Evjl's Rain

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Overall, what's your opinion of BD protection?

I see people complaining of very slow ATC. Perhaps it still blocks the malware at the critical stage?
I still think BD in overall is one of the best AVs. No doubt
but I think they are falling behind a little bit especially in detection rate. It has been like that for few years
I don't see any big improvement in protection capability/technology compared to version 2017. V2017 might be even better because we can increase ATC to aggressive while they removed this option in v2018

Eset used to be in the same condition but they cameback stronger

however, BD is not great for people who want to lockdown their PCs because there is no default-deny module if I'm not mistaken
 

uduoix

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I uninstalled BD yesterday and now when i turn PC on bitdefender agent opens at boot up. I don't have any bitdefender software in revo uninstaller or control panel, so i wanted to delete manually from windows explorer and i can't because some program is using it. I checked task manager and there is nothing connected to bitdefender.

What a piece of **** software BD is.
 

shmu26

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I uninstalled BD yesterday and now when i turn PC on bitdefender agent opens at boot up. I don't have any bitdefender software in revo uninstaller or control panel, so i wanted to delete manually from windows explorer and i can't because some program is using it. I checked task manager and there is nothing connected to bitdefender.

What a piece of **** software BD is.
You need to uninstall Bitdefender Agent. It is a separate piece of software, and requires a separate uninstallation.
 
I just purchased the BitDefender 2020 last night and installed.
I am having serious connectivity issues in Firefox and Chrome. Most pages time out now with one of the errors being: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR
My internet is now acting like it is 1941
Speedtests, pings and traceroutes all are normal.

I have no other extensions or plugins in my browsers, all browsers are up-to-date, and things have been restarted multiple times.
All BD2020 settings are "install default", full scans have been done with no issues. I made sure the program has the latest update. All computer drivers are updated.
Uninstalling this program removes the issue in all browsers.

I understand that ANY firewall included into a path will slow the path due to packet inspections, but this is ridiculous. Webpages that used to load in under 3 seconds now take over a minute. I often have to hit the refresh to get pages to load.

I am hoping that someone will have something to offer... Thanks
 

Seyyed Akram

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I just purchased the BitDefender 2020 last night and installed.
I am having serious connectivity issues in Firefox and Chrome. Most pages time out now with one of the errors being: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR
My internet is now acting like it is 1941
Speedtests, pings and traceroutes all are normal.

I have no other extensions or plugins in my browsers, all browsers are up-to-date, and things have been restarted multiple times.
All BD2020 settings are "install default", full scans have been done with no issues. I made sure the program has the latest update. All computer drivers are updated.
Uninstalling this program removes the issue in all browsers.

I understand that ANY firewall included into a path will slow the path due to packet inspections, but this is ridiculous. Webpages that used to load in under 3 seconds now take over a minute. I often have to hit the refresh to get pages to load.

I am hoping that someone will have something to offer... Thanks
Have you tried to contact support since you are a paid user? This seems to be related to https scan, I guess
 
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yes, and they had me turn off everything, but the issue was still there.
Through my own testing, it looks like it might have something to do with the firewall part. pages would never finish loading. I ended up removing the program and locked down my Windows firewall completely until I have more time to address it.
 
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Nightwalker

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I just purchased the BitDefender 2020 last night and installed.
I am having serious connectivity issues in Firefox and Chrome. Most pages time out now with one of the errors being: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR
My internet is now acting like it is 1941
Speedtests, pings and traceroutes all are normal.

I have no other extensions or plugins in my browsers, all browsers are up-to-date, and things have been restarted multiple times.
All BD2020 settings are "install default", full scans have been done with no issues. I made sure the program has the latest update. All computer drivers are updated.
Uninstalling this program removes the issue in all browsers.

I understand that ANY firewall included into a path will slow the path due to packet inspections, but this is ridiculous. Webpages that used to load in under 3 seconds now take over a minute. I often have to hit the refresh to get pages to load.

I am hoping that someone will have something to offer... Thanks
Try to disable HTTPS scan in the online protection settings and reboot.

Btw, why you purchased the product without trialing first?
 

L0ckJaw

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I just purchased the BitDefender 2020 last night and installed.
I am having serious connectivity issues in Firefox and Chrome. Most pages time out now with one of the errors being: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR
My internet is now acting like it is 1941
Speedtests, pings and traceroutes all are normal.

I have no other extensions or plugins in my browsers, all browsers are up-to-date, and things have been restarted multiple times.
All BD2020 settings are "install default", full scans have been done with no issues. I made sure the program has the latest update. All computer drivers are updated.
Uninstalling this program removes the issue in all browsers.

I understand that ANY firewall included into a path will slow the path due to packet inspections, but this is ridiculous. Webpages that used to load in under 3 seconds now take over a minute. I often have to hit the refresh to get pages to load.

I am hoping that someone will have something to offer... Thanks
Let them refund you your money.
 

Slyguy

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I understand that ANY firewall included into a path will slow the path due to packet inspections, but this is ridiculous. Webpages that used to load in under 3 seconds now take over a minute. I often have to hit the refresh to get pages to load.
That actually isn't generally true anymore.. I have Bit Defender 2020 on a 500Mbps connection, and it's smooth as silk. I am now up to 25 installs for friends/family, no issues.. Connections range from 1000Mbps fiber, down to 25Mbps. No complaints or issues.

I did do a cursory cleanup on each machine before installation. Ensuring previous security products were removed, and drivers were updated. A run through with Privazer and everything went smooth as silk.

Honestly, I think some people just have corrupted Windows installs or other issues.
 
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That actually isn't generally true anymore.. I have Bit Defender 2020 on a 500Mbps connection, and it's smooth as silk. I am now up to 25 installs for friends/family, no issues.. Connections range from 1000Mbps fiber, down to 25Mbps. No complaints or issues.

I did do a cursory cleanup on each machine before installation. Ensuring previous security products were removed, and drivers were updated. A run through with Privazer and everything went smooth as silk.

Honestly, I think some people just have corrupted Windows installs or other issues.
Observation of your constant posting - you make many, many contradictory statements and your opinions change like a revolving door constantly.

It is just a matter of a short while before BD "does something" and you will uninstall it and proclaim it garbage again.
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roger_m

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I uninstalled BD yesterday and now when i turn PC on bitdefender agent opens at boot up. I don't have any bitdefender software in revo uninstaller or control panel, so i wanted to delete manually from windows explorer and i can't because some program is using it.
Download and run their uninstall tool and it should remove all leftovers.