Bitdefender Antivirus Free - English GUI

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

  1. Pat MacKnife

    Pat MacKnife Registered Member

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    I have no malware to test it, but this laptop is for travel and have very low specs, like only 2 GB Ram so this is no test machine ;)
    I think i will remove BD and go for Kaspersky free which is more light, for this low specs laptop.
     
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  2. taosk8r

    taosk8r Registered Member

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    Installed on Windows 8.1, got "The connection to the server has failed, the product could not be activated. Check the connection and try again".

    After a while I noticed an upgrade ad, so I clicked that, and it downloaded a file called something like bitdefender_online, which isnt a free version, it is a paid one.

    Is there still a free version of this available?
     
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  3. fmon

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    So it's fixed? Very nice. :thumb:

    @taosk8r, free version should work on Win 8.1 as well. :doubt:
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I have no idea as I have not tested it again. The files were detected when I did manual scans, but were not detected when I opened them in Explorer.
     
  5. fmon

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    The registry hack to turn off webshield doesn't work any more ... :(
     
  6. taosk8r

    taosk8r Registered Member

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    Thanks, turns out I had unintentionally installed the free trial previously, and it needed an reboot to finish deinstalling, so the free one wouldn't allow an install.
     
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