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My AVAST free yearly license ran out and I decided to try Bitdefender
this time.

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

Was that a bad choice?

Re: Bitdefender Free

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:21:35 PM UTC+2, badgolferman wrote:
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Was that a question?  Seems OK from the landing page.

RL

 Bitdefender Antivirus
 
Antivirus Free Edition
A free antivirus that uses #1 ranked technology and is feather-light

Bitdefender Free

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Re: Bitdefender Free

badgolferman wrote:

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I have had Bitdefender Free installed for a week now and it seems to be
fine.  It's inobtrusive with no pop ups trying to entice me to buy the
full version.  There are very few options, but you must register to get
updates.  Not sure whether virus definitions require registration as
well.  Interestingly you must log into the manufacturer's website for
more options to the program and added products associated with computer
security that are free as well if you have registered, such as a
sandbox, basic credit monitoring, and parental restrictions.  I haven't
utilized any of those other services so I can't comment on them.

One minor gripe to report is the program seems to be awfully "chatty".
A review of the router logs reveals a lot of traffic to various ip
addresses in Ireland and Romania.  I was initially concerned about this
so I uninstalled the program and installed the trial version of
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 as well as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
and did a full scan of my system to ensure there wasn't something funny
going on but it came back clean.  Kaspersky was nearly as chatty as
Bitdefender too.  I don't recall Avast Free being like this.

Considering AV-Comparatives has awarded the full version of Bitdefender
their top honor I think I will continue to use the free version for a
while.  Avast Free seemed to be just fine and I think it has a more
comprehensive security suite than Bitdefender Free though.

Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can shed more light on these
products.

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Questions:
1.  Is it in English?;
2.  Is it easy to configure, especially the scheduled scans?;
3.  Does it make the AV removal (removal of Bit Defender) clean or is
it a terrible process like pulling teeth?;
4.  Will it cooperate with on demand AVs like MBAM and Hit M. pro?.
Thanks!
Louise

Re: Bitdefender Free

Louise deLattre wrote:

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Yes


There's hardly anything to configure.  Follow the provided link and see
the image.  That's it!

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When I uninstalled it the browser popped up with a survey asking why I
was removing it.  I chose to answer the questions but it wasn't
necessary.  I believe Avast did the same thing.

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I have MalwareBytes installed and sometimes run it.  No conflicts.


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