mlnevese

Level 16
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I'm very tempted to give this a try. If it's not buggy it seems to be a pretty good set and forget option for the family. Potentially better than Sophos, for a group of family computers. I like using ESET, but I'm not going to bother my wife messing with setting up HIPS on her computer.

Don't forget you can get a decent discount through TPSC's channel. He like his affiliate links.

Edit: Never mind, looks like his links are dead now.

The fact Bitdefender is mostly automated is why I have it on my father-in-law's computer. Good protection and a lot you can do remotely via Central... considering he lives around 1600 kilometers away from me and does not understand computers at all it's clear why these characteristics were interesting i)
 

Slyguy

Level 42
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I'm very tempted to give this a try. If it's not buggy it seems to be a pretty good set and forget option for the family. Potentially better than Sophos, for a group of family computers. I like using ESET, but I'm not going to bother my wife messing with setting up HIPS on her computer.

Don't forget you can get a decent discount through TPSC's channel. He like his affiliate links.

Edit: Never mind, looks like his links are dead now.
Newegg has 2 year unlimited license for $39 or so..

My Panda Dome Advanced is running out for Friends/Family. Grabbing an unlimited Bit Defender 2020 and moving them to that. The timing couldn't have been better really. I rarely ever considered Bit Defender due to the bugs and hideous FWD. But none of that is present, and even with SG settings, Bit Defender 2020 is going to be better for Friends/Family.

Not convinced for myself yet. I am moving more towards a complete default-deny setup for person rigs so it's probably not relevant for me. But something to consider for others I guess.
 

Nightwalker

Level 17
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Content Creator
I still see the software is signature-dependant. They refuse to add any kind of application control module or similar. Would you pair it up with anything or do you guys think it's alright?
It isnt signature dependant, it has an automatic behavior blocker similar to Kaspersky System Watcher called Advanced Threat Defense, no need to pair with anything extra.
 

Slyguy

Level 42
Verified
I suppose pairing it with Syshardener wouldn't harm anything.

Then don't use Chrome (Just advice, I predict more will come out later, Chrome has some CVE's flooding in but there is one particular bypass not being discussed much, except on bleeping) and your systems should be very well protected from almost anything out there that isn't directly targeting you.
 

Robbie

Level 28
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Content Creator
It isnt signature dependant, it has an automatic behavior blocker similar to Kaspersky System Watcher called Advanced Threat Defense, no need to pair with anything extra.
Well, almost every AV has a behaviour blocker, that doesn't make it less signature-dependant. I use Kaspersky because of its Application Control. When I use ESET i feel I need to pair it at least with VoodooShield to have some kind of toggle to avoid auto-execution of payloads or malware spreading. A behaviour blocker doesn't offer me that, it can fail at anytime.
 

L0ckJaw

Level 11
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Malware Tester
Well i tried installing the Bitdefender 2020 version, and a total fail.
First all kinds of errors when creating a account, java script errors terminating the program.
Then next try, finally made an account and the nice error of " Error connecting to server " and program terminated.

Still the same problems i had a few years back. Other AV install without any problems.

For me it is still Bugdefender !
 

Robbie

Level 28
Verified
Content Creator
How it is now with CPU, Boot Time and RAM Usage when BD is installed? Can someone show me a screenshot or something?
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I feel no impact on the boot time. I reciently uninstalled Kaspersky and it even boots faster. On idle, these are the spawned processes and I don't notice any performance issues.

I used to have this major problem with BitDefender trying to update definitions. 8 out of 10 times it would drastically fail to update, not me nor the support could fix. Sees to be solved in this version.
 
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Robbie

Level 28
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Content Creator
Well, this is interesting. I reciently installed BitDefender Total Security 2020 and tweaked it for my liking. I performed a full scan of the system, and this came out:

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The name scares me a bit I must admit, nevertheless I uploaded it to VT and it threw 0 detections, not even BitDefender LOL! This is really weird, since not only BD doesn't detect it on VT, plus Kaspersky never did. It's probably a false positive, nevertheless I'll try investigate a bit further...
 

Vlad The Hedgefox

Level 3
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Well, this is interesting. I reciently installed BitDefender Total Security 2020 and tweaked it for my liking. I performed a full scan of the system, and this came out:

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The name scares me a bit I must admit, nevertheless I uploaded it to VT and it threw 0 detections, not even BitDefender LOL! This is really weird, since not only BD doesn't detect it on VT, plus Kaspersky never did. It's probably a false positive, nevertheless I'll try investigate a bit further...
I think It's just a false positive, but just in case try scan this file with other scanner like: HitmanPro, because files with strange names can be considered as a virus activity.
 
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cătălin

Level 1
Well i tried installing the Bitdefender 2020 version, and a total fail.
First all kinds of errors when creating a account, java script errors terminating the program.
Then next try, finally made an account and the nice error of " Error connecting to server " and program terminated.

Still the same problems i had a few years back. Other AV install without any problems.

For me it is still Bugdefender !
Maybe you should clean your house. I did not have such problems with installing the software.
 

Slyguy

Level 42
Verified
Well i tried installing the Bitdefender 2020 version, and a total fail.
First all kinds of errors when creating a account, java script errors terminating the program.
Then next try, finally made an account and the nice error of " Error connecting to server " and program terminated.

Still the same problems i had a few years back. Other AV install without any problems.

For me it is still Bugdefender !
It sounds like the system in question has many issues not even related to, or the responsibility of Bit Defender.

I've now swapped a fair portion of family/friends over to Bit Defender (Unlimited Devices, 2 years, $39). About a dozen machines and 5-6 phones have it now and so far no issues on install and no operational issues over the last few days. Everything looks good.