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Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 8, 2013
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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Review

Sven Sorensen
An excellent lightweight free antivirus solution which exceeds expectations
A review of Bitdefender Antivirus Free by Sven Sørensen

Bitdefender Free is an excellent free alternative compared to other full packages available out there for users, but Bitdefender seems to go that extra mile by providing real-time protection and HTTP-based virus prevention. Many of the freeware versions of antivirus products lack these two features and Bitdefender Free doesn't let down.

This antivirus solution is able to effectively protect users against common viruses, worms, spyware, rootkits and online phishing scams. The real-time protection feature of this antivirus program is quite good and is able to immediately protect you against imminent threats.

Bitdefender Free is a step up from previous versions as it has improved its footprint on system resources. When we tested it, it used little RAM and CPU.

When you initially install it, this free antivirus product will be optimal for most users, meaning there is little messing around involved with settings. On that note, the freeware version doesn't include as many settings as higher-tier products.

If you're looking for a safe and effective freeware antivirus program, the newest version of Bitdefender Free exceeds expectations.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free features and highlights:
  • Real-time Shield: Protects access to the entire system
  • Active Virus Control: Detects new potential threats for which default protection has not yet been released
  • Intrusion Detection System: Stopping viruses if the risk score becomes high
  • B-Have: Detects unknown threats
  • HTTP Scanning: Scans all the links you are accessing from your browser
  • Anti-rootkit: Scan and block rootkits, a stealthy type of software
  • Early Boot Scanning: System is scanned at boot time as soon as all critical services are loaded
  • Auto Scan: Saves time and effort spent on scanning, by avoiding redundant actions and focusing efforts only on risky areas

Bitdefender Antivirus Free is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from antivirus without restrictions. Bitdefender Antivirus Free is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  • Freeware Antivirus
  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: Bitdefender Antivirus Free 1

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Bitdefender Antivirus Free may be available from Bitdefender LLC.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Bitdefender Antivirus Free against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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