Littlebits

Retired Staff
Does anyone know what are the limitations in the free version?

I just installed it and I'm still checking it out. So far it is really light running beside Avast Free. I can find an option to run a on-demand scan, it only has Auto scan in idle. The real-time protection doesn't appear to be complete.

Thanks.:D
 

NathanF1

Level 2
Verified
Littlebits said:
Does anyone know what are the limitations in the free version?

I just installed it and I'm still checking it out. So far it is really light running beside Avast Free. I can find an option to run a on-demand scan, it only has Auto scan in idle. The real-time protection doesn't appear to be complete.

Thanks.:D

It seems that this is a on-demand scanner only, see the last paragraph in the image.

Bitdefender said:
Features and Benefits
  • Virus Scanning & Removal
    On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild every time you need it.
  • Scheduled Scanning
    The Scheduler lets you plan ahead, and schedule full system/drive scans in the off hours, when you won't be using your computer.
  • Immediate Scanning
    With just a simple right-click, you can check your files and folders.
  • Quarantine
    By isolating the infected files in quarantine, the risk of getting infected diminishes. You also have the possibility to send these files for further analysis to Bitdefender Labs.
  • Reports
    When launching a scan you may choose to create a report file where you can see statistics about the scan process.

 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
NathanF1 said:
Littlebits said:
Does anyone know what are the limitations in the free version?

I just installed it and I'm still checking it out. So far it is really light running beside Avast Free. I can find an option to run a on-demand scan, it only has Auto scan in idle. The real-time protection doesn't appear to be complete.

Thanks.:D

It seems that this is a on-demand scanner only, see the last paragraph in the image.

Bitdefender said:
Features and Benefits
  • Virus Scanning & Removal
    On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild every time you need it.
  • Scheduled Scanning
    The Scheduler lets you plan ahead, and schedule full system/drive scans in the off hours, when you won't be using your computer.
  • Immediate Scanning
    With just a simple right-click, you can check your files and folders.
  • Quarantine
    By isolating the infected files in quarantine, the risk of getting infected diminishes. You also have the possibility to send these files for further analysis to Bitdefender Labs.
  • Reports
    When launching a scan you may choose to create a report file where you can see statistics about the scan process.

That info applies to the 2009 free version not the new 2013 version which does have real-time protection. It has already blocked some malicious test sites.

Thanks.:D
 

NathanF1

Level 2
Verified
Apologies for this.

Might as well delete my post - I checked a few different local sites and this was all they had... I noticed the old logo, but didn't think much of it :s
 

Syntax

New Member
I will test it if it is good on my system. In wilder's thread, one member said that it has behaviour analysis included. There's still problem with quarantine and disinfecting files.

After testing it briefly, it seems to delete most of the stuff but here and there it quarantines certain stuff without any specifically logical reason. I've tossed over 50 old samples at it just to see how it behaves and it deleted all but 2. EICAR and one trojan. Not sure why were these two quarantined. Makes you wonder what kind of logic they use to decide what gets deleted and what quarantined...

Also Quarantine menu becomes visible once it quarantines at least 1 file. Otherwise it's not even listed in the GUI.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=338408

In case of False Positive, goodbye to your files. You need to redownload it again. It doesn't even go to quarantine.

TIP: after installation reboot your system. If you updated Bitdefender free, it will not be finished. It's a bug.
 

Tobi

New Member
Littlebits said:
I just installed it and I'm still checking it out. So far it is really light running beside Avast Free. I can find an option to run a on-demand scan, it only has Auto scan in idle. The real-time protection doesn't appear to be complete.
I know it will ask the removal of MBAM but it is an AV by itself (cloud AV, yes, but independent like Panda Cloud). Why run it beside another AV?

The "Virus Shield" is the realtime protection and the auto scan is the on-demand scanning module. Manual scan (e.g. from the GUI, not the context menu) is not possible so it basically runs a "never-ending" on-demand scan. quick scan once a day, and full scan once a week.
 
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done already, read the earlier posts , i gave a link
 

MrExplorer

Level 28
Verified
Umbra Corp. said:
done already, read the earlier posts , i gave a link
sir i had already watched the test but it is different language i am not able to nderstand it clearly
 

tipo

New Member
Unknown said:
Umbra Corp. said:
done already, read the earlier posts , i gave a link
sir i had already watched the test but it is different language i am not able to nderstand it clearly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p_uJtayFr0
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i read through this thread i saw people are asking the same questions which IMO means that no one is reading through a thread..
for people who cannot download the free version (because bitdefender is redirecting automatically to their home site - not the.com one)use a proxy to access the .com site..
http://www.azproxies.com/proxy-lists/index.html
another thing: on demand scanner is not on demand protection!
the link provided by umbra leads to a good av software, with realtime protection, with active virus control tech, B-have tech, heuristic etc.
 

Syntax

New Member
Installed it. BAV free didn't slow down my system even though my processor is only Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2500 @ 2.00 GHz and has only 1 GB ram. Internet speed is normal. Boot-time is slower by 2 seconds.

Manual scan is so slow. That's the only problem I encountered.
 
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woomera said:
does anyone knows the exact difference between free ver and bitdefender av?
BDAV = BDIS without FW, mainly the real AV from BD
BD AV Free = cloud simplistic automated RT AV
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
woomera said:
does anyone knows the exact difference between free ver and bitdefender av?
I have not used the paid 2013 version but from looking at some screenshots, they look like completely different products altogether.


More screenshots are on their homepage- http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/antivirus.html



Free version lacks many settings, most are automatically configured with no way to change them.

Here are a few differences that I noticed:

1. To run a on-demand scan of your system you must open Windows Explorer and right click on your hard drive(s) and select "Scan with BitDefender".

2. Can not configure Auto Scan, it runs in idle only.

3. Can not configure Product Behavior, it is set to Autopilot.

4. Can not manually add exclusions, after Active Virus Control blocks a process, you can choose to unblock it then it will be added to your exclusions.

5. Can not configure Auto Updates or run a manual update, BitDefender will check every 3 hours for updates and apply them.

6. MyBitDefender Dashboard loads in your default browser on the free version, loads in the GUI on the paid version.

7. AntiPhishing and Online Malware Blocking has no configuration, if a site is blocked because of a false positive, you will have to disable Virus Shield to load it.

8. Safebox is not included in the free version but you can get 2GB of free storage by signing up.

9. Free version includes Social Network Protection and USB Immunizer.

10. Free version lacks Safepay with virtual keyboard and compact GUI.

Enjoy!!:D
 

Syntax

New Member
Now I know why the scan is slow. Here's the quote from a Bitdefender representative.

Iulika0069 said:
It's slow because is performing a memory scan before the scan-itself
Will try to change this behaviour to be less intrusive..
 

Syntax

New Member
Littlebits said:
woomera said:
does anyone knows the exact difference between free ver and bitdefender av?
I have not used the paid 2013 version but from looking at some screenshots, they look like completely different products altogether.


More screenshots are on their homepage- http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/antivirus.html



Free version lacks many settings, most are automatically configured with no way to change them.

Here are a few differences that I noticed:

1. To run a on-demand scan of your system you must open Windows Explorer and right click on your hard drive(s) and select "Scan with BitDefender".

2. Can not configure Auto Scan, it runs in idle only.

3. Can not configure Product Behavior, it is set to Autopilot.

4. Can not manually add exclusions, after Active Virus Control blocks a process, you can choose to unblock it then it will be added to your exclusions.

5. Can not configure Auto Updates or run a manual update, BitDefender will check every 3 hours for updates and apply them.

6. MyBitDefender Dashboard loads in your default browser on the free version, loads in the GUI on the paid version.

7. AntiPhishing and Online Malware Blocking has no configuration, if a site is blocked because of a false positive, you will have to disable Virus Shield to load it.

8. Safebox is not included in the free version but you can get 2GB of free storage by signing up.

9. Free version includes Social Network Protection and USB Immunizer.

10. Free version lacks Safepay with virtual keyboard and compact GUI.

Enjoy!!:D
The auto-update interval is 1 hour.

edwardmax2010 said:
@Iulika0069, May I ask if Bitdefender AV free auto-updates itself to the newest version or we need to download the new version on the bitdefender website?
Iulika0069 said:
BD AV Free auto-updates itself hourly; of course, the product update is not that often, but the check is made hourly too.
There no Social Network Protection and USB Immunizer on my Bitdefender AV free.