Bitdefender 2016 Release Date, Beta News & Rumors

bitdefender 2016 release date

Updated June 11th, 2015: Summer is here and that means the new versions of Bitdefender are about to be released (in about a month or so). We’ve been tracking the news coming out from BitDefender for many years now and can say with about 99% certainty that you’ll see the new versions announced in early July and released by the end of July. For those interested in the 2016 beta, it appears that there is no public beta offered this year (their beta page hasn’t been updated from last year). We also want to remind everyone that as long as you have an active Bitdefender membership you will be able to upgrade to the corresponding 2016 version for free once it’s available.

Be on the lookout for all 2016 BitDefender antivirus versions to be released by the end of July 2015.- Expected BitDefender 2016 Release Date

Here’s a quick look at the historical Bitdefender release dates from the last few years. Note that all versions, including Antivirus, Internet Security, and Total Security, are typically released together on the same day.

  • BitDefender 2015 – Released on July 11, 2014.
  • BitDefender 2014 – Released on June 26, 2013.
  • BitDefender 2013 – Released on June 26, 2012.
  • BitDefender 2012 – Released on July 26, 2011.
  • BitDefender 2011 – Released in August, 2010.
  • BitDefender 2010 – Released in August, 2009.

Our improvement wish list

We run a copy of Bitdefender Total Security on one of PC’s here in the office for about three years now. We can say that it’s one of our favorite computer security software programs in terms of virus detection, prevention, and their firewall. However there are a few things that we would love to see improved. Here are the improvements and enhancements that we would like to see Bitdefender make in their future releases:

  • Overall code optimization – When comparing to Bitdefender to some of their competitors, like ESET for example, it’s a bit slow (especially when booting up due to the software’s high RAM usage). It seems that this is caused by their method of pre-loading the database into the RAM which most other antivirus companies don’t do anymore with their databases. We would love to see RAM usage decrease to somewhere around 90 to 120 MB RAM.
  • Improve boot speed time – This is tied back together to RAM usage.
  • Decrease HDD usage – You’ll notice this the most during program updates as it uses up most of your HDD.

What do you want to see improved in Bitdefender’s 2016 release?

Let us know what you would like to see improved, changed or enhanced in Bitdefender’s 2016 antivirus and internet security product line. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

  1. August 31, 2015


    I think they should add something that could detect third-party applications from trying to install from other installations. I always see people accidentally installing third-party programs. :/

  2. August 23, 2015


    Loving the Bitdefender TS 2016 Beta.
    With all the new suprises it’s a sure hit.
    The Bitdefender Dev’s have done it again.
    100% protection and runs very smooth on my Windows 10 machine.
    Dreat Job !

  3. July 25, 2015

    prakhar mishra

    I think they should change the red icon and maybe add some notifications.. I wish the ram usage decreases. The red icon signifies danger and should be replaced the the B icon from older versions.

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