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My opinion, I would not trust BitDefender.


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#1 Harrison1220

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:41 AM

Although it's the most "best" AV protector of all reviews, I would personally not trust it.

 

It's basically giving you the benefit for only 40$-100$, it doesn't remove after your trial is over, if you've actually chosen to try it for free.

Once the trial is over, it'll still block applications that aren't malicious. It has blocked Microsoft Security Essentials even.

 

Also, another AVirus scanner (Hitman Pro), has detected a malware having to DO along with Bitdefender.

 

Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Zusy.85862. I know the gen variants a lot to know where this is going. Either bitdefender is infected, or it's being run by it's name. Either way, I find it annoying, but it's my opinion, sorry if any of you are even slightly offended of what I think.
 


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#2 Harrison1220

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:44 AM

Oh boy, it detected another one.

 

Bitdefender Application.Bundler.Somoto.I.

At this moment, I am gonna let hitman pro do the job, but what else should I do?



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:57 AM

Do you believe anything positive would come from seeking support from Bitdefender's support folks through Bitdefender Consumer Support Center? Yes?


Edited by 1PW, 07 July 2014 - 08:57 AM.

All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and if the malware doesn't self replicate it just isn't a virus.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:55 AM

Many factors could come into play in a situation such as this. Any application can suffer the vagaries of the Windows Installer, and experience a partial uninstall. This can apply even more to security software which is hardened to resist unauthorized shutdown or uninstall (watchdog), and may need to be uninstalled in a specific way.

 

It's also worth researching false positives before jumping to any conclusions. For example, the number of false alarms experienced here:

 

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/avc_fp_201309.pdf

 

http://docs.labtechsoftware.com/documentation/LabTech2013#AddOnSolutions/Antivirus/HitmanPro/HitmanProFalsePositives.htm

 

As well, it's not unusual for security software to report hits in other security software, since the measures taken by the likes of Antivirus and Anti-rootkit packages operate in similar ways to the malware they are combating. For example, McAfee identifies the PUP Application.Bundler.Somoto not only for Bitdefender but as also present in EMSI, Kaspersky, ESET, Panda... (Virus Characteristics tab on link below)

 

http://home.mcafee.com/virusinfo/virusprofile.aspx?key=8374205#none

 

To me, that wouldn't indicate all those AV packages are untrustworthy.

 

As is noted there: "PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose" however especially in a corporate environment, it's appropriated for whoever is responsible for the security environment to be made aware of its existence. In a situation where its presence is normal and to be expected, no action would be required.


Edited by Platypus, 07 July 2014 - 10:01 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Once the trial is over, it'll still block applications that aren't malicious. It has blocked Microsoft Security Essentials even.

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