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Is Bitdefender a good anti-virus software (free version) to use.

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    Default Is Bitdefender a good anti-virus software (free version) to use.

    At present I am using Avast anti-virus (free version) in my laptop. Now I heard of an anti-virus software called Bitdefender which is said to be very effective and light weight on laptops. It works almost silent on PCs. Its free version provides constant virus protection which is called resident protection. I think it is an important feature while other companies normally charge for this service.

    I am just curious to know if anybody is using this software and how they feel about its effectiveness and performance.

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    If i am not wrong then Bitdedender is a Iobit product..

    Most of iobit products are useless in freeversion. Most of the essential features get activated after the purchase..

    For a healthy pc d/w CCleaner its light and easy to use..freeware from Avast/Avira are good.. Even the Microsoft security essentials is a good option.

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    I'm using the free version of Avast at the moment and I have to say I'd recommend it and haven't had any problems.

    While it's true that a lot of free security software will only do a limited job until you pay upfront or subscribe to the service, Avast does seem to be about the best one I've used up to now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    I'm using the free version of Avast at the moment and I have to say I'd recommend it and haven't had any problems.

    While it's true that a lot of free security software will only do a limited job until you pay upfront or subscribe to the service, Avast does seem to be about the best one I've used up to now.
    Yes, you are right. My experience with Avast was always good. I think it is more active than AVG which I used earlier. Avast helped in getting a number of viruses from my laptop and somewhat light weight on laptops. But as I have only 2GB RAM and Windows 7 installed on it I find it sometimes hanging. Otherwise there is no issues with Avast.

    In some review sites Bitdefender is the highly rated anti-virus software. But I don't know how credible the information is.

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    Finally I installed Bitdefender (free version) in my laptop. I have never seen such a simple antivirus in my life. This is so cool and silent. But it works in the background because it already blocked three sites that were supposed to be loading malware in my laptop. Suddenly there is a popup saying that it has blocked a site because of an issue. Even if we employ the scanning feature it is not putting any load on performance.

    But to be frank I don't know how effective it is. But you can find a lot of positive reviews about this antivirus software.

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    I have not tried Bitdefender, nor do any of my friends use it. I will not make any claims saying that it's good or bad. However, most PC owners that I know tend to use Panda, Avast or AVG. These are all solid anti-virus programs and I haven't heard of any serious complaints from users. You should not rely on one anti-virus program, try several to see what works best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Lee View Post
    I have not tried Bitdefender, nor do any of my friends use it. I will not make any claims saying that it's good or bad. However, most PC owners that I know tend to use Panda, Avast or AVG. These are all solid anti-virus programs and I haven't heard of any serious complaints from users. You should not rely on one anti-virus program, try several to see what works best.
    Of these I have already used Avast and AVG and yes, there are a number of good reviews about Panda Antivirus too. I haven't used Panda till now. Avast and AVG seem to be a bit heavy on my computer at times. I have been using different types of Antiviruses (freeware) for the last 10 years or so and never encountered any serious virus attacks. As my PC is mainly for home use, I think a good basic Antivirus is suitable for me.

    What I liked in Bitdefender is its light weight and effectiveness. It helped me to catch a number of viruses and harmful sites. But yes, as you already mentioned I should not depend blindly on any single antivirus.

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    With the paid antivirus u will get the full features of the software, but with the free its limited.

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    Sometime ago I used BitDefender free version with ccCleaner and it work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    Yes, you are right. My experience with Avast was always good. I think it is more active than AVG which I used earlier. Avast helped in getting a number of viruses from my laptop and somewhat light weight on laptops. But as I have only 2GB RAM and Windows 7 installed on it I find it sometimes hanging. Otherwise there is no issues with Avast.

    In some review sites Bitdefender is the highly rated anti-virus software. But I don't know how credible the information is.
    Well, we must consider a thing, all free antivirus are weak when they are compared with ''paid antivirus''.
    On August 30, Canaltech a website skilled in technology has showed a list of the best antivirus of 2015. The Champion of list was "360 Total Security", I have never heard about this software. Howerver, the website affirms it most powerful options for who want to keep the PC safe without paying anything. It has a heavy security scheme usually yield great analysis of websites specializing in antivirus and must realize in time to keep everything protected on your PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinisouz View Post
    Well, we must consider a thing, all free antivirus are weak when they are compared with ''paid antivirus''.
    On August 30, Canaltech a website skilled in technology has showed a list of the best antivirus of 2015. The Champion of list was "360 Total Security", I have never heard about this software. Howerver, the website affirms it most powerful options for who want to keep the PC safe without paying anything. It has a heavy security scheme usually yield great analysis of websites specializing in antivirus and must realize in time to keep everything protected on your PC.
    That is really a good piece of information indeed, thanks. I have never heard of it before. Have you ever used it? But I am concerned about how it is going to affect the CPU memory. I think the most user-friendly feature in Bitdefender is that it is very light on computer and at the same time helps to get rid of threats through sites and programs. 360 Total Security is a new thing for me. I would love to run it if it will not eat too much of my CPU memory.

    As it is shared in a forum, nowadays we cannot go blind on reviews too. There may be selfish business motives behind some reviews. It is heard that even some reviews of Sellers on online shopping sites are fake.
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    No problem man. Well, the others antivirus of list are:
    The side of the list I put my basic impressions.

    1. 360 Total Security - I have never tested.
    2. Avira Free Antivirus - I used in the past and my experience was good.
    3. AVG AntiVirus Free - I do not know how that antivirus is here. I do not like when I tested.
    4. Avast Free Antivirus - A tranquil Antivirus. No problems with virus.No Alerts Everytime. Low memory usage. I am using currently.
    5. Windows Defender - I cannot trust it. I have never received an alert. I think it very passive.

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    Bid Defender is quite good and paid version is more robust and powerful then free version. Although free version is quite better as compared to other free anti virus. I use cracked version which is much like paid version and working very smoothly.
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    I don't know if you guys are aware but Bitdefender got Hacked few months ago somewhere in July. How will I feel confident this software can protect me and make me feel secure if they just got hacked. This is a real news, You can search it in Google your self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I don't know if you guys are aware but Bitdefender got Hacked few months ago somewhere in July. How will I feel confident this software can protect me and make me feel secure if they just got hacked. This is a real news, You can search it in Google your self.
    I read it on net. That is really alarming. But it is not quite new that an Antivirus got hacked, even Kaspersky Lab was hacked a few months back. But as you said how we can trust these antivirus companies when they themselves are running for safety. But being a home user, I think Bitdefender is enough for me as I use it only for basic operations.

    @vinisouz I have already used AVG and Avast and both of them were quite good. But my computer started to slow down once I installed them on the laptop. In fact Avast was the last one before Bitdefender. Of these too, I think Avast is the best one which is fast and gives a lot of alerts.

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    Free Trial versions are better because you dont need to give your credit card number and real identity. Once the free trial expires, You can simple replace it with another free trial and reinstall it after 2 months. I am more confident with my security that way and I save a lot of money too.

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