BitDefender speed

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by scirious, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. scirious

    scirious Registered Member

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    People, how many of you running BitDefender IS 2008 on Windows Vista 64-bit find it to be slow?

    TIA,
    Scirious.
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i cant speak for 64bit,

    however, the 2008 suite for 32bit is the fastest and lightest available.

    maybe something wrong with the 64bit version?...

    how does it compare to other 64bit versions of other AV's?
     
  3. scirious

    scirious Registered Member

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    Nod, Kaspersky and Avira runs great. Also, BitDefender 10 was really impressive on XP 32-bit. However, on Windows Vista 64-bit it seems very heavy on the system. It takes longer to load. It takes longer to browse the net. It takes longer for aplications to load. And so on... And I mean too much longer, not a little longer. And when it is doing something my computer just gets unusable.
     
  4. Krond

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    No problem here with Bitdefender on Vista 64, runs light and very fast (E6600, 4GB)....
     
  5. Graystoke

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    No trouble with speed with BDIS 2008.
     
  6. kinwolf

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    What exactly do you mean by slow? It slow down the computer or the on-demand scanning is slow?

    I've been using Bitdefender for some years now on 32 bits and for a couple of months on 64 bits and never had problems. But, the scanning speed is not the fastest at all. It always took Bitdefender a couple hours more to scan my hard drive then, say, NOD32 or Norton.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    I ran the latest version of BitDefender AntiVirus 2008 32bit.

    Infected Items = 0
    Suspect Items = 0
    Hidden Files = 0
    Hidden Processes = 0
    and a green message : No threats were found in the scanned folders.
    This is normal because there is nothing to detect and BitDefender didn't find any false positives either, which is a plus point.

    It took 11 minuts to scan my system partition, I do the same job in less than 2 minuts. So my conclusion is that BitDefender is 9 minuts too slow.
    So I uninstalled Bitdefender.
     
  8. OHM

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    This might be an 'out of topic' question.
    But,why doesn't people use Bitdefender much?
    IMHO, it is really cheap (comparing to other AVs or ISs),
    it has a nice detectiong rate, and a lot of awards.
    People seem to use KIS more than BIS.
    Nervermind, it was just a stupid question of mine.
     
  9. Niels

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    Hello ErikAlbert

    That depends also on which kind of scan you have choosen. Also during a normal scan your computer is also scanned on rootkits. If you compare a normal scan with another antivirus you should be sure that also a rootkit scan is implemented in that scan task.

    Best regards
    Niels
     
  10. scirious

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    Actually, I mean both. On-demand scan takes hours and the system gets slow with it. It takes at least double the time to do things with BitDefender than with other AVs.
     
  11. dNor

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    That's pretty strange and I haven't experienced anything like that.

    BitDefender's full system scan does take a little bit longer than other AVs I've tried, but that's never bothered me with an AV since I schedule it over night.

    Hours and hours of scan time and such a decrease in performance is definately out of the ordinary. Sorry to hear that!
     
  12. ErikAlbert

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    My personal scan is not based on AV/AS/AT/AK/AR/... scanners.
    I run an Anti-Change Scanner during each reboot, which removes any known malware, any unknown malware and any malware that isn't born yet, in less than 2 minuts.

    That's why BitDefender didn't find anything, the same with KAV, NOD32, SUPERAntiSpyware, Spyware Doctor, etc. ...
    If I'm in the right mood, I pick a scanner at random, install it, run it and remove it, just to verify, if my approach is working properly.
     
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