BitDefender 2009 comments please

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by acr1965, Dec 20, 2008.

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  1. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    When I tried out BD 2009 beta and the soon released version, it was buggy as hell. But after Nor*on fiasco, I decided to give it another try. And the slowdown,crashes were gone.

    But still some minor bugs remain. The most troublesome, IMO are its HTTP scanner and antiphishing component. HTTP scanner slows down browsing too much and the anti-phishing component seems to have generic rules that prompts notice for known sites. And then there is that icon disapearing and securitycenter not opening trick that BD keeps pulling every now and then.

    In short, BD now is a much better product. But I am suprised that after so much time and feedback, they still haven't cleaned up their act. Ooh, lets hope the next upgrade does all that ;)
     
  2. osip

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    Solved.
    Control Panel/Adm.tools/services/Terminal Services:in properties tick automatic instead of manual.

    Overall v 12.0.12 runs very light and BDIS is my main choice for the coming year. Other recently tested products are Avira prem 9 with OAfree, Avira prem 9 with Outpost, Agnitum OSS, KIS,NIS, Kav with OPfw,PandaIS, F-secure newest beta...All these are good but it's like cars, the taste differs...And my choice comes inspite of all negative responses and comments regarding BD. Due to my testing I at least has something to compare with....
     
  3. TrojanHunter

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    Bitdefender Internet sercurity offers a lot for its reasonable price tag.
     
  4. Saraceno

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    How light is the free version?

    I know it's just an on-demand scanner, but does the user have to manually update?
     
  5. vijayind

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    No the user doesn't need to manually update. BD Free, will install itself to startup and periodically update itself automatically. But no real-time protection.

    Light ... I think you mean during scanning, right ? Well during a full deep scan it will pretty much fully utilize your CPU. In Idle time, it take almost no resources since the only component running in the background is the updater.

    @OSIP: Thanks for the info. Its about time they fixed this old bug. Lets hope more fine tuning is on the way. :thumb:
     
  6. gery

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    what about their firewall does it do anything? while i had it it seemed dead. while others block stuff attacks ect.that is my main concern about BDIS.
     
  7. Saraceno

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    Thanks for that vijayind.

    I guess the free version might suit those who use sandboxie, and want to use BD just to scan a few files recovered.
     
  8. vijayind

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    I guess, you can always use it as a good second fiddle scanner.
     
  9. Antus

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    Ihave been using Bit Defender now for over a week, and have no major issues at this stage in time.Resources are low and no significant impact on my PC.As for a firewall it has its own built in and everything shows stealth so far . I have to be quite honest if there are bugs I have not observed any yet. It appears to be a very solid and good product.
     
  10. osip

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    About detection rates in various tests it, as many others, moves forward and back depending on test month...You have to take the general picture into consideration. Also, most tests are made with the demand scan, the heuristic, IDS, behavioural protection are hard to compare. Taking that into the account BDIS is among the 5-6 best as I see it... Unbeleivable that BDIS is more or less disregarded here at wilders....It' s time to turn the wind...
     
  11. tekkaman

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    Our company bought Bitdefender IS 2009. And it simply doesn't work. I've tried it on 3 different computers already and the realtime shield won't activate. We're considering going to Officemax and change it for Kaspersky. I've searched bitdefender forums about the problem and it's an issue since last year and is still not fixed.The support from Bitdefender sucks also.
     
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  12. Cloud_Shadow

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    Well just recently, i tried Bitdefender. I was testing how good the prevention was, the first thing i threw at it(a rouge antivirus software), it didn't block it and let it run.If it hadn't been for Comodo D+, my pc would have been infected.

    Norton and KAV detected it.

    I also uploaded the file to virustotal and only 10 AVs detected it,and it is a virus, thats for sure.
     
  13. TrojanHunter

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    That doesn't make Bitdefender a bad product because nothing is perfect.
     
  14. The Hammer

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    If you want to play in traffic , you have to expect to get run over by cars.
     
  15. Cloud_Shadow

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    Bitdefender did poor in the test mate, caught 2/5 only. Symmantec, kaspersky and Avira Did 5/5.
     
  16. TrojanHunter

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    Nothing is perfect
     
  17. Cloud_Shadow

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    But i really expected much more from BD, maybe my expectations were high.
     
  18. thathagat

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    bit defender internet security2009 just shuts itself off....periodically...the tray icon greys out saying bd services not responding...all this while the internet is connected leaving pc vulnerable....is this a bug or is this how it works....?
     
  19. gery

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    it happened to me also and i had to uninstall it.my 1 year license is unusable now.
     
  20. thathagat

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    well.installed yesterday...un-installed it today..:mad: ....license wasted....but thankfully not my pc........
     
  21. icr

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    Me too had a bad experience with BD 09:oops:
     
  22. Sm3K3R

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    Use BD 2008 untill they realease the new BD.
    BD 2009 its unfixable ,unfortunatelly .To many bugs ,the most annoying for me being the GameMode one (the one with the focus loosing while full screen).
     
  23. EsoxLucius

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    Well the new version is closer than you think, there will be a BETA opening pretty soon.
     
  24. trjam

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    like in minutes, or days. Good to hear though. :thumb:
     
  25. EsoxLucius

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    It's more like a matter of couple of months. :ninja:

    LE:

    Oh and I forgot to mention that there are people that are looking in at as many forums as possible to try and iron out the bugs and problems. It's just they don't have that much time to talk to each one of you.
     
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