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Evjl's Rain

Level 43
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Sample Pack
Static
Dynamic
Total
Encrypted?
System Status
Link
31/08/2019
12​
1/12​
7*/11​
8*/12​
No​
Infected
#5
01/09/2019​
7​
7/7​
7/7​
7/7​
No​
Clean
Bonus: Clean
#3
02/09/2019
28​
11/28​
12*/17​
23*/28​
No​
BR: Infected
AR: Not Clean
#5
03/09/2019​
3​
3/3​
3/3​
3/3​
No​
Clean
Bonus: Clean
#4
03/09/2019​
1​
1/1​
1/1​
1/1​
No​
Clean
Bonus: Protected
#8
04/09/2019
19​
4/19​
9*/15​
13*/19​
Yes
Infected
Encrypted
#5
06/09/2019
20​
11/20​
7*/9​
18*/20​
No​
Protected/Not Clean
#7
07/09/2019​
1​
1/1​
1/1​
1/1​
No​
Clean
#3
07/09/2019​
6​
1/6​
5*/5​
6*/6​
Yes
Infected/Encrypted
#2
09/09/2019
22
8/22
12*/14
20*/22
No
BR: Infected
AR:
Protected/Not Clean
#2
11/09/2019​
1​
1/1​
1*/1​
1/1​
No
Bonus: Yes
Clean
Bonus: Infected/Encrypted
#6
13/09/2019
25​
11/25​
8/14​
19/25​
No​
BR: Infected
AR: Protected/Not Clean
#5
 
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stefanos

Level 24
Verified
having files encrypted in 2 tests within 1 week is disastrous for this reputable AV
I tried the free version a while ago. Compared to a year ago when I had tried it again the virus signatures was very good. The last time the detection rate was very bad. I thought the problem was because of free version. And Bitdefender has not renewed the free version for years. And the well-known delay in virus signatures on Bitdefender free. But with your tests I can see that Bitdefender has been downgraded overall.
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 43
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
although the behavioral block is really really good, it can't save this AV (and emsisoft) from being infected
I'm not sure about its web protection if it's still good or not
Perhaps they have moved their focus on web protection instead of signatures? (because adding a link to blacklist is much easier than making a new signature)
 

stefanos

Level 24
Verified
although the behavioral block is really really good, it can't save this AV (and emsisoft) from being infected
I'm not sure about its web protection if it's still good or not
Perhaps they have moved their focus on web protection instead of signatures? (because adding a link to blacklist is much easier than making a new signature)
If I judge from the performance of the Bitdefender extension I think you are right
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 43
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
I don't mean the product is bad but it has been like that since the last 1-2 years. BD's signatures have gone downhill significantly and become even worse than other competitors
Fortunately, their web filter is still very competitive and reliable

still having the protected PC encrypted by ransomwares in less than 2 weeks is not a good result. They are ransomwares. There is no coming back, except when the users have a backup copy of encrypted files
 

Burrito

Level 18
Verified
I don't mean the product is bad but it has been like that since the last 1-2 years. BD's signatures have gone downhill significantly and become even worse than other competitors
Fortunately, their web filter is still very competitive and reliable

still having the protected PC encrypted by ransomwares in less than 2 weeks is not a good result. They are ransomwares. There is no coming back, except when the users have a backup copy of encrypted files
Both in professional testing... and in your tests, BD seems to be slipping.

Maybe it's just temporary -- as they work out the kinks of BD2020.

Or maybe not..
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 43
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
I also have personal issue with BD during test. Its signature updates are heavy and the process is time-consuming
all other AVs I have tested, except windows defender, have faster update speed
 
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