A good antivirus solution for those who want to get rid of real-time protection. Ideal for disinfecting a PC, this version will therefore not be recommended to block threats before they run.
Bitdefender, editor of protection against viruses, worms and spyware, is one of the rising values of the genre. Like other publishers, it offers free antivirus software simply named Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition.
Evolving over the versions, it continues to improve, in particular with a new simplified interface and less impact on performance.
The only (big) difference with the commercial version of the software, concerns the absence of the "access" analyzer (which blocks access to an infested file before you can open it). On the other hand, all the other functions of an antivirus worthy of the name are present, and in particular the automatic and transparent updating of virus definitions by the Web, heuristic analysis and quarantine. A scheduler is also present which analyzes all or part of the planned date and time hard drive. Installation and interface are simple to learn.