BitDefender Antivirus

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Bitdefender Free Antivirus Software Review

Introduction: Bitdefender is one of the leading anti-virus vendors with more than 500 millions of customers all over the world. It competes with other global anti-virus manufacturers like Kaspersky, F-Secure, Panda Security, McAfee, Symantec and others.

Key Features

  • Excellent Malware Protection: Bitdefender Free Antivirus offers adequate protection to the system against various malwares. It monitors mail attachments and malicious websites to prevent possible attacks. It also takes care of the things kept in cloud storage.
  • Pleasant Interface: Bitdefender Free Antivirus is gifted with a very nice interface especially for those who like to keep things simple. Moreover its compact window takes least possible space on your desktop. It does not poke you to go for the paid version either.
  • Easy to use: Bitdefender Free Antivirus is having s lesser buttons and fewer customizing options. That is what makes it very easy to use especially for those who are not very used to dealing with complicated and confusing options on their desktop.
  • Game Mode: Gamers can make use of this feature. When activated the program does not send pop ups while a game is in progress.

Performance

The malware detection system of Bitdefender Free Antivirus is simply one of the best so as to say and it hardly gives a false positive. So far as impact on system is concerned there is hardly any issue as such. The amount of “slow down” during the full scan is rather negligible if you are not that fastidious.

Pros

The most praiseworthy feature of Bitdefender Free Antivirus seems its self-effacing nature. It is so modest and non-intrusive that one can hardly say that the desktop has a security program installed in it. It never annoys you to buy the paid version of the software as is the case with most of free anti-virus software. Again it does not attempt to alter your browser settings or sell your browsing history as done by many of its close competitors.

Cons

One major downside of Bitdefender Free Antivirus is that it lacks quick scan option. This is something really unexpected as most of the free anti-virus companies invariably add this button to their software. It is really required and comes handy when you do not have enough time to execute a total scan.
Moreover it also omits “schedule scan”, another important feature of a security software. It does little to handle privacy issues. Bitdefender Free Antivirus also lacks an inbuilt rescue disk. Again there are very few customization options for the tech savvy users.

Conclusion

Despite having some worthy features Bitdefender Free Antivirus has got a number of downsides as well. It seems less caring with regards to addressing privacy issues. And for those with strong concern about privacy, Bitdefender does not seem a good option. However it is quite suitable for those ordinary and domestic users who do not need more than the basic requirements.

System Requirements

Operating System – All Windows versions between XP and 10.
RAM – Minimum 512 MB.
Free Space – At least 2 GB, the more the better.

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BitDefender AntiVirus App

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