How good is bitdefender?

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  1. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    i read a few reviews online. it was rated number 1 this year. i tried out kaspersky, and i felt it was to much of a resource hog. i was also thinkin about gettin avast. any thoughts?
     
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    I tried it before, it is really good in my opinion because its detection rate is very high.
     
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    Hmmm..... really? I dunno, since I read a few reviews that said otherwise, Kaspersky and NOD32 rules this year.

    But still, BitDefender is a good anti-virus, although I'm sure I read somewhere that F-Secure and BitDefender's scan engines are actually bought from other company, but my memory is pretty vague about that.

    OOT: My Kaspersky internet Security 2009 works fine, in fact they said it's one of the most resource-efficient anti-virus, I dunno, they (a computer magazine here) do the test, for me I don't care [​IMG]
     
  4. DeMoN

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    I'm pretty sure that Kaspersky is a resource-hog (though they have a great detection rate too). NOD32 is known for both resource-efficiency and high detection rate, though personal experience does not confirm the latter.

    I used BitDefender once (a hacker friend recommended it), and it found a lot of crap that AVG and Avast and all the free antiviruses out there passed by.
     
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    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Well, of course, you can't expect a free anti-virus to work perfectly.

    Also, I read somewhere that to gain the full power of Kaspersky and NOD32, you need to maximize all the settings, but it kinda makes you paranoid =(
     
  6. Banger

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    @Raestloz: A freeware anti virus is usually as good if not better then a pay to use antivirus minus a few features(though usually they have a pay'd version that is pay to use) . In some cases they are actually better (see Norton) .
     
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    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Well, it certainly is not the case with avast! Home Edition, my friend's avast is a freakin' paranoid one, and that's not better for me and for him
     
  8. Banger

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    Well it is better for an anti virus to be overly protective then one that will let viruses in. (though could get really annoying)
     
  9. da_head
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    wat about avast pro? (aka u have to "pay" for it?)
     
  10. Devante

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    I thought Kaspersky was known for NOT being a resource hog.
     
  11. Votkrath

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    Your correct, it's NOT a resource hog. It's not known for it thought, there are a few that takes less.