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#16 AR556

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 14:58

"Please try again later" WTF???




#17 ady199

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 15:03

"Please try again later" WTF???

 

yep, that's what I keep getting!



#18 trag3dy

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 22:10

Initial response of the software was fine.. Its My 3rd day with it and my desktop running Windows 7 SP1 x64 seems to have slowed down a little.. The BIS 2015 is taking considerable time to load it self in start up and at times certainly applications are acting up.. Infact, USB copying seems to have effected the most, not only just it has slowed down, but also at times it freezes the Windows explorer..

 

My system config,

 

Intel C2Q Q6600 3.0 GHz (OC)

8GB DDR-III @ 1333 MHz (OC)

Sandisk 32GB SSD

 

Previously with Kaspersky, it was not lagging as with BIS 2015..

 

Disapointed..

 

Whats likely causing that is that it is scanning your USB device. You should be able to turn that "feature" off either altogether or as it scans (but you probably need to do it as admin). I had a similar issue when trying to open dvds. At least you could do that in the 2014 version.

 

I feel like if you want to have a lot of control over what your security software does then bitdefender is probably a bad choice.

 

On the other hand free is a really good price..



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 22:26

i dont know how the security suite is but earlier this year i paid for their antivirus and boy was that a mistake

 

it slowed my system down, made using the internet painful (just trying to connect to neowin would take 45 seconds)

every webpage was made slow to load as its real time scanner had to check all pages to be sure they were safe.

 the settings in the options you selected were not followed it just did what it wanted

after a week of problems and poor customer service i gave up and uninstalled it

so they got my money and i fell for the hype

 

i should have just used nod32 like i was going to and i do use it now

 

i know some people like bit defenders products and if you do great but for me it was an awful experience



#20 OP compl3x

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:51

Deal is expired.

 

I', sorry to hear some have had bad experiences with BD, I've used it for years and have found it to be about the best AV/IS suite. Oh well.



#21 trag3dy

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:03

I don't think it's bad. I just think that it's locked down a little too much if you're not running an admin account because you can't change most settings otherwise. You can't even mark events as read unless you're running as admin, which I find extremely odd.

 

Unless there is a way to change that...I haven't found it if there is.

 

And that's just for the 2014 version. I haven't used the 2015 version enough to form an opinion one way or the other yet.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:20

It's probably a good idea to lock down antivirus and internet security settings. Admins are probably the only ones who should be altering them.



#23 Luc2k

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:35

I', sorry to hear some have had bad experiences with BD, I've used it for years and have found it to be about the best AV/IS suite. Oh well.

I've also had a bad experience when I've tried it with the previous 9 month promo, as it was one of the most power-user unfliendly AVs I've ever used. I've felt like it was designed for the lowest common denominator with no thought given to those that want more control. While I'd need to reinstall to remember exactly how dumbed down it is, I did send them feedback about it.

 

The bad points that I clearly remember were the considerable hit to websites' load speed and the false-positives. It detected some files that Flash Player's kit installed as infected for example.

 

I might try it again in the future, but I doubt I'll like it unless they overhaul their approach to user control.



#24 cork1958

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:55

Used the free version of their AV for quite some time not to long ago and installed on quite a few customer computers too. Haven't heard any complaints from any of those people yet. I no longer use it though as I like playing around with other AV's just to experiment.

 

If I remember correctly, about the only complaint I had with it was you had be logged into an account through them all the time for it to work.

 

All of my machines are old by the standards most other Neowinians have, but BD never slowed down my computers.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:17

I've also had a bad experience when I've tried it with the previous 9 month promo, as it was one of the most power-user unfliendly AVs I've ever used. I've felt like it was designed for the lowest common denominator with no thought given to those that want more control. While I'd need to reinstall to remember exactly how dumbed down it is, I did send them feedback about it.

 

The bad points that I clearly remember were the considerable hit to websites' load speed and the false-positives. It detected some files that Flash Player's kit installed as infected for example.

 

I might try it again in the future, but I doubt I'll like it unless they overhaul their approach to user control.

 

 

Which functions or options did you want access to?

 

Most AV/IS seem to have the "set and forget" approach. The market for people who just want to install and ignore is greater than people who want lots of technical access to every part of the software.



#26 Luc2k

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:42

Which functions or options did you want access to?

 

Most AV/IS seem to have the "set and forget" approach. The market for people who just want to install and ignore is greater than people who want lots of technical access to every part of the software.

I wanted more control over files it deems as infected, not delete and sort it out later (very problematic with large files as quarantine is not used). Another thing I'd welcome are detailed logs (like Norton). I'd give you more specific examples, but like I said, it's a bit fuzzy since I've tried a lot of suites at the time. I could give it another whirl if you want more details as I'm not running any AV right now.

 

I know most of them aren't aimed at the power user, but still, I would have expected an advanced mode from "the best". I guess it's good for casual users or those can't be bothered to fiddle with the stuff and I might have installed it on said users' PCs if it weren't for the webpage loading hit.