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What do you think - can be frontpaged these programs :

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Malware Defender HIPS with firewall - one of the best HIPS programs ( along with Online Armor and Comodo ) :

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Malware Defender description (Softpedia) :

Malware Defender is a HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System) with low resource usage and latency. It is effective to protect your computer system from all forms of malware (viruses, worms, Trojans, adware, spyware, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.).

Malware Defender is also an advanced rootkit detector. Malware Defender provides many tools that allow you to detect and remove installed malware.

Whether you are an expert or not, Malware Defender is your choice to protect your system.

Here are some key features of "Malware Defender":

· Realtime protection system

· Monitors process, file and registry activity for suspicious behavior.

· Detects all forms of malware, whether known or unknown.

· Supports learning mode and silent mode.

· High performance and low resource usage.

· Process manager

· Detects hidden processes and threads.

· Detects unsigned processes and modules.

· Kills processes and threads using advanced method.

· Suspends/resumes processes and threads.

· Unloads modules of processes.

· Closes handles of processes.

· Kernel module manager

· Detects hidden kernel modules and kernel threads.

· Detects unsigned kernel modules.

· Kills, suspends and resumes kernel threads.

· Kills kernel DPC (Deferred Procedure Call) timers.

· Hooks detector

· Detects and removes system service table hooks (SSDT hooks).

· Detects and removes Win32k service table hooks (shadow SSDT hooks).

· Detects and removes interrupt descriptor table hooks (IDT hooks).

· Detects and removes SYSENTER handler hook.

· Detects and removes kernel object hooks.

· Detects and removes kernel notify routines.

· Detects and removes kernel mode code hooks.

· Detects and removes user mode code hooks.

· Detects and removes global message hooks.

· Detects attached devices.

· Detects hooked driver dispatch routines (IRP hooks).

· Autostart application manager

· Scans all known autostart locations.

· Detects hidden autostart entries.

· Detects newly added autostart entries.

· Undoes and redoes deletion of autostart entries.

· File explorer

· Detects hidden files and folders.

· Shows and deletes NTFS Alternate Data Streams (ADS).

· Deletes in-use files.

· Registry editor

· Full functional registry editor.

· Detects hidden registry entries.

- homepage : http://labs.360.cn/malwaredefender/index.html

- homepage (Google translate chinese-english) : http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Flabs.360.cn%2Fmalwaredefender%2Findex.html&act=url

- download : http://dl.360safe.com/md_setup_en.exe

- on Matousec`s tests Malware Defender reached the Excellent protection level (91 %) : http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php

Although Malware Defender has many advanced features - it does not consume many resources :

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2011 - now has real-time protection ( BitDefender Forum , Mar 23 2011, 11:56 PM : http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=25341 )

- homepage : http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

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FREE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR ALL

BitDefender Free Edition uses the same ICSA Labs certified scanning engines found in other BitDefender products, allowing you to enjoy basic virus protection for no cost at all.

This free antivirus software download is an on-demand virus scanner, which is best used in a system recovery or forensics role. If you are on an "always-on" Internet connection, we strongly advise you to consider using a more complex antivirus solution.

Features and Benefits

Virus Scanning & 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 simple right-click, you can check your files and folders.

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.

System requirements

Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32/64 bit) or higher

800 MHz or higher processor

256 MB of RAM Memory (512 MB recommended)

170 MB available hard disk space (200 recommended)

Windows Vista (32/64 bit) and Windows Vista SP1

800 MHz or higher processor

512 MB of RAM Memory (1 GB recommended)

170 MB available hard disk space (200 recommended)

Windows Home Server

800 MHz or higher processor

512 MB of RAM Memory (1 GB recommended)

170 MB available hard disk space (200 recommended)

- download and compare Free -> Pro (Brasil) : http://www.bitdefender.com/br/solutions/free.html

- download (en) : http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/installer/en/bitdefender_free.exe :rolleyes:

- BitDefender Uninstall Tool (for all BD products , 2011 included) : http://www.bitdefender.com/files/KnowledgeBase/file/BitDefender_Uninstall_Tool.exe

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2011 - now has real-time protection ( BitDefender Forum , Mar 23 2011, 11:56 PM : http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=25341 )

- homepage : http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

FREE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR ALL

BitDefender Free Edition uses the same ICSA Labs certified scanning engines found in other BitDefender products, allowing you to enjoy basic virus protection for no cost at all.

This free antivirus software download is an on-demand virus scanner, which is best used in a system recovery or forensics role. If you are on an "always-on" Internet connection, we strongly advise you to consider using a more complex antivirus solution.

Features and Benefits

Virus Scanning & Removal

On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild every time you need it.

have you tested it out? from the above and from this link, it seems to me it doesn't offer realtime protection. this makes it only as effective as something like clamwin but not as effective as those antiviruses that offer realtime protection

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2011 - now has real-time protection ( BitDefender Forum , Mar 23 2011, 11:56 PM : http://forum.bitdefe...showtopic=25341 )

- homepage : http://www.bitdefend...tions/free.html

FREE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR ALL

BitDefender Free Edition uses the same ICSA Labs certified scanning engines found in other BitDefender products, allowing you to enjoy basic virus protection for no cost at all.

This free antivirus software download is an on-demand virus scanner, which is best used in a system recovery or forensics role. If you are on an "always-on" Internet connection, we strongly advise you to consider using a more complex antivirus solution.

Features and Benefits

Virus Scanning & Removal

On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild every time you need it.

That is a classic example of doublespeak. Saying that it has real time protection and then saying it's on demand; that overall statement doesn't make any clear sense and thus it causes me to not trust it. It's openly telling people that if they have an open connection to the internet that it can not be trusted as a good security solution (in less incriminating self admissions of course). Is it worth noting that there is no US version?

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have you tested it out? from the above and from this link, it seems to me it doesn't offer realtime protection. this makes it only as effective as something like clamwin but not as effective as those antiviruses that offer realtime protection

Yes I have tested and has real time protection :

FAQ :

- BitDefender Antivirus 2011 is really "free"? It is a quality product?

Yes - it's really free at no charge. Free Antivirus BitDefender incorporates the same award-winning technology as the rest of the family of BitDefender products, and was subjected to rigorous quality standards of the company.

- What is the difference between the Free BitDefender Antivirus 2011 and BitDefender Antivirus 2011 which requires a paid subscription?

The functionality and features included in BitDefender Antivirus Free is a subset of the product paid subscription, limiting protection to basic antivirus, antispyware and antiphishing. The product is fully functional with demand (manual or scheduled) and access (real time) virus scanning, but some amenities are not available such as user profile, choose the configuration level, and certain control mechanisms. In addition, support is limited to one access to an FAQ and knowledge base articles.

- I'm fully protected against a variety of threats using the free BitDefender Antivirus 2011 ?

Using Free Antivirus BitDefender offers a basic protection against known threats. However, for more comprehensive protection, including proactive monitoring and remains the health of your operating system, you should consider purchasing one of BitDefender solutions specifically designed to ensure continuous protection, deep, multifaceted.

Look at the image posted and you will understand - even it`s not in english ...

When I installed this - it did requested me to register ( all BitDefender products request that ) . After that I received a 1 year key to use the product . I don`t know for sure now , maybe they request registration every year , like avast! does .

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Again , here is BitDefender Free Edition 2011 in english ( from BitDefender`s site for United States ) : http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

Download : http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/installer/en/bitdefender_free.exe

What do you expect them to say `don`t buy our products - go for free version` ?

PS : It`s frustrating to see that you americans ( I am sure that a just few ) think that the world begins and ends with you - if you did not find by yourself a `US version` that means that the product is a fake , not to be trusted ?

PS 2 : Major sin is pride (Bible)

PS 3 : Romans , Persians and recenlty in WW2 N. - they all thought that they can rule the world for ever - history has it`s ups and downs ... :angry:

I am sorry , I didn`t mean to offend anybody - I was really pissed ... :frusty:

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Here is BitDefender Free Edition 2011 - other versions :

- in english , for Australia : http://www.bitdefender.com.au/solutions/free.html , Download : http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/installer/en/bitdefender_free.exe

- Brasil - Portugues : http://www.bitdefender.com/br/solutions/free.html , Baixe Agora : http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/installer/br/bitdefender_free.exe

- in romanian : http://www.bitdefender.ro/solutions/free.html , Descarcare : http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/installer/en/bitdefender_free.exe

Attention - German version is only on demand scanner ( Die BitDefender Free-Edition 2009 ) : http://www.bitdefender.de/solutions/free.html , also Espana or French version (Page Not Found)

Maybe in a few weeks ( months - who knows ? ) they will decide to release also other language versions . :unsure:

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this free edition is of version 2009 by the way, at least for the English version you posted. and it does NOT offer realtime protection. Just installed and tried out. it didn't even detect the eicar test file. FAIL.

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this free edition is of version 2009 by the way, at least for the English version you posted. and it does NOT offer realtime protection. Just installed and tried out. it didn't even detect the eicar test file. FAIL.

As I said already , I did have this AV installed previously ( two months ago if I remember right...) - anyway I will install it again tonight and I will post here screenshots - do you think I am trying to to trick someone ?!? :angry:

You are free to use any AV you like . But it is foolish to compare BitDefender with ClamWin ... Read a little about them ... (http://av-comparatives.org/ , http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/summary , and many others can make you understand ...)

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this free edition is of version 2009 by the way, at least for the English version you posted. and it does NOT offer realtime protection. Just installed and tried out. it didn't even detect the eicar test file. FAIL.

As I said already , I did have this AV installed previously ( two months ago if I remember right...) - anyway I will install it again tonight and I will post here screenshots - do you think I am trying to to trick someone ?!? :angry:

You are free to use any AV you like . But it is foolish to compare BitDefender with ClamWin ... Read a little about them ... (http://av-comparatives.org/ , http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/summary , and many others can make you understand ...)

no i'm not saying you're trying to fool anyone. all i said was the english version is from 2009 which does not have realtime protection, it hasn't been updated to 2011. the Brazilian and Romanian languages have 2011 version available which does have realtime protection available.

you can check yourself here

http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/free/final/

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Again , here is BitDefender Free Edition 2011 in english ( from BitDefender`s site for United States ) : http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

Download : http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/installer/en/bitdefender_free.exe

What do you expect them to say `don`t buy our products - go for free version` ?

PS : It`s frustrating to see that you americans ( I am sure that a just few ) think that the world begins and ends with you - if you did not find by yourself a `US version` that means that the product is a fake , not to be trusted ?

PS 2 : Major sin is pride (Bible)

PS 3 : Romans , Persians and recenlty in WW2 N. - they all thought that they can rule the world for ever - history has it`s ups and downs ... :angry:

I am sorry , I didn`t mean to offend anybody - I was really pissed ... :frusty:

Im not saying it was fake, I'm just saying that the information was not easy to understand because it said two different things (doublespeak) so the information was obfusticated. Please note this also, I don't think that the world begins and ends with me. Based on the original link which was http://www.bitdefender.com/br/solutions/free.html I tried looking for the us link which would have looked like http://www.bitdefender.com/us/solutions/free.html.

On a different note, I don't agree with the tyranny that our government is imposing over the earth....it makes me ashamed to live here. Just letting you know, I AM AWARE of how it works.

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On a different note, I don't agree with the tyranny that our government is imposing over the earth . Just letting you know, I AM AWARE of how it works.

Ambrocious , I am happy to see that you are not that kind of person , I am sorry that I have misjudged you :sorry: Let's bury the hatchet :cheers:

....it makes me ashamed to live here

US it is not a country to be ashamed , but some of your leaders ...

Tomorrow I will do everything possible to clarify the situation with BitDefender Free if it has or not real-time protection and if it`s available an English version .

I`LL BE BACK :D

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Both applications are currently under consideration and the final outcome will be decided soon.

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Damn irritating installer down-loaders (not the actual app) :angry:

still, peeping to hear a bit more feedback from you :D

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Damn irritating installer down-loaders (not the actual app) :angry:

still, peeping to hear a bit more feedback from you :D

Hi, i was a little busy last two days and I couldn`t manage to finish testing BitDefender Free . Till this moment my conclusion is that :

- the english and german version of BitDefender Free Edition are version 2009 and only scanner on demand

- the italian and brasilian vers. of BitDefender Free are version 2010 , offer real time protection - but when you install it it asks you to update / after update it says that the key is obsollete and you need to register ( to a commercial vers. of BD ) - so neither these can`t be used proper.

- so the last and only version that is really 2011 is BitDefender Free Edition in romanian that offers real time protection for one year (after free registration - requires e-mail adress) .

Considering that I have to admit that BitDefender Free Edition 2011 can`t be put on the front-page due to its limited utility

( offers real time protection only in romanian , italian and portuguese-brasilian language ) . :frusty:

Edit 04 July 2011 : I didn`t find a way to change BDFree in english or an english installer ... so I started a new topic here on Software [Archive] with screenshots to prove that BDFree has real time protection ; unfortunately that installer is v.2010 and in italian language (to me it seems quite easy to understand - there are also screenshots) :sneaky:

Lite : Both applications are currently under consideration and the final outcome will be decided soon.

Please take in consideration only Malware Defender .

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Again , here is BitDefender Free Edition 2011 in english ( from BitDefender`s site for United States ) : http://www.bitdefend...tions/free.html

Download : http://download.bitd...fender_free.exe

What do you expect them to say `don`t buy our products - go for free version` ?

PS : It`s frustrating to see that you americans ( I am sure that a just few ) think that the world begins and ends with you - if you did not find by yourself a `US version` that means that the product is a fake , not to be trusted ?

PS 2 : Major sin is pride (Bible)

PS 3 : Romans , Persians and recenlty in WW2 N. - they all thought that they can rule the world for ever - history has it`s ups and downs ... :angry:

I am sorry , I didn`t mean to offend anybody - I was really pissed ... :frusty:

Ummm...ya.

Nice listing....now....

I have bit defender..

I have it because...IT IS NOT A REAL TIME SCANNER,,,,,,,,

Now I am sure that in some other language it probably is.

That offends me enough.

I will not take this reply any farther than that.

In summary: American version..NO REAL TIME PROTECTION

I cannot speak for any other version, as I do not speak those languages.

AlienForce1 Thank you for the info.

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In summary: American version..NO REAL TIME PROTECTION

I cannot speak for any other version, as I do not speak those languages.

- Only BitDefender Free Edition 2011 in romanian offers real time protection for one year (after free registration - requires e-mail adress)

http://www.bitdefender.ro/solutions/free.html , download : http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/installer/en/bitdefender_free.exe

- I did find another version with real-time protection ``BitDefender Free Edition 2010`` in italian language (there are also screenshots-proof) , see here :

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