Every year, Bitdefender comes to the stage with some kinds of new technologies into their antivirus products. Every year, the company tries its best to bring you best security and confidence. According to the current scenario, Bitdefender 2016 is the latest range of protection you can have from the Romanian developer. It promises data integrity along with a lot of better options for web identity protection. For instance, you would find Ransomware protection and enhanced Anti-spam in almost all version of Bitdefender Security Premium products. The best example we can take is that of Bitdefender Total Security. However, not all of you might not be using the latest version of Bitdefender Antivirus, probably because it is not possible for you to purchase the new suite by paying extra.
But if you are using the genuine version of Bitdefender 2015, 2014 or older versions, you have an official way to upgrade to Bitdefender 2016 for free. By free, we mean that you don’t have to pay a single penny to install the best protection suite from Bitdefender in your Windows PC. In this article, we will tell you how you can upgrade an older Bitdefender version key to Bitdefender 2016. It needs to be noted that the company was using product license keys for the earlier products. Now, however, they have changed to the subscription-based model, where you can get a Bitdefender Central account. Using this account, you will be able to access your devices and ensure best protection for all of them.
Note: You can buy fresh Bitdefender license at 50% discount.
So, we will move on to the actual tutorial now.
So, you are running the previous version of Bitdefender Antivirus, right? And, make sure that you have the license code of the product with you. if that’s all set, we are ready to upgrade to Bitdefender 2016. Now that you have stored the license key someplace safe, you need to uninstall the older version of Bitdefender Antivirus.
To do that, you need to go to Control Panel => Programs and Features => Uninstall a Program. From the list, you can select the older version of Bitdefender antivirus. Thanks to the intuitive wizard you have, you can finish the uninstalling process in a few seconds. We already written a guide complete process to remove Bitdefender from your Windows and for Mac too.
Now, it’s time to convert your old license key to an all-new Bitdefender 2016 subscription. To do that, you need to access the Bitdefender Central platform. In one of our previous articles, we had told you about Bitdefender Central, which is an impressive, centralized platform for security management in different devices. So, in case if you don’t have a Bitdefender Central account, you need to create one. You can do that from this official page of Bitdefender.
Once you are in the Bitdefender Central dashboard, click on ‘My Subscriptions’ link you see in the sidebar.
On the right-top portion of the page, you can see a link named ‘Activation Code’. This method is used to add a new product subscription to the Bitdefender Central account. Now, click on the button.
Now, you should see a pop-up window on the page. There are two things in the pop-up window. First of all, you can enter the Bitdefender activation code there. This isn’t our option, though. Right below that, you can see a link ‘Get your FREE upgrade. Now, click on that link to move on.
So, you can see another pop-up window in the screen. It asks you to enter the old license code of your Bitdefender antivirus product. In the given space, paste the license key of Bitdefender 2015, 2014 or any other Bitdefender product you have.
If the provided license key is correct, you can see the changes in your Bitdefender Central account. It means a brand-new Bitdefender subscription would be added to your account. Now, you can use that package to protect your deices from an extreme variety of threats.
So, this is a cool way to upgrade your old Bitdefender product to a latest Bitdefender subscription. By upgrading, you would actually add a better layer of protection for the device, not just against malware. As we said, Bitdefender 2016 products are much effective when it comes to protecting you from various digital web threats too. After all, it just costs you only a few seconds to convert the Bitdefender version to Bitdefender 2016. Through those seconds, you can have a bunch of cool features and options too. So, what do you think about this cool features from Bitdefender?