Antivirus Tutorials

Smartphones are super capable mobile phones that run on a dedicated operating system, and if you had been following the cellphone specs for the past couple years you certainly know how the whole scenario has taken over regular computers. People now use a smartphone for media consumption and entertainment purposes, and tablets for productive tasks. Laptops and desktop computer are definitely in use till date, but for instant access to computing resources people opt for smartphones and tablets over laptop or desktop computers.

smartphones and antivirus apps

Apparently, that’s a very good reason why you should use antivirus on your handheld smart devices. However, we have come up with few more.

Protection against Malwares

Malware developers haven’t targeted smartphone as their main target field yet, but there’s no guarantee that they will not. iOS is more protected when it comes to protection of user files and stored information protection. Android is however slightly less protected out of the box, but with the addition of an antivirus program Android can be as strong as an iOS device is. Android has a bigger user base as well, hackers can always make great benefit out of their efforts if they put Android users in the crosshair. That’s one good reason why smartphone users, especially Android users should be more concerned about getting an antivirus program.

File Protection

Android ecosystem offers direct access to the file system on both internal and external storage system. Apple’s storage is more protected, since the apps are only eligible for accessing the storage and users can’t see what’s in-depth of the system. On the other hand, in Android it’s more like a computer that runs Linux. Based on a Linux kernel, Android offers the features for user’s interaction with every file in an Android smartphone. On a rooted phone using a root explorer, anyone can explore the system files of an Android devices; so does the malicious programs. An antivirus can prevent any harmful app to get that deep down into the system.

App Installation

Android allows installation of apps outside of the authorized app store; the Google Play Store. Anyone with an apk file can install that program, and Android won’t even bother about the security. Since this OS is mostly developed for an expert user base, it is expected that users know the potential risks of going off-limits. However, if you don’t know the pros and cons of app installation from unknown sources, it’s required you get your Android smartphone an antivirus app.

Internet Surfing

With Android’s flexibility, it is possible to run almost any sort of scripts on an internet browser in Android. Given that feature, it is possible that malicious programs might make a way into an Android system through the web gateway. An antivirus app can ensure there’s no such thing happening.

Anti-Theft Features

Most antivirus programs for Android or iOS comes with anti-theft features like locating the handset on a map, remote lock and device wipe etc. These features could help a user to protect their valuable data in case a smartphone is lost or theft. Thus, we would recommend using an antivirus app on smartphone which offers these features.

Conclusion

Here are few reasons a smartphone user should get antivirus apps for their smartphone. However, speaking of virus infection – that’s not an epidemic in smartphones yet. There are separate apps for the anti-theft based features mentioned as well. If you don’t need the other features mentioned, you can always pick a good alternative.

Antivirus Tutorials

Bitdefnder antivirus is a reliable name in security software arena. Over the past few months the AV Test results on Bitdefender security programs have been very satisfactory so far. The pricing is very reasonable, also the availability is widespread enough to grab a copy at no trouble. You can get up to 75% off, use Bitdefender promo codes and get the right version of your choice from official website. Thus, the popularity is going up for logical reasons. However, people will limited internet connectivity might opt for an offline installer rather than using the online installation agent. The amount of files to be downloaded via the online installer is a lot, and unless there’s a superfast internet connection the installation is likely to take a whole lot of time.

Bitdefender Offline Installer

This article demonstrates the procedures and checklists for downloading the Bitdefender offline installer from their website.

Checklists

Before you get into the downloading process, make sure the following have been done.

Uninstall any Previous Bitdefender Installation

Using the Bitdefender uninstallation tool, clean any previous versions of Bitdefender security product on your computer. Both new and older versions installed at the same time on a computer would arise conflicts and render Bitdefender security modules to be ineffective.

To uninstall Bitdefender antivirus using the official uninstaller, download it from their website. Initiate the program after downloading is complete and follow the on screen instructions. Usually the process wouldn’t take very long, and a restart may be necessary.

Also, the typical method of uninstalling a program using the Programs and Features window in the Control Panel would do the job. But in that case, user needs to clean off the leftover files using a registry and file cleaner like CCleaner, which is troublesome for many amateur computer users.

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Determine your OS Architecture

On the download website page of Bitdefender antivirus, there are two versions for each program – 32 bit and 64 bit. The 64 bit is slightly advanced and have more control over the memory bus addresses, hence it can operate in higher RAM environments without affecting the system. On the other hand, 32 bits are meant for lower than 3 GB RAM environments. 64 bit computers can run both 32 bit and 64 bit programs but on 32 bit computers, only 32 bit installation of Bitdefender antivirus is allowed.

To check whether your computer is running on a 64 bit system, check it using the automatic detection tool developed by Microsoft. It’s available on Microsoft support website at the mentioned link. Internet connectivity is required for the automated checking.

Download

Download Bitdefender offline Downloaders from here are uploaded on the Bitdefender website. As it is a newer version, there’s support for only the few very latest Microsoft operating systems. Bitdefender installation kit supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. No previous version is supported, however further releases might run without any issues.

Download the Bitdefender Antivirus offline files from the links here – 32 bit and 64 bit.

For Bitdefender Internet Security offline installer, use these links – 32 bit and 64 bit.

And Bitdefender Total Security installer files could be found here – 32 bit and 64 bit.

Conclusion

These offline files are meant for installation only. For activation, internet connectivity would still be required.