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Bitdefender Free - Cloud or Signatures?


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#1 F1Help

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 10:02 AM

Hi,

Does Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition use the cloud or downloaded signatures when scanning a Windows 7 PC?  Does a scan work when a PC is not connected to the Internet?

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 10:16 AM

Any contemporary antivirus with a cloud component also uses a signature file for the very reason you stated.  It is not "either/or" but "both or on-board signatures when there's no internet connectivity."


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:08 PM

Frequently Asked Questions about Bitdefender Cloud Security Products
Bitdefender Antivirus Free - Frequently Asked Questions
The update system for Bitdefender virus signatures
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:04 AM

Thanks for your replies.



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 04:37 PM

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