Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "This software recipe for nightmare"

    August 2, 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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  • 3.0 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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