October 1, 2021

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is a free security solution by Bitdefender, that provide the same core antivirus technologies found in paid commercial editions. Bitdefender Free Antivirus is an anti-malware software for Windows OS that designed to provide advanced real-time protection against the latest threats by using the best technologies created in Bitdefender's labs. It's delivered free of charge and requires activation with a Bitdefender account.

Bitdefender Free Antivirus allows both on-demand (manual) & on-access (real-time) scanning and offers powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all malware, from viruses, worms and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware. In addition, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition offers Web Protection to sniff and block websites that masquerade as trustworthy in order to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers.

Bitdefender Free Edition uses a combination of cloud scanning and behavioral analysis (ActiveThreat Control) to detect new or unknown threats that other anti-viruses miss. Bitdefender uses proprietary technology, as well as other technologies integrated to provide maximum strength against e-threats.

Due to the in-the-cloud scanning technology embedded in the product, the impact on the system is reduced to zero while you can enjoy different activities on your system. The protection settings are configured and enabled by default after the installation, with no need of intervention from your side.

For more comprehensive antivirus protection use: Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus.

Key Features

  • Anti-malware and antiphishing
  • Real-time shield protection
  • Extremely light on system resources
  • Intrusion detection system
  • Proactively detects unknown threats
  • Protects you from online scams
  • Active Virus Control
  • Anti-rootkit protection
  • Early Boot Scanning
  • Zero configuration

Last Update: September 29, 2020

Current Version:

License: Freeware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 7 SP1+ / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

Developer: Bitdefender

Homepage: Bitdefender.com

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