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Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2016 Final released for Windows

Q: Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2016 Final released for Windows

Bitdefender has released stable build of its Free Antivirus

"Bitdefender Free 2016 is no longer under BETA.

It has been released as full today 5 December 2016.

There is no changelog available for this product."

Download link http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/agent/en-us/bitdefender_online.exe
Announcement on the forum Bitdefender Anti-Virus FREE 2016
User Guide http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/Bitdefender_AntivirusFree_2016_en.pdf

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A: Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2016 Final released for Windows

This is the final version

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Bitdefender has released stable build of its Free Antivirus

"Bitdefender Free 2016 is no longer under BETA.

It has been released as full today 5 December 2016.

There is no changelog available for this product."

Download link http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/agent/en-us/bitdefender_online.exe
Announcement on the forum Bitdefender Anti-Virus FREE 2016
User Guide http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/Bitdefender_AntivirusFree_2016_en.pdf
 

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Final released for Windows

This is the final version
 

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Bitdefender has released stable build of its Free Antivirus

"Bitdefender Free 2016 is no longer under BETA.

It has been released as full today 5 December 2016.

There is no changelog available for this product."

Download link http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/agent/en-us/bitdefender_online.exe
Announcement on the forum Bitdefender Anti-Virus FREE 2016
User Guide http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/Bitdefender_AntivirusFree_2016_en.pdf
 

A:BitDefender Antivirus Free 2016 FINAL

This is the final version
 

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A:Bitdefender Free Antivirus 2016 vs FortiClient 5.4 Free

What if I were to tell you, there is NO best?

What Antivirus do you currently use, and why is it important for you to know which one is the better product?
 

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Hello everybody,
 
As you may have noticed the New Bitdefender Free 2016 BETA is available.
 
You can access the beta page using this link. Bitdefender FREE 2016
 
Please keep in mind that this is a BETA release and not the final product.
 
You can send us your feedback by pressing the cog wheel icon in the top right of the interface and selecting Help and Support.
 
P:S  This new BETA supports Windows 10. ( https://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=70184&p=256113 )
 

Full Features List

 

Advanced Threat Control
Behavioral detection technology acts as an additional protective layer by constantly monitoring active programs and tagging suspicious activities.

Web protection
Never worry about phishing or any type of online fraud when you shop, bank or just surf online. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 can also filter out inappropriate content.


Virus Scanning and Removal
On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses.

Ultra-fast Scanning
With SmartScan, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 learns how you use your computer so it avoids slowing you down when scanning files for malware.

Improve the performance of your device
The innovative Photon technology optimizes scanning processes in relation to your PC configuration so speed and performance remain unaffected.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A:BitDefender Free Antivirus 2016 BETA.

If you are an Authorized Company Representative for Bitdefender (Author, Developer, Researcher, Support Engineer), please read the information I have just sent via PM to your inbox.

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Hello everybody,
 
As you may have noticed the New Bitdefender Free 2016 BETA is available.
 
You can access the beta page using this link. Bitdefender FREE 2016
 
Please keep in mind that this is a BETA release and not the final product.
 
You can send us your feedback by pressing the cog wheel icon in the top right of the interface and selecting Help and Support.
 
P:S  This new BETA supports Windows 10. ( https://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=70184&p=256113 )
 

Full Features List

 

Advanced Threat Control
Behavioral detection technology acts as an additional protective layer by constantly monitoring active programs and tagging suspicious activities.

Web protection
Never worry about phishing or any type of online fraud when you shop, bank or just surf online. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 can also filter out inappropriate content.


Virus Scanning and Removal
On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses.

Ultra-fast Scanning
With SmartScan, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 learns how you use your computer so it avoids slowing you down when scanning files for malware.

Improve the performance of your device
The innovative Photon technology optimizes scanning processes in relation to your PC configuration so speed and performance remain unaffected.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
... Read more

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What's new in version 2014:

Added privacy: AVG 2014 version not only helps keep your personal information safe when you're online and on your PC, but we have further improved privacy protection with the new integrated File Shredder.
New File Shredder: Normal deletion isn't always secure enough. In some cases, your data may still be recoverable. File Shredder deletes data securely to help ensure your most sensitive information remains private. Files are deleted permanently and can't be accessed or recovered by someone else.
Easy access to AVG mobile apps: User-friendly interface offers easy access to our free mobile apps. They range from mobile protection (AVG AntiVirus Free for Android) to privacy protection (AVG Safe Browser for iPhone & iPad) to mobile performance apps (AVG Cleaner for Android).
Better Detection: AVG detection rates are always being improved to ensure we are keeping up with Internet criminals.
File Reputation: The new AVG client will check with our cloud service and report the prevalence of certain files on users' computers. We'll then use this information to improve our product's detection capabilities (heuristics, behavioural detection). No personal information is ever collected, and customers must opt into our product improvement program in order for us to access their data.

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A:AVG Antivirus Free 2014 14.0 Build 4117 Final released

RE: AVG Antivirus Free 2014 14.0 Build 4116 Final released

Never did like that interface.... it always felt.... "glitchy"
 

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hi

Bitdefender 2018 Final released for Windows

Offline installer link for Bitdefender total security :

x64

Spoiler
http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/connect/cl/2018/all/bitdefender_ts_22_64b.exe?

x86

Spoiler
http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/connect/cl/2018/all/bitdefender_ts_22_32b.exe?

 

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known Issues:
- From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason
NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Which av is best ?

BD Free is not compatible with Windows 10
 

A:Bitdefender free 2016 vs Panda free 2016 vs Avira free 2016

1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.
 

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Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Release Date: The 10th of September

Exclusive News
Bitdefender 2016 release date is Thursday 10th September.

The commercial release for the final version of Bitdefender 2016 products line (Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016, Bitdefender Internet Security 2016, Bitdefender Total Security 2016, Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2016, Bitdefender Family Pack 2016 and Bitdefender Mobile Security 2016) for home users, will be on the 10th of september.

The electronic delivery (Download) version will be available for purchase beginning September 11, 2015 on Anti-Virus4U.com
Click Here to Save up to 75% off Bitdefender products line Plus FREE upgrade to Bitdefender 2016
Bitdefender 2016 System Requirements

For PC
Recommended system requirements:
Operating system: Windows 7 (SP1), Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10
CPU: Intel CORE 2 Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
Memory (RAM): 2 GB
Available free hard disk space: 2 GB free space (at least 800 MB on system drive)

Minimal system requirements:
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) , Vista (SP2), Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1), Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10
CPU: 800MHz processor
Memory (RAM): 1 GB
Available free hard disk space: 1 GB free space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)

For MAC
Minimal system requirements:
? Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.6 or later)
? Mac OS X Leopard (10.5 or later... Read more

A:Bitdefender 2016 final is here!

Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Out Now!

Bitdefender 2016 out now!
Find out what's new in Bitdefender 2016 products line

New Design. Consistent look.
Read more: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Out Now!
 

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Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Release Date: The 10th of September

Exclusive News
Bitdefender 2016 release date is Thursday 10th September.

The commercial release for the final version of Bitdefender 2016 products line (Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016, Bitdefender Internet Security 2016, Bitdefender Total Security 2016, Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2016, Bitdefender Family Pack 2016 and Bitdefender Mobile Security 2016) for home users, will be on the 10th of september.

The electronic delivery (Download) version will be available for purchase beginning September 11, 2015 on Anti-Virus4U.com
Click Here to Save up to 75% off Bitdefender products line Plus FREE upgrade to Bitdefender 2016
Bitdefender 2016 System Requirements

For PC
Recommended system requirements:
Operating system: Windows 7 (SP1), Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10
CPU: Intel CORE 2 Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
Memory (RAM): 2 GB
Available free hard disk space: 2 GB free space (at least 800 MB on system drive)

Minimal system requirements:
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) , Vista (SP2), Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1), Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10
CPU: 800MHz processor
Memory (RAM): 1 GB
Available free hard disk space: 1 GB free space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)

For MAC
Minimal system requirements:
? Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.6 or later)
? Mac OS X Leopard (10.5 or later... Read more

A:Bitdefender 2016 final Internet Security here!

Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Out Now!

Bitdefender 2016 out now!
Find out what's new in Bitdefender 2016 products line

New Design. Consistent look.
Read more: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2016 Out Now!
 

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Kaspersky 2016 16.0.1.445 Final Released

Full installers (En)

KAV
http://products.kaspersky-labs.com/english/homeuser/kav2016/kav16.0.1.445en_9527.exe
KIS
http://products.kaspersky-labs.com/english/homeuser/kis2016/kis16.0.1.445en_9529.exe
KTS
http://products.kaspersky-labs.com/english/homeuser/kts5/kts16.0.1.445en_9530.exe
 

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A:Bitdefender free vs Panda free vs Avira free 2016

1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.
 

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I've tried many free antivirus over the years, but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most.

After some issues with Windows 10 last year, I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years. However, I'm open to reassess my position between these two excellent products. Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the "The Best (Free) Antivirus App for Windows".

On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set:

File System Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Blocker (DeepScreen)

Still, I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail. I also disable the Web shield because:

It seems to slightly slow down my browsing
I don't like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program
Sometimes it doesn't play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website's certificate (I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only)

So, in practice, I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings (no Hardened Mode) to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software. I've had no problems with this set up for a long time.

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.
 

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Which antivirus to put a bunch of SpyShelter Premium +Windows Firewall Control(binisoft) ?
Win7 x64 Other ? Thanks
 

A:BitDefender Antivirus Free vs Avast Antivirus Free vs Avira Antivirus Free

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM): draw, with the indication of Avira, since BitDefender takes overall a little bit less of CPU time, but consumes much more RAM.
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker): Avira has more features, configuration options and is generally more effective when it comes to the malware detection (Proactive and Reactive).
Overall Winner: Avira.
Edit: I've just noticed, that you've added Avast - as the third contestant - to BitDefender and Avira. Still Avira is the winner here. Avast is not too hungry for PC resources and perhaps has more features, but its engine is not so good, and its detection ratio usually lags behind both: BitDefender and Avira.
 

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I've heard that Bitdefender was the best antivirus software out there so I decided to give the free version a try before I bought the paid version. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium [Up-to-date] and I experience two significant issues:

1) Once installed, I could no longer use CTRL + Shift + Esc to access the task manager. Actually, I couldn't even access the task manager at all. After I uninstalled the free version, I could access it again.

2) I couldn't shut down my computer. It would just freeze on a the desktop background screen and wouldn't do anything.

3) Chrome became extremely slow.

I'm not sure if there's a solution to these issues, but I'd love to hear it if so.
 

A:Bitdefender Free Antivirus issues with Windows 7

1. Just to be certain you meant CTRL + ALT + DELETE to access the task manager? I wasn't sure if that way even works..?

2. Are you sure nothing got passed BD or the AV you had before maybe scan with Zemana..

3. Did BD install any extensions to chrome? Sometimes extensions can clutter your browser and cause more harm then good. Possible run CCleaner and see if that helps.
 

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I understand that Windows Defender will now also protect you against PUPs and is much more robust than in previous versions of Windows and provides much better security.
 
Would I be better off with the free version of Bitdefender Antivirus, or should I stick with Windows Defender?
 
(Windows 10)

A:Windows Defender vs Bitdefender Free Antivirus

Windows 8 and Windows 10 integrates a robust version of Windows Defender for its anti-virus and anti-malware protection. IMO Windows 8/10 Defender is just as good as any other free antivirus solution (and probably easier to use for the novice) without bundled toolbars or nagging popups...read Is Windows Defender Good Enough.With that said, Bitdefender is one of the few free anti-virus products which does not bundle toolbars or have nagging popups.Although Windows 8/10 Defender provides some anti-malware protection...it is weak, meaning it does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. This is true for most anti-virus solutions. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats.In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs generally scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots.Anti-malware programs generally tend to focus more on adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and potentially unsafe applications.Anti-virus and Anti-malware solutions with anti-exploitation features protect against zero-day malware, drive-by downloads, exploits and Exploit Kits.Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection. If you choose to use Windows 8/10 Defender (or an... Read more

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I understand that Windows Defender will now also protect you against PUPs and is much more robust than in previous versions of Windows and provides much better security.
 
Would I be better off with the free version of Bitdefender Antivirus, or should I stick with Windows Defender?
 
(Windows 10)

A:Windows Defender vs Bitdefender Free Antivirus

Windows 8 and Windows 10 integrates a robust version of Windows Defender for its anti-virus and anti-malware protection. IMO Windows 8/10 Defender is just as good as any other free antivirus solution (and probably easier to use for the novice) without bundled toolbars or nagging popups...read Is Windows Defender Good Enough.With that said, Bitdefender is one of the few free anti-virus products which does not bundle toolbars or have nagging popups.Although Windows 8/10 Defender provides some anti-malware protection...it is weak, meaning it does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. This is true for most anti-virus solutions. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats.In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs generally scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots.Anti-malware programs generally tend to focus more on adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and potentially unsafe applications.Anti-virus and Anti-malware solutions with anti-exploitation features protect against zero-day malware, drive-by downloads, exploits and Exploit Kits.Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection. If you choose to use Windows 8/10 Defender (or an... Read more

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As the title says. Bitdefender free 2016 is available on Bitdefender site.

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Hi,

I'm new here. Wish to seek for advice.

Recently purchased an ultrabook; ASUS UX305 (Core-M, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win10)

I'm having issue of not resource usage. I installed the Bitdefender AV and realised it sucked up the RAM close to 350MB and I'm having close to 45% RAM usage in total. I'm a heavy browser user.

I wonder if there is any alternative to lessen my problem?

I heard Webroot is good for that? What should I pair with? Voodoo Shield or Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit?

Any suggestion would be good.

Thanks!
 

A:Alternative to Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016

I recommend ESET, Kaspersky or Avast.

Beside Webroot you can also try HitmanPro.Alert.
 

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I understand its Free vs Paid product comparision but anyway
 

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2016 vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

If a security soft ranks amongst the top performing AVs, it won't matter much if it does function correctly or causes problems on your specific system.

From lab test results F-Secure has an edge over Panda during testing the past few years in terms of detection (although higher false positives).

From users, it seems more prefer Panda - which is one of Neil Rubenking's (PCMag) favs (that don't mean much - but that is just my opinion).

I'd say, in terms of overall protection, Panda has a slight edge; it might protect your system in a few instances that F-Secure will not.
 

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Good afternoon everyone,
 
I hope you are all well?
 
Sorry to worry you, but please could you help me and let me know which FREE Antivirus is the best one to use for 2016?
The reason I ask this is because I have had to get a new desktop computer, as my old one would cost me more to repair/fix so I have bought a new computer.
 
My computer is a Lenovo all in one desktop, specs are as follows:
 
1.Operating System is: Windows 10 Home 64 bit x 64- based processor.
 
2. Processor: Intel ® celeron ® CPU J 3160 @ 1.60 GHz 1.60 GHz
 
3. Installed RAM: 4.00GB
 
4. Hard Drive: 1 Terabit
 
At the moment I have the following FREE programs installed:
 
1. C Cleaner
 
2.  Secunia PSI
 
3. Malwarebytes Antimalware.
 
I used to use Sophos Home FREE, would you recommend me using it?
Please could you kindly let me know what FREE Antivirus you would recommend for 2016?
What other FREE programs would you recommend for me?
 
At the moment I am using McAfee LiveSafe, which  is a paid antivirus and came preinstalled on my computer and that is due to expire, so I want to replace it with a free antivirus.
 
I am very careful and I do use common sense.
 
I look forward to hearing from you soon, thank you so much in advance for your help, support and replies I really appreciate it.
 
Kind Regards
 
TheHappyOne  
 
 

A:Best FREE Antivirus 2016 for Windows 10 please thank you.

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. Everyone's system is different and sometimes you may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.Here are links to some related discussion topics:Which anti-virus program are you using?Best Free Antivirus?Best Antivirus?Best anti-virus software for windows 8?Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Here are links to BC polls:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand ScannerI gen... Read more

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Good afternoon everyone,
 
I hope you are all well?
 
Sorry to worry you, but please could you help me and let me know which FREE Antivirus is the best one to use for 2016?
The reason I ask this is because I have had to get a new desktop computer, as my old one would cost me more to repair/fix so I have bought a new computer.
 
My computer is a Lenovo all in one desktop, specs are as follows:
 
1.Operating System is: Windows 10 Home 64 bit x 64- based processor.
 
2. Processor: Intel ® celeron ® CPU J 3160 @ 1.60 GHz 1.60 GHz
 
3. Installed RAM: 4.00GB
 
4. Hard Drive: 1 Terabit
 
At the moment I have the following FREE programs installed:
 
1. C Cleaner
 
2.  Secunia PSI
 
3. Malwarebytes Antimalware.
 
I used to use Sophos Home FREE, would you recommend me using it?
Please could you kindly let me know what FREE Antivirus you would recommend for 2016?
What other FREE programs would you recommend for me?
 
At the moment I am using McAfee LiveSafe, which  is a paid antivirus and came preinstalled on my computer and that is due to expire, so I want to replace it with a free antivirus.
 
I am very careful and I do use common sense.
 
I look forward to hearing from you soon, thank you so much in advance for your help, support and replies I really appreciate it.
 
Kind Regards
 
TheHappyOne  
 
 

A:Best FREE Antivirus 2016 for Windows 10 please thank you.

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. Everyone's system is different and sometimes you may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.Here are links to some related discussion topics:Which anti-virus program are you using?Best Free Antivirus?Best Antivirus?Best anti-virus software for windows 8?Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Here are links to BC polls:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand ScannerI gen... Read more

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Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016. Which one do you pick and why?
 

A:Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

I have to say that I haven't tried Sophos until now. But my opinion about Panda goes like this.

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM)?Panda is efficient in both of them, but during scans it may use more CPU resources

Real World System Impact?Quiet Low

User Friendliness? 5/5

User Interface? 5/5

Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker)?4/5
Overall Winner? Since i haven't tried Sophos I cannot give verdict for the best between the two.

Thankyou And Happy New Year.
 

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Please help me ! I get this BSOD two weeks now, even after making Bitdefender inactive.
Thanks a lot !

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Please help me ! I get this BSOD two weeks now, even after making Bitdefender inactive.
Thanks a lot !

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Hello there everyone,

I'm actually on Kaspersky Antivirus v2016, and i was wishing to go to the freeware side. But i definitly do not want to sacrifice security. Does Panda offer same or even better security than Kaspersky, or shall i rather stay where i am?

Any opinions are welcome.. Thanks in advance
 

A:Panda 2016 Free vs Kaspersky Antivirus 2016

without doubt, i'd choose kaspersky antivirus
 

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I know WD has improved immensely on Windows 10. Panda I do not know much about however.
 

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Now! ESET has just released their newest security suite: ESET Smart Security 9 (2016 Edition). These products are on the top of security suites which are produced by giants on security companies. Most of them released 2016 editions of their products. I want to compare on their newest products with new features (such as on ESET: Banking Protection, Bitdefender: Ransomware Protection and new Firewall, etc...) and some enhanced features.

And now, which is your choose for your security? Please let me know your opinion!
 

A:Battle: Kaspersky IS 2016 vs ESET Smart Security 2016 vs Bitdefender IS 2016 vs Emsisoft IS 10

its hard choice choose between Eset,Kaspersky and Emsisoft.
in fact i never test Eset 2016, but i tested kaspersky and Emsisoft, Kaspersky 2016 really go lighter than Emsisoft(now i am Emsisoft useres)
by your budget and your interest u can choose Emsisoft or kaspersky.
 

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Security 2016 ( 32 bit)

http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/connect/cl/2016/all/bitdefender_ts_20_32b.exe

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Security 2016 ( 64 bit)

http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/connect/cl/2016/all/bitdefender_ts_20_64b.exe

 

A:Direct download link for Bitdefender 2016 Antivirus/Internet & Total Security

Its only Total Security Package? Where are the individual ones? The AV Plus, IS ?
 

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Recommended settings are same for all three.
You should read help file if you don't understand any settings.

AVG ANTIVIRUS FREE 2016

One good thing about AVG antivirus free is that the license granted never expires. So once you install it you can keep using it for many years without registering or getting a new key every year.

DOWNLOAD LINK AVG ANTIVIRUS FREE

AVG | Antivirus Software Download

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

You may untick ?Show AVG Shredder in the Windows context menu?

Untick ?Ask me before removing threats?
Tick ?Scan files on close?

Tick ?Scan for tracking cookies?

Select ?Complete at next computer restart?
Click ?Apply? and ?OK?


Spoiler: First time scan
FIRST TIME SCAN

After you have installed AVG antivirus free you must do whole computer scan for the first time.
To do so click ?Scan Now? as shown below

Let AVG complete the scan.


Spoiler: Read Help File
HELP FILE

It is recommended that user read the help file to understand various features and settings of AVG.
To open help file select ?options->Help contents?

User can also access help file by clicking ??? at lower right corner from advanced settings

AVG Internet Security/Antivirus 2016 Recommended settings

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AVG ANTIVIRUS 2016

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AVG INTERNET SECURITY 2016

AVG | Antivirus Software Download

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

You may untick ?Show AVG Shredder in the Windows context menu?

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Hi,

I have already installed avast! anti-virus 5.0.

For extra protection, I have installed Bitdefender 2009 free which is just an on demand scanner (no real-time or on-access scanning). It offers free automatic updates and allows scheduled scanning. It also shows an icon in the system tray.

I was thinking that by doing this I would have the benefit of scanning with 2 different antivirus engines. But does Bitdefender antivirus 2009 free interfere with other antivirus software installed? Although Bitdefender 2009 free is just an on demand scanner, yet I see its many processes running all the time.

Thanks

A:Bitdefender free 2009 + other antivirus ?

Even when one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone scanner, it can affect the other and cause conflicts. Anti-virus software components insert themselves into the operating systems core and using more than one can cause instability, crash your computer, slow performance and waste system resources. When the stand-alone is actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, they both may try to update their definition databases at the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior. When the stand-alone is running, the primary anti-virus may interpret the activity as suspicious behavior or vice-a-versa and there is a greater chance of them alerting you to a false positive. If one finds a virus or a suspicious file and then the other also finds the same, both programs will be competing over exclusive rights on dealing with that virus or suspicious file. Each anti-virus may attempt to remove the offending file and quarantine it at the same time resulting in a resource management issue as to which program gets permission to act first. If one anit-virus finds and quarantines the file before the other one does, then you encounter the problem of both wanting to scan each other's zipped or archived files and each reporting the other's quarantined contents. This can lead to a repetitive cycle of endless alerts that continually warn you that a v... Read more

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I have used this free antivirus on a number of machines for quite some time
 
I upgraded on machine to Windows 10, and installed Bitdefender with no apparent problems.
 
I was told a few times that bitdefender was not compatible with win 10, but I persisted.
 
Upon opening a topic here in BC dealing with a damn annoying "freeze' that this particuolar machine will do.....I was advised to uninstall bitdefender, as that may be one of the possible causes.
 
Fair enough...I did that....allowed windows defender to take over. (it did nothing to alter the 'freeze"...it still exists to this day )
 
Just today, I have gone on a concentrated search and......Bitdefender is NOT....repeat NOT compatible with Windows 10
 
From the Bitdefender website....
 
Operating Systems required for running all your Bitdefender products (Windows based, MAC OS, Android devices)
 
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
    Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
    Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (32-bit & 64-bit)
    Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
    Windows 8 (32-bit & 64-bit)
    Windows 8.1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
 
Am i right in 'assuming' that most if not all other 'free' Av's are compatible with Windows 10 ??
 
 
Come on Bitdefender......whats the story ????....Are you going to get your act together ??

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

Bitdefender Internet Security is compatible but apparently not Bitdefender Antivirus FreeApproved Windows 10 Antivirus Security ProductsUpgrading to Windows 10? Here are the compatible Antivirus products

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hmmm.........another free offering for everyone ....on 13 august by V3.co.uk Software Store

V3 Software Store BD info






Quote:
As an exclusive to the V3.co.uk Software Store, we're offering you the full current version of BitDefender Antivirus [1-PC, 1-Year], worth $24.95/?16.99, complete free of charge, for everyone, for 24 hours only. This promotion will be live between midday CEST Friday 13 of August to midday Saturday 14 of August. It will not be repeated, so miss the offer at your peril!

Remember that as registered 2010 user, you'll receive the forthcoming BitDefender Antivirus 2011 edition, free of charge, as part of your free yearly subscription.

A:BitDefender Antivirus FREE on Friday 13

  
Quote: Originally Posted by thathagat


hmmm.........another free offering for everyone ....on 13 august by V3.co.uk Software Store

V3 Software Store BD info






Quote:
As an exclusive to the V3.co.uk Software Store, we're offering you the full current version of BitDefender Antivirus [1-PC, 1-Year], worth $24.95/?16.99, complete free of charge, for everyone, for 24 hours only. This promotion will be live between midday CEST Friday 13 of August to midday Saturday 14 of August. It will not be repeated, so miss the offer at your peril!

Remember that as registered 2010 user, you'll receive the forthcoming BitDefender Antivirus 2011 edition, free of charge, as part of your free yearly subscription.





This is actually a highly rated AV program. Thanks for sharing. Gold Pip for you

A Guy

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Hello
I'm interested in installing the new version of BITDEFENER ANTIVIRUS FREE Vers . 2.00 ; if some of you were kind enough to tell me the download page , I would be very grateful.
See you soon .

 

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Vers. 2.00

Your thread title made me jump.
I thought yeah! Bd free V2.

Hope you are kidding.
That is just a GUI design made by a member here.
 

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Hello MT friends,

I checked this site to download Bitdefender Free AV , it shows me the main page. Can anyone confirm this the question in the title ?

http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

Thanks
 

A:Is Bitdefender Free Antivirus Discontinued ?

I think it's not discontinued...
Page is working properly for me
 

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1) Product Page & Download: Free Antivirus Software - Download Bitdefender Free Edition

2) Product User Manual (PDF direct download): http://ge.tt/api/1/files/1SHy36U/0/blob?download

3) Wilders Security Discussion (complete with one of the designers): Bitdefender Antivirus Free - English GUI - Wilders Security Forums

BD Free AV was just released for the english market (it has been available for Romanian users for quite a while). I installed this on my W7 x64 machine this morning and it has been working flawlessly. It is very much a set it and forget it AV that is cloud based. It uses about 100MB of RAM on boot for a couple of minutes and then fluctuates around 30MB and below. It has very little disc I/O, especially when compared to other cloud based AVs like Panda Cloud. The UI is as simple as anything I have seen, and there are no settings to configure. It will auto update itself hourly, do an auto quick scan daily, and an auto full scan weekly.

I recommend using the BD product page that I linked to in this post (#1) to download the product, as some of the direct downloads in the Wilders thread didn't want to install the english version. The user manual is very well written, and gives a ton of info on the design philosophy as well as how to install, manage and uninstall it. This could very well be one of the best new AV releases in quite some time.

A:Introducing Bitdefender Antivirus Free

A short YouTube demo of how BD Free looks and behaves.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition - Test with more links - YouTube

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Quote:
Panda Cloud Antivirus was released as a public beta in April 2009. Almost seven months later, boasting millions of downloads and with the developer taking advantage of thousands of lines of user feedback, the application has reached its first final stage and is now released to home users. The reason behind all the user interest is that Panda Security broke the traditional antivirus pattern in terms of looks, form of protection (cloud-based scans) as well as costs to the user (it is free of charge for home users).

Among the fixes that have been operated in the latest edition of Panda Cloud Antivirus, we note repairs to scan process, Internet connectivity problem messages, no slowdown of the PC after installing the product, background scan has been improved, as well as management of quarantine and restoration of disinfected files.


The final detection rate ranking of the full collection of malware, taking into consideration updated sigs and products, is the following:
Panda: 99.4%
Avira: 98.9%
Avast: 98.2%
MSE: 97.8%
AVG: 95.8%
Comodo: 74.6%
Panda Cloud Antivirus Review - Panda Cloud Antivirus Download - Softpedia

Cloud Antivirus #1 in PC World Comparative | Panda Cloud Antivirus

Panda Cloud Antivirus, The first free cloud antivirus against viruses, spyware, rootkits and adware

A:Panda Cloud Antivirus Goes Final [free]

I like its tiny clean interface. However, I wish they could have added web scanner and some settings into it.

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System Requirements

- Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
- Hard disk space: 2 GB available free hard disk space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)
- Intel CORE Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
- Software requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Homepage: Free Antivirus Software - Download Bitdefender Antivirus Free
Download: http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/agent/en-us/bitdefender_online.exe
User guide: http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/Bitdefender_AntivirusFree_2016_en.pdf
 

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.2.12 Beta

Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
 

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System Requirements

- Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1,Windows 10
- Hard disk space: 2 GB available free hard disk space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)
- Intel CORE Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
- Software requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Homepage: Free Antivirus Software - Download Bitdefender Antivirus Free
Download: http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/agent/en-us/bitdefender_online.exe
User guide: http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/Bitdefender_AntivirusFree_2016_en.pdf
 

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.2.6 Beta

Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
 

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Hi so i just revived my long dead laptop with new hardisk and RAM but only for the purpose of office works... the only OS i can install to this machine is its original Windows XP Pro.

so i want to install he best/free/light antivirus to this laptop, can u recommend me anytng? previously i used kaspersky 11 but not anymore since im sure this machine cant handle the recent version... will be lagged during startup and anything...

Ive read about Avira so i went to their web and download the free version however i bet its not compatible witn XP anymore as there was eror when i double clicked it and its not running anytng... so please a good one to protect this machine?

regards

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Hi so i just revived my long dead laptop with new hardisk and RAM but only for the purpose of office works... the only OS i can install to this machine is its original Windows XP Pro.

so i want to install he best/free/light antivirus to this laptop, can u recommend me anytng? previously i used kaspersky 11 but not anymore since im sure this machine cant handle the recent version... will be lagged during startup and anything...

Ive read about Avira so i went to their web and download the free version however i bet its not compatible witn XP anymore as there was eror when i double clicked it and its not running anytng... so please a good one to protect this machine?

regards

A:Best free antivirus for Win XP 2016?

Avira and Avast both work for XP. You may have to use an older version.
What is the make and model # of the laptop? I have installed Windows 10 and 7 32 bit in laptops that are up 10 years or 12 years old, as long as they have at least 2GB of RAM. Occasionally you might have a problem finding the Video driver on the oldest models and then can only use the standard VGA but it works.

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I have 6 months trial license all of them. Which one do you recommend?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.

Heyye.
 

A:Avast IS 2016 / Panda IS 2016 / Bitdefender IS 2016

What kind of system do you have?
Panda and Avast are the lightest while Bitdefender can be heavy.

All 3 offer excellent protection (Avast requires tweaking; Bitdefender and Panda works out of the box), while Bitdefender is mainly known for its detection rate (signatures).

Try the 3 of them (trial versions, not the 6 months) and see which one you prefer.

In terms of UI, all 3 are user friendly.

Have a look here for Avast and Bitdefender info:
KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016
 

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Which antivirus is better Bitdefender Total Security 2016 or Eset Smart Security?
 

A:Which antivirus is better Bitdefender Total Security 2016 or Eset Smart Security?

Computer resources wise it's Eset... But, if you don't mind that, go with BD, there are a lot of giveaways from them.
 

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What is the best free antivirus?
 

A:Best Free Antivirus (March 2016). Poll.

360 TS or Avast free...
360 TS free but with more features than avast
 

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