I don’t usually do product reviews but this month my post for the BitMom’s blog network is just that: a review of BitDefender Total Security 2011. Just in time, too, because I just got a new laptop and I’m not making the same mistake with this one that I have with previous computers: not installing any virus protection.
If you read my blog, follow me on Twitter or know me in real life you know I am adamant about the fact that, while I’m a mom and a blogger, I’m not a “mommyblogger.” However, as a mom of two teens (ok, a teen and a pre-teen, but close enough) online safety for kids and teens is something I’m passionate about. I don’t need to remind anyone about the tragic consequences of online bullying, and that’s just one of many topics I think it’s important for parents to be aware of. That’s why I’m a proud member of the BitMom’s blog network–mom blogger or not!
At any rate, it’s also one of the reasons I like BitDefender’s software–because it offers both virus protection and parental controls. Granted, I’m sure other antivirus products I’ve used have had parental controls but it’s admittedly not something I’ve thought about until recently.
I also liked how easy it was to install the software, and all the online resources their website has: a comparison chart to see which product is the best match for what you’re looking for, a comprehensive online support center with articles, documentation and video tutorials, and even user forums. And I definitely liked how it immediately found and deleted 13 infected items on my 2 day-old laptop–yikes!
But why take my word for it? I have a giveaway for you! Actually, more than one giveaway; 11 of them. Ten codes for your choice of BitDefender Total Security 2011 for PC ($79.95 value) or BitDefender Antivirus for Mac ($39.95). AND, if you too are interested in online safety and security for kids and teens, I have a special giveaway for the first one of you to join the BitMom online community then come back here and leave a comment telling me you’ve joined: a Lemon Sugar BitMoms spa package. Don’t worry if you’re not a mom or even a woman–not required! It’s a great online community for parents dedicated to keeping their family safe online.
To enter to win a code for the free BitDefender protection of your choice, just leave a comment; on October 31 I’ll use Random.org to pick 10 winners. For the Lemon Sugar spa package, the first person to join BitMoms and leave a comment here with a link back to their profile there wins.
I’m a BitMom Blog Network Member. I received BitDefender software for review purposes and a stipend to attend a blogging conference of my choice.