We’ve reviewed about Bitdefender Antivirus Free when it was released back in Dec 23, 2012, from then Bitdefender is working to improve it to compete with other free antiviruses in AV market like Avast, AVG and Avira. The latest program update 126.96.36.1996 has added Quarantine function to AV which allows users to delete or restore or open containing folder for selected quarantined item or you can able to delete all quarantined items. You need to restart your computer after installing the update.
Quarantine function only appears on interface when you have files in it. Once Bitdefender quarantines a suspicious file or threat message for that will be showed on screen, by clicking on “Show files” in Quarantine function you can able to view all quarantined items and take necessary actions from there.
Bitdefender boasts it free AV with real-time protection having minimalistic interface and few settings to configure doesn’t nag you with pop-ups and has low foot print on system resources.
- How to Uninstall Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition from your Computer
- Download Uninstall Tool for Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
No Offline Installer for Bitdefender Antivirus Free edition: Bitdefender still not offering offline installer links for its free AV, the links we’ve covered in review do require internet connection. So its better for you to stick with online installer offered by Bitdefender.
With this update we’ve noticed following things
- You can able to turn off/on real-time protection by toggling off and on buttons against to Virus Shield.
- Product updates will now be installed more faster than before.
Cons: interface doesn’t offers much information about functions and protection features it offers.
This AV works on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.