BitDefender is one of the popular and established antivirus security solution developed by Romanian company with household brand name such as BitDefender Total Security and Internet Security. BitDefender Free Edition is one of the free anti-virus product from BitDefender. However, unlike AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition and free Avira AntiVir, BitDefender Free Edition is an on-demand virus scanner, much similar Dr.Web CureIt!, in the sense the program does not provide real-time on the fly scanning of file accessed and data transmitted.

Thus, BitDefender Free Edition is best used in a system recovery or forensics role. For home use, BitDefender Free Edition does provide basic virus protection with one of the world’s most effective antivirus engines, but user will probably need to schedule BitDefender Free Edition to run virus scanning process frequently.

Features of BitDefender v10

  • Virus scanning and removal – On demand scanning – Powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild every time you need it.
  • Scheduled scanning – The Scheduler lets you plan ahead, and schedule full system/drive scans in the off hours, when you won’t be using your computer.
  • Immediate scanning – With just a right click you can check your files and folders.
  • Skinable interface – You can express yourself, designing new interfaces, or you can use those drawn by others.
  • Quarantine – By isolating the infected files in quarantine, the risk of getting infected diminishes. You also have the possibility to send these files for further analysis to BitDefender Labs.
  • Reports – When launching a scan you may choose to create a report file where you can see statistics about the scan process.

BitDefender Free Edition v10 supports Windows 98/NT-SP6/Me/2000/XP with IE 4.0 or above. Anybody who wants to use BitDefender Free Edition can register and download from here, or can directly download the BitDefender Free Edition v10 setup installer using links below.

32-bit (x86):

http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/free/final/en/bitdefender_free_2009_32b.exe

64-bit (x64):

http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/free/final/en/x64/bitdefender_free_2009_64b.exe

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