Bitdefender Antivirus Free - English GUI

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by PaulBB, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Cruise

    Cruise Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,161
    Location:
    USA
    You said "was using..."; since you didn't have any problems, why did you stop using it? ....just curious.
     
  2. haakon

    haakon Guest

    For teh webbuhnetz challenged who fail to notice the absence of Windows 10 for system requirements on the BDAV Free page, upon clicking the download button, one is presented with a page overlay with a mention sort of like alluding to the suggestion that maybe it might... NOT be for Windows 10. Of course, that's up for interpretation.

    This forces :eek: the purchase of BD premium products for Windows 10 users. (Yes, I know BD isn't forcing anyone to do anything. But that absurd sentiment has been expressed by unfortunate individuals throughout teh webbuhnetz forums & social media.)

    That said, that one can install it on Windows 10 where it appears to run OK is a serious and inarguable fail in BD's corporate character.

    BDAVFnotW10.jpg

    Screenie current as of this posting.
     
  3. atomomega

    atomomega Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Posts:
    1,292
    I wanted to try Windows Defender now that it's part of the OS itself, currently working just fine. I've always tried to run my systems as lean and light as possible so by not adding a 3rd party antivirus.
     
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Posts:
    3,112
    Location:
    Slovakia
    After trying out all the best free AVs, I have returned to BD Free, it is the lightest and simplest AV out there thus far, at least on my config. :cool:
     
  5. ance

    ance formerly: fmon

    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    Posts:
    1,289
    I don't like abandonware with autoquarantine. :blink:
     
  6. haakon

    haakon Guest

    The BD core scan/heuristic engine has been v11.0.1.12 for Free, Premiums, third party and "free Bitdefender engine" products for years.

    Free's Active Virus Control components are background updated. The libraries (i.e. avcuf64.dll) went from 3.11 to 3.12 on January 26 for all BD products. (AVC is their flagship behavior blocker and, for my most recent recollection, only one or two third party developers buy its SDK for their premium products.)

    Other support files (smartdb.dat, etc. etc.) are updated as needed also.

    BD Free has full access to BD's Gonzales/Nimbus cloud services. Gonzales got an update last month. It's version number is what shows in the UI. The previous version was over two years in effect which presented that Free itself was that much left behind, a mistaken notion perpetrated ad nauseam by the clueless.

    BD Free is NOT abandonware.

    Well, unless one chose to march lockstep behind Microsoft's Window 10 brass and drum band or was suckered or tricked into it. While I think BD will step up eventually, it remains a superior free solution for Windows products which currently have the predominant global presence.

    Autoquarantine, I agree. Others don't. It's an argument that's been going on for years and will continue to do so.

    As for what one likes or not, that's a matter of opinion - everyone has one. Just like an ordure port. :D
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 9, 2016
  7. StillBorn

    StillBorn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2014
    Posts:
    183
    Whoa... BD Free today required a reboot to advance the version # et al.

    "....abandonware..." :rolleyes:
     
  8. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Posts:
    1,992
    Good news! :thumb:
     
  9. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Posts:
    551
    Location:
    The Outer Limits

    Is that vintage USB or firewall.?:cool:

    Well said anyway.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  10. haakon

    haakon Guest

    Hate to ask get you involved in posting up nasty highly technical details but... what is the version number?

    Last month there was an update 1.0.21.1109 from .1099 after a lengthy hiatus. Yet another update in such a short period of time would suggest a renewed interest by BD in the product.
     
  11. Cruise

    Cruise Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,161
    Location:
    USA
    I'm still showing build 1109. :doubt:
     
  12. ance

    ance formerly: fmon

    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    Posts:
    1,289
    Their homepage seem to be outdated as well:

    http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

    Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2014, optimized for Win 8 - the latest Windows ... Well done Bitdefender, what a great security company! :( I don't recommend it any more.
     
  13. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Posts:
    3,112
    Location:
    Slovakia
    They obviously does not want people to use it, especially since they lie, when people try to download it, claiming that it does not offer Windows 10 protection. They mean, it does not offer billions of other features, only realtime. But they still keep it alive for some purpose, strange. :doubt:
     
  14. ance

    ance formerly: fmon

    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    Posts:
    1,289
    Maybe to nag people to buy Bitdefender Plus? :isay:
     

    Attached Files:

    • bd.png
      bd.png
      File size:
      35.5 KB
      Views:
      41
  15. haakon

    haakon Guest

    They keep it alive because it's an excellent free solution for the vast majority of active Windows systems. BD Free has all sorts of billions of features: BDcore and B-HAV signature and heuristic engines, IDS, Active Virus Control and full access to BD's Gonzales/Nimbus cloud services, realtime and context on-demand. It DOES NOT offer Windows 10 protection. Period. I couldn't care less about what solution anyone uses, but BD doesn't deserve your uniformed babble nor does anyone who is mining for info on the product to find your ridiculous fabrications. BD isn't lying to anyone about anything.

    Those Capitalist Pigs! No worry, comrade, it will be different after The Revolution.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2016
  16. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Posts:
    3,112
    Location:
    Slovakia
    Do not know, while you are protecting them so much, but they are obviously lying and that is that, a pure fact, sad as it is, nothing will change that.
     
  17. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Posts:
    7,948
    BD Free is "ok" as far as it goes.. but don't expect them to put any work into it at all, they won't. That was readily apparent years ago when one of their reps was posting here in this thread on this forum and then basically just disappeared. They don't care about the free product, and they won't improve it. If it works for you, then use it, otherwise let it go...
     
  18. Hiltihome

    Hiltihome Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Posts:
    801
    Location:
    Baden Germany
    I like the way Bitdefender free is, and that they don't upgrade it often, to add features and bloat.
    Signatures are updated within 5min. from boot, and then every ~1,5h. Very good, for a free AV!

    I don't care that it is not compatible with WIN10 (as they say), because I will not use WIN10 in the near future, most likely not at all.
     
  19. ance

    ance formerly: fmon

    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    Posts:
    1,289
    Does it detect eicar.com on Win 10? o_O Could you please check it for me Bitdefender fanboys ... :geek:
     
  20. dansorin

    dansorin Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Posts:
    236
    Location:
    EU
    as it already was said: BDF free is not compatible with W10. stated on their site. so what is with this silly question?
     
  21. StillBorn

    StillBorn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2014
    Posts:
    183
    Methinks because he may have trollish tendencies regarding BD free in general. I haven't bothered to check his posting history to check if he's even downloaded and used the app. But even an enlightened troll is still a troll... :isay:
     
  22. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Posts:
    1,992
    Thanx for your picture.

    I didn't know that Bitdefender free has cloud scan. I like it. :thumb:

    bd.png
     
  23. ance

    ance formerly: fmon

    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    Posts:
    1,289
    Some user said that it works, so why don't you understand my simple question? :geek:

    Zero slowdowns only with Antivirus Plus, haha Bitdefender ...
     
  24. atomomega

    atomomega Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Posts:
    1,292
    Why not try it yourself instead? ;)
     
  25. JoeBlack40

    JoeBlack40 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Posts:
    1,579
    Location:
    Romania
    As usual,its easier bashing and mocking a product...you obviously are a Bitdefender troll and you never tried its free or other products,no matter what you are saying...so before judging a product by other opinions...install and see for yourself.If not,move on and use whatever product you are a fanboy for.
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.