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Bitdefender Free Edition: have you used it?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by tomdkat, May 30, 2012.

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  1. tomdkat

    tomdkat Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    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. :)

    Danke!

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  2. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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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.

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  3. Elvandil

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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.
     
  4. tomdkat

    tomdkat Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the responses. :)

    That's interesting. AV-Comparatives.org tends to rank BitDefender at the top of the list.

    I didn't know they offered a bootable AV CD. I'll have to check that out. :)

    Thanks!

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  5. Snagglegaster

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    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 I haven't played with it in a while, so my info may be outdated, but the last time I looked at BitDefender the interface was awkward, and it popped up too many useless activity messages.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.
     
  6. tomdkat

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    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the info. :)

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