RejZoR

Level 14
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Years ago Bitdefender Free had this weird problem where it automatically enabled file extensions, making them visible and that really annoyed me to a point I never used it because of it. Apparently Bitdefender fixed this and I've been running it on all my systems for few days now.

Yesterday I was upgrading my network and connection dropped down for a minute and one of systems sperged where Windows Defender "notification" whining about Bitdefender Free not being "up to date" all of a sudden. Clicked "Update" and nothing happened. Tried removing notification, nothing happened. I just couldn't get rid of the stupid warning about being out of date all of a sudden to a point I just removed it entirely. Again and I'm thinking of just going back to avast! despite everything. All others, despite being good don't match avast! even after all these years because of such dumb nonsense. Guess what, even Kaspersky Cloud Free has the same dumb problems. It's updater is absolutely dumb and using it on a netbook that I use in evenings to watch movies or TV for 1-2 hours before it shuts down with a timer and somehow, Kaspersky fails to update in that 1 hour and always ends up whining over being out of date in 2-3 days time.

I've just been recommending Bitdefender Free on Reddit because of simplicity and then it pulls this on me. Imagine some casual user gets attacked by these warnings and can't get rid of them because someone at Bitdefender didn't think updater through properly? And same goes to you Kaspersky even though this is Bitdefender sub. Why can avast! always update perfectly no matter the time window it has available? It can be 5 minutes, half an hour or 2 hours, it'll always update perfectly. Dropped internet connection? Doesn't matter. It'll wait for it to come back and update then instantly. Why others can't do it so perfectly? People mock avast!, but when it comes to little details like this they really know their and do it properly.
 

TairikuOkami

Level 29
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One of the many reasons, I no longer recommend BD Free nor Tencent, but Adaware instead. Well not like its update is fast either, but at least it works.
It looks, like the pool of viable options of free AVs is getting thinner. Like Panda cloud, it is fairly good, but unfortunately it does not update itself. :rolleyes:
 

SeriousHoax

Level 32
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Years ago Bitdefender Free had this weird problem where it automatically enabled file extensions, making them visible and that really annoyed me to a point I never used it because of it. Apparently Bitdefender fixed this and I've been running it on all my systems for few days now.
They haven't fixed this and won't fix this. This is related to their removal engine and happens when Bitdefender removes malwares. Pretty stupid that they can't change this behavior.
About updates, I didn't have your exact issue but it fails to update quite a lot on my system when tested both free and paid version. Then there's also that TLS 1.2 downgrade thing.
 

SeriousHoax

Level 32
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This is not as big of a problem as it used to be since they whitelist a lot of certificates and EV certificates. Kind of like ESET, but it’s a different list. And ESET started supporting TLS 1.3 last year.
Can you check the tls version on webpages where BD don't do MITM? I may have seen that even those were downgraded to tls 1.2 but I forgot so not fully sure.
 

fabiobr

Level 9
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One thing that I don't like about updates on AVs is that if the connection drops, when it comes back, AV doesn't check for update again even after hours being disconnected. The only who does that immediately is ESET.

My notebook sometimes I don't use it for 2-3 days like you and EVERY suite (again, except ESET that checks immediately after login) complain about not being up to date, but DOESN'T check automatically, Bitdefender stays one hour to check for updates even if it's complainning about old virus databases. Kaspersky does check for updates when you don't use the PC for 2-3 days, but only after it detects Internet connection, if you have trouble connecting to wifi immediataly after the login, Kaspersky starts to complain about old databases and only checks automatically after one hour when the auto schedule checks get triggered like Bitdefender.
 

MegenM

Level 2
I use Bitdefender Total Security for a long time now. It does not disable itself but at times it forces me to reboot the system in order to apply the updates. I don't know if the same applies to Kaspersky or other providers.
 

RejZoR

Level 14
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They haven't fixed this and won't fix this. This is related to their removal engine and happens when Bitdefender removes malwares. Pretty stupid that they can't change this behavior.
About updates, I didn't have your exact issue but it fails to update quite a lot on my system when tested both free and paid version. Then there's also that TLS 1.2 downgrade thing.

So this dumb nonsense is still around, but only happens when it detects something and makes extensions visible when it's cleaning files? Wow, that's moronic design.
 
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