Bitdefender is great, but....

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by javagreen, Oct 25, 2013.

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  1. javagreen

    javagreen Registered Member

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    The Autoscan feature thrashes my HD like there's no tomorrow! I've looked but I can't find a way to disable the Autoscan for my hard drives.

    I have a valid license for Bitdefender IS and Norton Internet Security. I don't use Norton anymore and I love Bitdefender, but the constant HD thrashing over time is getting to me (and the HD). I need suggestions for some free solutions, that are as good (at detection/removal) as BD is. Suggestions for a layered defense is welcome too, but it needs to be free.. I'm done paying for security, for the time being at least :doubt:

    Suggestions, suggestions, please :)
     
  2. sm1

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    Did you try to turn off auto scans and see if there was any improvement?
     
  3. javagreen

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    Turning off autoscans is not an option as a ton of USB sticks are used on this computer. If i'm understanding it right, If I turn if off altogether, it'll turn autoscan off globally - for all drives :oops:
     
  4. sm1

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    If you have bitdefender installed you may try turning off auto scans, insert a USB drive (preferably virus free) and see if bitdefender scans the drive.

    As for alternative security solutions you may find them in the polls section here :)
     
  5. Victek

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    How about adding MCShield just for USB sticks?

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/MCShield.shtml
     
  6. Banzi

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    @javagreen.

    You can turn autoscan off using the switch that is shown when you open the GUI.

    Turning that off shouldn't disable autorun scanning of USB drives.

    Autoscan basically scans your drive when it detects the system is idle & not being used, one tip is to do a full system scan to let BD build it's scan cache so future scans & autoscans should be much quicker as it will then check only new & changed files.

    There is a good description of what autoscan is here on the Bitdefender forums.
     
  7. Johnny123

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    According to this article on TechNet, autorun for USB drives is turned off in Win 7 by default, so you could mostly likely turn off the autoscan without any big worries.
     
  8. javagreen

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    Thanks for the answers, guys. I tried turning the Autoscan to OFF, but then it started showing that some security features are disabled, and the BD systray icon turns orange.

    I'll try the full system scan one of these days and keep a tab on it.
     
  9. Equitym

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    Bitdefender's autoscans are driving me nuts!!
    I am most likely missing something really obvious but I can't seem to deactivate them for my windows user account. If I run the programme as admin I can disable autoscan for USB but when I return to my user account scans are still enabled and unclickable. Any advice would be gratefully recieved
    Hello by the way, newbie here and glad to be on board :)
     
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  10. jjc225

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    Every time I've tried to use Bitdefender it's slowed down my computers, so I don't use it. Seems like the security is quite good though.
     
  11. Osaban

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    Hi javagreen, in my activity I also have to plug in a great number of USB flash drives and even though I trust some scanners, no AV (including Bitdefender) can guarantee 100% detection.

    My solution is light virtualization, the system is receiving everything 'virtualized', meaning that nothing is written to your hard drive until you decide to do so. I would suggest Shadow Defender, it is not free, but it is relatively inexpensive and a thoroughly proven product with a great following here at Wilders. For a 30 day free trial: http://www.shadowdefender.com/
     
  12. Impet

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    I think it's a known bug but I don't know if it will ever be fixed. :doubt:
     
  13. Kerodo

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    I didn't know this was a bug too, wow.... I thought it could be turned off easily...
     
  14. RejZoR

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    I don't get it why some companies insist on doing predefined scheduled scans in this time and age of real-time protection. It's stupid and unnecessary.
     
  15. Kerodo

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    Yeah, I have to agree on that too...
     
  16. Impet

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    You have to trust Bitdefender, they know what's good for you. :shifty:
     
  17. RejZoR

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    That's probably the reason why i don't use their AV then...
     
  18. Impet

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    Haha! :D :p
     
  19. Jadda

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    It annoyed the hell out of me too, so I uninstalled it. Also the Autopilot turned itself on and off as it liked, and software without any quality testing before release doesn't get my money.
     
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    1984....Brave New World....o_O
     
  21. Banzi

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    BDAV+ running great here & is so light I don't notice any system slowdown.

    The auto scans help build the file cache so further scans are quicker, think they also just check new & changed files.

    All software has bugs.
     
  22. toxinon12345

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    yu mean startup scans? 0r weekly scans?

    It c0uld be telemetry 0r driver-l0ad delay?
     
  23. c2d

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    What's wrong with your "O" button?
     
  24. Noob

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    Havent used BD for a long time, im so tempted to try it again.
     
  25. RejZoR

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    I don't like it just because if that idiotic AutoScan thingie. And no, i don't want to turn it off because then i see the damn warning that it's disabled all the time. I don't get it why they don't just get rid of it altogether. It was constantly grinding my drives like a paranoid fruitcake on steorids. The rest was fine but this part is just plain moronic.
     
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