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Disclaimer: This website ( central.bitdefender.com ) is only a guide for users to understand the process to Download, Install and Activate Bitdefender Products, We do not have any affiliations from Bitdefender and any other company related to Antivirus.

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There are various internet security programs available these days to safeguard your computer from spiteful programs and links. Nowadays, cybercrimes and computer viruses are very common. Thus, you need to be very careful while surfing the internet, downloading random files, and connecting data transfer peripherals. 

The best solution to make your computer immune to such threats is to set up the Bitdefender security suite. The easiest way to get started with Bitdefender is to visit central.bitdefender.com

Registering an Account on Bitdefender

First of all, you have to register yourself on the Bitdefender website to download its products. Here is the most convenient way to register on the website: 

  1. Using a browser, navigate to central.bitdefender.com and then look for the Register button on the site's top. 
  2. The next page will ask you to enter these details: 
    1. Your name
    2. Email address
    3. Country
    4. Language
  3. Please fill all these fields carefully and with correct information.
  4. There will be a Submit button on the bottom, and you need to press it.
  5. The account will be ready for you within a minute.
  6. Go to the homepage of the website by selecting the Bitdefender logo.
  7. Find and select the 'Redeem activation code' option.
  8. You will see some steps on your screen to redeem the activation code of your Bitdefender program.
  9. Please follow these steps and then complete the redemption process.

Downloading Bitdefender

Now you have registered on the central.bitdefender.com website and redeemed your key, so you can download the program to your device to install it.

This is what you need to do: 

  1. Launch an internet browsing application on your computer, and then go to the official website, central.bitdefender.com.
  2. Sign in to the website using the account you created a minute ago. 
  3. Now select the 'My Bitdefender' icon from the top header of the website.
  4. You will see a product associated with your activation code.
  5. Click on that and then hit the Download button to start the downloading process.

Now grab a cup of coffee and hold on until the download completes automatically. It's a humble request from you not to disturb the process until it finishes on its own since it can trigger technical errors.

Installing Bitdefender

As you have downloaded the product to your device, you can now begin the installation process. We have written down some instructions for you so that you can install it easily: 

  1. Get to the file explorer of your computer and then look for the folder where you saved the file.
  2. We are looking for the file that you got from the central.bitdefender.com website during the downloading process.
  3. After finding the file, please open it as an administrator. Well, if you don't know how to run an application with administrator privileges, right-click on it and then select the Run as administrator option.
  4. After this, please click on the Yes button to approve the installer file to make changes to your computer.
  5. Go through the end-user license agreement.
  6. Click the Next button on the bottom. Now please select the Next button from the bottom again. 
  7. Finally, you will see the Install button.  Just click on it. 

Congratulations, you have successfully installed the Bitdefender program on your computer. You still need to activate it using the steps given below.

Activating Bitdefender

The activation process is pretty simple, yet it is crucial if you wish to stay secure. You cannot use Bitdefender without activating it and hope for good results. Here is the activation process: 

  1. Launch the Bitdefender security on your computer using the shortcut icon.
  2. Mac users can use the spotlight search to find the application that they just installed.
  3. After opening the application, it may greet you with a welcome note.
  4. Please accept this greeting and wait for the next popup to appear.
  5. Now a new popup will appear on your computer, and you will see Bitdefender requesting you to activate it. 
  6. Please accept its invitation and proceed with the steps on your screen.
  7. You may need to provide some essential details on the central.bitdefender.com website.

After the activation, you can start using Bitdefender to secure a computer. We advise you to take a look on the default settings and make the necessary changes if needed.