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on 8 January 2012
I have installed this on 6 pc, on all the platforms. Each install was a different experience. These ranged from no problems at all, required several reboots before everything worked (the parental control), to manually having to set up the firewall to let Chrome work (FYI all the PC have Chrome but only one needed manual setting up).
As other review have stated, Bitdefender does make the PC slower, although I think it is still usable, and some of the PC I have installed it on are not super fast.
It does have a useful feature, that if you have a number of PCs in the house and a slow or limited download broadband, one PC can be set up as a master and download updates directly to other PCs, instead of all the PC doing it on line; one of the PC I've installed wont play ball on this.
The Parental Control allows you to view sites of concern that the children have been trying to get on via a web site. This means that you do not have to be on their PC to see if they are trying to view sites they should not. (FYI Bitdefender does block them). However, again one PC doesn't want to play ball with the website, although the parental control is working.
There is a forum controlled by Bitdefender company that you can access to help with problems.