Bitdefender 2016

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by darts, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. darts

    darts Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Posts:
    412
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Does anyone test Bitdefender 2016 at this moment? How good and light is it for so far? I hope we can share some experience in this topic.

    Greats,

    Darts
     
  2. Rohugh

    Rohugh Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Posts:
    56
    I ran the 2016 beta on my Win 8.1 desktop for a month from the middle of July. There were a few things to report as would be expected with a beta program and BD did acknowledge the reports so they were listening :) , it seemed to be a little lighter on RAM use and worked well generally. I have for now gone back to BD TS 2015 but certainly will be installing 2016 as soon as the final version is released.
     
  3. Charyb

    Charyb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Posts:
    552
    Isn't 2016 supposed to be released the end of this month?
     
  4. Rohugh

    Rohugh Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Posts:
    56
    Nope. Official release is 10th September.
     
  5. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,518
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    Well then time for me to CYA & make a current image of my OS.
     
  6. Charyb

    Charyb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Posts:
    552
    Thanks for the info.

    Are there any worthwhile changes from 2015 to 2016?
     
  7. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Posts:
    237
    there is a module for anti-encrypt, where you can designate specific folders to be protected, in addition to the standard ones that are automatically designated for protection

    I would be interested to know how well it performs, and how it compares to the corresponding module in hitmanpro.alert, and to EasySync CryptoMonitor
     
  8. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Posts:
    1,956
    Location:
    DC Metro Area
    Bitdefender 2016 Released.

    "
    New ransomware protection prevents untrusted applications from tampering with your personal documents, while enhanced behavioral monitoring looks for any ransomware-like activities.

    Bitdefender’s engine has been extended with "machine learning-based technologies", enabling it to detect even brand new threats faster than ever.
    The new firewall delivers better performance, and there are enhancements for the password manager, parental controls, file encryption and antitheft tools.
    All three packages also have a strong set of core features, including phishing protection; vulnerability detection; a USB immunizer; Rescue Mode, a secure and isolated environment, outside of Windows, to remove even the most stubborn threats; and a desktop widget for quick scans and to monitor your security status."

    http://betanews.com/2015/09/11/bitd...n=Feed - bn - Betanews Full Content Feed - BN
     
  9. Marcelo

    Marcelo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Posts:
    74
    Location:
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    It still feels very heavy in my system... It's noticeably slowing program opening/closing and navigation in general
     
  10. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,006
    only tried it in hyperv so far but seems like a good product. uses alot less disc space now. used to use over a 1gb. seems to use around 400mb now unless i have missed a folder?
     
  11. Charyb

    Charyb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Posts:
    552
    It's preventing Windows 10 from shutting down. Support has been able to reproduce the problem.
     
  12. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,518
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    I created an image & away I went. Thought I could install BDIS 2016 over BDIS 2015. Nope 2016 prompted an uninstall of 2015. The uninstall choices were kinda tricky. I read the options 3-4x. I picked the one (Idr) I thought would keep my 2015 license active. I guessed correctly. After all the usual rigmarole udates, scans & reboots. 2016 in W7Px64 had wiped out & turned off Quick Launch. After recreating QL, many planned reboots & planned shutdowns. Almost a day later 2016 is aok. Oh & I got rid of BD freeware Anti-Cryptoware since it's included in 2016.
     
  13. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,518
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    Weird my original QL icons came back after latest boot.
     
  14. daman1

    daman1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Posts:
    769
    Location:
    MICHIGAN,USA
    Has anyone upgraded a windows 7 PC yet? im still on 2015 making sure bugs are gone before I upgrade.
     
  15. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,518
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    Post #12
     
  16. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Posts:
    237
    Is it superfluous to run malwarebytes anti-exploit on a system that has bitdefender 2016?
    and what about keyscrambler?
    what are recommended tweaks and settings for bitdefender 2016?
     
  17. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Posts:
    237
    I also have slow shutdown on windows 10, but eventually, it does complete the process.
    sometimes, boot is also slow.
     
  18. kdcdq

    kdcdq Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2002
    Posts:
    657
    Location:
    Southwestern Massachusetts
    If anyone know where the full offline installers are for the BD 2016 products, I would sincerely appreciate it if you would post the links to them. :)
     
  19. superssjdan

    superssjdan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Posts:
    148
    Location:
    USA
    Tried it on 2 win10 machines and found it to significantly slow boots and slow browsing.I found that it doesn't uninstall very cleanly either.Uninstalled reboot.Then booted into safe mode and ran the uninstall tool and it still left behind bitdefender agent folders and processes in addition to numerous registry entries.I reverted to a previous image after that mess.Macrium is a godsend.Will try it again when it matures.Still have 8 months left on a previous subscription.
     
  20. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Posts:
    237
    I too restored my system with a macrium reflect image, went back to panda. it works very well on windows 10.
     
  21. daman1

    daman1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Posts:
    769
    Location:
    MICHIGAN,USA
    Just up dated two windows 7 PC's to 2016 and all went fine running smooth and light,,very happy!!!
     
  22. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,518
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
    I restored my previous image of W7Px64 with BDIS 2015.

    The last straw was today when BDIS 2016 said my subscription was up. Wouldn't let me manually insert my 1 1/2 years + to go activation code. And kicked me out instantly repeatedly trying to login to MyBitDefender.

    I'll wait a week to a month before I have confidence that even 2015 won't now kick down my valid activation code.
     
  23. superssjdan

    superssjdan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Posts:
    148
    Location:
    USA
    you may want to check this out http://www.bitdefender.com/support/-1479.html
     
  24. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    3,518
    Location:
    USA - Back in a real State in time for a real Pres
  25. Diazruanova

    Diazruanova Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Posts:
    59
    This link is the key to a successful and trouble free upgrade from previous BD Ver. to newer 2016 versions .
    I upgraded two Win 10 and one Win 7 machines to Bitdefender AV plus 2016, in less than two hours and everything is running fine and fast, at least as fast as previous 2015 version.
     
Loading...