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BitDefender AntiVirus - 1yr Free - Win, Mac & Android [EDIT: Westpac Customers Only]

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I just went to the Westpac and saw this. Bitdefender is growing in popularity and with it being free, hey worth a go right.
http://www.westpac.com.au/security/bitdefender-lp/

Range of prices here.
http://www.myshopping.com.au/PT--84_Software_BitDefender__fs...

Products available from promotion…
Bitdefender Internet Security 2013
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac
Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 + Bitdefender Mobile Security
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac + Bitdefender Mobile Security

**** UPDATE ****
I copy / pasted the URL to see if I could register another copy for my wife. Seemed to work as I just receive another registration code via email.
Non-Westpac customers could give it a go.
https://partners.bitdefender.com/media/html/au/westpac/index...

*** COMPARISIONS ***
Its hard to know what sites to trust these days but Bitdefender comes up top of the pile compared to this site.
Click on protection twice to order by high to low (http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/)

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    This would be good for all the ozb's that missed out on the last deal.

  • +1 vote

    Whats this? A message from my bank. Hmm. My computer could be infected with a virus! That sounds bad. I should enter my bank account details and download an executable to fix my PC. And its free?!

    Sign me up!

    But before I rush in, anyone have any comment on how bitdefender does as an AV?

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      Well I have this website that looks just like the Westpac one… you could enter your details into mine, and I'll give you free AV. Yeah.

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      I've found it to be pretty good so far!
      I don't find it to bee too system hungry (compared to NAV), but it can, like most, be a bit obtrusive at times and pops up with issues often. But you've got to expect that if you're playing with torrents, keygens etc!

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        I don't find it to bee too system hungry (compared to NAV)

        NAV is not a high benchmark to begin with so…

        Booting up is when it has the greatest impact on performance.

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          Agree on NAV!!!
          Current machines previously had McAfee. Can't say I've noticed a difference in boot time since using BD. Not that I've physically timed them, but definitely nothing noticible!
          And at a cost of 0.00 dollars per year, I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything with overall better performance per dollar value than BD!
          Sorry to those that have actually paid for it previuosly!

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    This is kind of a dupe listing.
    This deal has been offered for a few years now & has been mentioned and/or listed every time BD comes up!
    But always handy to remind peeps about it!

  • +1 vote

    This isn't the first time this deal has been published.

    In any case, I don't recommend Bitdefender. I paid for my license, not knowing that as a Westpac customer I could have got it for free. I uninstalled it after a month. I actually wanted to do it even sooner.

    It's just too buggy. And it slowed down the loading of Windows (the time after you enter your password to the time your disk stops thrashing and everything is fully loaded) significantly.

    I've used almost all AVs. None are perfect. I have quibbles with all of them. Right now I use ESET which seems the least system intensive of them all, but every time I plug in any external device it thinks that device is malware and dangerous.

    I'm interested in hearing what the rest of you recommend.

    • -1 vote

      Good to know, thanks for the feedback.

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      Asking for AV advice on here is like the proverbial "Pandora's Box"!!!
      Every time an AV is listed on here you get a multitudes of +s and -s!
      From my experience BD isn't too bad, better than most I've had but still has its issues!
      I got it free for 3 years on 3 different comps, so I was sold!

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      Yeah i too was running Bitdefender but the total security version and it seemed to make Windows 8 on my core i5 2500k run slightly sluggish. Bitdefender hogs resources in some way. Uninstalled it and am now running Norton Internet Security and it's heaps better.

  • -3 votes

    It's only available to people with access to internet banking @ Westpac…

    Sign in to Online Banking, select Security from the menu, and follow the instructions to download the software from Bitdefender.

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    Downloaded this for free, installed it & uninstalled it 2 hours later when it stopped a program from opening & turning every option off still wouldn't make it not scan that program.

    Biggest -ve I see is you can't pause it nor tell it to ignore something easily. Very un-user friendly.

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      You can if you know where to do it!
      I had a similar issue with a keygen coming up as a virus!
      Can't remember off the top of my head where to do it, but it took me a few minutes to find!
      I recall it gave me some options like: Turn off for 5 minutes, etc.

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        Their staff on their forums claim it's a security risk to allow such an option (& allowing me to tell them when a file is safe): http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=31067
        Seems they think their program is smarter than me.

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          Go to dashboard, select Anti Virus settings icon, select Shield, switch on access scanning to off, it'll ask how long for 5mins, 1hour, till restart etc.
          Turning this off allowed me to dl, install and run programs that otherwise came up as a virus!

  • +2 votes

    that second link just redirects to Bitdefender AU home for me.

    great AV though, im still using the keys that i got from the last couple of freebie giveaways from donotcrack.com :)

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    link not working ?

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    That non-westpac customers link just redirects to the front page of the main Bitdefender site so it's a dead link.

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