Digital Citizen Awards - The most popular antivirus product of the year 2017

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to cast a vote for your favorite antivirus product of 2017. The nominees from which you could choose were the best security products we reviewed in the last couple of months. Alphabetically, your choices were: Bitdefender Total Security 2017, BullGuard Premium Protection, ESET Smart Security Premium, F-Secure Total Security and Privacy 2017, Kaspersky Total Security 2017, and Trend Micro Maximum Security 2017. Now the poll has ended, and it’s time for us to reveal the antivirus product who has won the “Reader’s Choice” award in 2017:

Digital Citizen - The Reader’s Choice goes to Bitdefender

The antivirus product that won this year’s “Reader’s Choice” award is Bitdefender Total Security 2017.

In our public voting campaign, 46% of the votes were for Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as the “Reader’s Choice” antivirus product of the year. You can see the distribution of all the votes in the pie chart below. The graph clearly shows that Bitdefender was followed by F-Secure, Kaspersky, and ESET.

All the products that we nominated for this award are highly efficient security solutions. However, none of them managed to win our readers’ hearts as Bitdefender did. The company wins this award for the second year in a row, proving that their antivirus products are very popular with Digital Citizen’s readers.

Why choosing Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as your favorite antivirus product is a wise choice

If you voted for the winner of this year’s “Reader’s Choice” award, your vote was a wise one. Bitdefender’s antivirus products are found at the top of the ladder when it comes to efficiency, reliability, and performance. This performance is evident not only in our reviews but also in tests performed by other organizations. For instance, AV-Test gave Bitdefender their “Best Performance” award, and AV-Comparatives gave it their “Outstanding Product” award.

Here are some of the reasons why choosing Bitdefender is a wise choice:

  • Bitdefender Total Security 2017 offers one of the best antivirus engines in the world that has been at the top of antivirus tests for many years in a row
  • It includes a top of the line firewall module, able to protect you against any network threats
  • Its web shield will defend you against the malicious websites that you visit, regardless of the browser that you use
  • Bitdefender offers an elegant user interface that’s easy to use by all users, both technical and non-technical
  • It bundles many useful additional tools, including parental controls, a secure file shredder, and anti-theft features
  • It has a small negative effect on your computer’s performance

Whether you chose to vote for Bitdefender Total Security 2017 for any of the reasons above, or because you just love their brand, this antivirus product is one of the best money can buy.

Why did you vote for Bitdefender?

There are many reasons to vote for Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as the best antivirus product of the year. However, although we mentioned a few of them in this article, and we are sure many of them were your reasons too, we are still curious to hear from you: what made you vote for Bitdefender? Why do you like Bitdefender’s products more than others?