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BitDefender

by bethcolleen / September 11, 2010 12:52 AM PDT

Any BitDefender user's out there, How do you like it??

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Which BitDefender Version?
by Carol~ Moderator / September 12, 2010 3:47 AM PDT
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Beth..

I'm not a BitDefender user, but I thought I'd add some comments until such time, a BitDenfender user comes along.

You didn't specify which version you're interested in. The free version? BitDefender Antivirus 2010? BitDefender Internet Security 2010? It would certainly help to know.

If it's the "BitDefender Free Edition", consider reading through the two pages of comments of user reviews at CNET Download.com.

The next place I would look is at http://www.av-comparatives.org/. Here you'll find the results of independent tests of different A/V software. It's one of the more reliable sites.

I'm not a big fan of reviews, as I would rather hear about software from user's. Especially a user I know. Since that's not always possible, reviews have to be considered at times.

I randomly picked the following reviews, only because they didn't paint a perfect picture. It may not be a justifiable reason, but I'd rather read a review which indicates a "drawback or two". Perhaps, they're being honest. Confused Perhaps, not. Confused

Note the two different versions:

Review of BitDefender Antivirus 2010

BitDefender Total Security 2010
Reviewing BitDefender Internet Security 2010

I hope you find the information you're looking for. I sometimes find going to the dedicated forum helpful. If I see the same (and constant) complaints, I might second-think installing it. You may do things differently.

Best of luck..
Carol

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Bit Defender
by bethcolleen / September 13, 2010 10:49 AM PDT

Thanks Carol,
I currently am using Bit defender Internet Security 2010. I am coming up for renewal and didn't know if I would renew. When I first installed it I had lots of difficulties with it (1 got it for 3 computers and my son got so discouraged with it he uninstalled it and went back to AVG Free) I use of Photoshop and always have to put it in game mode to open the program. Also I have to restart my computer often to make it active (the Icon goes gray) The tech support was awful, they do not even have a toll free number. I will definitely check out the av-comparatives web site. I appreciate your help
Beth

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