Recent changes
Apr 15, 2020
Device priority
Primary device
Operating system
Windows 7 SP1
Sign-in account
Sign in with local account
Log-in security
    • Account password
Account permissions
Administrator account
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
ESET Internet Security + Sandboxie + OSArmor
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Periodic scanners
HitmanPro
Norton Power Eraser
AdwCleaner
VPN and Privacy
Freedome VPN
Cloudflare DNS
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Firefox as primary (always run sandboxed)
Brave as backup
Maintenance tools
CCleaner
Shadow Defender
Photos and Files backup
External HDD
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a daily basis
Backup and rollback
Windows Backup & Restore
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a yearly basis
Activity usage
  1. Computer games
Computer hardware
i5 7600K
GTX 1070 Ti
16GB RAM
1 TB SSD

Wraith2020

Level 2
I like the new avatar! I am testing this out today to see how it goes. Trailing Antivirus Plus because I don’t need a firewall.
The BD logo is badass. I'm trying out BD on 2 of my computers. For my family PC it seems to be the sweet spot since BD is fully automated and doesn't require manual interaction. On my gaming PC I installed it just for a trial run. I'll go back to ESET after a week. For some reason my gaming PC doesn't like any other AV except ESET and with ESET it runs like a breeze. :emoji_beer:
 

blackice

Level 28
Verified
The BD logo is badass. I'm trying out BD on 2 of my computers. For my family PC it seems to be the sweet spot since BD is fully automated and doesn't require manual interaction. On my gaming PC I installed it just for a trial run. I'll go back to ESET after a week. For some reason my gaming PC doesn't like any other AV except ESET and with ESET it runs like a breeze. :emoji_beer:
Have you actually noticed a difference in your gaming PC?
 

toto

Level 4
Verified
The BD logo is badass. I'm trying out BD on 2 of my computers. For my family PC it seems to be the sweet spot since BD is fully automated and doesn't require manual interaction. On my gaming PC I installed it just for a trial run. I'll go back to ESET after a week. For some reason my gaming PC doesn't like any other AV except ESET and with ESET it runs like a breeze. :emoji_beer:

Can you tell me if you notice any difference in performance, as I have found BItdefender to be quite on the heavy side of security software but I haven't used the 2020 version before. Maybe they improved their performance from last year?
Thanks
 

Wraith2020

Level 2
Can you tell me if you notice any difference in performance, as I have found BItdefender to be quite on the heavy side of security software but I haven't used the 2020 version before. Maybe they improved their performance from last year?
Thanks
BD 2020 is a massive improvement compared to previous versions. Except for the slightly high RAM usage (250-300MB) it doesn't bog the PC. The best part is that the suite is entirely automated, requiring no user input(perfect for my parents). It runs great on my family PC which had McAfee earlier. But on my gaming PC which had ESET, I do feel a slight difference in web browsing and general responsiveness.
 

Wraith2020

Level 2
Did you uninstall Bitdefender, or just reimage the system? If you uninstalled it how did it go?
Nah I didn't uninstall BD since I felt that would be an insult to it. I simply did a secure erase of my SSD and reinstalled windows. Since it's my gaming desktop, I don't have any important files and all my games are backed up in my external HDD. Will be installing the games today, specially the Witcher 3 and Crysis 3. For a gaming PC, nothing can beat the lightness of ESET. :cool::emoji_beer:
 
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