BitDefender Antivirus

BitDefender Antivirus

Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 216 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2009
  • Total Downloads:
    619,965
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    6.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,899
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    2.1

    out of 29 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    2.4

    out of 216 votes

    • 5 star 46
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 106
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1 stars

"The worst antivirus on the market!"

September 11, 2009  |  By letitfly

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

none. Well, you can delete it easily and get something that actually does work.

Cons

Do not buy this product! It is full of bugs and they know it. Their attitude is : deal with it. They expect the buyers to debug their product for them. I would rather do without.

Summary

Great if you want c. 1995 computer speed. Malware does not work and constantly says that you have never ran a scan. They know this is a problem, send a fake patch that does nothing. Otherwise, expect no help from support. Makes mozilla crash every few minutes. Blocks safe sites and keeps sending popups every second even after you click "allow". I could go on but basically, if it should do something, it does not. If an antivirus should not do it, bitdefender will do it.

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3 stars

"Better than most"

September 01, 2009  |  By lknoch

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

Easy to install, choice of 3 user interfaces of varying complexity, works on Vista. Upgrade to next version was easy. Reasonably priced (and coupons available)

Cons

Had some issues that took tech support a while to get to, still haven't been able to get the "network" feature (look at status of multiple PC from a PC) to work on more than one PC.

Summary

I couldn't get some of the well recognized names AV working on my PC without consuming a lot of CPU power. Bitdefender installed easily, doesn't take too much CPU power, has decent features and stops virus'. And doesn't cost too much.

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3 stars

"2010 now out.. def get it over 2009"

August 17, 2009  |  By shakethebabyass

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

great detection rate

Cons

slows your computer down even with high end hardware

Summary

GET 2010 VERSION its alot better.

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2 stars

"Not worth the hassle"

August 12, 2009  |  By hotbbq

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

Low cost. Simple interface.

Cons

Has a knack for becoming unstable. Fouled up my registry. Significantly slows boot times in Vista x64. Lack of adequate support.

Summary

I've been using BitDefender since 2007 and I have given up on them. It consistently fouls up my Vista x64 installation. It works fine 50% of the time, but the other 50% is it a nightmare to deal with. I won't be renewing my license.

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1 stars

"Not worth it."

July 02, 2009  |  By HotOne121

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

Inexpensive.

Cons

Slow scan, slows computer, no response from customer service.

Summary

As soon as I downloaded this program my computer slowed drastically. Startup time was easily ten minutes. A full scan would take hours. Running other basic programs is impossible even when you just have the program running in the background (not scanning your computer). Subsequent uninstalling resulted in the computer returning to normal.

My half dozen emails to customer service resulted in zero responses. I lost the $20 some I spent to download the program but I am happy my computer is back to normal and I didn't end up having to wipe my hard drive like I feared I would.

I don't care how affordable this program looks it isn't worth it. You are better off having no security than this piece!

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1 stars

"Dont buy Tthis i Waste of $$$"

June 19, 2009  |  By deman14

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

There arenot ANY !!

Cons

There must be a Central Bitdefender Problem
The problems Bugs for the 2009 Range are known for Months and still not Fixed ?It used to be a good programme but has lost its soul.
After booting 5 times the problems stays Uninstall/Reinstall Again
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Summary

If you want your PC ruined buy this software !The AntiSpam bar disappears Often, Antiphising the same, Manuel Scans (Deep scan,Full Scan) cant be stopped ,you think they are,


But look at the settings it says still scanning So you cant update because your still scanning,

Only a reboot (again) fixes that,Crazy !
Can go on and on.

The programme Sucks !

The Bitdefender button always gets gray, And every Upgrade is a Downgrade the programme gets worse

Every Dollar spend on Bitdefender is too Much,A Complete waste of Money !!!



Have never used a programme that has so many BUGS,Ubelievable

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1 stars

"Not reliable and no response from support."

June 19, 2009  |  By robertc_95762

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

Nice dashboard set up==easy to use.

Cons

As other reviews have listed, the virus scan function works for a week or two and then stops with an error. You have to reinstall to get it going again. No response from technical support after two weeks.

Summary

Major glitch makes it useless after several weeks.

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1 stars

"Doesn't run properly or update properly."

June 07, 2009  |  By stsva

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

Highly rated as an antivirus product.

Cons

On-demand scanning stops working after a few days, apparently a known issue without a satisfactory resolution. Program may also crash WIndows Vista.

Summary

I uninstalled and reinstalled Bitdefender 2009 continuously over several days of erratic operation. It may be fine when it works, but it doesn't work reliably, and is a pain to uninstall and reinstall. I'm waiting to hear from tech. support, but from what I read on the Bitdefender support forums it's unlikely I'll hear anything that will resolve my issues with this promising but unreliable software.

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1 stars

"If you enjoy corrupting Windows - this is for you."

June 06, 2009  |  By jpeni

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

It installed easily.

Cons

I installed BitDefender Antivirus and it detected and "fixed" numerous detected problems. After it fixed the problems - the desktop disappeared and Windows XP would not run.

Summary

If you enjoy playing with programs that corrupt your Windows XP installation - get a copy of this AntiVirus.

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1 stars

"WORST ANTI VIRUS I HAVE EVER USED"

May 07, 2009  |  By rdy2go909

 |  Version: BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Pros

I could not find any pros to this product.

Cons

I use this antivirus on 2 Window Vista machines. I have had to reinstall 4 times on one machine, 5 times on the other. Delete and re-install can delete some files. Slows computer down when scanning. Continues to give messages that are incorrect

Summary

Read the reviews before buying this software. I have the commercial version (XP) on my network at work also and the corporate version is better but not a product I would ever purchase again or recommend. Corporate version install took about 3 hours with their support team and countless hours to configure. I would look elsewhere for a better anti virus.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2009
Version 2009 provides faster all around protection.
General
Publisher Bitdefender
Publisher web site http://www.bitdefender.com
Release Date August 28, 2008
Date Added August 28, 2008
Version 2009
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 6.46MB
File Name bitdefender_antivirus.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 619,965
Downloads Last Week 1,899
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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