BitDefender - uninstalled when removing another program ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Littlemutt, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. Littlemutt

    Littlemutt Guest

    A trial of a program I have been using ran out, and decided that I did not want the program, so I uninstalled thru the Control Panel, WinXP SP2.

    During the removal, I got a 1704 message from BD stating something about being inhibited, and asked if I wanted to restore.. I clicked yes, and after several minutes the program I was removing was indeed removed, along with BitDefender. What The o_O??

    Anyone else seen this? I have given up on BD at the moment and went back to KAV 6.0 trial for the time being.

    Trying to find a replacement for NAV is proving hard.
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    have you tryed nod32 yet? or antivir?
     
  3. Littlemutt

    Littlemutt Guest

    I briefly tried nod32, but became concerned when I found that it does not have any antispy/worm detection. Perhaps this is covered by the heuristics part, but I do not know. Using EWIDO as the antispy/worm/malware, is too heavy on the CPU, even doing nothing it eats 30% of my CPU.

    My 2nd concern is that nod32 will not be a stand-alone AV once 3.0 comes out, and I like my ZApro firewall, so I don't want a suite. Again, perhaps I've not read the postings/announcements right.

    I've not considered any other AV for years being a loyal Norton user, but of late I am not happy with some things they have done to the program, thus I'm looking.

    Thanks for you reply, I will keep looking/testing.
     
  4. Blackcat

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    Where did you pick up this information? It certainly detects both types of malware.

    Take a look here and here.
    Just use it as a backup scanner. If you use a good AV and firewall and a non-IE browser, spyware should not be a major problem.
    ESET, like Kaspersky, will offer both the suite and the standalone program.
    Just make sure that you uninstall all traces of Norton before testing other AV's. A good Registry Cleaner, Total Uninstall or even Erunt may be good choices for you to remove debris from your AV trials.

    Replacements; take a look at some of the scanners listed over at av-comparatives.
     
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