Odd, you are using a program you don't like and didn't cost anything, have a better set up that suits you but still going to struggle on ......... why?Hello everyone
I gave it a chance, but I confess that I'm disappointed and when the 6 months trial period expire I will go back to my old configuration, which never gave me problems and is very effective:
I have changed it because of my children. They have Windows 7 and 8.1 on their laptops, and they, like most young people of today, are not interested in software. They didn't have patience to analyze, or monitoring alerts, from an antivirus, firewall or other software control. The only think they want is to have an internet connection and play. They want all automatic. Alerts of any kind of programs...are boring. So, because I was tired of of their complaints, I installed this solution that is little intrusive. But unfortunately I think is not the best.Odd, you are using a program you don't like and didn't cost anything, have a better set up that suits you but still going to struggle on ......... why?
Very much agree.My experience with Bitdefender was, how do i say this, weird and different.
When I first installed the 2014 it was very heavy. I could hardly browse at all. So, I decided to uninstall it.
Weeks later, I decided to give the 2014 version another chance. And to my surprise, it didn't feel as heavy as before. I don't know what happened between the first time I tried it to then or if I did something different, but it felt much lighter than before. It wasn't as light as something like ESET but it was still better than before.
From what I have read in a forum some weeks ago, you have do a full scan with Bitdefender in order for it to feel light.
However I don't know if this is true or not.
I use Bitdefender 2015 on 3 machines, no browser slowdown, pretty light to use. I had boot slowdown with my Windows 7 machine but removing the early boot scan solved that as well ( GUI>Antivirus>Check the custom box>Miscellaneous tab>Uncheck Early boot scan).
It is more likely to be a conflict with a Firefox add-on, try starting FF in safe mode (add-ons disabled) and see if that makes a difference, you can then enable the add-ons one at a time to find the culprit.After some experience, I can confirm that Bitdefender IS 2015, with SiteAdvisor free, causes a lot of instability in Firefox. Is preferable to disable SiteAdvisor. It's a pity.
I did exactly as you did and that's how I have found out that it's incompatible with SiteAdvisor. I have this problem only on XP x86. In dont have any problems on other systems. It seems that the old good XP is doomed.It is more likely to be a conflict with a Firefox add-on, try starting FF in safe mode (add-ons disabled) and see if that makes a difference, you can then enable the add-ons one at a time to find the culprit.
I use Firefox with the site advisor and there are no problems.
I supose they fixed it in build 220.127.116.115my experience with bitdefender Internet security 2015 boot time 140 seconds , and with Nod32 45 seconds amazing
The latest version is 18.104.22.1689 and now on my Windows 7 desktop start up from switch on to home screen is 40 seconds (I have the early boot scan turned off).I supose they fixed it in build 22.214.171.1245