BitDefender is a leading security company, and this antivirus solutions sitting in a giant cluster of antivirus software for different platforms. This version is provided free for personal desktop users. You have to register first and get the trial key, which can then be transformed into an appropriate keyfile if you received. The keyfile that real will last for about six months, at which point you can just sign up and get each other. Run the GUI is a little surprise. It is built using a custom widget, so even though it basically utilizes GTK, there is very Gnome, KDE or even Linux-like about it. That said, easy to navigate and use.
The initial term will download the latest definitions and checking software is up to date before you start scanning. BitDefender gained the highest score in a test of scanning by searching all the files of suspects (and correctly identify them as a ' threat ' to the same, to gold star super bonus).
The naughty files can be processed in several ways, including quarantining them or trying to remove it, and you will be reminded and warned about the threats that exist on your machine if you choose to take any action at first.
The settings screen is easy to follow, thanks to the proliferation of tooltips on any button and text-entry point, and they are pretty concise. For example, setting the archive only toggle switch is simple.
A thorough inspection
This might not give you good control points that some people after interested, but it seems like a compromise that makes sense – if you want to search through the archives, you want to search through all of them, not just that of the type certain.
This software warn that this will increase the overhead resources during scans, but don't reach for the CPU cycles or memory allocated seemed excessive compared to other software in the test. In fact, it was incorporated into the performance of the fastest scanner that finds all files that are suspected.
BitDefender memory usage is higher than other programs in the test here, but that most can be explained by the fact that it's really tested the test ISO image file in, some not. There is a command-line tool that is available for those who want to specify any options available, which also means that BitDefender could be written for other purposes, such as checking mail or network shares if necessary.
It does not provide enough control as much as, for example, ClamAV, when it comes to this type of archive to incorporate or file patterns to avoid, but manageable enough, and you can instill in the script is more complicated if you need so request.
BitDefender also includes an optional drop boxes for fast, one time scan, which is an extra thoughtful, if somewhat un-Linuxy in execution – there is something strange dropping files to device red shredded logo floating in the corner of the screen, but not work on the Gnome desktop and KDE.
About the only negative point can be found is that the GUI interface might be a bit big and overdramatic. It takes a large amount of screen real estate for what is basically a one-click operation, which may irritate if you use it regularly. The drop box can solve this in part, but maybe the widget system tray will be better.
Overall though, this is put in an impressive performance and fast which will be hard to beat.