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Software Product Description

BitDefender Free Edition is your chance to use one of the world´s most effective antivirus engines for free.

BitDefender uses the same ICSA Labs certified scanning engines found in other BitDefender products, allowing you to enjoy basic virus protection for no cost at all.

BitDefender Free Edition is an on-demand virus scanner, which is best used in a system recovery or forensics role.


  • Virus scanning and removal
  • Real-time Shield
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Anti-rootkit
  • HTTP Scanning
  • Active Virus Control
  • Reports

Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.

FreewareFiles Clean Award FreewareFiles tested BitDefender Free Edition 1.0 on 2013-10-25 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.

User Reviews

Reviewer: -Mike    Review Date: 2014-03-14
Average Rating (53 Votes )
Pros:  Not sure it has any anymore except it is free.

Cons:  1. Over simplified thus no way of configuring it to work how you want. 2. Uses a lot of resources and slows computer down with constant scanning and updating. 3. Removes programs and files without notification. I happened to look at the logs and checked quarantine and found a bunch of files and a couple of programs sitting there. 4. A nightmare to uninstall.

Other Thoughts:  Tip. If you uninstall you might find that files and processes, services are still installed and running. I tried everything to stop these services and delete files to no avail. Finally the answer was simple work in safe mode, this did the trick, everything gone including registry entries in a couple of minutes. Followed up with c cleaner and registry cleaner.
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