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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Comments

No offline installation

Comment by astral_cyborg
about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition · May 2017 ·

There is no official offline installation yet.


It won't install if you don't have Internet Explorer installed.... WTF....

about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition · · 1 Helpful

I can safely say that Internet Explorer is the worst browser in the long sad history of bad browsers.
The 1st thing I do after a fresh Windows installation, is downloading Chrome trought Internet Explorer and immediately remove Internet Explorer.
I really don't remember the last time I used that bad excuse of a browser.

The old Bitdefender Free (2013 version, I think) Installs fine, no issues.
The latest version with new "improved" user interface, won't install because I don't have Internet Explorer. WTF...

Big no no for me.
I would immediately ask for a refund if I bought any Bitdefender product, and they don't install because I don't meet the "Minimum software requirement".


Really discontinued?

Comment by Marnes
about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition · Dec 2016 ·

Is BD free really discontinued though? The label has been here a really long time now, yet you can still find it on their website:

The fact that for some people the page doesn't work anymore (making people including me believe it's discontinued) is because of a crappy per-country redirect that doesn't always exist.

I can't find any information at all about BD free being discontinued anywhere. This site is the only place where it is claimed.

There's even a lot of activity on their forum about a new BD free beta. I really doubt this discontinued label is correct.

PS: and finally, I just went to their site (through a proxy to stop their locale-redirect from breaking links) and was able to download the fancy new version of bd free, which is definitely not looking discontinued.

Maybe BD Linux version has been discontinued.

This message display on under the link.> We have announced end of life for this product.

But, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition for Windows and Antivirus Scanner for Unices(Linux) are different.

Yeah looks like it's just the linux version


One Glaring Problem

about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition · · 1 Helpful

I want to like this antivirus, because it does everything else right, but gods help you if you get a false positive. Rather than ignore the file, you have to report and attach the file causing errors and wait for the update to get pushed out. In the meantime, your file won't be allowed to run.

It's a deal breaker for me, because it's blocking Steam right now!


really good software

about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition · ·

It's fast and does not pop up with ads or other annoying notifications.