Will you use Bitdefender as your Real Time Protection AV?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by karll, Oct 7, 2004.

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  1. karll

    karll Guest

    Just wanna know if you would, I dumped Kaspersky due to much resources and I'm looking for an alternative.
  2. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

    May 31, 2004
    I had bitdefender 7.2 but it had 4 processes taken in total of +-25mb in mem. I found that quite a lot but an excellent scanner if you ask me and excellent monitor. Would stick to kav if I may choose.
  3. MasterComputer

    MasterComputer Registered Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Kingsport, Tennessee
    Hate to say it, but I agree. I have KAV installed on one machine only because it is such a resource hog. Yet, anytime I have a question about an email (hoax), file, questionable website, etc., I can always count on KAV finding the virus or trojan (if one exists) when the other popular AV usually does NOT. This is sad, very sad! Out of a dozen different machines here, some running Norton, McAfee, AVG, PC-cillin, and others, 9 times out of 10 all the other AV will catch something or nothing, but KAV always manages to find more.

    Do me a favor, please! If you find something that is as good as KAV, please let me know! Especially if it's as good at catching everything, but doesn't suck-up so much resources and consequently slow things down to a crawl!

    Rob K :)
  4. karll

    karll Guest

    I like Kav but it's rough on memory. When I had kav I had it with boclean and spysweeper/zonealarm pro running on resident.

    Really uses up memory, hard on resources and slows down my load time for my pc but an excellent scanner.

    Bitdefender 8 is good, great scanner and monitor I will try it out later, if I don't like it I will go back to kav.

    I need a av/firewall/spyware blocker that can handle a 1.1 ghz, 256 mb, intel celeron processor.

  5. Meltdown

    Meltdown Registered Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    With those requirements I'd look at F-Prot, Zone Alarm Free 4.5.594, SpywareBlaster and Spybot S&D - the last two protect you but don't need to run, so they don't consume valuable RAM. DrWeb is another good AV but probably better avoided if you're relatively inexperienced, and Kerio 2.15 is a light firewall that's very well regarded, but you'd need to put in some time learning how to configure it.

    Whatever your setup, you may want to consider adding another freebie, Prevx Home. It protects your PC by locking down those parts of the file structure and registry that malware typically attacks. It runs at about 3 mb, and is easy to use straight out of the box. An excellent product.
  6. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Aug 1, 2002
    Agree. Of the low resource users, F-prot & DrWeb are about as good as they get. I am a computer-doofus but, in over 1 year of using DrWeb, I have had nothing but great results -- NO problems.
  7. Mr2cents

    Mr2cents Registered Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    Hi Karll, I downloaded the free version of bitdefender. It just ran terrible on my computer, really buggy, even worse than mcaffee virusscan 8.0 I know everyones computer system is different, but kav runs great on my system. I've ran norton antivirus 2002 edition. It ran great. Avast free ran good, as does kav. Bitdefender and mcaffe just run horrible on my system.

    If Bitdefender runs good on your system, I would say run it. It did quite well at av-comparatives.org :D
  8. karll

    karll Guest

    Well I got rid of alot of security programs and got a new lineup that I will use until I get a really massive pc.

    My old setup was

    Spysweeper, Mcafee virusscan/firewall plus,


    F-prot, zonealarm pro, prevx and boclean

    Have any other free programs that I can use for added security? I also got spybot and spywareblaster.
  9. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Stay away from IE and OE
  10. Grumble

    Grumble Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    the sunshine state
    I'm using bitdefender free along with mcafee (v 9.0 now) with no problems.

    Also run sygate pf, win patrol, ewido guard (and sometimes tds3 exec prot) active in the tray and all work well together.

    XP home w/ sp2, pentium 4 2.66 ghz, 512 mb ram.
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