BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition is the free antivirus and anti-spyware protection for Windows by the creator of one of the world’s fastest and most effective security solution provider, SOFTWIN. It provides real-time protection with minimal user interaction, and has zero impact on system performance while scanning.

I have installed the antivirus on my Dell Vostro 3550 notebook, running Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit edition. There were NO more problems and there has been no slow down, freezing, or any other problems.

BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition

These are first hand notable characteristics:

  • Easy to download, install and use
  • No need to restart your PC if there’s no security program installed
  • Quality proven by AVTEST
  • Empowered with the antivirus technology included in BitDefender Internet Security 2013
  • Real-time protection against viruses, rootkits and spyware
  • Minimum impact on the system without sacrificing malware detection and removal capabilities
  • Optimistic user interface with fewer settings
  • HTTP Scanning, which checks web pages for threats that matter most-when you are about to click unwanted link.
  • Compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 with SP1, Windows Vista with SP2 and Windows XP with SP3.
  • Free & No Commercials messages.


At bottom, Bitdefender Antivirus Free looks extremely promising and provides a good basic level of protection. Its atop choice among all free security solutions including  Microsoft Security Essentials and AVG Free.

You must try out!


BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition [Web Installer]

BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition [32bit Offline Installer] / [64bit Offline Installer] 


2 responses to “Hands on with BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition”

  1. mark motsch Avatar
    mark motsch

    not true also made to run in windows 8 also new B-Have – Bitdefender introduced a new technology, B-HAVE, to reduce
    dependency on virus signatures through proactive detection of unknown
    threats. This technology is based on behavioral analysis in a
    virtualized environment.

  2. Rajiv Avatar

    According to the BitDefender Technical, the Antivirus Free Edition is designed to work only on Windows XP, Vista and 7 OS. Therefore it cannot be installed and run on Windows 8.

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