Bitdefender Antivirus Free - English GUI

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

  1. guiman

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    Any real-time virus scanner is incompatible with every real-time virus scanner :)

    BD AV Free will turn off Windows Defender before installing itself
     
  2. Iulika0069

    Iulika0069 AV Expert

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    You explained the quarantine mechanism quite accurately..

    And yes, if you remove BDAVFree / go to safe mode / break the GZ self-protect system while is running :), you can access those files

    At some point, we were thinking of having the quarantine as a Favorite folder in Explorer/Commander - on the principle that the user should interact with the AV solution from his familiarly places (e.g. Explorer), not AV's user interface.. ;)
     
  3. Habakuck

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    ^^ :p ok.

    Do you see any conflicts with EMET on max security, enabled for browsers, pdf reader and so on?
     
  4. edwardmax2010

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    I like the thinking of that. It's better than opening separated folders where the quarantined/renamed items were. It will be more organized.
     
  5. ams963

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    Anyone?:doubt:
     
  6. ams963

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    Also does BD free come with any toolbars? And any comparison chart between AV plus and free version?
     
  7. SweX

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    It has been said several times in this thread that it is a cloud based AV like WSA. So afaik it will not download anything except engine updates and such for the client. HTH :)
     
  8. clocks

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    No, I'm pretty sure it downloads sigs every few hours.
     
  9. SweX

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    Afaik no one have mentioned anything about any toolbar being included, if there were I think we would have heard about it by now.
    Afaik no, BD Free is actually a little bit hidden on the BD website last time I checked :)
     
  10. SweX

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    Really, well that's not what I read a while ago but maybe that's the way it is. :doubt:
     
  11. ams963

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    Well I was too lazy to go through old pages.:D But no fear. I got friends like you. Thanks buddy.:)
     
  12. ams963

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    Okay got it. :)
     
  13. ams963

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    Uh-oh....real confusion here. :'(
     
  14. SweX

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    Indeed, I think the Dev needs to clear things out about whether it is fully cloud based, or not o_O Sorry about that.
     
  15. ams963

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    @SweX
    I think current users can give the answer quicker and then Iulika0069 can chime in when he is available.
     
  16. Kerodo

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    After the initial install of the program, judging by the activity of my modem lights, it looked like BD Free downloaded for quite a while to get it's initial defs during the "updating" phase.. if you've got very limited bandwidth, then it may take some time...
     
  17. ams963

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    Oh no. Then I better not try it. It'd be nice if BD free was cloud like wsa and sigs were in the cloud.
     
  18. Iulika0069

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    So, BDAVFree uses a cloud-based version of the same anti-malware engines found in the Paid Editions..

    Although, it's not entirely cloud, local signatures and caches are still present on the user's computer, but there is at least 5-7x less occupied hdd space than in the Paid versions.
    Consequently, less Internet traffic for the signatures update; I don't have the exact numbers, I expect that the download size to be significantly lower.

    There are drawbacks too: if you don't have an active Internet connection at scan time, you'll only have 90%+ of the detection rate; false positives may occur..
     
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  19. SweX

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    Thanks for clearing things out for all of us once and for all :)
     
  20. ams963

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    Oh thanks a lot.:thumb: It'd be really great if you could give the exact numbers that is the download size of the updates.:)
     
  21. SweX

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    I think each update will differ in size a little bit.
     
  22. ams963

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    An approximate would do.
     
  23. Kerodo

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    I don't think the daily updates would be a problem for you Amit, but the initial update download after installation might be... maybe someone can quantify that a bit more....
     
  24. whitestar_999

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    someone said here before that initial size of program folder of bitdefender free was ~70mb & since installer is ~15 mb so i am guessing 1st update may be ~55mb.
     
  25. zmechys

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    What a coincedence:
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