Bitdefender Total Security 2017 is the company's full-strength, no-compromise security suite, a powerful mix of antivirus, firewall, browsing protection, parental controls, anti-theft system, encryption and password manager.

It's a long list of features, but a well-designed interface means most common tasks are just a click or two away.

The major addition this time is wi-fi protection. Every time you connect to a new network, Bitdefender analyses it and warns of any vulnerabilities.

Bitdefender's Startup Optimizer can now be used remotely, allowing you to check a device and disable unwanted applications from anywhere in the world.

Enhanced Windows 10 support means Total Security can use native desktop notifications and the Action Center to keep you up-to-date with product events.

The product also works on Windows 10's Anniversary Update, and is fully compatible with Edge.

Finally, it's all wrapped up in a redesigned UI for speedier access to the tools you need.

PLEASE NOTE: the download link takes you to Bitdefender's beta site. You'll need to create a free Bitdefender account and log in before you can download and install the software. Instructions are on the beta page.

Known Bugs

On Windows 7 when desktop scheme is non-aero (such as Classic scheme) windows are not repainting, nor are clickable
Chrome extension might not be available
Can’t navigate in the product’s Security Center (main interface) after opening some of the modal windows
Startup Optimizer - community choice is currently not available
Product Documentation hasn’t been updated to the new product version
The new Device Management app is not protected
Modules may be available on limited users, although they should not have rights
In Bitdefender Safepay Paste button doesn't work in address bar
Product uninstall may hang at 25%
Anti-theft Locate may sometimes locate the device at a wrong address
The photos in Snap Photo are not displayed accordingly when taken with a 1280 x 720 camera

Verdict

Bitdefender Total Security 2017 doesn't have as many new toys as we'd like... But the old version was so good that's no great surprise, and if you're a fan of the company it's still a must-see.