Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition sits silently in the notification area, while always staying alert and notifying users only when suspicious activity is detected on the PC. It is ideal for those who prefer a virtual tool that handles all the problems itself without requiring configuration.
The setup procedure is a quick and easy task that does not require any special input. Bitdefender offers to run an initial scan on the computer at boot time to evaluate the current malware situation. The program not only performs on-demand scans, it also prevents viruses and other electronic threats from entering the machine with real-time backup with optimized settings.
Bitdefender products are generally appreciated by independent testing laboratories, where they are almost always at the top of the ranking. it provides real-world protection test is a solid benchmark for evaluating the true performance of advanced antivirus. Bitdefender beat another 20 candidates to top the July-November 2018 summary report, with a 99.9 percent protection rate and only two false positives. (To put this into perspective, F-Secure and Trend Micro were the only other software to manage 99.9% protection, but they had 35 and 47 false positives.)
The AV-Test home user test in December 2018 also provided Bitdefender with a commendable report, with a 100% protection rate for the two months of the test. These results should be interpreted with caution because they are based on Bitdefender Internet Security rather than Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition. The main protection engine is the same in both packages, however, and overall, the free product should keep you safe.
- Real-Time Threat Detection – Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition uses behavioral detection to closely monitor your active applications. When he detects something suspicious, he takes instant action.
- Antivirus scanning and malware removal – Powerful scanning engines ensure the detection and removal of all malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, Zero Day exploits, rootkits and spyware.
- Anti-Phising – How to keep your passwords safe while browsing freely? It’s simple: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition detects and blocks phishing web sites that claim to be trusted to steal your data.
- Anti-fraud – If you arrive on fraudulent websites, our advanced filtering system detects the suspicious behavior of web pages and prevents your sensitive financial data from falling into the wrong hands.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free is designed to be as simple as possible to use, which is evident from the launch of the installer. Click Install, the package performs a quick scan and configures everything in less than a minute. Only one small problem: Bitdefender asks you to create an account to activate the program. It’s easy and free – just give us your name and e-mail address – but Avast and Avira’s free antivirus makes it clear that registration is completely optional.
Considering that it is kept to a minimum, Bitdefender Free still manages to recover a lot of your system resources, taking more than 1.2GB of disk space and adding four new processes in the background.The complete lack of settings and configuration options makes the program very easy to configure, even if a computer and antivirus novice will make it work in no time.