BitDefender Antivirus Pro

BitDefender Antivirus Pro

Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 208 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2011
File Size:
6.46MB
Date Added:
July 11, 2011
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
590,731
Downloads Last Week:
2,227
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    2.5

    out of 208 votes

    • 5 star: 46
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 25
    • 2 star: 21
    • 1 star: 98
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  • 1 stars

    "Very disappointing"

    August 27, 2014   |   By nu3413

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    The scan is fast.

    Cons

    Black screen upon startup of the computer for over a minute. Computer crashes. Bugs (manage scans does not work, system scan does not work). Uninstall issues when trying to do a fresh install. Customer Service sucks, they promise to reply, they never do. I paid and got a useless software.

    Summary

    I am unable to understand how this software got such good reviews. With practically no customer service, bugs, black screen, computer crashes, its a bad antivirus software. I will not renew my license and will look for an anti virus that has a proper customer service that first of all replies and later does solve issues. I definitely do not recommend Bitdefender.

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  • 3 stars

    "Way too heavy, slows down PC"

    August 13, 2014   |   By V_Burneski

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    - Always in the top 2 anti-virus software
    - Highest virus, malware and harmful websites detection
    - Greating looking interface
    - Many features
    - Easy to use and understand

    Cons

    - Way too heavy
    - Slows down PC ( unless it's a high-end PC )
    - Kind of slow disk defragmenter

    Summary

    Well, this anti-virus really offers a great protection to its customers, it's really great looking and contains a lot of features which are useful and helpful, however in my case the cons are more important than the pros stated.
    From the moment I installed it, I noticed my PC was being slower than from before, took a lot more time to start up and in general my RAM usage was higher. I guess that's because this anti virus has 2 engines and most of the anti-virus softwares use only 1, the more engines the higher RAM usage and less performance.
    Due to the performance problem honestly I do not recommend this anti virus, unless your PC is a high-end one so you dont notice a lot of slowing down, however I'd recommend it if you do not really care so much about performance ( ex. you're not gaming/ using some heavy softwares ) and all you care for is protection.

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  • 1 stars

    "This software recipe for nightmare"

    August 02, 2014   |   By WellNot

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    Many futures all in one pack

    Cons

    Way too heavy. They will suck you in as a promo price for 3 computers 39.$ something.
    Then when Times up you will receive Thank you for the renewal payment. Than you will go further and check out what payment they are talking about.
    You will see nice 70$ per each computer charged.
    Don't bother to complain, because it goes on deaf ears.
    They will not let you know automatic payment installed without your authorization when you are first time purchasing this product
    Unethical practice to still money from their customer I would call.
    Yes they do state with thank you email, you can cancel the payment and they are giving 48 hrs for it with the link.
    But is that link works for first 48 hrs? Absolutely not.
    Second issue is, before installing this program what I use to do in an hr, it took me two days to complete my work.
    I mean this is a kind of program recipe for disaster.
    It slows down your PC nothing like it.
    I have not ever seen such a program to almost kill my PC.

    Summary

    Owner of the software of this company is not honest.
    Technically they still your money.
    If you want to slow down your PC please be my guess.
    Forget about paying for this software, if they
    pay me to use it. I would not.
    You might think I might have a problem with my computers right?
    Well, nothing wrong with my 3 computers. It can not be 3 PC faulty when I install this program.
    Once I did uninstall this program from my 3 PC's all works like a charm.
    This program is absolute joke.

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  • 3 stars

    "OK, but new features are betas"

    July 21, 2014   |   By DavesWeApologize

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    Anti-virus works well
    New features needs several versions to stabilise

    Cons

    Lost a week of computer use due to faulty update from BitDefender. Far bigger outage than any suffered to due viruses.

    Summary

    Reasonable product, but now with many new non-core "features" that have proven problematic.

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  • 1 stars

    "Terrible customer service"

    May 02, 2014   |   By tbm3efan

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014

    Pros

    Nothing considering it won't start

    Cons

    Had to make the switch over from XP to 7 which wasn't smooth. Lost email. Thunderbird no longer works and neither does Bitdefender after 2 months on a 2 year purchase. It did not make the transition and customer service is asking me to do this and that which entails starting the program. They haven't listen to the main complaint that it WON"T start. One week ago told me to be patient and they were working on a solution.

    Today an email comes saying they haven't heard from me and what was going on?!?! The only solution, that will absolutely work, is downloading it again. However, with the lost emails, I no longer have my necessary security code to start the download. That was originally told to them 4 weeks ago and one gets the impression they don't want to do that. So I am locked out two different ways and the money down the drain.

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  • 1 stars

    "AVOID IT!!!"

    April 30, 2014   |   By shane_f

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014

    Pros

    Nothing at all

    Cons

    Everything

    Summary

    BitDefender (provided by Avangate) is a terrible product and even worse company. Purchased it last year but have had nothing with trouble with it. Crashed computer, slowed down performance. So flicked over to another antivirus product and everything works perfectly. Sent them an email to cancel my account 10 months ago, but just yesterday they charge me for a renewal. So email them to ask for a refund to which they refuse because it is auto renewal. Say I sent a cancellation email and am told I need to contact someone completely different to organise a refund. Avoid like the plague people, worst customer service ever!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Professional reviewers getting kickbacks?"

    April 27, 2014   |   By cnet_rocks123

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014

    Pros

    Pretty looking 'gadget'

    Cons

    1. It is nagware.
    2. It is self-promoting - constantly.
    3. Marketing is misleading.
    4. Worst of all, it installs Spyware!

    Summary

    It is nagware because, even though paid-for, it constantly nags you to sign up for its other products - such as data-vault. Impossible to stop without signing up.

    It is self-promoting because the, nice-looking, gadget is always popping up (grabbing focus) telling you that it has protected you from a risk every time! Great, dont tell me just get on with it!!!

    Marketing is misleading as BitDefender says it has a
    '30-day refund policy if not 100% satisfied'. From day 6 I tried very hard to get a refund; I am still waiting and as you can see I am not 100% satisfied. If that statement is not misleading I dont know what is!!

    Finally, it installs spyware. This was the real eye-opener for me and I only discovered it because on two of my PC's (I'd purchased the 5-PC license) there appeared to be unaccounted for IP traffic - something was communicating over the network that I'd not knowingly authorised. When I investigated I found that on PC Startup an oddly named 'installer' process was starting and had hoidden itself in a folder containing Microsoft 'common' executables. Dispite me telling Bitdefender I'd wanted a full uninstall it had carefully left something that was watching me; not protecting me but just watching. That is not the sort of behaviour I'd expect from something that purports to protect its users from Malware. My guess is that most users are not techsavvie enough to notice stuff like this and those that are are not stupid enough (like me!!! Why do I do fall for things I warn others about!!??) to buy this malware.


    This is an excellent example of a consumer-personal Antivirus that is geared more towards making money for its stakeholders rather than getting on and doing the job of protecting the machine it is installed on. BitDefender gets 'rave' reviews from professional reviewers which baffles me and I can only conclude these 'reviews' are 'paid for' by the BitDefender company.


    As others have warned - buyer beware!

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  • 4 stars

    "Good product"

    April 26, 2014   |   By HrRinger

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014

    Pros

    Runs Silently
    Easy install
    allows user to customize how "attention" or "needy" it is.
    haven't gotten a virus/malware yet.

    Cons

    initial scan took near 20 minutes. ew. (subsequent scans were about 3 to 4 minutes)
    customer service does suck

    Summary

    I don't know what the other users are smoking, angry-pipe, but this product works well. it does take set-up though. Sure, you can use it right after install, without changing anything, but honestly... who does that? Tinker a bit and get the setting you want how you want.
    Initially I had some issues with it deleting files from an old hard drive that I was attempting to clean/recover old files from. I figured out how to change the settings so it didn't do this - and then all went well
    As for the game mode and scanning CD's, if you don't like this - change the settings.
    Overall - be ready to tinker with the settings a bit, but this is a great product. (oh, and it does some learning on it's own - so if you commonly say no to xyz, it will stop asking and not do it.... or what have you. )

    Anyway, at 39.95, it's on par with Trend Micro (which I switched from) and kaspersky...

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  • 1 stars

    "BAD BAD BAD"

    April 22, 2014   |   By wlfheart

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014

    Pros

    installed easy thats about it

    Cons

    Freeze crash freeze crash Hard reboot on a brand new machine.

    Summary

    i don't know why the editors rate this junk so high. Makes you wonder.

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  • 1 stars

    "Bad Product, Bad Customer Service, Auto-Renewal Scam"

    March 26, 2014   |   By pdc7acres

    Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014

    Pros

    None absolutely none

    Cons

    Installed on a number of PC's and had to remove from several because of problems with other software, IE Home page could not be set until BD uninstalled and Fingerprint software would not work.
    Customer support no ideas try re-installing made no difference and a pain to uninstall.
    Auto renewal feature is a scam and particularly difficult to cancel internet Security 3PCs 1yr Originally £14.99 / Auto-renewal £202.30 OUTRAGEOUS - and still not sure if auto-renewal has been cancelled - will find out in next week or so!!

    Summary

    So don't buy online with auto-renewal enabled!

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