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BitDefender Antivirus Pro

Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 222 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2011
  • Total Downloads:
    640,845
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 11, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    524
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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2 stars

"Will not let me load my online college classes."

May 02, 2015  |  By brianfromsomewhere

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Fast. Seem to provide higher than average detection for searches.

Cons

Every semester I take a few college classes online if the regular weekday morning classes fill up. With bitdefender I could not load ANY of my online quizzes or tests for my classes. There is something quirky about it. With it on minimum settings and turned completely off it made no difference. As soon as I uninstalled I could access my classes like normal. LaunchPad (one testing site) recommended me to remove the program entirely and replace it with something else because they have had numerous students complain. UNC Online proctoring has issues with bitdefender too. If you are a student I would avoid.

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1 stars

"Horrible piece of software"

February 18, 2015  |  By jacques.gangloff

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Cheap.
Can't find anything else.

Cons

Boot time x10.
False positive (tuxboot-0.8.exe)
Non intuitive UI.

Summary

I desinstalled it. Lost 20 bucks.

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1 stars

"Horrible, Won't Renew."

February 09, 2015  |  By BitDefenderBad

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

1.Anti-something
2. Recommended for Macintosh users; Very minimalistic UI.
3.

Cons

1. It gets in your face way too often (pop-up ads)
2. Very few settings and very hidden settings
3. It may make changes to your files, without creating a log file of what happened.
4. Cuts off Wifi connection
5. Slows down computer and internet connection.

Summary

BitDefender used to be good 3-5 years ago. Right now it's far more than an annoyance. It'll delete files, possibly warn you that it did something, and not show you what it did. Most of the things it deletes, don't show up in quarantine. I feel like I installed adware not an antivirus, DO NOT RECOMMEND!

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1 stars

"Atrocious support"

February 07, 2015  |  By doubleteeone

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

There are none - the rating system should allow for zero stars because that's what they deserve.

Cons

Have had problems for almost a month and their support has been non existent. Even got an email that suggested my comments about their lousy support "would be used to improve our support" but interestingly no support. Avoid this outfit like the plague.

Summary

Run, don't walk, away from Bitdefender.

Updated on Feb 9, 2015

Unbelievable!! They have just emailed me to say they are working on the problem and will get back to me. This after TWENTY days of non response. I do have a reasonable definition of what "servicing" means when Bitdefender is the servicer. Its analogous to a bull "servicing" a heifer.

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1 stars

"Support for Bitdefender is terrible"

January 19, 2015  |  By windsor224

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

I guess if I have to write something for the pros it would be the price. It was reasonable for a 3 user license.

Cons

The software seems to be slowing everything down and their support, if you have any issue or question is almost nonexistent.

Summary

I'm a long time McAfee user who decided to try something different. Not a smart move. I'll go back to McAfee because their support is awful. I asked how to disable the software because windows won't do a restore if the software is running. Their response was go to the How To section. Don't they think that I obviously went there first and there was no answer, that why I emailed. Terrible.

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1 stars

"DON'T YOU EVER FALL FOR BITDEFENDER"

December 30, 2014  |  By lkna

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Nice interface.

Cons

1) Consumed way too much computer and network resources

2) Functions not reliable

3) Support Service the WORST EVER EXPERIENCED

Summary

DON'T you ever fall for Bitdefender, you will much regret later. I'm a long-term customer of BDF because their product has been ok and I'm not so much into changing supplier frequently. However, after all those long years being their loyal customer, just now, just the first time I happened to use their customer support service, I've got the most outrageous service quality ever experienced!

I've opened a support ticket on their website, no reply. I've followed up many times with the ticket, no reply. I've also tried their so-called "Live Chat" support. No Reply Whatsoever!

So again, DON'T you ever fall for Bitdefender, you will much much regret later!!!

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1 stars

"Don't download: dangerous!"

December 25, 2014  |  By peergin

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

None at all.

Cons

See below!

Summary

I do not understand:
(1) how download.com can allocate 4-1/2 stars to this piece of rubbish. Would the editor please have a look at the various User Reviews? He will find that this Editor's Review is also wide off the mark. This happens so often that I do not read any Editor's Reviews anymore. Instead I go straight for the User Reviews. Then I can't go wrong.
(2) why download.com bases its average rating on ALL versions instead of on just the CURRENT version only. Rating ALL versions (which does not even include the current version) is useless. Nobody is interested in OLD versions. For example if a product has improved over time the average rating (which, as I said, excludes the current version) will still reflect poorly on the product because of its poor performance in the past.

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1 stars

"Excellent piece of mallware disguised as anti virus"

December 06, 2014  |  By Kilopip

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Your computer will be super fast once you uninstall this piece of cowpie. The company will also make sure to take your money year after year even if you don't use this product anymore thanks to the wonders of opt-out only auto renewal you unknowingly signed up for when you first purchased it. This will guarantee endless hours of fun as you try and figure out the "auto renewal opt-out" puzzle and many fun interactions with their incompetent customer support.

Cons

The firewall actually lets you use the internet sometimes. I was hoping to block all traffic with it, isn't that what the firewall is supposed to do? It also only allows sponsored mallware and viruses to take root in your hard drive. I was hoping for more of a monthly sampler of all current virus and mallware software, but I guess it is curated experience.

Summary

If you want you pc to run like last one you threw out this is a product for you! And all that at a low cost of $90 a year life time subscription. It is more likely for you to die of old age before you get product support or your refund from them. Enjoy life long back door trojan you just paid good money for.

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1 stars

"FIREWALL DOWN ALL THE TIME"

November 29, 2014  |  By Cucuyo1968

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

Good web pages malware catch up

Cons

SINCE I DOWNLOAD AND INSTALLED THIS ANTIVIRUS, EVERY TIME I OPEN A PROGRAM, THE FIREWALL GOES DOWN! THAT IS ENOUGH TO NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.

Summary

I tried to contact them to solve the problem because one thing I like from it and was the web checking about malwares, is good, but the issue about the firewall and no possible contact with them...is kind of bad. So, make your choice, my rating is 1 star... so is your decision in case you are thinking to download it.

Updated on Nov 29, 2014

SINCE I DOWNLOAD AND INSTALLED THIS ANTIVIRUS, EVERY TIME I OPEN A PROGRAM, THE FIREWALL GOES DOWN! THAT IS ENOUGH TO NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. I tried to contact them to solve the problem because one thing I like from it and was the web checking about malwares, is good, but the issue about the firewall and no possible contact with them...is kind of bad. So, make your choice, my rating is 1 star... so is your decision in case you are thinking to download it.

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1 stars

"Worst Program EVER!!!!"

November 27, 2014  |  By tigr9000

 |  Version: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 18.12.0.958

Pros

NONE! None and NONE!!!!!

Cons

Program wouldn't even install correctly!!!! Spent almost 3 hours trying to.....Spoke with 4 different customer reps....Uninstalled the partially installed programs 5 TIMES!!!!. Takes about 15 mins to uninstall!!! Would never install drivers. The very first thing a program should be good at is INSTALLING!!!! COME ON!!!! REALLY!!!!! CRAP CRAP CRAP!!!!!

Summary

CRAP!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2011
  • Personalized User Experience
  • Improved Security
  • Performance Optimization
  • QuickScan
  • Spyware Warnings
General
Publisher Bitdefender
Publisher web site http://www.bitdefender.com
Release Date August 16, 2010
Date Added July 11, 2011
Version 2011
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.74MB
File Name bitdefender_antivirus.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 640,845
Downloads Last Week 524
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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