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    BitDefender Antivirus Plus

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    ClamXav

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Comments

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

Negative Comment by LorDestinY
about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 5 days ago

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".

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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: http://www.bitdefender.com.au/toolbox/freeapps/desktop/

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.

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One Glaring Problem

Negative Comment by ChokesMcGee
about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Aug 2014

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!

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really good software

Positive Comment by RemusN
about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition May 2013

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

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