Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Apr 15, 2013.
Just curiosity. Also wondering about Bit Defender
I am using BitDefender IS 2013 and it rocks. No problems at all.
Thanks. When I got my first computer it had Norton on it. I used a couple of years and went to BD. After a couple of years of BD it crashed and they wanted me to remove everything except BDAV, even my firewall. In addition they were very rude, and even insulting. They were convinced BD could "do no wrong."
I removed BD and said I would never consider it again. That was probably close to 15 years ago. It is doing well now, and I might consider it if I leave KIS and Avast.
Hi Jerry.....thanks for creating this thread, these are two AV's that I am seriously interested in hearing what others have to say about them as well.
You are very welcome. Both are sleepers to me and I am wondering myself for future reference.
I still have a subscription to BDAV Plus 2013 and it has always run great on my computer. I have used Bitdefender through 6 versions now; 2008-2013. People report it as being buggy but I just haven't seen anything that backs this up.
I wasn't thrilled with Bitdefender when they switched from the 2011 GUI (blue) to the 2012 GUI (black) taking away many advanced user options and adding, "Silent Security". No ask option upon detection has been a turn off. I hope they implement it in the next version but haven't seen it in the 2014 beta.
Charyb......do you have Microsoft Office 2013, by any chance?
I know that Bitdefender AV Plus 2013 is compatible with Office 2010....but there is no mention as to whether or not it is compatible with Office 2013.
I may have to start another thread asking about this....but I just thought if you knew the answer that I would ask you.
Sorry, I can't help you with this. I use OpenOffice.
I will see if I can get an answer for you on the BD forum.
edit: I just asked the question and will let you know when/if someone replies.
Thanks so much
I don't use BDAV Plus, but I do have BD Internet Security 2013 alongwith Office 2013 installed on my PC and I haven't faced ANY problem whatsoever
Awesome. Thanks for that bit of info.
I'm sure if the suite is compatible that the stand alone AV would be as well. My guess is that Bitdefender simply hasn't gotten around to updating their product advertisement to include mention of Office 2013. I was primarily wanting to know if BD would scan Outlook 2013 emails just as it does with the 2010 version.
Charyb.....regarding this....since I've never used Bitdefender before, could you elaborate on this one. Do you mean that it just "deletes" or "cleans" or "quarantines" a file without user interaction.....but that the file can be restored or deleted? Or is this what others have been talking about regarding the "FREE" version and that quarantined files can not be restored?
For example, NOD32 will take what it deems to be the appropriate action without any user action....but the user is still notified and you can still restore or permanently delete a quarantined file. I believe you can even set the program to "delete", "clean" or "quarantine" any suspicious files that it encounters.
I have been running the two recently (BullGuard for the longest) on separate machines.
No trouble with either one and both have very little effect on system performance. Advantage of both compared to some other AVs is that you can always pick up cheap copies.
As stated many times before, try each one and see which one suits your machine.
Many thanks for all the replies.
BullGuard has the best, most responsive and considerate support (if you're also civil to them) I have seen from any anti-malware vendor in the last few years. The product is good for the most part, I haven't heard a lot of complaints about BullGuard as a company.
BitDefender is an effective anti-malware product; but there are times I have heard people having issues with it. I'd personally pick BullGuard over BD, but both are pretty good.
I have a lot of respect for your assessments.
BullGuard is absolutely brilliant piece of software imo.Using Bullguard Internet Security 2013.Works flawlessly here.It's light and very effective.Web-guard does a fantastic job.Customer support is top notch.I have not changed my AV product in the last 4 months and that speaks volumes .
Bitdefender is great too,but it just doesn't work so well as Bullguard on my sistem.
It's a bit heavier and it slows down my internet speed.Maybe they changed something lately but I have no intentions to change BullGuard.
There are only three options in on-access scan settings; take proper actions, move files to quarantine, and deny access. There is no prompt for action. I like more control of what is going on, e.g., false positives.
BD did add a method to recover deleted/disinfected files.
Recover Files Disinfected/deleted By Bitdefender 2013
I have not used the free version so I cannot comment on it.
C2d nailed it in posting #16 in this thread. I am very pleased with Bullguard IS and prefer it to BitDefender.
I thought I read a post in another thread about Bullguard that there is no notification of an update. If so how do you know it's current?
I've heard that some users have issues with update but there is no update problems here.Notification is present.See the screenshots.
As long as Bullguard doesn't slow things down, I don't see why this wouldn't be great to use with the technology that is incorporated into it.
I think Bullguard is next on my list.
Does the firewall prompt you for every little thing or is it a more intelligent firewall along the lines of Norton or Kaspersky?
Does either BG or BD have anything like the Safe Money or SafeZone of KIS and Avast?
I especially like that protection for my lap top if I were to travel, and be forced to use an unprotected Wi-Fi.
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