Questions for recent Bitdefender paid users

Discussion in 'Bitdefender' started by conceptualclarity, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. conceptualclarity

    Content Creator Trusted

    Aug 23, 2013
    Official Website:
    1. What kind of impact does it have on the system performance? Is it light as the company claims? Is it prone to surges of high CPU usage that make it hard to use the computer till they subside?

    2. Does it allow the user to disable "PUP" detection?

    3. In the case of false positive detections, can you restore well from quarantine or is the targeted program gone, period?

    Computer: DELL Dimension 2400
    CPU: Intel Pentium 4-2667 (Northwood, D1)
    2666 MHz (20.00x133.3) @ 2658 MHz (20.00x132.9)
    Motherboard: DELL 0G1548
    Chipset: Intel 845GEV (Brookdale-GEV) + ICH4
    Memory: 2048 MBytes @ 166 MHz, 2.5-3-3-7
    - 1024 MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM - Kingston K
    - 1024 MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM - Kingston K
    Graphics: Intel 82845G/GL/GV Graphics Controller [DELL]
    Intel i845G(L) Integrated, 64 MB
    Drive: WL120GPA872, 117.2 GB, E-IDE (ATA-7)
    Drive: WDC WD2500JB-57GVC0, 244.2 GB, E-IDE (ATA-6)
    Drive: HGST HTS545050A7E380, 488.4 GB, Serial ATA 3Gb/s <-> USB
    Drive: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S, CD-R Writer
    Sound: Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]
    Sound: Creative Technology SB Live! Series Audio Processor
    Network: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC [A/B/C]
    Network: Broadcom 4401 10/100 Integrated Controller
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Build 2600
    Antivirus: Panda Antivirus Pro 17.0.1
    Firewall: Panda Antivirus Pro 17.0.1
    Ad Blocker: Adguard, Ad Muncher, Adblock Plus
    Default Browser: Maxthon
  2. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

    May 8, 2017
    Windows 10
    Don't use Bitdefender if your Processor is Intel Pentium 4, use avast instead. Why you don't try upgrading to windows 7 ?
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  3. conceptualclarity

    Content Creator Trusted

    Aug 23, 2013
    Can't do it on this computer.

    Do you care to elaborate?
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  4. davisd

    davisd Level 9

    Feb 2, 2016
    Windows 10
    #4 davisd, Dec 12, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
    Those who say that G Data is heavy obviously haven't tried Bitdefender. It killed my laptop with i7 and SSD, literally. At the moment you install it, you can feel it eats your resources, even after full system Scan, it feels like a worm under your skin, crunching. Personally, I wouldn't recommend it on your specified PC, unless you want to make it completely unusable. I see Panda, Webroot, Comodo Cloud AV or Voodooshield as the only options I would consider.:rolleyes:

    EDIT: I would use Zemana Anti-Malware with realtime protection enabled and some sort of web filtering extension, maybe even Adguard for Windows.

    EDIT 2: Usually whenever I have to deal with low spec PC's I just install Linux Mint, because devs will eventually stop software support for XP versions and with Linux Mint you can mimick XP pretty easily and find alternative programms, a bit of learning with basic commands and you are good to go, your PC will appreciate it. (y)
  5. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

    May 8, 2017
    Windows 10
    @conceptualclarity Bitdefender is not that heavy on my system, you can try on your system.
    System specs:
    Intel Celeron b820 @1.7 GHz
    2GB RAM
    Windows 8.1
    The RAM usage is like this:
    Screenshot (2).png
    I agree with the @davisd's suggestion above, use linux instead of xp :)
  6. mlnevese

    mlnevese Level 10

    May 3, 2015
    Windows 10
    Just use Bitdefender's generous 90 day trial offer and check how it behaves in your system. It behaves very well on the computer I am testing it, it doesn't mean it will behave well on your computer...
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  7. daljeet

    daljeet Level 5

    Jun 14, 2017
    Linux Ubuntu
    When I installed new 2018 version a few months later Bitdefender memory usage is high. After contacting Bitdefender support they suggest me to uninstall VoodooShield that time I ignore. Now it's memory usage is reduce and scanning speed is above average. I change a habit before I scan my computer I close some heavy application. Try your own is the best method to know how Bit perform in your system.I don't know about Bit pup protection but you can restore file as well
  8. Takemaster

    Takemaster Level 2

    Aug 2, 2017
    Windows 8.1
    You can use Bitdefender Free instead Paid on old PCs. I installed on a netbook that uses Atom N570, 2GB RAM, HDD (Asus Eee PC 1015PX) and I'm happy about it.
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  9. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Level 22

    Aug 17, 2013
    Birmingham UK
    Windows 10
    Everytime I've tried Bitdefender it's had a noticeable system impact all on mid to high end systems too. And their support is absolutely shocking. I wouldn't purchase it just because of how terrible their support is.
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  10. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

    Jul 6, 2017
    Windows 7
    Well I do not say anything about this new Bitdefender version .. But I've never been able to keep Bitdender a week
  11. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
    AV Tester

    Jan 8, 2017
    Windows 10
    I never managed to stay 2 days with Bitdefender installed on my system, I feel its weight, performance drops a lot, for me it is impossible to use Bitdefender, and I have a powerful computer, but I've never been lucky with it , so I find it strange when someone says that Bitdefender is lightweight, but I know that each antivirus behaves in a way on a computer, but here, impossible.
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