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pizz
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[Free] BitDefender Releases Free Antivirus

Take a gander at it, currently installing now.

»www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html



Dustyn
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How is it so far?



hayc59
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said by Dustyn:

How is it so far?

By looking at the thread at wilders not so good
When you have better other options why leap?
»www.wilderssecurity.com/showthre···t=338408


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said by hayc59:
By looking at the thread at wilders not so good

I don't feel the need to take a look at Wilders threads or elsewhere, to me Bitdefender Free looks very promising. If you don't know I'm talking about, please check attached screenshot Bitdefender Free features and compare them with other free and/or commercial AV's.
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Buddel
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It does look very promising indeed. BitDefender is - and has always been - a top-notch AV product. It's definitely worth giving it a whirl.

PS: Who or what is Wilders?



Dustyn
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A user mentioned here and here that Bitdefender Free requires you to remove Malwarebytes first before you can even install it. I wonder if it's requiring the removal of both versions if detected; Pro or Free.
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Buddel
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reply to pizz

Avira behaves in a similar way, Dustyn. It even recommends you to uninstall Spyware Blaster. However, Avira works the way it should even if you do not remove it, and it is compatible with other anti-malware software. Don't know if MBAM is also fully compatible with BitDefender.



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What may be important to some users is that the current incarnation of BD Free does not quarantine most malware it detects - it simply and immediately deletes them. Only a small part of questionable ID's are quarantined... and even these cannot be restored from within BD Free. This can create some serious problems in the case of false positives, especially on system or critical apps files. On a related note, BD Free does not currently have provision for creating exceptions... so a known false-positive file on your system will constantly be deleted if you replace it from some other source. The Wilders thread indicates BD devs are looking into some possible improvements in these areas, but the current version has the issues... just something to keep in mind before committing your system to it right now.
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pizz
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I'm not a fanboy here, but I really like this product. For my system that I game on, it's ultra light. As for malwarebytes. I just uninstalled it, and reinstalled it. Noone gonna tell me remove my favorite program!!!

i'll throw an update in the security forum on how its going further etc..
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MarkAW
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said by Dustyn:

A user mentioned here and here that Bitdefender Free requires you to remove Malwarebytes first before you can even install it. I wonder if it's requiring the removal of both versions if detected; Pro or Free.


I had the paid version earlier this year and i had to remove MBAM from my system before Bitdefender could be installed, it was something to do with Bitdefenders built in Malware protection.
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