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Bitdefender Total Security 2014

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Reviews and Problems with Bitdefender Total Security 2014

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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

Mr. 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 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 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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Overall 2
2.0

Bitdefender Does Not Load On My Computer

Alfredo l., Newegg
30 December 2013
  • Summary: iYoga was unable to help load the software in my Dell laptop computer. I still have not loaded the software on any of my computers.
  • Pros: iYoga, the support site in India or Bangladesh was not able to resolve the loading issues.
  • Cons: I'm unable to assert negatively or positively as I have been unable to load this application in my Dell computer. I have not attempted to load it on my Mac or my IBM (Lenovo) machines.
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective product

Phillip R., Newegg
30 December 2013
  • Summary: Install this product if you think the blue screen of death is pretty because you'll see them a lot and your computer will be unusable.
  • Pros: It was free and shipped in a timely manner.
  • Cons: Everything! The program does not install properly and causes the computer to crash during boot. Several attempts were made to reinstall and fix with no avail.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible first impression.Will destroy your hardware only by trying to install. Caused several BSODs!

Camilo C., Newegg
26 December 2013
  • Summary: Based on the accolades of this product from many credible sources I was expecting a whole different experience. Apparently this product was not properly tested and was not ready to be launched to the market. Some products are just bad and you can just live with that, but this is a threat to your hardware investment. I'm seriously disputing this purchase with newegg, which I'm sure they will be responsive as per my previous experience.
  • Pros: None that I was able to notice
  • Cons: Simply won't install on a Windows 7 machine. Installation freezes the OS. This is not typical with any other software I run in my rig After researching possible solutions in the web (including an offline install), freezing was overcome only to face terrible blue screens Based on my research I'm not the only one facing this issue. Based on the timestamps of the responses from BitDefender tech support, their response is slow, unclear and unfriendly Based on my research,...
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Overall 2
2.0

Deserves Negative Stars -5

Brandon M., Newegg
2 November 2013
  • Summary: The program will not install correctly. As stated in the other review it stops for me on the scan. I've also tried to contact customer support plenty of times with no response. The only response they did finally send was saying I could purchase setup support. So thanks Bitdefender. DONT BUY THIS!!!
  • Pros: NONE
  • Cons: Won't Install. Customer Support doesn't respond and is automated when it does.
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Overall 2
2.0

I Would Give it Zero if I Could

Ross R., Newegg
28 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this a few weeks ago on a deal with a rebate to make it essentially $8. I was very excited about it since reading several reviews saying this software is among the best. I cannot get this software to install for the life of me. I have tried every trick I can think of and all of the ones on BitDefender's website. All it does is cause my computer to freeze.
  • Pros: NONE
  • Cons: Computer freezes on installation
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Overall 2
2.0

I can't give it a 0

Carol, FutureShop
15 January 2014
  • Summary: Pros: Fantastic intricate options. Cons: The fantastic intricate options don't actually work. Kept telling me the Trojan excluded files from being scanned. Sent support the file and they never got back to me. The support they brag about is only available in the states. Anti theft option told me I lived in downtown Toronto. Need I go on? I have given this product 6 months to impress me. So far all it has done is crash my computer.
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