Quick thoughts - Bitdefender IS 2018

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Apr 28, 2017
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Webroot
#1
* Install was very slow
* Interface is more responsive and less laggey
* Initial update was typical Bitdefender speed. But follow up update was quite snappy, BD actually knew it was already current on it's update.
* Usage - I just don't have a good enough machine to comfortably use BD (Acer, 4gb, 1.9 ghz). The resource usage is equal or worse than ever.
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*Features - And here is where BD made some real changes.
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* No more ATC, it is now ATD and it includes ransomware protection in it.
And there is no ATD settings, really besides on/off and white list options.
So no more aggressive settings options
* Antivirus has some "advanced" settings but it's very basic stuff.
* Safe Files - Is basically what last years Ransomware module looked like. A list of protected folders and what apps are allowed access.
Once again, protection at boot needs to be turned on manually with this feature. By default the module was enabled just not boot protection.

*Firewall - Certainly more options then before, but it's still no Comodo or KIS firewall.
The paranoid firewall option should intrigue someone

Final thoughts: Of course I haven't tested it, but I'm sure it will perform to BD standards against malware.
But due to my cheap computer I will be uninstalling and going back to WD. Because this is just too much resources to devote to an AV, IMO.

If I had a better machine I would probably keep it.
 
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brod56

Level 12
Feb 13, 2017
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Operating System
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Default-Deny
#2
Interesting. Do you know if free version was upgraded too or remains the same for the new year?
 
Apr 28, 2017
280
1,288
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Webroot
#3
Interesting. Do you know if free version was upgraded too or remains the same for the new year?
It's probably the same, they don't do a yearly upgrade schedule with it. (I don't think)

And it wasn't that long ago they updated it.
 

Spawn

Administrator
Staff member
Jan 8, 2011
16,685
25,901
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Microsoft
#5
Too many variables to consider:
  1. What are your Host PC hardware specifications? Please include CPU, RAM, Storage speeds etc.
  2. If running on a laptop, which power plan was active?
  3. Did you reboot (restart PC) after installation?
  4. Are there any known post-beta issues that have not been fixed? Check Bitdefender Support Forum.
  5. What kind of Internet do you have? Connected using 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi, or using Ethernet through PowerLine or directly from Router. Speed tests will vary.
 
Apr 28, 2017
280
1,288
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Webroot
#6
Too many variables to consider:
  1. What are your Host PC hardware specifications? Please include CPU, RAM, Storage speeds etc.
  2. If running on a laptop, which power plan was active?
  3. Did you reboot (restart PC) after installation?
  4. Are there any known post-beta issues that have not been fixed? Check Bitdefender Support Forum.
  5. What kind of Internet do you have? Connected using 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi, or using Ethernet through PowerLine or directly from Router. Speed tests will vary.
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Power plan - N/A
Reboot - Yes
Post Beta bugs - That's not a fair variable for me to be accountable for. But I didn't see any.
Internet - Ethernet/ Fiber optic provider/ 100 mbs

I just wish Bitdefender would update faster and use less processes and RAM. It has a noticeable effect on lower end computers.
 
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