Bitdefender free AV

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  1. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

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    I have a limited internet plan. And I noticed that it was finishing fast & this was unusual here.

    I googled & found out that Bitdefender products have an old bug i.e for ex- you are watching a video & after few mins you move on to other sites or close the browser but the video keeps on completing download in the background.

    So I checked my download folder. I enabled "show hidden files/folders" & was shocked to see all the downloads that I had cancelled were there downloaded completely.

    I doubt 2 programs for this, either Bitdefender free or Free Download Manager.
    Any one with these programs can check & confirm?

    This is a serious bug if present in either programs.

    Win 7 64
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  2. jaodsvuda

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    Not using Bitdefender (at least not yet) ,but FDM is doing this on WinXP part of my dual-boot system for quite some time now .
     
  3. Yash Khan

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    OK, tested on XP 32
    Seems Bd free is not the culprit

    FDM is the prob
    Try downloading with FDM & when download starts....stop it.
    Seems download started & stopped appear hidden in the downloaded folder.
     
  4. RejZoR

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    FDM is bugged. It drops an empty file as hidden and if you cancel the download, it will remain there.
     
  5. Impet

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    Wow, more and more Bitdefender threads. :eek:
     
  6. dansorin

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    how could an AV be responsible for a download?:rolleyes:
     
  7. RejZoR

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    HTTP scanning modules and the way how they treat data streams...
     
  8. GES/POR

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    Where can i find the English version instead of the Romanian?
     
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    You're using Tor or another anonymous proxy and it's routing through a Romanian server?
     
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    No Tor, no proxy.
     
  13. dansorin

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    what i meant is that no AV can continue a download if this is interrupted by the program that started the download.
     
  14. Yash Khan

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    Check out Bitdefender forum.
    Youtube video was still downloading in the background even after moving to other site & even after closing the browser.
    Users have mentioned that its a very old Bd bug.
    http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=42438
     
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  15. jaodsvuda

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    Well,a couple of "tweaks"...
     

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