General opinions of Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by nine9s, May 13, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nine9s

    nine9s Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2013
    Posts:
    265
    Location:
    USA
    General opinions on its protective layers, and new threat prevention?

    I am using Avast 8 know, and it seems good, but a vendor is selling Bitdefender Antivirus Plus for almost nothing, making it hard to pass up.
     
  2. Disney

    Disney Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Posts:
    103
    Location:
    USA
    Only a suggestion but , I would try it to make sure it runs okay on your system . If it does , I would switch . It IS better than Avast in my opinion .
     
  3. cohbraz

    cohbraz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Posts:
    26
    Location:
    United States
    Let me put it this way: it does have good detection rates and overall good protection.

    However, if you go to their forums for 2013 products here, you will see that the program is very buggy and can cause a lot of issues.
     
  4. mhl6493

    mhl6493 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Posts:
    230
    Location:
    Tennessee
    And you'll also find on their forums that even the paid-for products evidently have pop-up adds. Even though they can be disabled by contacting Bitdefender individually, the very fact that they are there turns me off from their products. But to each their own...
     
  5. nine9s

    nine9s Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2013
    Posts:
    265
    Location:
    USA
    Having an SSD, the 100% drive usage problem scares me, but other than that, I saw no unusual number of problems reported on the Bitdefender forums.

    Is it buggier than normal for an antivirus program?
     
  6. zip

    zip Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Posts:
    359
    Location:
    Mars
    I use the free edition wit no problems.
     
  7. darts

    darts Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Posts:
    412
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Avast 8 is also very buggy at this moment.
     
  8. Syobon

    Syobon Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Posts:
    469
    It causes problem with several programs and games, its slows, etc.
     
  9. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Posts:
    3,872

    Really?
    Which bugs are those.
     
  10. nine9s

    nine9s Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2013
    Posts:
    265
    Location:
    USA
    Bitdefender or Avast?
     
  11. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Posts:
    4,221
    I have been using it since it was introduced, and have not found it buggy. I guess I could say it was buggy since I have never been able to get the Sandbox to work with any of my browsers.

    Jerry
     
  12. Macstorm

    Macstorm Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Posts:
    2,531
    Location:
    Sneffels volcano
    Totally buggy in my experience, and that's not all. Tested it three months ago, I felt it like trying to lift tortoises when doing common tasks on my pc's (I tried it also on my 2nd machine just in case of incompatibilities), which it's a shame because I really wanted to keep it due to its excepcional detection rates in latest months. If I had to label BD with a couple of words I'd say buggy as hell.

    Quite opposite case seems to be the BD's tech partners, vendors who use their av engine alone: F-Secure, Bullguard, etc.
     
  13. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Posts:
    1,915
    BitDefender was very decent AV from its very origin.
     
  14. AVusah

    AVusah Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Posts:
    274
    Buggy.
     
  15. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    I am running BD IS 2013 and have not noticed any buggy symptoms at all It runs very quietly. .
     
  16. cohbraz

    cohbraz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Posts:
    26
    Location:
    United States
    Check this link for one particular nasty issue where a Bitdefender user had to write his own code to correct the problem.
     
  17. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Posts:
    3,872
    Judging from that forum thread alone..Bitdefender support is totally non-existent.
    Lots of angry customers on there.

    Not good.
     
  18. mhl6493

    mhl6493 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Posts:
    230
    Location:
    Tennessee
    I can't believe there haven't been more posts here about the apparent pop-ups advertising other Bitdefender products, even in their paid-for products. Several posts about it on their forum. To me, that's just unacceptable. Maybe it's more common than I'm aware of...
     
  19. century

    century Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Posts:
    92
    STAY AWAY
     
  20. c2d

    c2d Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Posts:
    570
    Location:
    Bosnia
    Try it for yourself....every PC is different.
     
  21. Disney

    Disney Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Posts:
    103
    Location:
    USA
    When I tried it a few months back just to play with , I found BitDefender support to be beyond pathetic ! Emails do go unanswered . So , if you use it and have a problem , good luck in finding help .
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.