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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

What is it?

The free Romanian antivirus / anti-malware program Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2021 Review
How to Download and Install Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
Bitdefender Free Antivirus Test & Review 2020 – Antivirus Security Review – High Level Test

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

Anti-phishing

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.

Anti-Fraud

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.

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Dreams

Traveling | Antivirus Programs

I had several dreams that I woke up remembering, I did not bother to record them or try to remember them, and so now I barely remember part of two dreams.

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it probably involved me traveling around one or more cities, I probably stayed at one or more locations, and I probably went shopping; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

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Miscellaneous

Windows Defender Review

Tom’s Guide has a pretty good review of the free antivirus / antimalware program Windows Defender / Microsoft Defender / Windows Security in a post called Windows Defender Review:

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/windows-defender

I am glad that Windows Defender / Microsoft Defender / Windows Security (Microsoft keeps changing the name) is continuing to improve.

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Dreams

A Stressful Work Dream

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it probably took place at The BP Library, I was there working, and there was a very large print job that needed to be done.

Maybe Mrs. CR was trying to figure out how and what to print, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

I had problems sleeping when it was almost time to wake up for work, and this dream possibly disrupted my sleep.

This dream took place at The BP Library, and I was there working at my IT Assistant job.

A deaf patron named Mr. G was by the computer lab closest to the DVD section, there was a somewhat older man with light-color skin with him, and Mr. G handed me a sheet of paper with a note saying that he needed help with something.

Mr. G had a USB flash drive, a laptop with Microsoft Windows as the operating system (maybe Windows 7), and his note seemed to be asking for help maybe playing a video that was on the flash drive but it was not clear so I had to try to ask him by writing notes on paper for him to read.

His laptop was probably infected with malware, most of his software was out-of-date, and VLC Media Player (VLC) was crashing the last time that I tried to use it so I was not sure how we were going to get that video to play because the video was in a format that the default Windows Media Player would probably not play without having to install the codecs for it.

I was having problems writing for some reason, and this situation was making me feel stressed as I struggled to write correctly while trying to decide how to handle this situation.

I remember trying to decide which anti-malware program would be best for him to use to scan the computer with, if I should even risk suggesting that because we are not even supposed to deal with things like this if it is the patron’s own property and not ours, trying to figure out what other options we had, et cetera while struggling to communicate with Mr. G and the other man through writing notes and using body language / hand signs et cetera because Mr. G is deaf and I do not know sign language.

I wanted to help him but doing so would be outside our usual rules and his laptop was probably so messed up that it would take a long time and something could go wrong and it was possibly so damaged by malware that it would possibly need to have Microsoft Windows reinstalled, also like the last time he was probably not happy and I was having flashbacks of past stressful computer jobs, and so this was stressing me.

I possibly went in and out of being semi-sleep during this, my body felt a bit hot and stressed, and this went on until it was time to wake up for work.

So I woke up feeling stressed, a bit hot, a bit tired, et cetera like I had really been at work during a stressful day; and so that was not fun, and then I had to go to work after just dreaming of working in more than one dream. 😀

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

Zemana AntiMalware (Free)

What is it?

The free version of the cloud based second opinion anti-malware scanner program Zemana AntiMalware (this is a direct link to download the free version because the main page links to the trial version instead of the free version, and the link to the free version used to be hidden at the bottom of that page).

Zemana Anti Malware 3 Review

What is it about?

This is how Wikipedia describes this program:

In 2015, Zemana presented an anti-malware security solution for Microsoft Windows [15][16] named Zemana AntiMalware.

It is a second opinion malware scanner designed to scan and clean a PC from malware.

It protects users from known and yet-to-be-born threats such as viruses, trojans, rootkits, computer worms, spyware, ransomware.[17][18]

Zemana AntiMalware is very efficient in adware removal especially for many hard to remove adware infections.[19]

It is a cloud based anti-malware software with its own signature database.

Zemana AntiMalware is highly optimized and lightweight with virus definitions stored in the cloud not cluttering up PCs’ drive.[20]

Because it scans the files in the cloud, the detection time for new virus outbreaks is reduced.

In July 2016, MRG Effitas, a UK-based independent IT security research company, conducted a comparative analysis of Zemana AntiMalware and other prevalent generic ransomware tools.

The tested version of Zemana AntiMalware was 2.21.2.139.

Besides the default settings used, Pandora Cloud-Sandbox Technology was turned on.

They tested ransomware protection tools against eleven different ransomware, which have been prevalent in-the wild over the past 3–4 years.

Based on this report, Zemana AntiMalware proved to be the best ransomware protection among the tested products during the test.[21]

Zemana AntiMalware is available in two versions, where one is for free use with limited security features[22] and the other version is available in a form of a 14-day free trial of the commercialized version including all security features: real-time protection, bootkit and rootkit removal, ransomware protection, malware removal, browser cleaning, zero-day malware protection, malware scanning and automatic updating.[23]