BitdefenderVPN Review 2022

How effective is Bitdefender VPN? What are the features of Bitdefender VPN? What is the impact of using it on my internet connection? Does Bitdefender encrypt my data? What platforms does it support?

We will explore answers to all these questions and more.

Our testing methodology for Bitdefender VPN included installing the app, connecting to various servers, and testing speeds (download, upload, and ping). We also looked at the features offered by Bitdefender VPN and how easy it is to use. In addition to streaming, extensions, and devices. Bitdefender VPN is a powerful and easy-to-use VPN service that encrypts your traffic and protects your privacy. It is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. It also offers a free service that does not require any registration or login.

Our Key Findings of Bitdefender VPN

🌍Country of RegistrationRomania
🖥️Number of Countries49+
🖥️Number of Server Location
🖥️Number of Servers4000+
💰Price$6.99 per month
⤵️Download SpeedAvg. 30.99 Mbps
⤴️Upload SpeedAvg. 18.08 Mbps
Dedicated IPNo
📱Multiple Devices10
📺NetflixNo
📥TorrentingYes
💻Operation SystemiOS, Android, Windows, and MacOS
🌐Browser ExtensionChrome, Firefox, Safari
Does it Work in ChinaNo
🆓Free TrialYes, full refund within 30 days of purchase
👩‍💼Live Chat Support24/7 Live Chat Support

Servers and Locations

Bitdefender VPN has more than 4000 servers, located in over 49 countries, so you can choose the location that is best for you. You can also change your virtual location at any time with a single click. The service provider has a large number of servers in Asia and Africa, often neglected regions when it comes to VPNs. This makes Bitdefender great for people who want to unblock websites or stay secure while using public Wi-Fi in these areas. Additionally, the service has a simple interface making it easy to use. Overall, Bitdefender VPN is a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable and affordable VPN service, especially as it uses military grade encryption to protect your traffic from eavesdropping. Your data is also compressed, which saves bandwidth and makes your internet connection faster.

 BitdefenderVPNIndustry Average
Number of Countries49+60
Number of Server Locations120
Number of Servers4000+1000

Speed Test

Servers of Bitdefender are not diversely spread out, which is partly why the speed is not very fast in various locations. We tested the download, upload, and ping speeds of Bitdefender VPN and the results were not impressive. We connected to different servers in almost all regions and the connection was mostly insufficient. In our tests, we studied 51 countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific and Africa. Upload and download speeds were measured in Mbps., while ping speed was measured in milliseconds (ms). We also measured our internet speed without the VPN to compare it to test results.

Download Speed

We tested the download speed of Bitdefender VPN to understand its performance and the results were a little impressive, given they are better than some other VPNs. Our testing included 6 countries in the Americas, 26 in Europe, and 19 in Asia Pacific and Africa.

Bitdefender VPN Regional Comparison of Download Speed

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific and Africa
Number of Tested Countries62619
Average Download Speed26.92 Mbps23.08 Mbps42.97 Mbps
Lowest Download Speed7.3 Mbps (Canada)5.41 Mbps (United Kingdom)9.17 Mbps (Taiwan)
Highest Download Speed82.3 Mbps (Chile)79.01 Mbps (Slovenia)111.46 Mbps (Japan)
No VPN109.14 Mbps109.14 Mbps109.14 Mbps

The highest average download speed of 42.97 Mbps is in Asia Pacific and Africa, where more servers are located compared to other VPNs. It is also relatively higher than the average speed in the Americas, which was 26.92 Mbps, and in Europe, which was 23.08 Mbps. However, all are more than 50% lower than the download speed without VPN.

BitdefenderVPN Download Speed

Header LabelCountryDownload
FastestJapan111.46 Mbps
SlowestUnited Kingdom5.41 Mbps
OverallAll Tested Countries30.99 Mbps
No VPN Connected109.14 Mbps

The lowest download speed was 5.41 Mbps in the UK. While the highest download speed was recorded in Japan at 111.46 Mbps, which is higher than no VPN download speed. The average of all the countries we tested was 30.99 Mbps.

Upload Speed

We also tested upload speed for Bitdefender VPN across 51 countries and the results were lower than download speed, which is generally the case, however, the connection was still fast enough for most people’s needs. Overall, we were pleased with the upload speed of Bitdefender VPN since it was close to many other VPNs. Finally, we conducted tests without VPN usage. It is also measured in Mbps.

Bitdefender VPN Regional Comparison of Upload Speed

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific and Africa
Number of Tested Countries62619
Average Upload Speed16.08 Mbps15.45 Mbps22.73 Mbps
Lowest Upload Speed10.57 Mbps (Chile)5.65 Mbps (Bulgaria)3.97 Mbps (Singapore)
Highest Upload Speed20.64 Mbps (United States)19.24 Mbps (France)38.19 Mbps (Cambodia)
No VPN38.21 Mbps38.21 Mbps38.21 Mbps

The average upload speed for Asia Pacific and Africa is 22.73 Mbps, which is the highest average upload speed. The speed in the Americas was 16.08 Mbps, in Europe it was 15.45 Mbps. All average results are relatively close, but slightly deviant from the upload speed with no VPN.

Bitdefender VPN Upload Speed

Header LabelCountryUpload
FastestCambodia38.19 Mbps
SlowestSingapore3.97 Mbps
OverallAll Tested Countries18.08 Mbps
No VPN Connected38.21 Mbps

Cambodia had the maximum upload speed of 38.19 Mbps, almost equal to the speed with no VPN usage. The average upload speed as a result of all our upload tests was 18.08 Mbps, which is relatively slower than when no VPN is connected.

Ping

Ping is important for VPN because it is a measure of the latency of the connection. The lower the ping, the faster the connection. That is why it is important to have a low ping when using a VPN. It is measured in milliseconds (ms). A VPN usually increases ping speed, there are a few ways to determine ping speed. One way is to use a program like Speedtest. Another way is to use thePing command.

Bitdefender VPN Regional Comparison of Ping Speed

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific and Africa
Number of Tested Countries62619
Average Ping Speed281.66 ms224.73 ms170.42 ms
Fastest Ping Speed180 ms (United States)188 ms (Italy)0 ms (South Africa)
Slowest Ping Speed363 ms (Argentina)293 ms (Greece)544 ms (israel)
No VPN16 ms16 ms16 ms

Asia Pacific and Africa had the best average ping speed of 170.42 ms. The speed for the Americas was 281.66 ms, which is the slowest regional speed. For Europe, it was 224.73 ms. The results are highly deviant from the no VPN usage result, which is as high as 16 Mbps.

Bitdefender VPN Ping Speed

Header LabelCountryPing
FastestSouth Africa0 ms
Slowestisrael544 ms
OverallAll Tested Countries225.6 ms
No VPN Connected16 ms

The best ping speed among all countries was 0 ms in South Africa, which is as best as it gets, and of course much better than with no VPN usage. The average ping speed as a result of all our ping tests all over the world was 225.6 ms, much slower than when no VPN is connected, yet much sharper than the slowest ping speed of 544 ms.

DNS Leak Test

A DNS leak is when your DNS requests are sent outside of the VPN tunnel. This can expose your privacy and security. There are a few ways to prevent DNS leaks. One way is to use a program like DNSCrypt. Another way is to use a VPN that uses its own DNS servers. Bitdefender VPN is an effective way to protect your online privacy and security. It encrypts your traffic and routes it through a secure server, making it difficult for anyone to snoop on your activities.

No VPN ConnectedVPN Connected (BitdefenderVPN)DNS Leak Test
172.253.4.4
(Hong Kong)
172.217.46.10
(The Dalles, United States)
Good
172.253.6.1
(Hong Kong)
172.217.46.229
(The Dalles, United States)
Good
74.125.179.130
(Hong Kong)
172.217.46.238
(The Dalles, United States)
Good
74.125.186.199
(Taipei, Taiwan)
74.125.186.70
(The Dalles, United States)
Good
74.125.41.66
(Taipei, Taiwan)
74.125.186.71
(The Dalles, United States)
Good
74.125.187.4
(The Dalles, United States)

Our DNS leak test was successful with VPNhub. NO DNS leaks were detected.

Streaming

It’s no secret that many VPN providers claim to offer the best possible streaming experience to their users. But what exactly is streaming, and why is it so important for VPN providers? Streaming is the process of sending or receiving data over a computer network in real-time. It’s often used for high-bandwidth applications. Bitdefender VPN is a good solution for online streaming because it is secure, allowing you to enjoy your favorite shows without worry.

Bitdefender VPN is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. However, with limited data transfer, and easily detected unblocks, this VPN only allowed access to BBC iPlayer, and YouTube.

Netflix

Bitdefender VPN does not access Netflix. We tried to unblock the U.S., South Korea, the UK, and Japan libraries, but were unsuccessful.

Torrenting

Torrenting is the act of downloading and sharing files using a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol. P2P protocols allow users to connect to each other directly, without going through a central server. This means that torrenting allows for much faster download speeds than traditional methods like HTTP or FTP. However, because torrenting bypasses central servers, it can be used to share files illegally. This is why many people use VPNs when torrenting, in order to hide their identity and location.

Bitdefender VPN is a Virtual Private Network that encrypts your internet connection and hides your IP address. This makes it impossible for anyone to see what you’re doing online, including your ISP. Bitdefender VPN also includes a built-in ad and tracker blocker, as well as malware protection.

Bitdefender VPN is available for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. There is also a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.

Torrenting – BitTorrent

In order to test Bitdefender torrenting, we downloaded a 3.5 GB file using BitTorrent, the file had a download speed of 381.7 kb/s with only 0.775 seeders. Thus, the download time was 2h 45m, which is pretty disappointing given that the industry average time is only 11 minutes. This data is demonstrated in the table below.

 Bitdefender VPN BitTorrent Test in Comparison with Other VPNs 

Header LabelFile SizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
BitdefenderVPN3.5 GB0.775381.7 kB/s2h 45m
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.8782.1 Mbps11 min

Torrenting – uTorrent

we performed another test using uTorrent, to find that Bitdefender VPN was able to connect and download files without any issues, except for speed. We used the same file size of 3.5 GB. The downloaded file had 0.711 seeders, with a download speed of 150.8 kB/s, completed within 7h and 38m. This result was even more disappointing, given the industry average of 22min.

Bitdefender VPN uTorrent Test in Comparison with Other VPNs 

Header LabelFile SizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
BitdefenderVPN3.5 GB0.711150.8 kB/s7h 38m
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.2192.1 Mbps22 min

Router

Bitdefender VPN is compatible with all major routers. However, if you’re using an older router, you may need to manually configure it to work with Bitdefender VPN. This VPN service provider specifically offers a Bitdefender BOX, which can easily be setup with your router. In addition to providing NETGEAR Armor, which is a security suite that includes Bitdefender VPN. NETGEAR Armor is available for selected Mesh Systems and NETGEAR routers:

AXE11000 WiFi Router (RAXE500)

AX11000 WiFi Router (RAX200)

AX5400 WiFi Gaming Router (XR1000)

AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX120)

AX5400 WiFi Router (RAX50S)

AX5400 WiFi Router (RAX50)

AX2400 WiFi Router (RAX30)

AX1800 WiFi Router (RAX20)

AC1900 WiFi Router (R7000)

AC1750 WiFi Router (R6400)

AC4000 WiFi Router (R8000P)

Moreover, Bitdefender VPN Smart Home Cybersecurity solution is available in Bitdefender Box 2 and NETGEAR Armor, which provides Wi-Fi and home network security by securing all devices connected to the internet including devices with no virus protection. Even when you leave home, Bitdefender will protect printers, security cameras, baby monitors, smart assistants, gaming consoles, media players and more. All of which help protect your online privacy and personal information, thanks to its military grade encryption.

Bitdefender VPN Router App

Bitdefender VPN is a free and easy-to-use app that comes with a user-friendly interface. It also allows you to keep your online activity private and secure. With Bitdefender VPN, you can encrypt your internet traffic and stay protected from online threats. It also offers a variety of other features, including:

  • AES 256-bit encryption
  • Automatic security updates
  • Ad blocking
  • 24/7 customer support

Bitdefender VPN is available for all major platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Router Manually Setup for Bitdefender VPN

Bitdefender VPN can be manually setup on different routers, it provides Bitdefender BOX that can be used with your personal router following the steps below:

1. Install the Bitdefender Central app on your smartphone.

2. Sign in to your Bitdefender account.

3. Press More, then press Set up Bitdefender Box.

4. Agree with the Subscription Agreement & Privacy policy, then press Start Setup.

5. Connect Bitdefender Box to a power outlet.

6. When the front light starts spinning, press Next.

7. Unplug your ISP modem.

8. Press Next, then go to your phone Wi-Fi and choose Bitdefender Box network.

9. The password for this Wi-Fi network will be printed on the back of your specific Bitdefender BOX.

10. Re-plug your ISP modem.

11. Press Next, and find the Ethernet cable that came with Bitdefender BOX, then connect one end to the port marked with a circle, and the other end to a LAN port on your ISP modem.

12. Press Next then press Finalize Setup, then press I have a personal Wi-Fi router.

13. Disconnect your personal router from the ISP modem and connect your router’s WAN port to the Bitdefender BOX port via an Ethernet cable.

14. Set your router to AP or Bridge Mode, then press Continue to Central and the setup is completed.

Browser Extension

Bitdefender VPN has a browser extension for prominent and often used browsers that include: Chrome, Firefox, and Safari

Devices and Operating Systems

Bitdefender VPN is available for all major platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.

For Windows: Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

For macOS: macOS Sierra (10.12) or later

For iOS: iOS 12 or later

For Android: Android 5.0 or later

Regardless of the subscription type, if your Bitdefender security solution includes a Premium VPN subscription, such as Bitdefender Premium Security, then you can use up to 10 devices simultaneously.

TV

Users can get the Bitdefender BOX, a home network security solution, to protect all their smart devices equally, as well as manage their security. BOX can be setup with your router to safeguard all online activities within a specific place, as the VPN provider offers a number of benefits, including:

– Hiding your IP address from your ISP and other third parties

– encrypting your internet connection

– preventing your ISP from throttling your connection

– bypassing geographic restrictions

– protecting you from malware and other online threats.

China

Bitdefender VPN does not operate in China.

Price

Bitdefender VPN offers a free trial, as well as 2 different subscription plans:

One-month plan – $6.99 per month (Billed $6.99 for the first month)

One-year plan – $2.49 per month (Billed $29.99 for the first year)

In addition, Bitdefender Premium VPN is a service that guarantees online anonymity by encrypting all incoming and outgoing traffic on your devices.

Discount

Bitdefender VPN offers 40% discount for the one-year plan, making the payment of the first year $29.99.

Both the 1 Month Plan and 1 Year Plan have a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

Free Trial

Bitdefender VPN offers a free trial so that you can try out the service before you purchase it; a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

Customer Service

Bitdefender VPN provides a 24/7 online customer support service. We contacted customer support and were able to connect to an agent within 20 seconds. The reply speed was 3 seconds and the quality of answers was great. The support team was able to respond to all inquiries effectively and efficiently, providing accurate and helpful information.

Header LabelBitdefenderVPNIndustry AVG Difference
Connect to an Agency20 seconds10 seconds50% more
Reply Speed3 seconds15 seconds400% less
Quality of the AnswerGreatGreat

Conclusion

Bitdefender VPN is a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable VPN service. It is easy to use and offers a variety of features that make it a great choice for protecting your online privacy and security. It encrypts your traffic and routes it through a secure server, making it difficult for anyone to snoop on your activities. Additionally, Bitdefender VPN provides a number of features that help with safe browsing, secure streaming, unlocking Geo-restricted content, safeguarding all household devices with Smart Home Cybersecurity, and more.

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