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We registered with our email address, downloaded Antivirus Plus and started the installation.

The setup process ran smoothly, scanning our computer to confirm it was clean, installing browser extensions and generally sorting itself out with minimal hassle.

This can't compete with the configurability of Avast, but there's easily enough power here for most users. Quick Scans took around 15-30 seconds on our test computer, while full system scans started at 135 minutes to check 335GB of files, but this fell to 43 minutes by the second scan, 30 minutes for the third, and we would expect it to drop further over time.

Bitdefender's password manager, Wallet, is able to store website credentials, credit card details, wireless network passwords, application logins and license keys, email server credentials and details (server names, ports and so on), and personal details for any number of individuals (name, date of birth, address, email, phone number(s), and more besides).

Better still, there are 30-day no-strings-attached free trial builds for all the major Bitdefender packages, so it's easy to try all their features for yourself.

Antivirus Plus automatically installed the Wallet extension on our Chrome browser (Firefox and IE are also supported.) This just about handled the website login basics for us, but couldn't always fill in more complex forms correctly, or automatically submit forms once they were completed.

It's not going to replace big-name competitors like Dashlane, but if you don't have a password manager already, you should find it useful.

But there's also malicious website blocking, online banking protection, a password manager and secure file deletion.

The package even includes a Hotspot Shield-powered VPN, although the basic edition doesn't allow you to choose your location and restricts you to a tiny 200MB data transfer allowance per day, barely enough for email and very light browsing (upgrading to its Premium VPN is worth considering - it represents much better value).

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