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Windows 7: Bit Defender

26 Jul 2011   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Bit Defender

I received an email from BD with an offer that I can't refuse. The problem is deciding whether to buy just the AV, Internet Security or Total Security, since they are all at the same price. One might think that it would be an easy decision...just buy the most complete package. But, I installed a trial version of Total Security a while back, and didn't like it. It has been too long for me to remember exactly what the problems were, but I got rid of it quickly.

That leaves either the AV or Internet Security, which is not losing anything important to me, since the extra features of TS are not anything that I would use anyway. Since I already have Outpost Security Suite, what ever choice that I made would be for the purpose of making improvements. My primary interest is in the AV, since OSS's Virus Buster engine is never on any AV comparison test. However, an improved firewall would be good also, if it didn't create too many hassles.

I either will use BD AV with the Outpost firewall, or go BD on both, but I do not want to make problems for myself for the sake of security phobia.

The bottom line is whether anyone here is using the BD firewall and tell me just how quirky that it is?


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26 Jul 2011   #2
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Whats the offer (price)? My opinion, don't even pay and go with a free AV, use your hard earned cash on something else.
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26 Jul 2011   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

At $9.95, it's almost free, and it rates far higher than any freeware program.
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26 Jul 2011   #4
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Meh, your choice, but I'd rather donate the 10 bucks to charity and use free AV then get Bitdefender. Anyways, its your choice.

Slasher
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26 Jul 2011   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Good of you to say so.
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26 Jul 2011   #6
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Try the trial first to see, but I'd go for just the AV then use other security software to build solid protection, of course that's just my opinion. but if you do go with with BDIS and not satisfied with it...you could get a free upgrade to the Outpost Security Suite Performance Edition and see what that's about.

More information here -> Get a*free Competitive Upgrade to*Outpost!

EDIT: Just read your whole post my mistake you already have it, guess others could try it though.
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26 Jul 2011   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, but I already have that version of OSS. While it is good, it is not as good as BD as far as an AV goes. Even the Outpost firewall has it quirks that I would like to deal with, but I don't want to trade one lot of quirks for another for no good reason.
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28 Jul 2011   #8
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Bit Defender Total Security 2012 test: ‪
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28 Jul 2011   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The offer, if anyone else is interested:

BitDefender products for home users

3 PCs / 1 Year - Free upgrade to 2012 edition

They ranked #1 in This Test

A Guy
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28 Jul 2011   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
The offer, if anyone else is interested:

BitDefender products for home users

3 PCs / 1 Year - Free upgrade to 2012 edition

They ranked #1 in This Test

A Guy
I saw that page, but I also saw this one:

2011 Products for Home Users

Either they are planning a price increase, or they can't make up their minds what their normal prices are.
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