Bitdefender 2018

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by escalibur, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

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    I've uninstalled BD Total Security 2017 without any problems and clicked "Reboot".
    After a restart, my Windows 10 security - firewall - kicked in and I was not able to access any network or the Internet.
    I've shut down my Windows Firewall and downloaded Bitdefender Total Security 2018 from the BD Central web-site, by logging in and clicking on "Install Bitdefender".
    I would say the new BD 2018 has a slightly changed interface but...
    I forgot about the issues between Sandboxie and Bitdefender.
    I've put all Sandboxie's executive files as added rules for BD Firewall, but I was not able to start using Sandboxie.
    I've turned off Virus Shield but could not use Sandboxed browser anyway.
    I was getting a pop up message from Sandboxie.
    Next, I've put all those Sandboxie executive files into BD's "Advanced Threat Defense" whitelist.
    Now I'm not getting any Sandboxie's pop-up messages but I still cannot use sandboxed Firefox or Chrome.
    It starts and immediately terminates browser, but...
    I can use any other Sandboxed apps/software like Privazer, Ccleaner, Acrobat Reader, etc...

    Why did I decide to update BD so soon?

    With all BD 2018 services off, I'm able to use Sandboxie.
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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017 at 4:29 PM
  2. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Everytime I try BD it just feels and seems heavy. Can't use it.
     
  3. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    USA still the best. But getting worse!
    I'm having trouble with Search Advisor not showing results in Firefox & Vivaldi, works in IE11. After a half dozen attempted fixes provided by BD support, no soap. So installed BD TrafficLight in both & so far so good.
     
  4. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

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    I've just used a program to compress photos, and BD 2018 blocked it.
    No problems, I've added that program to the whitelist of "Advanced Threat Defense", and...
    And nothing happened.
    Now, in order to use Sandboxie or any other app/program on my computer, I will need to turn that "Advanced Threat" off.
    Not good, BD.
     
  5. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

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    Too many bugs for its own good. Would never recommend this to an average user. Bullguard is better.
     
  6. kdcdq

    kdcdq Registered Member

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    I'll second that.
     
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