Q&A Is Bitdefender really that good

Discussion in 'Bitdefender' started by advanced_skill, Jul 4, 2016.

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Is Bitdefender THAT good?

  1. Yes, it's actually THAT good.

    26 vote(s)
    28.0%
  2. It's okay, but not THAT good.

    55 vote(s)
    59.1%
  3. No, it's not good.

    4 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. Never used Bitdefender.

    8 vote(s)
    8.6%
  1. Hadden

    Hadden Level 2

    Oct 18, 2015
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    I used it in its free form. But I don't like it, yes, maybe it has a good AV engine, but it's too minimal as settings for my tastes.
     
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  2. Darlene

    Darlene Level 3

    Aug 14, 2015
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    Using it for 5 years now, never had major problems with it.
     
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  3. Wave

    Wave Guest

    It's good if you use common sense whilst browsing/downloading and across using your system in general.. Like if you go around on dodgy/risky/shady websites which are not so popular or have bad reviews.. or even ignore the alert and allow something and get infected then you can't just blame it on the protection you have for not saving you!

    Although I would still prefer a product like Avast Free compared to paid versions of Bitdefender...
     
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  4. hjlbx

    hjlbx Guest

    It's OK; it has its bugs, problems and whatever else - just like any other security or security related soft.
     
  5. techienerd1

    techienerd1 Level 7
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    its buggy im testing it But it has performance issues. It may get heavy on system resources.
     
  6. PVA_BR

    PVA_BR Level 4

    Jan 4, 2014
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    True. But most of that performance issues are solved changing a couple of settings. Not a big problem to me, after all.
     
  7. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    Jan 8, 2011
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    Are you running the latest 2017 beta, or 2016 stable?
     
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  8. techienerd1

    techienerd1 Level 7
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    yes sir
     
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  9. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    That doesn't answer my question. o_O

    For OP, Bitdefender 2017 may contain more bugs than 2016.
     
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  10. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    Apr 5, 2014
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    Fallout New Vegas :D
    Windows 8.1
    Kaspersky
    just good in detection,I use BD for 1 year,bug bug bug...:D
    bug1: when you updated it your hard gone bust
    bug2:increase boot time after restart
    bug3:slowdown system badly(when you downloading file)
    Its 9 months that I use Kaspersky and love it :)
     
  11. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    @omidomi A lot of software that run on start-up will slow down boot performance. How many seconds / minutes did you have to wait?
     
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  12. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    Apr 5, 2014
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    Fallout New Vegas :D
    Windows 8.1
    Kaspersky
    with my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110/8Gig Ram) its over 3 min...,with kaspersky just maximum 45 sec or lower , I use win 8.1 64 :)
     
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  13. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

    Oct 22, 2012
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    I tried Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 on Win 10 64 with 6 GB RAM & didn't liked it for reasons -
    1. Huge software
    2. No offline full installer for 2016 version
    3. Increases boot time, system/program response fine with occasional heaviness
    4. Ghost traffic - Dont know if the web shield bug is fixed or not...I checked the forum & seems old bug & think returns back with some updates/upgrades/versions but not sure.
    5. Occasional browser slowdown i.e sometime websites takes time to load
    6. Delete instead of quarantine...dont know on what basis they delete some detection instead of quarantine. And seems sometimes restore too gives probs. And if I am correct the delete thing affected quite a few users with Outlook Mail i.e deleted mails.
    7. Dont like the GUI...personal preference
    8. Sometimes settings dont stick & reverts to default.
    9. Additional software with no custom install
    10. I voted its ok, not that good. I dont find it sign that good, BB is good But any BB misses stuffs, PUP protection is weak.

    I had never tried Kaspersky for the reasons, additional software.
    But I gave KIS 2016 a try & running it for around 40 days, uninstalled 2016 & installed latest 2017.
    Everything fine here. 2017 version is an improved version compared to 2016...system boot is little faster & Kaspersky loads faster compared to 2016 version, GUI too is snappy compared to 2016, no probs here.
    Additional software/feature I have disabled & settings stick & dont revert to default like Bitdefender.
    Finding settings/options at first could be annoying as you forget what option is where, settings feels scattered but once you adapt, its feels easy & no probs.
    I find signs & proactive quite good. Layered approach is better compared to Bitdefender. PUP detection is not that good And you have to enable it i.e disable by default.
    I keep encrypted connection scan disabled, dont use safe money, software updater disabled.
    I dont like security software installing their certs & mess with browsers to scan encrypted connections. And so keep encrypted connections & safe money disabled as safe money too requires encrypted connections scan.
    I dont like Kaspersky trusts software with valid digital signs but I keep it enabled for usability & we are fairly safe users.

    Between Bitdefender & Kaspersky, I would suggest Kaspersky But you may try both & see which one you & your system like.
     
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  14. PVA_BR

    PVA_BR Level 4

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    All of this you can solve changing some setings in BitDefender. :rolleyes::D
     
  15. PVA_BR

    PVA_BR Level 4

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    @omidomi ... just disable early boot scan in Bitdefender settings and you'll be fine :)
     
  16. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    Apr 5, 2014
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    Fallout New Vegas :D
    Windows 8.1
    Kaspersky
    ok said them :)
    yup I disable that...
    before disable it my boot time go over 4 min :(
     
  17. PVA_BR

    PVA_BR Level 4

    Jan 4, 2014
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    Seems that you might have leftovers from a previous antivirus installation. I would recomend you to contact bitdefender support (I know, they are a bit slow, but eventually they will solve it).
     
  18. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
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    I agree. Most users don't feel a big slow-down in boot time. Something is not right.
    If you once used kaspersky, and then you switched to bitdefender, that's your problem. You must run the kav remover tool, for the sake of your sanity. You can still run it, if you wish.
     
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  19. PVA_BR

    PVA_BR Level 4

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    And after running the KaV remover, repair the Bitdefender install too :)
     
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  20. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Level 9

    Jun 22, 2014
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    Considering the amount of vendors who use the Bitdefender engine to improve their own results, there must be something to it.

    The free version is also excellent.

    Regards Eck:)
     
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