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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 61 votes out of 30 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.21.1099
  • Total Downloads:
    252,782
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    158.41KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,284
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free offers strong basic protection from computer viruses, malware, rootkits, and emerging threats. It's lightweight and unobtrusive, partly because it doesn't pack on extras like identity and privacy protection that other tools can provide, and partly because it lacks some of the automated features and support options that come with Bitdefender's premium antivirus solutions.

Pros

Less is more: Bitdefender Antivirus Free is refreshingly free of the "extra" features and tools that make some apps unwieldy and confusing for non-experts.

Easy to use: Bitdefender's compact main interface is a glorified system tray pop-up. We could toggle the Virus Shield and Auto Scan features, access an optional My Bitdefender account, and open the Logs, which also manage Events and Quarantine lists.

Auto Scan: Bitdefender's proprietary Auto Scan feature saves time and resources by focusing attention on high-risk areas. You can disable Auto Scan in the interface's Configuration Area.

Virus Shield: The optional Virus Shield scans files, Web pages, and data in real time to keep malware at bay.

Cons

Incompatible: Bitdefender Antivirus Free doesn't share power with other antivirus freeware like Microsoft Security Essentials.

Installation issues: Bitdefender's installer offers to remove conflicting programs, reboot, and resume setup, but we had to reboot and finish the installation manually.

Bottom Line

Plenty of free antivirus solutions offer nearly as many bells and whistles as premium packages. If you just want reliable antivirus protection that doesn't require a lot of attention, Bitdefender Antivirus Free belongs on your short list.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 24
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.21.1099
Version 1.0.21.1099 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Bitdefender
Publisher web site http://www.bitdefender.com
Release Date November 12, 2014
Date Added November 12, 2014
Version 1.0.21.1099
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 158.41KB
File Name Antivirus_Free_Edition.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 252,782
Downloads Last Week 1,284
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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