According to the recently released report of The AV-Test institute that hit on 31 January, 2012 Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 tops the list of computer security products in terms of protection against zero-day malware attacks. It came wild on the malware threats that were noticed in the past few months with good detection rate. The institute didn’t dare to deduct any point and awarded 6/6. Under repair and usability too it emerged better showcasing higher value than the industry average, where repair means ‘cleaning and repair’ of the infected computer, and usability reflects the impact of the program on the system performance, false-positive file detection rate, and user-interface. For repair it was awarded 5/6 and usability 4.5/6.
Bitdefender exploits live and virtualized behavior-based detection, besides cloud-based services, to stop emerging e-threats that other products miss. Almost all home products are laced with Active Virus Control, Rescue mode, Virtualized Browser, Vulnerability Scanner, Autopilot, Worry-free Socializing and other benchmark features. You can rely on the built-in Search Advisor that highlights risky websites, before you land on to that. Bitdefender products also house Personal Data Filter that shields critical data, such as your social security number, from ever leaving your compute, Antiphising and chat encryption technology to block web-based email attacks. You can read more Bitdefender reviews on tech media portals such as PC Magazine, PC World and others.
However, post-installation, often due to faulty update or software conflict, several issues can surface. Those can be related to email send/receive, surfing and browsing, accessing network resources and more. In dire case, Bitdefender product may cease, thereby making the system vulnerable against Internet threats. If you have a bit of expertise, you can remove Bitdefender Internet security product and restore it back with correct update and settings. The removal is not so tricky; it can be performed even by a layman through the Control Panel in a quick and easy manner. ‘What?’ in case you are not so lucky. Just contact a reliable antivirus support provider, and let experts do that. They can implement suitable uninstaller tool to get rid of the product or can edit the registry hive in a logical way.
Don’t uninstall Bitdefender in haste, it won’t pay off. Sometimes, problems could lie somewhere else, where you are not focusing at all. If the problem is with email send/receive and the email server is configured on a desktop email client like Microsoft Outlook or Windows Live Mail, make sure that the incoming IMAP or outgoing SMTP or POP3 server address are configured well. Windows Firewall status should also be evaluated. Next step will be to see whether you are running updated browser. If not, try to get the latest update of the browser from its respective site. Next and probably the most vital is to hold data backup and rescue CD so as to counteract any unpleasant situation. Windows built-in repair and maintenance tools such as Windows Repair Utility, Disk Defragmenter and Disc Cleanup can come as a savior in tough hours.