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I use Avast, it works for what is needed, I also use ad blockers for many sites on chrome. I've installed both on someones computer and put avast in game mode, because they do stupid stuff and they complain every time something would pop up regardless if it was for safety...

 

18 hours ago, Zodiark1593 said:

If I was Linus's sister though, I'd probably be kicking the brother's butt for being made an example of...

She doesn't look like the kind of person who would get violent except possibly verbal. But their facial similarities had me comparing for a second to make sure it wasn't a good editing job xD And I'm still not convinced.

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19 hours ago, captain_to_fire said:

To everyone using Bitdefender, one protection component must be disabled and it's the Safe Files feature.

 

While it adds extra protection against ransomware, it can sometimes lead to false positives thinking that any program writing to the disk is ransomware. I think that even if that component is disabled, the other components will still work. Which means that Bitdefender is by no means a "set it and forget it" antivirus unlike others. Just saying.

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Actually, there's a workaround built-in that I found immediately upon installation of it. Application Access lets you list your programs to whitelist manually. However, games and other well-known programs should've been automatically detected and whitelisted by the program itself. This is still a serious shortcoming of the ransom protection security feature which sways users away from enabling it.

In addition, why isn't it automatically detecting my private/home wifi (which is set as such in Windows 10) as Private/Home?

And then once I do select that it still shows up in Vulnerability Scan as a Vulnerability Risk of 1 out of 3 arbitrary red blocks. It didn't even tell me the 'we Recommend changing the password to a stronger one' until after I had set the wifi as a home/private network. In the 2nd screenshot below  I'll show what happens when I set it to look at this as a public network.

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And here, with the network set to Public:

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It advises that I use what is very likely just an outdated Chromium Browser instead of telling me what's wrong with the Wi-Fi Network? Yeah, that'll make me secure for certain..

 

Criticisms aside for a moment. My main questions are: What are the differences between Bitdefender and Malwarebytes? Is there anything this does better? Anything to make the price worth it over just purchasing Malwarebytes?

 


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2 hours ago, DKL said:

Criticisms aside for a moment. My main questions are: What are the differences between Bitdefender and Malwarebytes? Is there anything this does better? Anything to make the price worth it over just purchasing Malwarebytes?

While antivirus programs are only as good as the update signatures, Malwarebytes for at least a year have been sloppy in detecting viruses. https://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MRG-Effitas-2018Q1-360-Assessment.pdf

 

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Interesting, thank you for informing me on that! 


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SERIOUSLY  SHIT DEFENDER.
its the biggest CRAP ANTIVIRUS EVER:

 

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and yes i know quite a lot of computers.

but i have never seen such a piece of SHIT

 

to be frank it was THEIR FREE TRIAL just as they did for LINUS

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On 6/10/2018 at 3:50 PM, coonwhiz said:

So I downloaded and installed it from your link. It is giving me an expiry date of 31 days from now. I thought it would be 6 months from now?5b1d80d73f9e2_BitDefenderexpirydate.PNG.6dbe2c79755698b0d737907e63497786.PNG

no that's is an error 

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On 6/11/2018 at 1:13 AM, valdyrgramr said:

Common sense, hm...weren't you a victim of social engineering?

His provider was tricked into giving away his number for 2FA.

 

Well done Linus, hit the fragile backup disk repeatedly!


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1 hour ago, ScratchCat said:

His provider was tricked into giving away his number for 2FA.

 

Well done Linus, hit the fragile backup disk repeatedly!

Too late, already in the bios.  xD But, common sense would be not to go to a provider who falls for that.


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2 hours ago, valdyrgramr said:

Too late, already in the bios.  xD But, common sense would be not to go to a provider who falls for that.

Probability would dictate that there would be at least one provider employee who would fall for that ;)


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12 minutes ago, ScratchCat said:

Probability would dictate that there would be at least one provider employee who would fall for that ;)

Aren't they trained not to fall for that?


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On 6/11/2018 at 5:28 PM, DKL said:

Criticisms aside for a moment. My main questions are: What are the differences between Bitdefender and Malwarebytes? Is there anything this does better? Anything to make the price worth it over just purchasing Malwarebytes?

Malwarebytes is specifically classified as antimalware meaning that it's generally good at various things but does not excel in one area, resulting in lower detection rates. Bitdefender is touted as an antivirus and absolutely excels at detecting viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc. Bitdefender is usually tied with Kaspersky for having the highest detection rates in the industry, though that can sometimes lead to the program being overzealous on occasion but that's easy enough to deal with. Malwarebytes is good for on-demand scans but for active protection, Bitdefender is absolutely better.

 

Also, a lot of people are saying common sense is good enough. Well it's not all the time considering the Internet is filled with automatic scanners searching for vulnerabilities on connected servers and clients. Depending on the vulnerability, users wouldn't even notice they are being attacked. One example I can think of is EternalBlue (now patched).


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48 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

Aren't they trained not to fall for that?

Linus' provider certainly didn't. Even if you train them it can be a hard decision to either deny access if one thing does not match up and be seen as a heartless company or relax security measures to reduce false positives while allowing more scams to succeed.


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4 minutes ago, ScratchCat said:

Linus' provider certainly didn't. Even if you train them it can be a hard decision to either deny access if one thing does not match up and be seen as a heartless company or relax security measures to reduce false positives while allowing more scams to succeed.

Even my carrier isn't that simple, but maybe don't hire softhearted people when it comes to security?


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21 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

Even my carrier isn't that simple, but maybe don't hire softhearted people when it comes to security?

That would be optimal however most companies do not have the option to be picky when it comes to customer support - reducing the possible worker supply will necessitate a wage increase (I assume).


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10 minutes ago, ScratchCat said:

That would be optimal however most companies do not have the option to be picky when it comes to customer support - reducing the possible worker supply will necessitate a wage increase (I assume).

True, but I still wouldn't hire someone that softhearted.  Because then you get sued if you compromise their account.


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Folks, just download BitDefender Antivirus Free edition.

It uses a lot less CPU cycles than Windows Defender, that is a CPU hog. Really eats up the cycles.

 

Just get that if you don't want to pay for a suite or use a suite.

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Nothing happens when I clicked the "Get it now". It just gone and nothing happens.

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I already tried cleaning chrome, nothing happens, and tried different e-mail, stick doesn't work. When I try to click "Get it NOW", the button disappears and nothing happens. Checked my e-mail, nothing is received. Any idea guys?

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@ShnxxxContact Bitdefender's Support. 


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On 6/17/2018 at 8:46 AM, Shnxxx said:

Tried it since yesterday and until now but they are not responding. :(

If you don't get a reply within the next 8 hours from someone at Bitdefender's support team, can you send me a direct message here?

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