Bitdefender Antivirus Free
Bitdefender Antivirus Free is an application for preventing virus infections and virtual plagues that are present on the computer.
With real-time antivirus and protection functions, the application scans the hard disk and quickly detects possible threats, then neutralizes them.
The application has "cloud" computing technology, which makes it lighter than most programs in this category. Because of this, it tries to perform a complete analysis in the shortest possible time and keep a protection mechanism always active to prevent further contamination.
Protecting your computer
Nowadays, everyone who uses the internet knows that it is not safe to leave their computers without a good antivirus, even more so with the large amount of threats that appear daily on the net. The objective of Bitdefender Antivirus Free is to offer a way to ensure that your machine is not infected.
The goal of the program is to provide a way to detect contaminated or suspicious files by inspecting the computer's critical sectors from cloud computing technology. In addition, it maintains preventive (real-time) protection to keep your machine from running any risks.
Fast and uncomplicated
During the installation of the program it performs the first scan of your computer, looking for viruses or other virtual plagues. Once the operation is complete, the program runs in the background, adding an icon in the System Tray. From there you can open the tool's screen by right-clicking and selecting the "Show" option.
As soon as you open the application you notice that it is a bit different from a conventional antivirus. It has no menus or configuration options or a separate interface into sectors - just one screen with two central alternatives. From there you can enable or disable real-time protection and automatic scanning of the machine.
At the bottom of the interface you have the "Logs" button that opens the program's activity history section. When you click on it, a new window opens and from there you can observe the events that occurred, the threats found on the computer, and even delete items that were previously sent to quarantine.
Our review of Bitdefender Antivirus Free
Bitdefender Antivirus Free brings one more program for the additional protection of the computer. It is a lighter alternative for machine protection and also quite "silent", which can be considered a positive point for gamers, for example, since there is no need to deactivate the program to play.
A negative point is that the time required to install the program can be slow. This is because it is necessary to download the files directly from the Internet, as well as to update the database. Even during the procedure, the application makes the first check of your system, something very interesting, because it prevents it from being installed in an already contaminated environment.
As an additional advantage, because it is a cloud-based antivirus, the program requires less computer resources and does not slow down the machine during its use. Another interesting aspect is that even though it is simpler, the program counts on real-time protection, avoiding contaminations.
However, the application does not rely on manual checks of your computer, being entirely automatic. This is certainly a good feature for those who forget to perform the scans, as well as for beginners. The problem is that you cannot activate a scan when you see fit, nor can you choose what will be involved (or excluded) during the scan.
Also, there are no advanced settings or adjustments to the usage preferences. So, if you are looking for a program that is "packed with options," you certainly won't find it in Bitdefender Antivirus Free. On the other hand, if you want a light, preventive measure, you will certainly be satisfied.