Free AVs that use Bitdefender engine?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Kevin523, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. Kevin523

    Kevin523 Registered Member

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    Hello everyone!
    Just curious - what are the free antivirus programs that use Bitdefender's engine? I know Roboscan is one. What else is there? I've tried to do a search and I wasn't getting clear results.
    Thanks!
     
  2. spywar

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    ZenOK (BTW you are not OK with this AV :D )
     
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    BitDefender Free AV would be the most obvious choice. ZenOK is garbage and Roboscan has very inconsistent detection which is way too low compared to stock BitDefender (for reasons unknown).
     
  4. Kevin523

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    I also thought that I read that Preventon AV has Bitdefender engine as well. I wanted to test it but when I went to download it was the trial version so I uninstalled. Yes I've been reading up on the forums about Roboscan's inconsistencies which is why I'm avoiding it. I like Bitdefender Free - but I'm not happy with how it auto-deletes everything without prompting for user action.
     
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    BitDefender Free was very buggy on my system. Roboscan was much more stable with less conflicts. Not to mention files don't get automatically deleted...
     
  6. clocks

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    BD Free is fantastic, but it likes to run alone. Can't run it with Comodo, Webroot, to name a couple.
     
  7. Woody777

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    I am using W764 & I am running Comodo Firewall & BitDefender free together.
     
  8. james246

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    What problem is there with Webroot - the pair seem to run fine on my system
     
  9. acr1965

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    If you are interested in only an on demand scanner there is Hitman Pro and maybe Emsi free version.
     
  10. clocks

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    The same issue I had when I used BD Free with Comodo. Chrome, my preferred browser, doesn't work.
     
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    We've reproduced this in-house and are working to correct it in one of the next builds :)
     
  12. clocks

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    Thanks. :thumb: I just figured it was more a BD free issue than with Webroot, as I have similar issues when I tried bd free with Comodo.
     
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    Comodo and BD are aware of this issue but I think BD is actually going to fix it with an upcoming update (hopefully).
     
  14. Kevin523

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    Please guys let's stick to the original topic - I'd really like to know if there are any other free Bitdefender based AVs with realtime protection.
     
  15. clocks

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    How many choices do you need?
     
  16. SweX

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    You can always take a look at this list of vendors.
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/resources/av-vendors

    And simply visit every vendor that uses the Bitdefender engine and maybe they have a free version available on their website. :)
     
  17. acr1965

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    Not to get too far off topic, but I see the list in your url to av-comparatives contains Hitman Pro and says it includes "Bitdefender, Dr.Web, Emsisoft, Ikarus". Shouldn't the list also include Avast as it is part of Gdata?
     
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