Is Bitdefender "Free edition" deserves the trust ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Kitkatkit, Dec 12, 2013.

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  1. Kitkatkit

    Kitkatkit Registered Member

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    Hi there ! I'm newbie here.
    I have installed Free Bitdefender and I have a little question...Today I got suspicious file via email (copy.exe). I run on-demand scan with BD and saw the message that the file is clean. After I uploaded this file to Virustotal and saw that there is a malicious. Bitdefender has detected this trojan :blink:.
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    I wonder, why Bitdefender Free does not detect a threat ?
    http://s1.bild.me/bilder/260513/7805679copy-exe_cr.png
     
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  2. toxinon12345

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    Is very possible that VirusTotal executes the files first, allowing BitDefender Active Virus Control to react :cool:
    Trie to execute that sample inside a Virtual Machine
     
  3. SweX

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    That might be a bit too advanced considering that the OP is a "newbie". ;)

    Instead I would say that you can safely delete that file as it clearly is malware! Whatever you do don't execute it unless you know what you're doing :)
     
  4. Kitkatkit

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    Thanks for the reply!
    But the signature is the first line of defence. And as far as I know, Virustotal does not use heuristics or sandboxing. And if You notice, that GData, Escan, and F-Secure were detected this malware by the signature from Bitdefender.
     
  5. Kitkatkit

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    I am quite an experienced user. But thanks.
    I'm just trying to understand why the free product is defective.
    At first I would like to get an explanation on the official Bitdefender forum, but BD-forum is off.
     
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    Well, considering the OP is a "newbie" and the nasty Rootkit they have in their hands is not; then I would recommend to delete all such instances :thumb:

    Active Virus Control is not sandbox or signatures; is process monitoring feature of BitDefender and possibly the most useful when catching malware
     
  7. SweX

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    Ok that's good.
    I read that like you were a newbie, but I guess you meant you were new here.

    Anyhow then I guess you know what to do and what not to do :thumb:
     
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