Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 is, just as its name suggests, an antivirus tool with an unusual number of very valuable extras.

The program's core is of course a very capable antivirus engine, which delivers good on-demand and real-time protection. This generally does well in lab tests, and the 2012 edition received Anti-Virus Comparative's Advanced + rating in their March 2012 on-demand comparative tests.

Online tools includes warnings of dangerous sites in your Google and Bing search results, useful social networking and identity theft protection, and a useful antiphishing module.

One major new feature this time is Safepay, a secure virtualised browser which aims to protect your payment data while shopping or banking online.

And another welcome addition is the USB immunizer, which immunizes any flash drive to ensure it can't be infected by viruses.

Put it all together and there's a lot of power here for your money: if you need an antivirus tool with good browsing protection then Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 could be an excellent choice.

Build v16.30 changes include:

- Search Advisor does not show the status of each search result
- Action Center reports that Bitdefender Antivirus is OFF (on Windows 8)
- Batepapo chat can`t be accessed with TrafficLight turned on

Verdict

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 isn't just a capable antivirus tool, it also has some very useful extras. If other antivirus programs seem a little basic, give this one a try.