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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth considering, 1 April 2007
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This review is from: BitDefender Anti-virus Plus version 10 (PC) (CD-ROM)
Having used EZ anti-virus software courtesy of CA for the past year - which was available free as a download from the Microsoft website - it came to the point where I had to pay for my software once again. Although I was broadly happy with the free software it did have some minor niggles which were quite acceptable in free software but which would have been an annoyance if I was paying.

Time to do a bit of research and find out what was available. The review which I stumbled across had BitDefender as the first choice followed by Kaspersky. Having used some of the big names in the past, I didn't really want to return to McAfee or Norton. I have always felt inclined to try Kaspersky but it was more expensive and, at precisely the time I was doing my investigations, there was a report about a vulnerability in it - so it became a bit of a no-brainer.

When the software arrived I was surprised to find that it included two years of updates and was usable on two computers. This made it seem very good value.

The installation of Bit Defender went very smoothly. Initial impressions when it was up and running were that it possibly isn't the slickest in terms of appearance but it is highly functional. For those who like to tweak settings to their own requirements there is plenty of scope to do this. In addition it doesn't seem to slow things down as much as some of the big name brands seem to manage to do.

My one criticism is that there is a problem with scheduling scans. The scheduled time has a habit of re-setting itself an hour earlier than intended and continues to reset itself in this way. On e-mailing customer support I was told that they were aware of this problem - so hopefully it will get fixed at some point.

Nothing seems to polarize opinions quite as much as anti-virus software. For those who have problems with it, it can become the bane of their lives. With Bit Defender - so far so good. Since it includes not only anti-virus but also anti-spam, firewall and anti-spyware this software is great value and comes highly recommended.
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