BitDefender free and?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by c0ltran3, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    I'm very fond of BitDefender free and I think it's a very good antivirus, but I noticed it has got some weakness. So I tryed another AV to use with BD to reduce the failures.
    I tryed Panda, CA etrust, Command and Avast and I had no great improvements.
    To my surprise my best result was using BD + Antivir PE.
    i'm not a tester and so this is only my own experience. Have you got any advice or different experience?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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    I'll take it, you only use just one running resident - other one(s) on demand?

    regards.

    paul
     
  3. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    Yes, i use only a resident AV.
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    Just making sure - I wouldn't like to see a user running into trouble because of running more then one resident ones at the same time :)

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. hokhost

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    Hi,

    What are the weaknesses you spotted on Bitdefender free edition ?
     
  6. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    c0ltran3,

    My experience has been different than yours. I've used Bitdefender free with McAfee 4.5 on my office machine without failures/conflicts for months. I have also tried it on one of my personal machines (w/NOD32) for a few days, also without failures/conflicts.

    My only reasons for uninstalling at home are: ver. 7.2 often (not always) requests a SYSTEM reboot after an update, and F-PROT dos has served me well as a backup (OTOH, manual updates are getting to be a drag IMO).

    What sort of errors have you seen?

    -Optigrab
     
  7. hokhost

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    I am also on Nod32 and F Prot for Dos. I use Fp Check to update F Prot.
    I was thinking of changing my backup scanner to Avast, Bitdefender Free, Norman (was free with my computer) or Panda Platinum (got it free a while back). Still don't know yet.

    Thx

    Hokhost
     
  8. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    to Hokhost: I recommand BD as a backup scanner.

    I'm very happy with this antivirus. It's very precise (I had no false positive) and has great unpacking capabilities.

    But I noticed a very low ability in detecting dialer and not very good detection of trojans (it found about 50%/60%).

    I never had conflicts with other AV.
     
  9. hokhost

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    OK, thx I will try it :)
     
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