What is it?
The free Romanian antivirus / anti-malware program Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition.
What is it about?
This is how Bitdefender describes this free antivirus / anti-malware program:
Lightning-fast free antivirus
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is blazing fast, free to use, and loaded only with the bare-bones protection features that every computer needs.
Installs in seconds, runs at max speed without slowing down your PC
Good for gaming, image and video editing, and resource-intensive applications.
Powerful protection packed into a light solution
Powered by award-winning technology
Real-time Threat Detection
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition uses behavioral detection to closely monitor your active apps.
When it detects anything suspicious, it takes instant action.
Virus Scanning and Malware Removal
Powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all malware, from viruses, worms and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware.
A strong, silent guardian for your PC
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is an antivirus to rely on.
It uses a minimalistic approach to make sure of the one thing that matters: whether you’re a rookie or a techie, your PC will be defended against intruders.
On-demand & on-access scanning that runs in the background
Essential protection without the extra stuff
No time-consuming scans, no sudden lag, no ads out of the blue
Free protection against Internet fraud
How can you keep your passwords safe and still browse freely?
It’s easy: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition sniffs and blocks by default phishing websites that pretend to be trustworthy in order to steal your data.
If you ever land on scam websites, our advanced filtering system detects suspicious web page behavior and prevents your sensitive financial data from falling into the wrong hands.
This free anti-malware program is the simplest (almost no settings to have to adjust on default and a simple interface) and the most automatic free antivirus (automatic scans, automatic detection/removal, automatic updates, et cetera) that I have used / tested so far.
It offers good protection from one of the highest rated in detection antiviruses / antivirus companies in the world, there is free email support and free chat support and maybe free phone support and free forum support.
The forum support is not so good though, the staff mostly ignore the forums from what I have seen and experienced in the past, and so I recommend using the chat support and email support and phone support (if the phone support is free).
I recently had a problem where Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition would not install, I contacted support, eventually they had to remotely connect to my computer to troubleshoot the issue, they figured it out (my system thought that an uninstalled antivirus was still installed, I guess it left some files behind, he removed that, and that fixed the problem).
That technical support was all free, and so that is the best support that I have ever received for a free antivirus; so well done there Bitdefender.
What I do not like is that Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition requires that you log in with either your Google account or Facebook account or Microsoft Account or your Bitdefender account (which is free) to register it to activate the program for protection.
After that, you are registered, and you have full protection as long as you stay logged in with one of those accounts.
So if you are looking for a free, easy to use, and automatic antivirus with good protection and free chat / email / phone (maybe) / forum support then you probably should test out / try Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition and see how you like it; Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition (the Android version as well) & Microsoft Defender are my current favorite free less hassle antiviruses.
- John Jr