venustus

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I dunno if that should really be a 'dealbreaker.'

Those may get whitelisted pretty quickly.

Or... would it be a big deal to turn off the shield while using steam games?

What else can you tell us?
Seems to be running light for the momment.
Bitdefender should have an option in the tray icon to disable shields rather then going into the ui...makes it much easier.
 

mlnevese

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I'm one of the lucky ones that have Bitdefender running in an old Windows 7 machine without any problems. It has been running on my father-in-law's old computer since the 2017 version with no problems.

I really liked it but the fact it does not have an option to turn off protection in the tray icon and the way the Ransomware protection module corrupted my Calibre book library made me stop using it on my personal computers. Their default white list should be really worked on. Calibre is one of the most well known book library managers and it being blocked from accessing its database has no excuses.

Maybe I'll give it a try once more.
 

venustus

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Does it use own firewall driver or relys on the windows own firewall (if so, its a big minus for me).
Kindest regards,
-sepik
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The German publication CHIP is indicating that Bitdefender does not use excess resources.... may have 'lightened up' for many systems.


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I can confirm however there are still bugs:
1..Firewall rules not holding in alert mode.
2..Ransomware module flagged open shell as a hijacker.
3..Steam being blocked from updating unless I disable some modules.

Otherwise it has improved resource wise.
 

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The German publication CHIP is indicating that Bitdefender does not use excess resources.... may have 'lightened up' for many systems.


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This image indicates that Bitdefender is Awake. Not asleep. So they have that going for them...
CHIP ist not the best source for reviews...similar to pcmag....they write some sh** for money :censored: