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Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

Q: Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies about security. You can sugges other free products that are easy and protect well. Only antivirus.

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A: Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

If they absolutely don't know anything ("Hey, what's quarantine? What's scanning? What's definitions?") then Bitdefender without a doubt. If they know basic settings and to tell the difference between false positives than Avast!. I'll have to vote Bitdefender here, but Avast! is a much greater antivirus with those with basic security knowledge.

Update: See below post. I know longer reccommend Bitdefender. +1 to Avast!
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I just installed bit defender free edition but I'm alreadt getting confused. I can't find it's settings menu anywhere, when opened from the task bar all it gives is a small window in the bottom right corner, the "my bit defender" box on the page claims i need to register it (but this is the free edition??) and when clicked opens a small box window which just displays white saying "you need to have javascript enabled to view this page". whats more i find this page which suggest bit defender isn't an antivirus at all but rather it is a purely on demand thing like the free edition of malwarebytes, what is going on here?Please explain.Thank You. the section marked "important" at the bottom of the page.My machine windows 8.1, previously had AVG but I fully removed that before starting bitdefender's installation.Should i uninstall bitdefender and switch to avast instead?

A:Need some help bitdefender free vs avast free

Can you open the Bitdefender program/interface, then take a screenshot of it to post it here so we can see what you're seeing? Also, many free Antivirus products will ask you to registry in order to use them. So they are free, they just ask you to register yourself in order to be able to use them.
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So, I'm choosing a free antivirus software to use on my daily driver (I'm a vary advanced user) and I'm trying to decide between Bitdefender free and avast free.
First, I've heard that Bitdefender is dead/unmaintained/buggy?
Also, I've heard avast is kind if shady, I've heard rumors that when you call tech support they pretend there are problems on your computer to get you to pay money, and that it downloads malware on the users pc (Just rumors I've heard, Not accusing them of anything).
So which do you think I should go with? Thanks

A:Avast Free or Bitdefender Free?

Hi Robo11 First, I've heard that Bitdefender is dead/unmaintained/buggy?It's false. Bitdefender is still actively developped and have quite a good share of the Antivirus market. About the buggy part, it's down to the user's experience. Personally, most of the experiences I had with Bitdefender were quite bad. It was buggy, hogging resources, hard to uninstall, etc. But for some, it might just be the "best Antivirus" they ever used.Also, I've heard avast is kind if shady, I've heard rumors that when you call tech support they pretend there are problems on your computer to get you to pay money, and that it downloads malware on the users pc (Just rumors I've heard, Not accusing them of anything).It's false as well. There's no reputable Antivirus company that would do such a thing. Also, avast! forums offers malware removal assistance in the same kind as BleepingComputer, and there's also UNITE members helping on its forums, so I really doubt that this would ever happen.If you're torn between these two products, since both of them are free, I would suggest you to give them both a try (one after the other, not at the same time) and see for yourself which one you like better. My personal choice goes to avast!, but that's just me. You might also want to consider quietman's advice when it comes to choosing an Antivirus product. also noticed that you posted the same thread multiple times, I'll report them so they get junked, I imagine you experienced a bug on your issue that caused the thread to be posted multiple times, no worries, it happens
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A:BitDefender Antivirus Free vs Avast Antivirus Free vs Avira Antivirus Free

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM): draw, with the indication of Avira, since BitDefender takes overall a little bit less of CPU time, but consumes much more RAM.
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker): Avira has more features, configuration options and is generally more effective when it comes to the malware detection (Proactive and Reactive).
Overall Winner: Avira.
Edit: I've just noticed, that you've added Avast - as the third contestant - to BitDefender and Avira. Still Avira is the winner here. Avast is not too hungry for PC resources and perhaps has more features, but its engine is not so good, and its detection ratio usually lags behind both: BitDefender and Avira.
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Hi, all!
With interest I have read the Emsisoft Blog article about free anti-virus vendors that bundle PUPs with them. Here, 7 out of 8 tested free antivirus suites bundle with PUPs. A bit further down the article, an important fact is stated, and I quote:

...Bitdefender Free is one of the only clean antivirus vendors that does not come with any PUPs.

I therefore would like to know: Which more free anti-virus suites than Bitdefender Free do not bundle PUPs?
Thank you very much in advance!

A:Most free anti-virus suites now bundle PUPs except Bitdefender Free?

Well, Emsisoft Anti-Malware offers a 30 days trial of their program and doesn't bundle PUPs. Emsisoft doesn't bundle any PUPs at all in fact.
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What if I were to tell you, there is NO best?

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A:Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

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Inclusive Product Features
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A:Windows 7/64-bit scanned with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes (free)/ and Avast (free)

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A:Avast 7 free! AV + Comodo Free Firewall Conflicts

No one has a solution?

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Thank you.

A:Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

what version of norton are they offering for free ?

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A:Is registering Avast! Free Antivirus free?

It is free.

Registering it is simple.
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A:avast free,spybot s&d free and win defender

I haven't used spybot in many years, it got too glitchy and difficult to use for me...
I tested several Anti Malware programs years ago and chose Malwarebytes (MBAM) Pro, no regrets here.
If you're thinking of MBAM paid, you should get the PRO Lifetime license while you still can. - malwarebytes pro

MBAM Premium (Ver 2) is an annual license (yearly fees).
I don't use Windows Defender, I use MBAM real time on all my systems.

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WinPatrol - WinPatrol- Ruiware, LLC
EMET - Download Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0 from Official Microsoft Download Center
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A:Avast Free vs Avira Free

both offer great protection if tweak optimally.

Avast! - I don't like their UI.
Avira - I hate the launcher.
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A:Good source sites for secure & legal free movies and free/free to try software?

That is a good question.
When I think about it Hulu does have movies.
I use Netflix.
I can use as I have Dishnetwork and can use that to be able to watch. Yup, just tested works good.
Many of the Movies channels can be watched that way.
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Hi, Has anyone tested or used Bitdefender free AV. Isit as good as the paid version of the software of not? Its actually very light and fast but not sure about its effectiveness!!!!

A:Bitdefender Free AV

I was using this.

-It is very light and minimalist.
-Tiny interface,
-It has the lastest BD signatures.
-Behavioral detections
-MAlicious webpage blocking

-Viewing the interface takes sometime.
-Scanning speed too slow
-No additional settings to configure it for yourself.
and I think it looks like an abondoned software..

IMO It is a good choice but there are lots of better and free antivruses out there.
Avira,Avast,Qihoo etc.
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The only indication I have that this program is running is the icon becomes visible when I click on "Show Hidden Icons".
It seems to start when I switch on my PC, judging by the presence of this icon.
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1) Task manager does not show the Bitdefender as running.
2) I have installed "What's In Startup" & Bitdefender is not in the startup list.
Worse I have no idea how to access Bitdefender options/settings that might allow me to ensure it is set to startup when the PC is switched on.
My system is: Win7(64)
Greatly appreciate any help,

A:Bitdefender AV Free Ed

G'day,.....i have no experience with this product, so I am probably groping in the dark as much as you on the Start button...All programs....and locate bit defender there......OR....Start button, and type in the search box...BitDefender......
edit : Spelling
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I see the paid version recommended, but not the free one.

A:BitDefender free, any good?

I had it on my PC as a backup. So it was not running all the time. It is a easy and simple one I like. But I did a upgrade to there newer version but it was only good for 30 days. Don't know why it happen like that because it says right at the top I had the free version.
Anyhow I did get it all uninstall and reinstalled like there tech said but had the same trouble still.
Then I unistalled it and went looking around and cleaned up other files and folders and cleaned up the registry.
I want to install it again but was waiting for the 30 days to pass before installing it again.

But I liked it and it was good till that newer version came out and I installed it and what ever bug in it was putting a time limit on the free version.
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to my surprise, it installed on windows 10.
can I assume it does what it is supposed to?

edit: I posted this question on the bitdefender forum. I saw that the latest build of free edition was announced with the hope that it would support windows 10. My immediate reaction is that in fact it does seem to behave properly.

A:bitdefender free edition

Interesting, devs said, that it will no longer be supported and no 10 support and now, they released a new version.

Released Version - Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition - Bitdefender Forum

Thanks for the update, I loved BD, it is lightest AV ever, I used it on 10, until it stopped working.
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I didn't know a free edition of BitDefender existed until about a week or so ago:

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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Hello Malwaretipsers!
Just heard about Bitdefender free antivirus and downloaded it.

I am very happy with the low system impact
but I miss an exclude feature, and a way to remove things from quarantine to be able to use it.

My question is:
If I use this purely as my only security product will that be enough?
OFC, windows firewall is still enabled.

I use google chrome with adblock+ and scriptno & ghostery.
sure, I might download stuff on utorrent, but will bitdefender free protect me?

Also, the most important thing for me is that it's secure enough to make my banking business on the computer.

Thanks for the help!
I was in a rush writing this, so It might miss a red thread, but hope you understand what I am asking

A:Bitdefender free good enough?

Yes Bitdefender Free is really a fine product, unless you may experience stability issues.

It came as a Cloud Based AV so you need an active internet connection; + you don't need to worry about as it has web filter too.
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I am actually trialing Bitdefender paid version, just asking because my trial is over in 89 days. Is Bitdefender Free a very good alternative? Does it have Photon, Idle Scan, Active Virus Control, etc? Note that I am actually on an Emsisoft subscription, which is going to expire in 147 days. Also, I just need protection until Black Friday because I will get a new computer then.

A:How Does Bitdefender Free Compare To Other Products?

it have all the futures from the paid version only photon isnt in it(that says the bd staff) but for me, its using for sure some caching,fingerprint system). I dont know why almost all saying that this free av is bad. Its the best av for a user who just dont know nothing. He cant make anything wrong. Set and forget, for real. Some ppl saying its alrdy not delovement anymore. But i dont think so, u still get every 1-2 hours signatur updates, the Forum for the free version is still opend and the detections is as good as the paid version. Sometimes the detections is even better(maybe because its more cloud based than the paid av from bitdefender). If u have a emsisoft key, use EIS9. The behavour blocker is top notch from eis.
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Product Page amp Download Free Antivirus Software - Download Bitdefender Free Edition Product User Manual PDF direct download http ge tt api files SHy U blob download Wilders Security Discussion complete with one of the designers Bitdefender Antivirus Free - English GUI - Wilders Security Forums BD Free AV was just released for the english market it has been available for Romanian users Introducing Free Antivirus Bitdefender for quite a while I installed Introducing Bitdefender Antivirus Free this on my W x Introducing Bitdefender Antivirus Free machine this morning and it has been working flawlessly It is very much a set it and forget it AV that is cloud based It uses about MB of RAM on boot for a couple of minutes and then fluctuates around MB and below It has very little disc I O especially when compared to other cloud based AVs like Panda Cloud The UI is as simple as anything I have seen and there are no settings to configure It will auto update itself hourly do an auto quick scan daily and an auto full scan weekly I recommend using the BD product page that I linked to in this post to download the product as some of the direct downloads in the Wilders thread didn't want to install the english version The user manual is very well written and gives a ton of info on the design philosophy as well as how to install manage and uninstall it This could very well be one of the best new AV releases in quite some time

A:Introducing Bitdefender Antivirus Free

A short YouTube demo of how BD Free looks and behaves.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition - Test with more links - YouTube
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I have already installed avast! anti-virus 5.0.

For extra protection, I have installed Bitdefender 2009 free which is just an on demand scanner (no real-time or on-access scanning). It offers free automatic updates and allows scheduled scanning. It also shows an icon in the system tray.

I was thinking that by doing this I would have the benefit of scanning with 2 different antivirus engines. But does Bitdefender antivirus 2009 free interfere with other antivirus software installed? Although Bitdefender 2009 free is just an on demand scanner, yet I see its many processes running all the time.


A:Bitdefender free 2009 + other antivirus ?

Even when one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone scanner, it can affect the other and cause conflicts. Anti-virus software components insert themselves into the operating systems core and using more than one can cause instability, crash your computer, slow performance and waste system resources. When the stand-alone is actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, they both may try to update their definition databases at the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior. When the stand-alone is running, the primary anti-virus may interpret the activity as suspicious behavior or vice-a-versa and there is a greater chance of them alerting you to a false positive. If one finds a virus or a suspicious file and then the other also finds the same, both programs will be competing over exclusive rights on dealing with that virus or suspicious file. Each anti-virus may attempt to remove the offending file and quarantine it at the same time resulting in a resource management issue as to which program gets permission to act first. If one anit-virus finds and quarantines the file before the other one does, then you encounter the problem of both wanting to scan each other's zipped or archived files and each reporting the other's quarantined contents. This can lead to a repetitive cycle of endless alerts that continually warn you that a virus has been found when that is not the case.
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Does someone KNOW if that is possible to do in BD free av ?

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This will tell you how to disable it How to Disable bsserv , BitDefender TrafficLight Service

Do not download anything on that page, just follow the command instructions.
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That's the question. MSE works pretty well but it seems BitDefender gets high marks (everyone is assuming the free version is using much of the same engine found in the pay version - I hope that's true). I'd like to give it a try if they can work together without stepping on each other.

A:Can free BitDefender and MSE live together happily?

I do not recommend having two anti virus programs on one computer at one time.
It doesn't matter which two brands. Just install one at a time.
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hmmm.........another free offering for everyone ....on 13 august by Software Store

V3 Software Store BD info

As an exclusive to the Software Store, we're offering you the full current version of BitDefender Antivirus [1-PC, 1-Year], worth $24.95/?16.99, complete free of charge, for everyone, for 24 hours only. This promotion will be live between midday CEST Friday 13 of August to midday Saturday 14 of August. It will not be repeated, so miss the offer at your peril!

Remember that as registered 2010 user, you'll receive the forthcoming BitDefender Antivirus 2011 edition, free of charge, as part of your free yearly subscription.

A:BitDefender Antivirus FREE on Friday 13

Quote: Originally Posted by thathagat

hmmm.........another free offering for everyone ....on 13 august by Software Store

V3 Software Store BD info

As an exclusive to the Software Store, we're offering you the full current version of BitDefender Antivirus [1-PC, 1-Year], worth $24.95/?16.99, complete free of charge, for everyone, for 24 hours only. This promotion will be live between midday CEST Friday 13 of August to midday Saturday 14 of August. It will not be repeated, so miss the offer at your peril!

Remember that as registered 2010 user, you'll receive the forthcoming BitDefender Antivirus 2011 edition, free of charge, as part of your free yearly subscription.

This is actually a highly rated AV program. Thanks for sharing. Gold Pip for you

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So I'm getting ready to upgrade to windows 10 (well, clean install) and am wondering if my antivirus of choise (Bitdefender Free) is compatible. I know bitdefender's paid products are compatible, but I can't find anything specific to the free version.
Thank you.

A:Is Bitdefender Free compatible with windows 10?

Windows 10 Approved Security ProductsAlthough not officially supported, users at the Bitdefender forums say the free version works on Windows 10...see these discussion topis.Bitdefender Free Edition Is Available For Windows 10?.Bitdefender Free Windows 10 Support...Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10It’s not just Microsoft that is hard at work tweaking the final bits to their newest and shiniest version of Windows. Here, at Bitdefender, we’re overhauling our existing line to ensure it works flawlessly with the new operating system so you can enjoy uninterrupted peace of mind.Bogdan Botezatu, Bitdefender Senior E-Threat Analyst
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Hello MT friends,

I checked this site to download Bitdefender Free AV , it shows me the main page. Can anyone confirm this the question in the title ?


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I think it's not discontinued...
Page is working properly for me
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I have used this free antivirus on a number of machines for quite some time I upgraded on machine to Windows and installed Bitdefender with Edition Antivirus Bitdefender Free no apparent problems Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition I was told a few times Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition that bitdefender was not compatible with win but I persisted Upon opening a topic here in BC dealing with a damn annoying freeze' that this particuolar machine will do I was advised to uninstall bitdefender as that may be one of the possible causes Fair enough I did that allowed windows defender to take over it did nothing to alter the 'freeze it still exists to this day Just today I have gone on a concentrated search and Bitdefender is NOT repeat NOT compatible with Windows From the Bitdefender website Operating Systems required for running all your Bitdefender products Windows based MAC OS Android devices Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Windows XP with Service Pack -bit Windows Vista with Service Pack -bit amp -bit Windows with Service Pack -bit amp -bit Windows -bit amp -bit Windows -bit amp -bit Am i right in 'assuming' that most if not all other 'free' Av's are compatible with Windows Come on Bitdefender whats the story Are you going to get your act together

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

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Hello This is a mini-review of BitDefender Free See illustration below in thread and next post for important infos Pros Virtually resource usage on my W system even when running full scan Essentially requires no user interaction virtually quot set-and-forget quot Requires virtually General Free - BitDefender Impression no user knowledge experience to quickly learn to use properly No cost but not free Signature database identical to paid version but local signature cache is tiny so detections may take a long time until BD Free cycles through entire signature database during its continuous scan Malicious URL blocking that does work equivalent to paid version User can manually perform full-system scan Real-time protection Virus Shield with heuristics Active Virus Control Can Quarantine Restore and re-Quarantine detected files Cons No firewall To be effective system should not be turned off so as to always have continuous scan running Scans are so slow that malware may be on system for far too long No way to increase scan speed Essentially no support but there is a PDF manual Online offers when register product BD Free will auto-delete files without user approval during installtion it deleted Emsisoft s a hook dll during the initial installation scan see posted screenshot in thread with reason why BD Free did it Impression BD Free is the minimalist AV taken to the absolute limit It is so extreme I consider it quot Experimental quot BitDefender Free - General Impression A curiosity if you will I am not too sure about PCMag s review by Rubenking on this one Stars Really Maybe but jury is still out When testing BD Free against malware from MT s Malware Hub I see a difference in detection rates compared to the paid version Obviously they should detect equally if they both use the same signature database and are updated with the same frequency CORRECTION It has been explained to me by fellow MT member yesnoo that BD states the signaturess are the same but BD Free s local signature cache is very small Unlike the paid version BD Free has to cycle through the entire signatures database via the cloud during its very slow continuous scan Real-time on-access queries are made by Virus Shield On the other hand the malicious URL blocking seems equivalent to that of the paid version I also observed BD Free s heuristics real-time stop malware that evaded signature detection the recently posted JS Downloader Bat Encoder sample on MT Malware Hub Heuristics blocked the js file That was a real surprise so for BD Free In contrast when those js bat files were allowed to run the paid version did not block them but instead later slammed the hidden downloads Scratching my head on the difference There are other drawbacks It uses continuous scan mode that is so slow that it will take an entire day if not more to fully scan an entire system This means malware could be on system for a long time There is no mechanism to re-Quarantine a file I tried to locate the Quarantine and whitelist files but despite my best efforts they eluded me GUI is easy No bugs There s nothing to it There s even a -page PDF manual complete with illustrations It s in the BitDefender folder and cannot be found online From what I see compared to Windows Defender it is an improvement in some respects It s a breeze to install and uninstall so a quot look-see quot is not too bothersome However I think Avira Free is a better alternative Bottom line on this one it is really only suitable for someone that downloads and installs very little or a system that has low-end RAM CPU This solution is very likely not able to adequately protect the quot click-happy quot If BD Free turns out to actually provide -star protection over time I will be surprised At this point I am not convinced not against malware younger than a week Older malware yes In short order this review is closed nbsp

A:BitDefender Free - General Impression

Thanks for review.
I use Bitdefender in VM for malware testing; seems to work well, has good reputation but
obviously not competes with the commercial version because It is missing some functionality .
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Now, however, I have tried to uninstall Bitdefender but can't find a way.  It doesn't show up in Revo and I used the Bitdefender uninstall program again.  It appears to have worked but it still on the Virus Protection tab in Windows Security Center and also on Speecy. 
Any help to remove Bitdefender completely is appreciated.

A:Bitdefender Free 2013 uninstalled but not

Since you uninstalled avast...removing Bitdefender will leave you unprotected so you need to download a replacement and have it ready.These are the instructions provided by the vendor.How to uninstall BitdefenderBitdefender uninstall tool direct downloadUninstall Tools for Bitdefender Products...Paid, Trial and Business ProductsIf doing those steps did not work, then I suggest you reinstall Bitdefender Free, reboot then try uninstalling again.Note: It is not uncommon for some anti-virus programs to not completely uninstall itself using the usual method of Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs due to the presence of related services and processes running in the background. Sometimes the uninstall works more effectively if you first stop and disable the program's service (and associated processes) or perform the removal in safe mode so there are less processes which can interfere with the uninstallation.
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See you soon .


A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Vers. 2.00

Your thread title made me jump.
I thought yeah! Bd free V2.

Hope you are kidding.
That is just a GUI design made by a member here.
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If your Windows PC is currently running with Bitdefender you can upgrade free to the Bitdefender Bitdefender Antivirus Plus Bitdefender Internet Security or Bitdefender Total Security How much free hard disk space do I need to upgrade Recommended GB free hard disk space At least MB on hard system drive NOTE Bitdefender Free Upgrade available for Microsoft Windows XP SP Vista 2015 Upgrade to Free Bitdefender SP SP Windows and Windows Please follow the steps below Installing Bitdefender directly over the older version with the installer provided During the installation process you Free Upgrade to Bitdefender 2015 will receive a notification informing you that a previous version was detected Click Yes to uninstall it reboot the computer then proceed the installation If the Free Upgrade to Bitdefender 2015 older version was registered Bitdefender will quot remember quot the respective license key Removing the older version restarting your computer and installing the new version The product settings of your previous version will not be saved Please use this upgrade method only if the first option fails To smoothly uninstall Bitdefender please use the tool available at www bitdefender com uninstall Source nbsp

A:Free Upgrade to Bitdefender 2015

Petrovic said:

If your Windows PC is currently running with Bitdefender 2014 you can upgrade free to the Bitdefender 2015 (Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015, Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 or Bitdefender Total Security 2015.

How much free hard disk space do I need to upgrade?
Recommended: 2 GB free hard disk space. At least 800 MB on hard system drive.

NOTE: Bitdefender 2015 Free Upgrade available for Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Please follow the steps below:

1. Installing Bitdefender 2015 directly over the older version with the installer provided. During the installation process you will receive a notification informing you that a previous version was detected. Click Yes to uninstall it, reboot the computer, then proceed the installation.
If the older version was registered, Bitdefender 2015 will "remember" the respective license key.

2. Removing the older version, restarting your computer and installing the new version. The product settings of your previous version will not be saved. Please use this upgrade method only if the first option fails.
To smoothly uninstall Bitdefender, please use the tool available at:
SourceClick to expand...

Thanks Petrovic
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3) Chrome became extremely slow.

I'm not sure if there's a solution to these issues, but I'd love to hear it if so.

A:Bitdefender Free Antivirus issues with Windows 7

1. Just to be certain you meant CTRL + ALT + DELETE to access the task manager? I wasn't sure if that way even works..?

2. Are you sure nothing got passed BD or the AV you had before maybe scan with Zemana..

3. Did BD install any extensions to chrome? Sometimes extensions can clutter your browser and cause more harm then good. Possible run CCleaner and see if that helps.
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System Requirements

- Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
- Hard disk space: 2 GB available free hard disk space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)
- Intel CORE Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
- Software requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Homepage: Free Antivirus Software - Download Bitdefender Antivirus Free
User guide:

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Beta

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(Windows 10)

A:Windows Defender vs Bitdefender Free Antivirus

Windows 8 and Windows 10 integrates a robust version of Windows Defender for its anti-virus and anti-malware protection. IMO Windows 8/10 Defender is just as good as any other free antivirus solution (and probably easier to use for the novice) without bundled toolbars or nagging Is Windows Defender Good Enough.With that said, Bitdefender is one of the few free anti-virus products which does not bundle toolbars or have nagging popups.Although Windows 8/10 Defender provides some anti-malware is weak, meaning it does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. This is true for most anti-virus solutions. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats.In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs generally scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots.Anti-malware programs generally tend to focus more on adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and potentially unsafe applications.Anti-virus and Anti-malware solutions with anti-exploitation features protect against zero-day malware, drive-by downloads, exploits and Exploit Kits.Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection. If you choose to use Windows 8/10 Defender (or any other anti-virus), then I recommend adding an additional anti-malware solution. Please read Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools for information about trustworthy and effective anti-malware programs.
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Last updated version 7.60911 on Bd free.

Latest update version today & rightnow 7.60955.

Users have confirmed the updates prob on Wilders & Bd free forums.

No response from Bd support on Bd free forum.

A:Bitdefender Free update problems reported

Whats the version number? Is it BitDefender Free Edition ?
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49 hours left!!

Get 9 FREE months of The Best Antivirus of 2014

A:9 months of Bitdefender Internet Security free!

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Hello Bleeping computer I come here to seek your excellent help So today I went to do a full scan of my system with my antivirus Bitdefender Free Edition To my horror the notification bubble popped up and said it had found and removed something threats I found this a bit strange since I had just ran a Malwarebytes scan that came up completely clean and my computer was running fine I tried to view what it had found but it kept glitching out Apparently Bitdefender Free has a reputation for glitches I tried to view the An on demand scan is ongoing event Even though letting Bitdefender through infection possibly Free it said the scan had finished but it Bitdefender Free possibly letting infection through said zero threats found in the event Also when I went to the threat control tab there is nothing in the quarantine I know that Bitdefender Free will sometimes Bitdefender Free possibly letting infection through delete infected files instead of quarantining them but it seemed like out of the something threats Bitdefender Free possibly letting infection through it said it found at least a few would be quarantined The program was glitching out pretty bad reloading the events and not allowing me to clear them A system reboot fixed this I continued to scan with Hitmanpro which found a couple PuP registry entries Which since my trial had expired I manually deleted with Regedit and AdwCleaner which found a registry entry for a proxy server override Something like that does that mean that I was using a proxy server If so That's bad I don't think my system is currently infected But who knows I'm not even sure if BD even found any real threats since it was glitching out and nothing displayed in the quarantine I'm probably going to switch over to Avast because if it was a real infection Bit Defender let it through and didn't even let me see the list of infections I'd like to hear your take on this and hopefully help me clear up some confusion Thank you

A:Bitdefender Free possibly letting infection through

we will check for infection.
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
§  Flush DNS
§  Report IE Proxy Settings
§  Reset IE Proxy Settings
§  Report FF Proxy Settings
§  Reset FF Proxy Settings
§  List content of Hosts
§  List IP configuration
§  List Winsock Entries
§  List Installed Programs
§  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
§  List Restore Points
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop.
§  Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
§  Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
§  A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
Kaspersky Virus Removal ToolPlease download Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from here.
§  Right click on KVRT.exe and select Run as Administrator.
§  Read the EULA, then select Accept.
§  Wait for Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool to initialize.
§  In the main screen, select Change parameters, place a checkmark in System drive, then click OK.
§  Click Start scan.
§  Wait for Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool to complete scanning.
§  When the scan is finished, select Neutralize all for all detected objects.
§  Close Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool when done.
Informe me if something is detected.
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.
NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.
§  Double-click mbam-setup-2.x.x.xxxx.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
§  At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
o    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
o    A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
§  Click Finish.
§  On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' link
§  After the update completes, on Settings tab, set under Detection and Protection next options: 
1. 'Scan for rootkits'; 
2. Non-Malware Protection, for 'PUP detections', check, 'Threat detections as malware' option.
§  Return to Dashboard, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.
§  A Threat Scan will begin.
§  When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.
§  In most cases, a restart will be required.
§  Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, than click on Yes.
If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed:
§  On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' link.
§  After the update completes, on Settings tab, set under Detection and Protection next options: 
1. 'Scan for rootkits'; 
2. Non-Malware Protection, for 'PUP detections', check, 'Threat detections as malware' option.
§  Return to Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.
§  A Threat Scan will begin.
§  When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.
§  In most cases, a restart will be required.
§  Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, than click on Yes.
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System Requirements

- Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
- Hard disk space: 2 GB available free hard disk space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)
- Intel CORE Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
- Software requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Homepage: Free Antivirus Software - Download Bitdefender Antivirus Free
User guide:

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Beta

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Mod Edit: Moved to Bitdefender subforum.

A:Bitdefender Free Edition 2014 - Worth installing?

The free version is very light.

However, it is buggy, lacks features other free AVs have and has very slow scanning. I wouldn't recommend it. If you want free solutions, avast! or Avira will serve you well. If you want to stay with BD, than try their IS.
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A:New free Avast

Hello - I would pose that to the AVAST blog
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A:Avast 6 Free or..

Avast 6 is still in Beta, no? I'd wait till the "dust" settles before making any move, if ANY. IMO what you have now is SOLID--If it ain't broke don't fix it.

BTW, I use Avast 5 free, Mbam Free.....EVERYTHING free. I'll NEVER be forced to pay for something I can get free, and I can donate whatever I CHOOSE TO to the software creator.

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A:About Avast Free...

If u want a bloatfree avast just install web and realtime shield. u dont need more to have the core protection moduls and for maximum security. i dont use it anymore but found no cons, it is realy light, one of the stablest av u can have and realy good protection if u tweak it abit. nothing wrong with using avast if someone of my family want a av, i always recomment avast because its easy and can be made to sit and forget.
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A:Free Avast

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A:Avast free

I moved your post from our FAQ section to the Software forum. Please pay attention to where you post. Thank you.,154582.0.html
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A:AvG Or Avast ? Free?

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A:Avast! Free For Windows Xp Pro

Do you still have AVG installed on the system? It may be the one causing the problems if so uninstall it and try downloading Avast! Again.
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The directory or file cannot be created.

I wondered if this had anything to do with moving the TEMP and TMP folders off my SSD Drive C:\ and onto the Hard Drive F:\

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A:trying to install Avast Free 5.0.677

Move the folders back, reboot and try to install again. Then you'll know if it is or not.
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With respect to the Best Free Antivirus competition I m starting a thread series where users of the various products will be joining together to state the Pro s and Con s of each antivirus internet security software and why they think it is a contender or not for the Best Free Antivirus How to post your reply Each Avast Pro's and - Antivirus Con's The Free person can post either one Pro or one Con of the product per post You are free to share your views with respect to that One person s Pro Con can be a matter of debate in the following replies Try not to post Pro Con twice in a row just after your previous reply unless Avast Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's it s necessary The first post will be updated by me with what user s think is good and bad about the product so an informed decision can be made for newcomers -------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE PRO S -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Really light on the system Fully customizable installer can select features to install -------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE CON S -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Many ad s and pop-up s nbsp

A:Avast Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's

Pro: Really light on the system

Bad: Many ads and popups (Can be disabled in the paid versions)
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A:Should I use ESET S.S. 4 and Avast! Free 5?

I can only think that you would see conflict between the two programs as they are both Anti-virus. I would say try it and see but make sure you are testing in a sandbox, not leaving your test machine vulnerable.
My 2-cents (not-worth much )
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I have been using Avast Free Antivirus for more than 4 years without any problems. It quietly does it's job in the background. It has a relatively small footprint and the false positives are extremely low. It's set to automatically update the Engine and virus definitions, and to notify me of Program updates. So far so good...

But, now it's doing things without my knowledge.
1. Avast SafeZone Browser. This downloaded and installed without any input from me - twice! It even added 2 shortcuts to the Start Menu. The folder in Program Files now has a size of 364 MB!

2. Avast Antispam. Also downloaded, installed and disabled Windows Defender (Windows 7) without my permission.

It's always great when free software adds additional features/components but, it's not acceptable when they download and install without the users knowledge.

It might be time to move on...

A:Avast Antivirus Free.

Was that a default install/upgrade? Was there no Advanced/Options checklist available?
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A:Free Avast 5 beta available

A little demo

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A:Avast Free Registration

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Avast for Business FREE -The world s most trusted security has moved to the Avast FREE for Business cloud to provide your business with great protection starting at a Avast for Business FREE price that s pretty nice too It s free - Manage and protect all the devices that power your business anywhere anytime from the cloud Set it and forget it With Avast for Business on guard you can focus on running your business Our robust alerting and reporting engine will let you know if we need you Easy Sign up log in and download It s that easy Protect your first device in minutes or less System requirements PC workstation A minimum Avast for Business FREE of Windows XP with SP needs to be installed Windows Vista and even are fully supported unless your device runs the Starter or RT edition in both the - and -bit variant A -year old Pentium processor will do with MB RAM and GB of hard-drive space Now imagine the stellar performance with your new hardware Mac Workstation If you re on a Mac running OSX it will work You need MB of RAM and MB of disk space Beyond that you can be running just about any stable version of OSX even Yosemite and we ll keep you protected Server It will work with any operating system listed below Microsoft Windows Server and R any edition with the latest Service Pack -bit or -bit incl Small Business Server Microsoft Windows Server and R any edition with the latest Service Pack -bit or -bit incl Small Business Server except Server Core Microsoft Windows Small Business Server any edition with the latest Service Pack x bit Microsoft Windows Server and Server R any edition with the latest Service Pack x bit incl Small Business Server Essentials except Server Core Microsoft SharePoint Server Microsoft Exchange Server Avast antispam is available for Microsoft Exchange Server MB or above if running Microsoft Windows Server or higher depends on OS requirements and other third-party software installed Intel Pentium III compatible processor or above depends on OS requirements and other third-party software installed GB free hard disk space Source https www avast com business nbsp

A:Avast for Business FREE

The log in delay is appalling, for a good 30 seconds on multiple reboots I experienced:

No desktop files
Blank File Explorer
Task Manager reports High Startup Impact
Signing up is easy:

No background checks
Use your existing avast! account
Set-up is simple:

Available for Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Mac OS X
Web installer and Full installer
Remember to Activate Device once installed
Web console:

No configuration for sending messages to desktop (Admin desktop notifications)
Confusing between Groups and Devices
Unclear (OOB) about how to send template settings to current devices, do I need to delete device first or not.
Browser Cleanup and Secure VPN on by default

Easy to navigate UI, but lacks details for new users.
If Devices are removed from Web Console >> Avast Pop-up to Reboot PC (possible to post-pone) >> Avast Business Security will be uninstalled and gone after reboot.
avast for Business - Web Console UI

Created a Custom Template

Exploring the Advanced for Active Protection | General Settings | Antivirus Settings

Upgrade to Premium Security for Business

This is only a quick and small review of Avast Business Security 2015 (Free).
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I downloaded aswClear and tried to run it in Safe Mode. Got the error message below.
I also tried to reinstall avast and got the the same error message.

What next?


A:Uninstalling Avast free

See if this works ....
Download AVAST Software Uninstall Utility
Special Note: Needs to be started from Safe Mode, the program will offer to reboot you into Safe Mode on launch. If you did not install the Avast product to the default install location, you need to point to it in the box.
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A:Problem With Avast! Free

Users have complained for years about unresponsive behavior when the computer attempts to awake from sleep. There is no universal fix solution as there have been various reasons given for this particular issue and various suggestions to correct it. If avast is not able to determine the cause, the next step is to contact the computer manufacturer via thier support or customer service web site.
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If I have the free version I wouldn't expect to be prompted to upgrade to a paid version or is this what to expect? Is this the same for others that have it?

A:Avast FREE Version....

1. Yes that is what you may expect
However, if you are using Free Antivirus 2015, the only way to disable the sale offers is to upgrade your protection to the paid one.
2. The simple solution is to uninstall AVAST and use the FREE and no sales pop-ups - Windows defender included with 8/8.1
and indeed IMHO your system will run more smoothly and with no problems - as against the use of the FREE Avast.
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A:Avast free antivirus

FastestCrib0439 said:

Is this antivirus great? I have been using it for years, and i was told that it slows down the computer by a lot. Is this true?Is it a RAM hogger?Click to expand...

No it's not a RAM hogger!!
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Latest Avast Free
Win 10 64

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Do you see the same on your system?

A:How is Avast Free on Win 10 working for you?

Yes, I have Avast! Pro version, and got the same.

But, it does not have a lot of impact and slowdowns on my startup time.. Windows 10 still boots fast.
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A:Do I need Win Defender if I use Avast Free AV?

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.
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Avast Free---

Custom Install---

File Shield
Web Shield - HTTPS disabled
PUP enabled
Rest default settings
Popups/Ads disabled (AvastUI.exe outbound connection blocked in Win FW to avoid popups/ads)

360 TSE---

Custom Mode---

Bd enabled (Realtime/Ondemand)
File Protection disabled
Registry Protection disabled
{File protection & Registry protection are HIPS features i.e all those creating/modifying this/that popups. And I dont want HIPS features so disabled}
Rest default settings

Avast Free or 360 TSE?

Plzz suggest only on the basis of protection with the above mentioned config of the products.

A:Avast Free or 360 TSE (Config Mentioned)

Hmm difficult one.
I like both but Avast is well known and trusted.
If i was to use either of them i would go for 360 TSE because in the past i have found it to pick up more nasties than avast
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Nevermind. I did more searching and found more info. I'm going to try MSE, SpywareBlaster, and MAMB (which I already use).

A:Is MSE as good as the free Avast or Avira?

Quote: Originally Posted by tony22

Recent postings here from some users seem to indicate that the current version of MSE is quite good. I was thinking of using either Avast or Avira, but if MSE really is as good at detection and removal then I thought I'd give it a try first. Anyone try all three recently? The reports I've found online still seem to show MSE as not quite as good.

Nevermind. I did more searching and found more info. I'm going to try MSE, SpywareBlaster, and MAMB (which I already use).

Good move. Strictly from a BSOD perspective MSE causes much less than Avira, or Avast.