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05-Feb-2006, 07:31 PM #1
BitDefender 9 (Started just for this program)
I didn't want to keep hijacking the Norton thread, so I started this one..

Several independant tests have rated BD the highest for AntiVirus software..
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...,124475,00.asp

Some of this is a continue from the Norton Rootkit thread..
http://forums.techguy.org/reviews/43...-rootkits.html
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Now if you go to the uninstall and click on BitDefender your get 3 options.
Install, repair and uninstall.
Not sure if the uninstall will let you uninstall will let you take off other things or not.

So did you do a custom install and just pick the AV?
It's "BitDefender 9 professional plus".
Custom install, and left out the Firewall, and the anti-spam add on's...

Yes under add/remove I have the option to "Modify, Repair, and Remove"
Full install will give AV, Firewall, Anti Spam, and Update...

I installed only the AV and the update stuff.. Says it's 22MB right now..


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I did some research and I found that some are complaining that the Free Edition is slow while scanning. Maybe that's the case with the Free Edition, but for me, the Standard Edition is not slow to a snail. PC World said second to last with a time of about 10 minutes. TopTenReview I believe said 1.5 gigabytes in ten minutes. The only problem I find is that they both don't say the # of files it scanned. For example, a full scan can mean different things to different antivirus applications. Therefore, in the future, both should conduct a customize scan (checking the C drive, and everything in and between it) and report their findings with the # of files scanned. I'll bet you, one antivirus will say 10,000 files, and the other 8,900 files.
I forgot how many files.. Well over 10,000.. I think it was like 40,000+....
Something like 15gigs of info.. and it scaned it in about 30min..

It scaned inside ziped and other compressed files, So I think it went quite well..
It even checked my huge GTA3.img file.. over a gig in size..

It reported the Keylogger in 3 places.. One was the link to the program, the program it self, and the ziped form of the program..
It even warns me when I open the sub-folder the link is in..

It's in a trainer for the game GTA SA.. So I know it's there, and I know why it's there..
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06-Feb-2006, 02:19 AM #2
Sounds good to me.
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06-Feb-2006, 03:25 AM #3
My Internet computer....... I didn't disable my firewall.....

Customize Scan:

Antivirus > Scan
check C:
Settings:
Scanning options: check on all

BitDefender Virus Scan

Time:
Scan time: 14:09

Statistics:
Root sectors: 2
Files: 28,331
Folders: 426
Archives: 259
Packed programs: 1,558
Total: 30,576

Results:
Identified viruses: 0

I said 15 minutes in the other thread.......
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06-Feb-2006, 08:09 AM #4
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It should be noted that the links to buy their "top" 5 picks are all paid referalls/affiliate links.
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06-Feb-2006, 11:45 AM #5
Hi Super-D-38,

For the most informative information on AVs from an independent AV testing website which uses over 400,000 tests against about a dozen or so of the best AVs, checkout:
http://www.av-comparatives.org Use the Comparatives link in the left-hand panel and the August and November (different tests) are the latest information.

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06-Feb-2006, 01:34 PM #6
Good link lotuseclat79... It rates BD 8 as an "advanced +".
Maybe ver 9 will improve a bit on that 49%..

So far I've updated twice, and each time BD shuts down and restarts...
I guess that's just how it works..

So, brendan, your saying they aren't independent?.... Yeh, I can belive that.. Oh well, it does seem to match other tests though..

Just out to show others it a great program, (Better than Norton), and seems much less intrusive in your system than Norton or F-Secure.. Cheaper too.
Those are the only ones I've tried recently..
Years back I tried PC Cillin...

Edit: Ran my own scan again... Wow, I under estimated too..
Scan C:

Time 00:32:20
Boot sector 2
Files 166,420
Folders 1,938
Archives 3,749
Packed Programs 14,754

Infected 3
Moved 2
Identified virus 1 (Keyloger in a game trainer)

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06-Feb-2006, 06:29 PM #7
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So, brendan, your saying they aren't independent?.... Yeh, I can belive that.. Oh well, it does seem to match other tests though..
I don't know but they might not be. Nod32 usually gets better ratinsg than that.
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06-Feb-2006, 09:22 PM #8
Anyone use Nod32?... How is it as far as system slowdown?
What are it's scan speeds? Given what was posted about BD..
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07-Feb-2006, 02:31 AM #9
Yes BD shuts down and restarts after a update. You can get many updates a day too.
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09-Feb-2006, 03:10 PM #10
Still going..
I know I won't name names, but..................
BitDefender 9 seems to slow P2P programs.... If not the program, it seems to slow the whole PC while they are running... By "they", I only tested one..

Shouldn't use'em any way, but since this is like a review, I just thought I'd mention it.
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09-Feb-2006, 04:28 PM #11
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Still going..
I know I won't name names, but..................
BitDefender 9 seems to slow P2P programs.... If not the program, it seems to slow the whole PC while they are running... By "they", I only tested one..

Shouldn't use'em any way, but since this is like a review, I just thought I'd mention it.
Hi Super-D-38,

Think about it - BD9 is checking the incoming, so its not slowing the P2P, just the receipt of the payload - kind of like standing in line waiting to get your airplane ticket and having to go through all of the security checks. Its only as quick as the servers can service the requests given the current load where the line is the transport mechanism which is capable of being loaded up to a point. So, depending on what you are downloading, the shorter the line, the quicker it exits because there is little load, which means that high load times are distributed around for all of the waiters in line behind the current one being serviced. Different story when the line is small and there is no load.

At any rate the end-to-end service time for a request will be higher with BD9 than without regardless, and how much depends on the current load at the server and the load on the Internet bandwidth at the time which will vary.

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10-Feb-2006, 12:20 AM #12
Ah Ha... OK turned that off then..
Found an option for incoming P2P.. set it to "user defined" and didn't define anything.
I can just scan it after it's down loaded..

Course I'm getting out of the P2P stuff, so my activities are very limited now..
Just out grew the "high" I guess..

So some day I'll test the P2P again, and see if it's no longer slowed.
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10-Feb-2006, 04:20 AM #13
I do not have any chat or P2P programs on my PC or will I ever put them on my PC. But P2P programs have holes in then and things can happen so having the protection from BD9 is a good thing.

I just seen "Warriors of the Net, How the Net works"

The Movie

Here you can find the movie Warriors of the Net in several different languages. The movie is 12 minutes long. It is about an IP packets journey through net past routers, firewalls and transatlantic cables. It is available for free donwload for non-commerical use.

http://warriorsofthe.net/movie.html

I downloaded it to my PC and played it full screen. 71.2 MB so not for dial-up.
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10-Feb-2006, 02:02 PM #14
I'm DLing it....
Servers must be full or slow... 106k a sec..
Gaaah... down to 75k/s...
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10-Feb-2006, 03:03 PM #15
Ok see yea tonight after the movie.
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