BitDefender 60-Second Virus Scanner: Tripped over this after BIS uninstall

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by zapjb, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    USA still the best. But getting worse!
    BitDefender 60-Second Virus Scanner

    Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner is a free and easy-to-use desktop app.
    It utilizes the world’s #1 ranked scanning technology to alert you of active viruses that are lurking on your PC.

    Fast & free Security for your PC

    • Lightning fast scans
    • Proactive silent scanning
    • Cloud based technology
    • Works perfectly with any other antivirus software
    Tried a trial version of BIS. During uninstall gave the option to keep BitDefender 60-Second Virus Scanner.
    Since I'm running another free AV on this PC I like having it. Anybody even heard of this? It's not BD TrafficLight it's a 2nd opinion virus scanner. I think though it might have some realtime ability, I'm not sure. Certainly not to replace a full time AV. I like it.
  2. Rohugh

    Rohugh Registered Member

    Apr 6, 2014
    Yeah, it seems to work well and I guess it is more of a "stop gap" than something designed to be run as a permanent AV - after all it is only an on demand scanner. Also it has been known to annoy some people after uninstalling BD as the little box to uncheck if you don't want it is easy to miss. :)

    60 second is a bit of a cheat as it scans in that time but you have to hang around whilst it checks the scan results with the cloud.
  3. Ekalb

    Ekalb Registered Member

    Jul 1, 2012
    When you uninstall this software, it lets you dozens of useless keys in the registry.
    Not surprising from a Bitdefender product.
  4. Austerity

    Austerity Registered Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Georgia / USA
    Quite a few products do this as well (Emsisoft, Trend Micro come to recent memory - tried them today)

    I find great usage in Revo Uninstaller for cleaning crap like this up. Great program.