I installed BitDefender about two weeks ago and ever since then, my computer has been prone to frequent freezes and crashes, particularly when I use programs such as iTunes. Freezes usually last about five minutes each, but last throughout the day, and are extremely detrimental to productivity. I have Windows 7 Home Edition with 3 GB of RAM if that helps. I've been strongly considering uninstalling it, but it cost a decent amount of money and I don't want that to go to waste. I had actually tried uninstalling it earlier, but I was prompted with a reinstallation process, meant to stop any problems or slowdowns that it had caused. This process really did not help whatsoever.
My computer honestly acts more like it has a virus now than ever before, and I've confirmed that I bought BitDefender straight from the developer's official website (I wasn't experiencing any of these problems before downloading BitDefender). One pertinent problem, in addition to the above, is that this program cannot even complete a full system scan and freezing my computer, which requires a hard reboot. All of this is both very annoying and has left my computer vulnerable to malware attacks.
Thank you in advance for any advice.