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Bitdefender Total Security 2018 for 5 Devices (1 Year Duration) $19.99 (Was $109.99) @ BitDefender

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Received an email from Bitdefender to purchase a year subscription for a big discount because I signed up for a trial a while ago. I am not sure if the link is targeted only or if it's generic and anyone can use it. Email received:

Hello!
Thank you for using Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition! We hope that everything runs smoothly and you are happy.
However, if you have more than a Windows PC and you're using other operating systems as well (macOS, Android or iOS), it's worth considering an upgrade to Bitdefender Total Security 2018.
This is our unbeatable and ultimate protection solution for you.
• It delivers multiple layers of protection against ransomware
• It uses behavioral threat detection to prevent infections
• It protects your most important documents, your webcam and your your children's online activity
Limited Time Offer! Only this weekend!

Would have purchased as I think Bitdefender is a great security package, but I recently purchased a year license for Kaspersky.

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  • +1 vote

    The question is, does it activate when you buy it (ie. you get 12 months from today) or can you hang on to the code and use it in 6 months time so you get 12 months from June 2018?

    I only wonder because its a good price but my current BitDefender license still has about 170 days left on it and I doubt this would stack :/

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      Activates when you click on the activation email. No date mentioned.

    • +4 votes

      I have just renewed my subscription 2 weeks ago so I had 330+ days left on my account.

      After I bought this $19.99 deal, I entered the new activation code and that brought my days remaining to 720+ =)

      • +1 vote

        Really? That's awesome. I honestly didnt think it would stack.

        • +7 votes

          I can confirm that you can stack this code for multiple years worth of subscription - I made three separate purchases and now have 1095 (365 x 3) days remaining on my subscription. Tempted to do a fourth.

          EDIT: now I have 1460 days remaining

        • +1 vote

          @DrDuck:does it extend to the new versions like 2019 2020 etc? Kinda suck to stay in 2018

        • +1 vote

          @boohooimissout: Worried now that in the future you'll be stuck in the past?

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          @YogaPants: just wondering if it automatically upgrades

        • +2 votes

          @boohooimissout: The subscription carried over from 2017 to 2018 so I don't see why it wouldn't carry to the new version. Other reasons I'm sure it will carry:

          • You can buy a two year subscription to Total Security 2018 from the BitDefender Store.
          • You can't download old (2017) versions of BitDefender products easily
          • It would be insanely bad PR to restrict subscribers, especially because AVG and Kaspersky upgrade to the latest version
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    I got the email too but not sure if we could buy now and activate the code later. On bright side, I think current deal of this total Security 2018 from Bitdefender is cheapest ever.

  • +1 vote

    Is everyone seeing $19.99? I’m getting $69.98 when I click the link :/

    • +2 votes

      I see it, there is a campaign tracking code embedded in the URL.

      It could also be because of VPN — if you're not in AU the promo price might not apply

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        Ahh yup that could be it, overseas atm using a VPN. Deal will probably be over by time I get back but thanks anyways

        • +5 votes

          Download Wangle VPN on mobile. Australian VPN with servers in oz.

          30 day free trial. Will allow you to access deal

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          @Suspect420:

          Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll try it. But I have TorGuard VPN and using the Australian server doesn’t work

          Edit: The Wangle VPN App is kinda bad, stuck on an infinite loop checking for previous purchases when first logging on/subscribe now page. Thanks for the suggestion but I’ve deleted the app - not sure what it’s doing.

    • +1 vote

      Comes up as $19.99 for me.

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    I have it coming up as $69. I’m not using a VPN, I’m in Australia. Strange.

  • +3 votes

    Microsoft Defender is more than capable these days, that you don't really need to invest an a third-party AV product. Especially if you pair Defender with something like UBlock Origin and MalwareBytes.

    Anyway, this is probably fine if you're looking for a commercial product.

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    Yeah the Microsoft offering is quite good, I don't see why anyone would even bother setting up a third party antivirus these days.

    Can't believe they would sell any at the RRP.

  • +1 vote

    3 month free from Facebook. When times up, change account. Rinse. Repeat. Simples

  • +4 votes

    For those interested in comparisons: https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/

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    Open the same link in your mobile, tablet and laptop. Hopefully you will see $19.99 somewhere. I got it in my tablet.

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    Ransomware protection alone makes this worth it.

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    Thanks OP, will get it to replace McAfee at home

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    Just to be clear if you running a MAC OS, you will NOT get Bitdender Total Security for MAC OS. Instead you will getting 'Antivirus for Mac'. Is still good a price for 5 multi devices.

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    just purchased even though I have 170 days left with norton 360. Can I activate this product via the email link in 170 days? If not then I'll uninstall Norton and install this

    Thanks

    • +1 vote

      Yes, I had a chat with their support team and they confirmed that we could activate it anytime we want. Your subscription starts from the day you activate it.

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    Thanks! It stacked with my existing subscription.

    Edit:

    In case it's helpful: To get the link to work I had to use Microsoft Edge (Chrome incognito didn't show the reduced price).

    Likely won't matter for others, but also had to use a VPN to look like I'm in oz (as I'm overseas at the moment).

    • +2 votes

      It also stacks upon itself if you want to add multiple years with the promo price. I just bought the subscription three times and activated it via email and now I have 1095 days remaining (I started at 0).

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    Sophos Home should be good enough and better than AVG.

    Just get Sophos Home.

  • +6 votes

    The best price I've seen!

    Here's a neat trick for you all. I discovered it accidentally. You should make sure you switch Auto Renewal off, then, a little box will pop up, begging you to switch it on, along with a promise that you'll be charged the same price next year.

    Neat!!!!!

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      Ye, confirmed that, you will get another email after paid:

      Since you opted for the automatic renewal option, you receive special benefits when renewing on December 15, 2018. Thank you for choosing Bitdefender!

      Your new special price: 19.99 AUD
      Old price: 109.99 AUD
      Next billing date:2018-12-15 10:02:35

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      Great job OP.
      I'm new to Bitdefender, how do I turn off auto renewal?

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        Yes I would like to know that too.

      • +3 votes

        You'll have to ad it to cart, proceed to checkout. In your cart, just below the title of the product, ie "Bitdefender Total Security", there should be a italicised, underlined, greyed out "Auto Renewal". Click that and opt out.

        You will be charged next year andnot at the end of your subscription, so buying more than 1 copy for yourself isn't helpful

      • +1 vote

        "Re how to disable auto renewal later", you need an Avangate account (not Bitdefender Central account):

        1. Use your order number and email to create an Avangate account at https://secure.avangate.com/myaccount/
        2. Once you get your account created and login
        3. In My Products tab, you should able to see the link "Stop automatic subscription renewal"
  • -2 votes

    How could this be a deal when there is avg for free?

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      Because AVG is garbage compared to Bitdefender. It's like asking, "why eat steak when I could just it yesterdays cast outs from the trash?"

      Bitdefender basically ranks #1 constantly next to Kaspersky - that being said, IMO most people are probably better off running windows defender and malwarebytes.

    • +2 votes

      AVG collects and sells your (non-identifiable) data, such as browsing and search history. Some people are not ok with this, some are.

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    Thanks OP!

    Had 65 days left, and now I have 430 days left. Was waiting for a deal.

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    So what happens at the end of the subscription period? Would I still be getting virus database updates?

    Thanks

    PS. I've always used free options like free bitdefender.

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    I had a live chat with BitDefender support, and they confirmed that you could activate it whenever you want, and you could also give it to someone else if you desire. Just don't activate it in your name if you're planning to gift away. :)

  • +1 vote

    Currently I am in Australia but using a VPN out of France, and with Chrome or firefox I still get the AUD19.99 deal too :-). As always, we suck with our purchase timing, we purchased a full year of BD Internet Security 2018 for the awesome deal price of $34.99 a couple of weeks ago. Comm Bank also hit us up for an international transaction fee even though BD took the payment in AU bucks (Gotta love Comm Bank, God bless them for their Christmas spirit. They will find fees for fees if they can). We paid using our CommBank Mastercard. So noteworthy that this price will be a bit more for any of you guys using the same method of payment. I am interested what happens if I buy a year opf this on top of nearly a full year of their Internet Security product. I guess that it will not give us the stacked 2 years (This product is one step up, even though it is currently cheaper in price that BD I/S 2018 product.

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      See my previous comment:

      I can confirm that you can stack this code for multiple years worth of subscription - I made three separate purchases and now have 1095 (365 x 3) days remaining on my subscription. Tempted to do a fourth.

      EDIT: now I have 1460 days remaining

      • +1 vote

        Hey there DrDuck, I did see that comment, and thank you for your reply :-) , but in my case I would be adding a year from another product (My current BD app is their Internet Security 2018, this is their Total Security 2018, so my extra year is not really as straight forward (Not apples with apples so to speak). Love that you have four years of product for probably less than their RRP for one year. Once I have finished scratching my head and thinking about it, I may go ahead and do it anyway, if so I will let others know how it stacks with other versions/ levels of their software packages.

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          Good point. I went with 4 years as I'll be using the same subscription for the relatives and it's easier than juggling to the next product 12 months from now

        • +2 votes

          Hey there you can email support to stack manually. They have done this for me before and moved all my licenses into one

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          @AussieMark: Thanks for that, but I just went ahead and added the new licence to my existing account and it upgraded the original to Total as well, no need to ask BD staff to do it for me. then I went and purchased another 1 year each day for a couple of days, now I have 5 years before expiry. I did ask on chat about the auto renewal that is part of what I signed up for, and the person on chat said that they may still bill us auto next year (As the payment is through a company outside of BD, this company do not know how long you have). If that happens,. I will be billed at $19.99 again (Price locked guarantee), then I will go ahead and email that company to stop the auto payments (Plus, my credit card will be a new expiry in about 6 months, current one expires 2018, and I think that stops them taking any more funds without asking me for a new renewal date)

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    I only have a device need to Secure can I just buy one for $4 instead of 5 for $20?

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    I'm getting $69, has it ended?

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    It may not what you want to hear after 100 up-votes, but Kaspersky Anti-virus is now free, and Comodore Firewall is also free (you need to install the AV before the Firewall). Mobile device are not affected by viruses or malwares (at least not the ones not rooted).

    • +2 votes

      if you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold

  • +2 votes

    For anyone that’s interested, I’ve successfully applied 4 years of this deal to my existing Bitdefender subscription.

    I originally had the Bitdefender Family subscription (unlimited devices) and on applying the purchase it over rode my Family product, changed it to Total and added the years to my existing remaining subscription period. I only had 90 days left on my Family subscription and I was only using 3 devices, so this didn’t matter to me.

    To apply it to my existing subscription I went into Bitdefender clicked on the my account button, logged into the account on chrome (my default browser) and left it open/logged in when I clicked on the activation link/button in the email Bitdefender sends after you complete your purchase. After you click it, as you’re already logged into your account in the browser, the screen shows a message saying successfully applied. Click on the subscription information page and then on the blue “I” (for information), it shows the number of days remaining on your now stacked subscription.

    I assume I will automatically be prompted to download the next version of Bitdefender when it’s available each year, as this is what happened for me a few months ago when an update to Bitdefender came out this year. So I’m not worried that I will be “stuck” with an old version of Bitdefender in the coming years.

    Also this deal isn’t limited to the link on this post. Going direct to Bitdefender “Home” products website (via desktop chrome browser) has the $20 deal available for the general public. There’s a Christmas deal on until 31 December. Go to the Home dropdown at the top of the page and there is a large special offers Christmas deal advertisement (it shows the $20 deal, but sometimes it shows a lesser discount).

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    Thanks OP

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    Good deal on Bitdefender, but why not save money with just as good security from Kaspersky?

    3 devices (windows only), 2 years $14.16:
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282232189148

    3 devices (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS), 2 years $23.56:
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/272425805652

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    Thaanks for sharing OP, this is the best price for bitdefender , hands down the #1 AV out there based on most independent labs.

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    Thanks, great price. I even stacked it onto my existing half year remaining subscription. I'm wondering if I should buy multiple annual subscriptions so it'll take me through multiple years.

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    Thanks for this share OP. Great price for a decent AV

    I started looking for a new AV yesterday so perfect timing.

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    Unfortunately the password manager only stores passwords in their cloud server and not locally.

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    just got this - and activated autorenewal to get this same deal next year too without paying upfront :)