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30-May-2012, 04:44 PM #1
Bitdefender Free Edition: have you used it?
I didn't know a free edition of BitDefender existed until about a week or so ago:

http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

Has anyone here used it? If so, how did it work for you? Do you still use it? Was it good? Yadda-yadda.

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01-Jun-2012, 09:28 AM #2
If I recall correctly, the last "Consumer Reports" magazine article on antivirus programs put BitDefender near the bottom of the list.

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01-Jun-2012, 09:47 AM #3
I use the BD bootable AV CD all the time and would put that at the top of the list. It supports far more graphics cards than any other and has caught some very wiley and rare ones. But haven't used the program.
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01-Jun-2012, 10:35 AM #4
Thanks for the responses.

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If I recall correctly, the last "Consumer Reports" magazine article on antivirus programs put BitDefender near the bottom of the list.
That's interesting. AV-Comparatives.org tends to rank BitDefender at the top of the list.

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I use the BD bootable AV CD all the time and would put that at the top of the list. It supports far more graphics cards than any other and has caught some very wiley and rare ones. But haven't used the program.
I didn't know they offered a bootable AV CD. I'll have to check that out.

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02-Jun-2012, 02:32 PM #5
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Thanks for the responses.

That's interesting. AV-Comparatives.org tends to rank BitDefender at the top of the list.
Generally speaking, BitDefender does well in Virus Bulletin's testing as well. I haven't played with it in a while, so my info may be outdated, but the last time I looked at BitDefender the interface was awkward, and it popped up too many useless activity messages. That wouldn't hurt it in effectiveness-based testing, but I bet it would in Consumer Reports evaluations.
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I haven't played with it in a while, so my info may be outdated, but the last time I looked at BitDefender the interface was awkward, and it popped up too many useless activity messages. That wouldn't hurt it in effectiveness-based testing, but I bet it would in Consumer Reports evaluations.
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the info.

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