BitDefender Free : fewer detections than paid ?

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  1. franckinou

    franckinou Registered Member

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    Hi

    I have BitDefender Free on my PC (Windows 8 64bits) and when I verify malwares files, BDAV doesn't find anything in 50% of case. But when I search these malwares files on virustotal or with Jotti, BitDefefender knows already these files as malwares !

    WHY ? Is there a difference between the free and the paid version ? The free has the cloud, heuristic and AVC as the paid version.

    Has the free version a local database as the paid ?

    Thank you for your help
     
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    thank you.

    paid and free version have the same engine. OK
    The DB for the free version is less than the paid one. OK

    But, why a signature which is known by BitDefender (with virustotal or jotti) is NOT known with my BDAV FREE (updated with lhe last version of the database) ? and it's the same problem for many signatures !! Of course, I have a valid internet connection ! this is THE PROBLEM for the free version !

    perhaps, if BDAV FREE doesn't find the signature in his local database, it doesn't search in the cloud all the time ? or not in ALL of the cloud ? or the cloud is NOT really the FULL database with all the signatures ?
     
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    Or my firewall blocks a connection between BDAV FREE and the cloud ?
     
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    Since it's cloud based, such thing might happen.
     
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    Hi,

    the problem between the free version and the paid one seems be solved with the last update. but now, the manual scan seems be very slow (local and cloud ?)
     
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