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harlan4096

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Malware Hunter
Verified
BitDefender Free 2019 - June 2019 Report
Due to the small number of samples used in this tests, you should take results with a grain of salt. We encourage you to compare these results with others and take informed decisions on what security products to use.
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C: Clean / P: Protected / P - NC: Protected - Not Clean / I: Infected / E: Encrypted


* Dynamic BB Bonus Test (Protection disabled)
* Partially Blocked
* BSR: Before System Reboot
* ASR: After System Reboot
* HM: Blocked by Hardened Mode

June
2019
Samples
Pack
Static
Detection
Dynamic
Detection
Total
Detection
Bait Files
Encrypted
2nd Opinion
Scanners
System
Final Status
Thread
Link
03/06/2019​
20​
5 / 20​
12 / 15​
17 / 20​
No​
I
BSR: I
ASR: I
05/06/2019​
19​
8 / 19​
9 / 11​
17 / 19​
No​
C / I (NPE)
P - NC
06/06/2019​
1​
1 / 1​
0 / 1*
1 / 1
0 / 1*
No
Yes*
-​
C
I / E*
06/06/2019​
15​
7 / 15​
5 / 8​
12 / 15​
No​
C / I (HMP)
P - NC
10/06/2019​
1​
0 / 1​
0 / 1​
0 / 1​
No​
C
P
11/06/2019​
22​
8 / 22​
7 + 1* / 14​
16 / 22​
No​
C / I (NPE)
BSR: I
ASR: P - NC
12/06/2019​
16​
12 / 16​
3 / 4​
15 / 16​
No​
C
P
13/06/2019​
15​
7 / 15​
5 / 8​
12 / 15​
No​
C / I (HMP)
BSR: I
ASR: P - NC
 
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harlan4096

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Malware Hunter
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My 1st impressions after this test:

1.- Even being a so simple product and almost no protection modules/tweaks, I found/felft the system slower than I expected :emoji_thinking: :unsure:

2.- If You watch the video, You may check that BDF some times takes long to show the warnings after every detection/blocking, I even had to ran twice some samples to get a response and know what was happening :rolleyes:
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 40
Content Creator
Trusted
Malware Hunter
Verified
I have the exact same experience when testing BD
the update process consumed a lot of CPU and froze my VM sometimes. The cloud lookup took too long. ATC was slow but quite good although it caused high CPU while analyzing, same as what your video showed
I quited testing this AV for many reasons
 

stefanos

Level 22
Verified
I have the exact same experience when testing BD
the update process consumed a lot of CPU and froze my VM sometimes. The cloud lookup took too long. ATC was slow but quite good although it caused high CPU while analyzing, same as what your video showed
I quited testing this AV for many reasons
When I tried it in windows 8.1 I had the same problems like you. Now on windows 10 1809 i have not any problem. . Only on detection pretty hi cpu for few seconds. The rest is light on my system.

My 1st impressions after this test:

1.- Even being a so simple product and almost no protection modules/tweaks, I found/felft the system slower than I expected :emoji_thinking: :unsure:

2.- If You watch the video, You may check that BDF some times takes long to show the warnings after every detection/blocking, I even had to ran twice some samples to get a response and know what was happening :rolleyes:
Surely there are some small problems. He spends a lot of rams, In the updates and at detection use high cpu, but it is normal for a product that has not been updated for three years. It has a very good web filter, ( but have some false positives) And very good BB. Not bad at all. It protects pretty well for free edition, but it can not be compared with the top protections like Kaspersky free, Avast free, or Avg free.
 

ZeroDay

Level 27
Tester
Verified
Thanks @harlan4096 for testing BD free. I would be more than happy to start testing Norton internet security starting on Monday if it will help people out and show us all what it can do. If the Malwarehub team don't mind I will definitely start testing Norton starting Monday and I'll take a leaf out of @harlan4096 's book and test the product for 2 weeks.

I'll contact one of the Malwarehub team either today or tomorrow regarding me testing Norton and to make sure I use the correct format for the Malwarehub.

Also I can't force signature update nor scan an specific folder :emoji_grimacing:
Not a very good start for SHP then :ROFLMAO: