BitDefender Free Edition 2009

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  1. quanzi_1507

    quanzi_1507 Registered Member

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    This morning I tried to figure out if BitDefender GameSafe is using the latest (2009) engine. Since the downloader was very slow, I browsed a while at http://download.bitdefender.com/ to search for a direct link, and then ran into this guy unexpectedly.

    Code:
    http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/free/final/en/bitdefender_free_2009_32b.exe
    Its size is 10 MB bigger than the previous one. And they even made a 64-bit version:

    Code:
    http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/free/final/en/x64/bitdefender_free_2009_64b.exe
    Does that mean the next version (2010) is coming?

    One thing for sure, the next FREE version will be 2011's. :D
     

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  2. raven211

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    Does this version protect in real-time? Otherwise it's pretty retarded of them to write "Protected" on the status:es...
     
  3. The Hammer

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    You can learn something new every day. I didn't even know they had a free version.:cool:
     
  4. lodore

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    ifs its like the older version it has no realtime protect so they really should get rid of the protected status lol.
     
  5. raven211

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    Exactly. :) :thumb:
     
  6. Rain_Train

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    Well would you look at that! Now that's what I call a buried treasure ;) . I do agree that -- assuming it doesn't contain realtime protection -- the status should be changed. Still though, BitDefender is a decent antivirus, and serves well as an on-demand scanner.

    And did you ever find out if GameSafe uses the latest engine?
     
  7. subset

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    Yes... after Upgrade. :blink:

    BD2009Free.png

    But it's the first screen after installation and reboot, so they don't really hide the deficit of their Free version.

    Cheers
     
  8. raven211

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    Yep - just not clear from the first post and screenie of main-window. :D
     
  9. aniku

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    Maybe so but i hope they won't release a buggy version as they always does with the previous versions :)
     
  10. quanzi_1507

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    No it does not. Still 2008 version. I shoud have guessed that from the very beginning, since it's $10 cheaper than the current 2009 version.
     
  11. vijayind

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    If BD updated their free edition, it probably means 2010 version is around the corner. They usually have the free version with an older engine.
     
  12. EsoxLucius

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    BitDefender Free Edition never offered an on-access scanner and this version is no different either. Still, it has the same updated definitions, an on-demand scanner and a contextual scanner.

    The protected status comes as a derivation from the full version of BitDefender and in this case it's referring to the fact that all definitions are up-to date and and further more the fact that you have ran a full scan on your system.

    Take that status as a reminder to scan your computer from time to time. :)

    Also for the moment GameSafe edition runs only on BitDefender 2008.
     
  13. IceCube1010

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    It's actually a pretty good AV. I would use it as a second scanner but I don't like the fact they have 4 services running. The interface is much improved in this version also. Maybe someday Bitdefender will offer a free realtime AV?

    Ice
     
  14. progress

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    That's a great idea, I would give it a try ;) But why should I use a BD version without realtime protection if I can have AVG/Avast/Avira for free :D
     
  15. m00nbl00d

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    I guess that's for BitDefender folks to figure it out? ;)
     
  16. EsoxLucius

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    You can use it as a second opinion and an on-demand scanner. There are lots of people here that are using it, either as a back-up or as the only AV installed on some machines that don't require that much attention.
     
  17. progress

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    Protected by: BitDefender Antivirus and Firefox 3.0.3

    You should update to Firefox 3.0.9 ;)
     
  18. EsoxLucius

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    So BDFE has ondemand scanner then..
     
  20. zapjb

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    Years ago I disliked this also.
     
  21. EsoxLucius

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    What about now... :argh:
     
  22. osip

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    sorry if off topic...anyhow, @EsoxLucius: when is 2010 product line expected to be launched ?
     
  23. Cloud_Shadow

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    Thinking of using this as an additional on demand scanner, good idea or not? with comodo.
     
  24. m00nbl00d

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    What do you mean with that? Does it now run with less services?
     
  25. aniku

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    i belive very soon, but i dont know when.
    I read somehwere that it will be released with new Improved Heuristic techonology and not so buggy as previous versions that has been released.
    Let's wait and see what will happend.
    :)
     
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