BitDefender Antivirus Free gets an update, brings major performance improvements

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:

  • Performance improvements on HTTP Scan
  • Performance improvements on AUTO Scan (starting with the second Full AutoScan)
  • QuickSweep every 2 days, FullScan every 2 weeks
  • On Disinfect, all infected files are quarantined; no file will be deleted anymore
  • Laptop Mode for AutoScan (automatically postpones itself when on battery)
  • On-Demand (Right click in Explorer) no longer scan for Memory ()
  • AutoScan status doesn't influence the Active Infections (Pending Cleanup) scan (on reboot)
  • Fixed ChkDsk block at boot
  • MalwareBytes is no longer marked as incompatible solution

Download: BitDefender Antivirus Free 1.0.14.889 | 158 KB (Freeware, web installer)
Download: 32bit Offline Installer | 64bit Offline Installer | 8.0 MB
Download: BitDefender Uninstall Tool (only for BD FREE) | 2.8 MB
View: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Homepage | User Guide (pdf)

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I liked this AV very much when I tried it BUT it has one major flaw - it will delete files without asking. It deleted a number of utilities without giving me any sort of option to add them to exclusions. Now it seems they are quarantined instead of deleted, which is better, but still...