BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition is now Windows 8.1 compatible

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is an antivirus program designed to be fast and to minimize user interaction, while sacrificing nothing of the malware detection and removal capabilities that Bitdefender products are generally known for. By default, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition scans and cleans your system using only the resources that you, your software or your operating system are not using, thus achieving near-zero impact on your activities. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition periodically scans all of your files and handles all security-related decisions for you. This means you will see no pop-ups, no alerts and you will not have to configure any settings whatsoever.

These are its main features:

  • Close to zero impact on the system
  • Minimum user interaction required
  • Fewer settings to configure
  • Continuous scanning protection for your system
  • Simple program interface

What's new in this version:

  • fixed Refresh time issues in ThreatControl
  • fixed Access denied for read-only items when trying to Delete all quarantined files
  • Exclude false positives after Quarantine auto-scan
  • Keep blocking of infected mail archives after Quarantine auto-scan
  • Compatibility with Outpost Firewall Pro 8.1 (fixed slow boot)
  • Compatibility with Windows 8.1

Download: BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition | 158 KB (Freeware, web installer)
Download: 32bit Offline Installer | 64bit Offline Installer | 8.0 MB
View: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Homepage | BitDefender Uninstall Tool (only for BD FREE)

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Thanks Copernic,
I did register and have a MyBitdender account.

I had seen all but one of those links previously. Even though it's not spelled out explicitly, I guess you do have to be continuously logged in after the 30 days to continue to use the free version. Seems pretty dumb to me considering I'm obviously connected to them all the time!

I decided to give this thing a try.

Is quite light, at least.

In the UI, there is a place to login to your account. I can and everything seems right but when I log out, it tells me I have 27 days left. It starts out at 29 days left, so obviously it's been installed on this machine for 2 days.

What is going to happen in 27 days if I don't login. My account is active, obviously!

Thank you


I very seldom even use an AV myself, but I have never tried this one and I like testing stuff to see what might work best on customers systems.

Neat as heck that the virus world ends in 27 days!


I'm being sarcastic also!