Bitdefender Internet Security Vs Bitdefender Total Security

​Bitdefender Internet Security and Bitdefender Total Security are two distinct security solutions. Both of them provide advanced protection against threats. They include features that are not present in the basic Antivirus Plus suite.

​However, making a selection out of ​Bitdefender Internet Security & Total Security is often confusing from the user point of view. You can make your way out of this confusion by analyzing the tools they provide, their usage, features, and price.

​In this post, I am comparing ​Bitdefender Internet Security and Total Security in detail.

Bitdefender Internet Security vs Total Security 2020

Bitdefender Internet Security Vs Bitdefender Total Security

You can read the differences between Bitdefender Antivirus vs. Internet security​. Hence, from that article it is evident that Internet Security pack is more than a basic protection. To give you the best protection, Bitdefender Internet Security includes some features such as parental monitoring, data encryption, and an advanced firewall.

​On the other hand, when we talk about Bitdefender Total Security, its purpose is beyond fighting viruses. Total Security adds Device Speed up, Anti-theft and Multi-Device protection ​over Internet Security.

​It doesn’t matter whether you’re upgrading to Bitdefender Total Security or stick​ with Internet Security, you have the following features.

Similarities between Internet Security & Total Security

  • ​You will have protection from all kinds of viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware and most e-threats.
  • ​Bitdefender also includes Advanced Threat Defense and Safe files in all the product variations.
  • ​Webcam protection is available in both the variations.
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    ​Artificial Intelligence of Bitdefender Internet Security and Total Security make the level of protection optimal.
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    ​Bitdefender SafePay is an ultra-secure platform through which you can process your payments without being afraid of falling into the wrong hands.
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    ​Full-fledged Parental Control section lets parents know and monitor the online safety of their children.
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    ​Next-Generation Firewall of both the suites is useful when you connect your system to a public network.
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    ​File Shredder allows you to securely delete files so that no one can recover them later.
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    ​File Encryption allows you to secure sensitive files by locking them.

​In short, both Internet Security, as well as Total Security, can give you a solid protection from common security threats.

What’s Exclusive in Bitdefender Total Security?

​Yeah, Bitdefender Total Security has some exclusive features.​ ​You can visit our Bitdefender Total Security 2020 review for more details. Hence, I am just discussing the unique features below:

Device Speed Up

​​This ​module of Bitdefender Total Security presents three handy tools to speed up your system. These tools include OneClick Optimizer, Startup Optimizer, and, Disk Cleanup.

OneClick Optimizer

Bitdefender internet Security vs Total Security-oneclick optimizer

​This module allows you to quickly clean up Windows temporary files, registry files, and, web browsing data. You can use this module occasionally and get some extra free space. Do exercise caution and check the entries for deletion once the scan is complete. You may lose data that is unintended.

Disk Cleanup

Bitdefender total security vs internet security- disk cleanup

​This module analyzes your disks and presents the files with significant size. You can carefully select and delete them. Bitdefender has beautifully designed the Disk Cleanup to categorize the data for your ease.

Startup Optimizer

Bitdefender Internet Security vs Total Security - startup optimizer

​The Startup Optimizer analyses and assists you in disabling Windows startup programs. You can easily disable or delay, not needed applications. Hence, boosting the system boot speed considerably. By default, Windows also provides this feature but lacks direction on what to disable. Hence, Community choice is a good option for non-computer geeks.

These modules are not automated. Hence, every time you require to run them manually.

Device Anti-Theft

​​By enabling this feature, you can locate, lock, or even wipe your device. A beneficial feature if your device is lost or stolen. To use this feature, you have to access the Bitdefender Central account. ​Bitdefender provides a dedicated dashboard to track your devices and control them remotely.

Multi-Device Support

​​Multi-Device means multiple Operating Systems. Hence, with Bitdefender Total Security, you can install Bitdefender protection on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. There is no need for different licenses anymore. A single Bitdefender Total Security license can support all the devices. Once you add the license in Central account, the subscription is active. Hence, you can log in with your account to activate the applications.  Besides, within the maximum device range, you can have any combination of device platforms.

Total Security vs Internet Security: Pricing Differences

Device-YearsInternet Security PriceTotal Security Price
3 - 1$79.99$84.99
3 - 2$119.99$139.99
3 - 3$149.99$179.99
5 - 1$84.99$89.99
5 - 2$129.99$149.99
5 - 3$169.99$199.99
10 - 1$89.99$99.99
10 - 2$149.99$169.99
10 - 3$199.99$229.99

In the Price table above I am listing the official pricing as shown on Bitdefender website. However, you can always search for discount coupons and get a better deal. Also, on Dealarious you can check Bitdefender Total Security & Internet Security coupon sections for the best deals available on the products.

The Choice: ​Internet Security Vs Total Security

Bitdefender Internet Security vs total security 2019

​Based on all the analysis we can now say

  • Bitdefender Total Security can protect multiple devices whereas Internet Security only works for Windows PC.
  • Anti-Theft in Total Security is extremely useful if you are using portable devices and carry them with you.

Note: ​I am not counting the Device Speedup module as a purchase deciding factor. It needs more improvements regarding functionality and especially needs to work automatically. If you wish to have a device maintenance module, why not have dedicated applications that can do the task better. If you are looking for a professional standard Windows maintenance software, read our review of Advanced SystemCare Pro. ​In the free category, Cleaner is the ultimate solution.

Bitdefender Total Security, as well as Internet Security, are compatible with other System Maintenance applications.


​To conclude, select the package depending on your needs as mentioned in points 1 & 2 above. Also, do not buy Bitdefender at full price as promo coupon are ​easily available. You can also go through our Bitdefender Family Pack vs Bitdefender Total Security comparison if you are in search of multi-device packs.

Still confused with Bitdefender Internet Security vs Total Security? Let us know in the comments section, I will try my best to clear it up for you.



    Sourojit is Executive Editor at Dealarious. Rumor says He is Computer Science Engineer; He neither accepts it nor denies it. Tech Explorer, Philosopher and a Storyteller.

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    ARMANDO CARO - a few months ago Reply

    En la compra, ya sea de Total Security o Internet Security, ¿se recibe paquete en C.D. ?

      Sourojit - a few months ago Reply

      HI Armando,

      Usually you can just get email license. There no need for a CD. In case, CD is completely necessary, you can buy at your local store or download the offline installer and write it on a disk.

    Suresh - last year Reply

    Many thanks, Sourojit.

    Chrys - last year Reply

    Thanks for the post.
    A couple of years ago I decided to change a/v from Avast to Bitdefender Internet Security, chiefly due to resource hogging reasons, since Avast a/v bogged my system down. And since then I never looked back…
    I am now considering upgrading to Total Security but I do have this one reservation:
    Are there any significant performance differences between Internet and Total Security in a Windows PC, regarding the resources utilization (mainly CPU % usage and RAM usage)?
    Thank You for your time.

      Sourojit - last year Reply

      Hi Chrys,

      If you look at the differences there are only two. Apart from the Multi-device part which is basically a licensing difference the only functional difference is the Parental control module.
      If you intend to use the parental control module definitely there will be minor resource usage spike as it constantly runs at background and monitors system usage. However, the module is not active by default. Hence, if you are not using it, there is no additional usage of system resources.
      Also, if you intend to protect Windows Devices only with out parental control module, you should go for Internet Security.

    Alberez - a couple of years ago Reply

    Good comparison! Certainly, I do not need Total Security as I have 2 Desktops to protect. So, I am sticking to Internet Security.

    Otto Vanluchene - a couple of years ago Reply

    Way make a comparision if you end with “The difference between Internet Security and Total Security is less than $10. Considering this, you best go for Bitdefender Total Security.” So basicly ignore what i said before go for Total security.