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Bitdefender Antivirus Free

A free antivirus offering by Bitdefender


Bitdefender Antivirus Free provides automatic protection against malware and online threats. It features malware protection, exploit detection, scan scheduler, etc. However, it falls short on system impact, slow initial full-scan, lack of features, etc. It has a high detection rate, but also a moderate system impact. It is easy to install and minimalist in nature. Can be a good choice for those who want automatic protection against the latest threats, but not for those who prefer features.

Premium versions: Bitdefender Small Office Security, Bitdefender Premium Security, Bitdefender Total Security, Bitdefender Family Pack, Bitdefender Internet Security, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac. These offer more features such as password manager, firewall, ransomware control, parental control, etc.

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System Requirements

1Operating System: Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 11
2RAM: 2 GB
3Available free hard disk space: 2.5 GB free space
4*System performance may be affected on devices with old-generation CPUs



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