antivirus.

Advanced Threat Defense improved

Our improved behavior-based technology detects and blocks advanced threats and ransomware.

Multi-Layer Ransomware Protection

Multiple layers of ransomware protection keep your files safe from encryption.

Anti-tracker new

Keeps your browsing private and allows you to manage trackers that collect your data.

Microphone Monitornew

Helps you regain control over your own devices. Use it and you’ll be able to see what apps have access to your device’s microphone and when.

Web attack prevention

Our web filtering technology ensures that you never land on a harmful website.

Wi-Fi Security Advisor improved

Access your Wi-Fi network and router security, no matter where you connect from.

Safe Online Banking improved

Bank and shop with Safepay, our unique, dedicated browser that secures your transactions.

Bitdefender VPN

Protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. 200 MB daily traffic included per device.

Password Manager

Secures your passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data in a cyber-vault for easy access whenever you need them.

Anti-Phishing & Anti-Fraud

Prevents phishing or online fraud when you shop, bank, or browse.

Vulnerability Assessment

Scan for security holes and vulnerabilities with just one click.

File Shredder

Delete a file for good and leave no traces that it ever existed on your PC.

Webcam Protection

Notifies you when apps try to access your webcam, and lets you block unauthorized access.

Privacy Firewall

Blocks intrusions and filter your network traffic.

Safe Files

Prevents unauthorized changes to your most important files.

Parental Control

Offers digital help to parents and extra online safety to children. Log in remotely to Bitdefender Central to keep up with them.

File Encryption

Creates encrypted, password-protected vaults on your computer for confidential and sensitive documents.

Network Threat Prevention

The new cyber threat intelligence technologies included can analyze and identify suspicious network-level activities, and block sophisticated exploits, malware or botnet-related URLs, and brute force attacks.

Anti-Theft

Packs effective anti-loss and anti-theft tools and it is remotely accessible.

Speed Up Your Devices

Improves speed and performance for your devices with OneClick Optimizer.

macOS Protection

Absolute protection, designed for your Mac.

Complete Real-Time Data Protection

Detects and removes both malware targeting Mac OS and threats made for Windows, so you are always sure the files you send to others are clean.

Bitdefender VPN

Protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. 200 MB daily traffic included per device.

Safe Files

Prevents unauthorized changes to your most important files.

Parental Control

Offers digital help to parents and extra online safety to children. Filter out inappropriate content and limit screen time for each of your kids directly from Bitdefender Central.

Time Machine Protection

Prevents sophisticated malware from encrypting or destroying your backups.

Adware Blocker

Free your Mac from adware, hijacker programs, unwanted toolbars, and other browser add-ons.

Ultra-Fast Scanning

Scanning is fast and light on resources, so there's no negative impact on your Mac’s speed and performance.

Web attack prevention

Our web filtering technology ensures that you never land on a harmful website.

Android Protection

Award-winning security for your Android phone or tablet.

On-Demand & On-Install Scan

Scans your Android devices to make sure that your apps are clean. It immediately lets you know if a newly installed app poses any danger.

Bitdefender VPN

Protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. 200 MB daily traffic included per device.

Battery & Performance Saver

Secures your mobile experience with virtually no impact on speed or battery life.

Web Protection

Notifies you about webpages that contain malware, phishing, or fraudulent content.

Anti-Theft

Locate, lock, wipe or remotely send a message to your Android device.

Account Privacy

Checks if your online accounts were involved in any data breach.

App Lock

Protects your sensitive apps from unauthorized access with a PIN code or your fingerprint.

WearON

Extend Bitdefender security to your connected smart watch.

Parental Control

Offers digital help to parents and extra online safety to children. Let your children tell you they're OK with Safe Check-in. Decide who can phone or text your child, and block incoming calls that have no Caller ID. Log in remotely to Bitdefender Central to keep up with your kids.

iOS Protection

Protect your data and keep your iPhone or iPad safe.

Web Protectionnew

Notifies you about webpages that contain malware, phishing, or fraudulent content.

Anti-Theft

Remotely locate, lock or wipe your iPhone or iPad

Account Privacy

Check from your iPhone or iPad if your online accounts were involved in any data breach.

Bitdefender VPN

Protects your online presence by encrypting all Internet traffic. 200 MB daily traffic included per device.

Parental Control improved

Offers digital help to parents and extra online safety to children. Save your kids the dread of an extra phone call - let them tell you they're OK with Safe Check-in. Log in remotely to Bitdefender Central to keep up with your kids.

Automatic Upgrades

Every Bitdefender product is designed to update automatically, and protect you against the most advanced cyber threats on the planet. Upgrades to the latest version are included as part of your subscription. This way, you’ll never miss out on new and improved features, even if you’re halfway through your subscription period.

Free Online Support

Our support center is up all year long.

Install free antivirus on your Mac,
Android phone, or tablet

Mac OS Android

System requirements

Easy to install, maintenance-free