Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is a light version of the Bitdefender Antivirus that is free to use, offering essential protection for all computers running on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
The free version was designed to use resources efficiently, being recommended to gamers, professionals, and computers that run resource-intensive applications. It comes in a light installation package, regular updates, and real-time protection against threats. Installation takes only a few seconds and runs without impacting system performance. The antivirus runs in the background discreetly with on-demand and on-access virus threat scanning with no system lag and no long and time-consuming scans.
Now, Bitdefender uses cloud technology to scan for threats and attacks, minimizing impact over hardware and software resources. With the great emphasis on privacy and security, the new Global Protect Network is capable of scanning for threats without checking file content or uploading files to the cloud.
The latest version of Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition now comes with the latest technology in phishing and ransomware detection to prevent your data from being compromised. With constant definition updates, Bitdefender will be able to detect and block all the latest threats. Everything is done automatically, enabling you to have a worry-free web-surfing experience.
BitDefender continuously monitors webpage behaviors. If a website is detected as being suspicious, the anti-fraud feature will prevent sensitive information from being compromised.
By default, Bitdefender can detect and block phishing websites. All suspicious websites will be blocked and a user warning is provided to prevent sensitive data from being stolen.
Automatic Real-Time Data Protection
With real-time scanning and efficient anti-malware detection, Bitdefender can stop infections even before they start.
Advanced Threat Defense
The new and improved detection engine is now capable of blocking advanced threats and ransomware attacks, keeping all your data safe and private.
Web Attack Prevention
With the aid of new technology, web-filtering, and preventing detection, surfing the web is now safer than ever.
The introduction of Photon allows Bitdefender to be more robust than ever. It enables Bitdefender to adapt and use hardware and software resources more efficiently to avoid draining system resources.
Global Protective Network
Global Protective Network makes use of cloud solutions to scan for threats. It now uses cloud computing power instead of using your computer resources to detect and block threats without compromising privacy or uploading your files to the cloud.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition has access to the latest definition updates, done seamlessly and without user intervention. All updates are free ensuring that you benefit from the latest protection against malicious attacks.
Free Online Support
Free Online Support is available for the free version. The support center will be able to help with all product-related issues, technical problems, installation, and updates 24/7, 365 days per year.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition can be upgraded at any time by visiting Bitdefender Central in your account management, enabling more features for a complete suite of tools to keep you and your data safe from all the latest malware, virus and ransomware threats