Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't buy this, test the 30-180day trial version."

    April 3, 2015  |   By tonyit007

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    Give 30 to 180 day trial period.

    Cons

    I just registered to rate this utterly disgusting software.

    After my internet security software with that KGB guys expired i tried to give this a try, I'm really surprised, all over the internet this have very high rating but in reality this is worse than free softwares.

    My PC started to lag dramatically, boot time tripled, my graphic card crashed twice, computer froze once, chrome started acting weirdly (don't know the reason) - And all this in 24h after install.... So this 25th hour i'm gonna uninstall this piece of garbage and write this for wasting few hours of my life.

    Summary

    Don't wanna hear about this again and will not use this even they give me lifetime free version.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Issues with protection and tech support"

    January 11, 2015  |   By assign1234

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    >Works OK most of the time

    Cons

    >Horrible unhelpful tech support
    >Sometimes fails to auto update
    >Sometimes leaves PC vulnerable without informing the end user

    Summary

    I question the overall value of this product. It does work well most of the time BUT and its not a small but I found it sometimes failed to auto update leaving the end user vulnerable. Worse still it does not provide a pop up telling you its not secure.

    As a result you do need to "check on" this software from time to time to make sure its doing its job. Personally I'd rather not be watching the watcher. I contacted tech support about this and another issue. One word RUDE and DISMISSIVE. Based in some European back water they were hopeless to deal with and wrote me off. When the license expires this one is for the high jump in favour of AVG.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Bitdefrauder Antivirus plus 2014/15"

    December 17, 2014  |   By philthe greekone

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    No better or worse than any free Antivirus

    Cons

    Bitdefrauder customer care does not exist they keep your credit card details you can not remove them only add more, constant emails and pop ups to upgrade and buy in advance, will not answer email only give ticket Number and never get back to you they use a third party to collect money Avongate (read about them) auto renewal after you have already paid in advance.

    Summary

    DONT BUY Bitdefrauder I managed to get the payment blocked with my credit card provider and they have also blocked Avongate/Bitdefrauder from ever taking future payments (maybe they will sell my card details on) now running a Avast free comp is now faster moral of the story is you dont always get what you pay for.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Ignore the reviews, this is bad software"

    December 10, 2014  |   By stevechang64

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    Interface is attractive

    Cons

    Update didn't move past 1%
    Slowed down my boot dramatically

    Summary

    I really wanted to like this software after reading all the glowing reviews from so called experts but now believing they are all paid to give glowing reviews. All you need to do is read the reviews from the users themselves on sites like this and Amazon. I wasted money on this software and advise others not to waste their money as well.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Fugggit abbout It"

    November 21, 2014  |   By bobojack

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    None , NADA ,None , NADA None , NADA None , NADA None , NADA None , NADA
    I had to enter at least 10 words to contuine

    Cons

    Bad Bad , hard interaction , hard to navinigate , Yes blocks some pages ,BUT lets mawlare get in and trackers , hijackers and onknowns , does slow my computer when scanning
    Was on chat , same old script ,
    Had problems BUT I used Malwarebyts , IT found 33 things that got in
    Than used SuperAntiSpyware , it found 67 entries
    Used CC Cleaner , it found 313 bad things
    Finally used Adwcleaner found 25
    Ans JRT
    this over 3 days cleaning up the Mess that BitDefender Let In
    Well I paid for it and am Stuck with it

    All I wanted was a anti-virius that was compataible With Malwarebytes
    They say NO it's not , Bytes Forum says it's ok
    So I am going to use Malwayrebytes with It

    Bottom Line ?? DO NOT USE ! !it is over rated

    Summary

    SUMMARY ??

    Let The Buyer Beware
    I have Windows XP Home SP# 500gb hard , 4GB mem
    maybe I should just use Microsoft Security Essencials ??

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  • 1.0 stars

    "World's Worst Antivirus"

    November 3, 2014  |   By goupil418

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    None!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Slow's down everything!
    Doesn't seem to protect at all.

    Summary

    I've had this on my PC, my Mac and my android,
    At first I bought the PC version a couple years ago, it was ok for a month, then it started to slow down my internet speed immensely.
    I disabled bitdefender to see if it was the problem and everything was back to normal.
    When this antivirus is activated, it will slow down your internet speed and everything by at least 70%. And it gets worse as the months passes.
    Same thing was happening on Android, my phone was so slow I wouldn't even go on the web anymore with it. Uninstalled.
    On my Mac they gave me 3 years when I purchased it, so I thought I'd give it another try but the same thing happened, webpages would either load after 15mins or not at all! I uninstalled it again, and my internet is now blazing fast, loads every page under 5 seconds.
    I wonder how they still manage to get a new version out every year when there's so many bad reviews.
    People say the customer support is almost nonexistent, I didn't try it because I knew this was the cause to all the slowdowns on my computers.
    DON'T BUY/DOWNLOAD!!!
    This product is the complete opposite of what it's supposed to do!
    Not even worth a star!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "They will rip you off!!!!!"

    October 28, 2014  |   By mooseucr8

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    I don't have any pros only negative experience. I bought a download and used pay pal to purchase software. The software said at 30 days the trial version had expired. I was unable to get customer service to provide a KEY or license. PAY PAL did not reverse chargeback because 30-45 days this becomes a banking issue. ONE STAR TOO MANY...

    Cons

    I purchased the software in JULY 2014 and it is now 10/28 and I still have not been able to get my money back from this scum bag software company. They keep challenging my dispute and dragging this on and on. They refused to provide me a license and have essentially beat me out of my money. BEWARE!!! DO NOT DO BUSINESS with this company.. IF YOU CAN CALL THIS A COMPANY....

    Summary

    THEY DO NOT PROVIDE SERVICE. YOU TALK TO FORIEGN PHONE OPERATERS. BUY SOMETHING ELSE WITH A REPUTATION TO PROVIDE SERVICE.. BRIAN MOFFETT

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Will fraud charge your card"

    October 28, 2014  |   By clt003

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=45129

    Cons

    http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=45129

    They will use your card and charge auto renewals you did not approve...just hit me 89.99

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Would not install on my 4 computers."

    October 20, 2014  |   By Johnny Direct

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    None. Very difficult to install.

    Cons

    Would not install on my 4 computers. 3 Laptops and one desktop. WIndows 8.8 and windows 7. I had to disable my internet connection on all my computers and time the re-connection mid-install to get this crap to install. Once installed I tried the vault and it locked on "please wait ....."

    Summary

    Bugs...Would not install on my 4 computers without advanced tweaking. Difficult to use.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "USELESS JUNK stay away from it or you might regret it"

    October 17, 2014  |   By pnyli

    Version: Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 18.12.0.958

    Pros

    NOTHING except of nice looking but extremely confusing user interface

    Cons

    1. Slows down PC to a crawl
    2. Windows updates stop working
    3. Can not be fully disabled
    4. FAILED to detect a TROJAN
    5. Few weeks ago it stopped updating itself properly
    6. Imposssible to get money back

    Summary

    I agree with those saying that this product is USELESS. Here is why:

    1. Slows down PC to a crawl ! Now I effectively have to wait ~ 30 sec or sometimes even minutes for apps to open. Before this Bitdefender piece of crap was installed my apps worked like a race car, now turtles would be faster ...

    2. Windows updates got stuffed up too - most of them now FAIL to be installed

    3. You can not easily fully DISABLE Bitdefender so that eg. to be able to install Windows updates

    4. Keeps showing that some ISSUES need to be fixed - when I click START FIXES button - nothing happens OR it says SOLVING ... and then says FAILED !

    5. Few months ago it FAILED to detect a TROJAN that came with one of the installation files. And it came out later that it was a WELL KNOW trojan - nothing very new.

    6. Few weeks ago it stopped updating itself properly - simply clicking UPODATE button does NOTHING !

    7. I can not get my money back even though this software is useless
    I do not know who is behind the fake propaganda of writing very good reviews in various magazines for this crap.

    So STAY AWAY from this utmost rubbish or you will waste your money and your time.

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