Bitdefender Total Security: how to configure VPN?


Bitdefender Total Security: how to configure VPN? ©Bitdefender

The Bitdefender Total Security suite includes unlimited VPN to help protect your privacy. After a very successful redesign, the latter has a particularly user-friendly and intuitive interface. Learn about the different options for configuring and customizing Bitdefender VPN.

Like most major antivirus vendors, Bitdefender has integrated a VPN into its software to provide an extra layer of security and privacy for its users. Bitdefender VPN includes over 4,000 VPN servers across 50 countries worldwide. When connecting to unsecured wireless networks, such as those in airports, public parks, cafes or hotels, it is crucial to be able to preserve your personal data. The VPN helps prevent access attempts via your IP address as well as the risk of data theft.

The service creates a secure tunnel between your device and the network you are connecting to by hiding your IP address and encrypting your incoming and outgoing data. As a bonus, it is possible to bypass geographic restrictions to access websites or streaming services usually inaccessible in your country.


Bitdefender Total Security – VPN

How to use Bitdefender VPN?

Bitdefender VPN has the advantage of now being fully integrated into the Bitdefender Total Security security suite. Click “Privacy” in the left menu of the antivirus dashboard, then click “Open” in the “VPN” pane. In the VPN interface that opens, you can automatically connect to the fastest server based on your geographic location by clicking on the “Connection” button.


Bitdefender Total Security – Bitdefender VPN interface

It is also possible to choose the location of your choice by clicking on the “Locations” button at the bottom left of the VPN interface then scrolling through the list of countries displayed on the right. Note that in some popular destinations such as the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom, the service offers servers based in different cities. You can also view the connection time and data consumption of VPN traffic on the home interface.


Bitdefender Total Security – List of VPN locations

How to customize Bitdefender VPN settings?

Bitdefender VPN offers various advanced security settings and features. Click the “Settings” tab at the top right of the home interface to access the settings. In the “General” menu, you can activate, for example, the automatic launch of the VPN when your device starts up. You can also select “Light” or “Dark” graphics mode depending on your preferences. To enhance your privacy, you can enable the “Kill Switch” feature by clicking on the “Privacy” tab in the “Settings” menu.


Bitdefender Total Security – Dark Mode


Bitdefender Total Security – Privacy

The latter is responsible for suspending the Internet connection in the event that a VPN server accidentally goes down. In the same window, click on “Ad Blocker and Tracker Blocker” to activate or deactivate these two features which allow you to block unwanted advertisements as well as trackers that follow you on the Internet. It is possible to add exceptions by indicating the addresses of your trusted websites to prevent the service from blocking them.


Bitdefender Total Security – Ad Blocker



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Bitdefender continues the momentum of previous versions with continued efficiency. To detect and block any type of threat coming from the Internet, the suite is flawless. There are no false positives to report, and it has no significant impact on Windows performance. The software protects your computer flawlessly, therefore. Compared to previous versions, we regret some interface choices which lean too much towards the general public, even if we always salute the didactic effort of the publisher. Bitdefender’s suite is undoubtedly one of the best security suites for Windows to protect your files, at an attractive price for purchasing the subscription. It is also available on Apple and Android systems.

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Bitdefender Benefits
  • Excellent feature/subscription price ratio
  • Flawless efficiency of the service
  • Light impact on performance
  • Very easy to administer from the web console
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  • An interface that’s a little too mainstream

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