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Bitdefender-total-security-2014.34342458
9.3 out of 10

Bitdefender Total Security 2014

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Mike P., Newegg
19 September 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Acts like beta software, useless tech support.

Michael R., Newegg
30 April 2014
  • Summary: In my 32 years in IT I've never seen a beta of any software with this many problems, much less something being sold to the public as a solution. When I clean an old machine without antivirus or sell a new machine, I want to install an antivirus solution and get it back to the customer, not spend several hours configuring it to work with whatever programs might fight it and pray that I got them all.
  • Pros: Inexpensive when on sale every couple weeks. They have a great uninstall tool even though it takes forever to complete. Always remember to use an antivirus' uninstall tool before installing a new antivirus solution.
  • Cons: I purchased several licenses and initial testing went well with some speed bumps, such as Ccleaner locking up the machine when set for secure deletion of temp files. Just add Ccleaner to the exceptions list in bitdefender and it will work fine. When I started putting it on customers' PC's is when I began to see that 3 out of 4 machines began experiencing all sorts of weird problems from slowing to a crawl, locking up programs, blocking FTP access, and on one the inabi...
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Overall 2
2.0

Where's My Rebate - 10 weeks and counting

Paul E., Newegg
13 March 2014
  • Pros: Anti-Virus OK
  • Cons: No rebate after 10 weeks. They say it will be six more. We'll see. Other than anti-virus, the rest of the package is not ready for prime time.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

John M., Newegg
4 March 2014
  • Summary: Researched best A/V programs on web and this one came up with the best ratings. Read other reviews on this site and saw all the comments about bad install, slow performance and almost bypassed. But the price (60-60 rebate FREE) could not pass it up. Installed it on 2 Win 7 64 bit machines and had absolutely no problems. It has not slowed my machine down in anyway. Scans perform in 10-20 minutes even on my older machine.
  • Pros: Great price Easy Install Nice Features
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

NO PROS THIS ITEM SUCKS - NO SUPPORT - DOES NOT HONOR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - YOUR SYSTEM WILL BE SO SLOOWWWWW. Support is located in Bucharest Romainia. They are like we got your money now, heck with

Jim W., Newegg
20 February 2014
  • Summary: NO PROS THIS ITEM SUCKS - NO SUPPORT - DOES NOT HONOR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - YOUR SYSTEM WILL BE SO SLOOWWWWW. Support is located in Bucharest Romainia. They are like we got your money now, heck with you. Money back guarantee what is that. Look at there forums for support. Issues discovered a year ago and there are still people reporting the same issue unresoloved.
  • Pros: NO PROS THIS ITEM SUCKS - NO SUPPORT - DOES NOT HONOR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - YOUR SYSTEM WILL BE SO SLOOWWWWW. Support is located in Bucharest Romainia. They are like we got your money now, heck with you. Money back guarantee what is that. Look at there forums for support. Issues discovered a year ago and there are still people reporting the same issue unresoloved.
  • Cons: NO PROS THIS ITEM SUCKS - NO SUPPORT - DOES NOT HONOR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - YOUR SYSTEM WILL BE SO SLOOWWWWW. Support is located in Bucharest Romainia. They are like we got your money now, heck with you. Money back guarantee what is that. Look at there forums for support. Issues discovered a year ago and there are still people reporting the same issue unresoloved.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lies and incompetence

David C., Newegg
12 February 2014
  • Pros: Relatively simple install, no real issues there. Configurable enough for most users. So far as I can tell it seems to be doing its job..I hope.
  • Cons: Clunky, limited interface like so many other A/V programs these days. Doesn't have Windows Explorer support for on-demand scanning, if you can believe it. You have to go into the program and more often than not create a custom scan. In 2014 this is completely absurd. Configuration options don't quite compare to better known products like avast! or even Norton. Worst of all, even after registering the thing it keeps popping up every few days demanding I do it again, on...
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Overall 2
2.0

dont do it

Jeff M., Newegg
11 February 2014
  • Pros: Nothing they will fake you out of a rebate
  • Cons: bitdefender is the con
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Overall 10
10

Bitdefender kicks azsz

Michael F., Newegg
28 January 2014
  • Pros: no surprises.... Bitdefender kicks azsz! I am having a wee pint of difficulty getting my factory rebate... cant see where the mail-in tab is at on the box...or in the box... wherever the heck it is, or was or was supposed to be.. going to approach Egg customer service, expecting post-haste resolution of problem shortly... will update.
  • Cons: Bitdefender
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Overall 10
10

Working great on two Win 7 x64 machines

Mark M., Newegg
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Installed on Dell Workstation Win 7 Ultimate x64 and on MacBook Pro through Bootcamp. Zero problems on install or usage. Was using the free version on my Dell laptop (now selling because I bought a MacBook) and also have free version installed on my mom's and sister's computers (yeah, you tech guys know how 'family support' goes!) -no problems on either machine. It just works!
  • Pros: Smooth install, works unnoticed mostly (except for alerts to update or scan, etc.), but alerts then always handled easily, price, self-updating, great detection results in independent testing, industry reputation
  • Cons: PC only (but then, that's where mostly needed)
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Larry H., Newegg
15 January 2014
  • Summary: AVG and Avast have always worked for me. No more bargain AV's even if they are highly rated. I had previously used BitDefender some time in the past and it worked good then.
  • Pros: It was only $7.99. It was by download so I got it fast. Two years and 3 computers! It went on simple, smooth and looked real pretty.
  • Cons: The fist time I put it on was with a clean install after formatting and installing Win7. After installation, all hell broke out. The computer basically froze and would not shut down normally. I reformatted, reinstalled Windows 7 and added the anti-virus! Every shortcut or Icon on the computer linked to Microsoft Word. I tried remaking shortcuts but no matter what, they turned into MS Word links. The only way to access any program on the computer was to go into file ma...
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