BitDefender Free Edition 126.96.36.1999 (64-bit)Date added: October, 25th 2013 - Freeware
BitDefender Free Edition 188.8.131.529 (64-bit)
Windows XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64
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BitDefender uses one of the most advanced anti-virus engines, the ICSA Labs certified scanning engine, which enables it to intercept, detect, and remove viruses of any kind. This free antivirus software download is an on-demand virus scanner, which is best used in a system recovery or forensics role. If you are on an "always-on" Internet connection, it is strongly recommended for you to consider using a more complex antivirus solution.
So why would you want to use this app, if it doesn’t support “always active protection? There are several reasons. First, while many other similar antivirus programs are large and require large processing and hardware support, BitDefender Free Edition is extremely small and light on resources. That makes it perfect for use on older PCs, especially those who had problems with demanding antivirus solutions. Secondly even though it is free, BitDefender Free Edition has no advertisements or promotions for upgrade, always working its job without nagging you or by making itself more visible than it should have. And finally, because it has one of the best antivirus detection engines, with ability to remove more problems than any other similar free solution.
Its interface is small and very easy to understand, enabling even complete novices to easily install its package, run it in back grand and always be sure that BitDefender Free Edition will do its job quickly, securely, and to some most importantly, quietly. Anti-virus offers:
Real-time Shield - The real time shield is designed to protect access to the entire system. This means that files are scanned as they are accessed or copied. For example, the files you just downloaded from the Internet are scanned immediately.
Active Virus Control - Active Virus Control is an innovative proactive detection technology that is able to detect new potential threats for which default protection has not yet been released, very fast and accurately, thus providing an essential protection layer.
Intrusion Detection System - This technology makes sure that applications trying to access the Internet or the network are not masked e-threats, by marking them whenever its behavior is suspect and by stopping them if the score becomes high.
B-Have - B-HAVE proactively detects unknown threats that other products miss by analyzing applications behavior in a safe environment. If no malicious actions are detected, B-HAVE starts the program normally; otherwise, it will automatically quarantine or delete it.
HTTP Scanning - Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition also scans all the links you are accessing from your browser, checking them for various scams or credit card phishing attempts and blocking them when they are unsafe.
Anti-rootkit - This technology is used to scan and block rootkits, a stealthy type of software, often malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer.