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Is bitdefender as good as they make it to be?


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#1 JSTJ704

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:15 AM

Every where I go I see bitdefender as a great antivirus software. Is this ture or is it marketing hype?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

Most likely a little of both.

There are several reputable labs which test the effectiveness of major anti-virus programs and security suites to include AV-Comparatives.org, Virus Bulletin Comparative Tests, AV-Test.org, NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report, MRG-Effitas, etc.

These kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results. As such, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results.

If you are reading reviews by PCMag, CNET, etc IMO it's more marketing.
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

Bitdefender is type install and forget.No rich settings to manage and configure,so no complicated.Autopilot mode not to disturb.But remember that one and the same antivirus may behave differently on different computers.Bitdefender 2015 caused slow boot on my PC.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:50 PM

I forgot to note that my previous comments apply to almost any major anti-virus software.
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