Bit Defender

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Fri Feb 11 14:41:11 GMT 2005

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Pete Russell wrote:

> Hi there, was thinking about installing bit defender seeing as the
> license permits me to use it for free.
> Can anyone comment on whether this is worth using at all?
> Because i searched the arcvhives and found some posts from JF and he was
> saying it wasnt really that great, but these are 2 year old posts -
> anyone know if its improved since then? is it better than etrust/ca ? or
> is it a waste of time?
> Pete
Here are my stats for the last week:
found 12437 infected messages
1025 messages detected only by McAfee
   3 messages detected only by Bitdefender
 187 messages detected only by MailScanner

MS detection: filename rules (no EXE, BAT, ...).  As you can see there 
were only ~ 1200 messages detected by only one scanner.  Most of them ~ 
11200 were detected by more than one.

I use Bitdefender but I don't really like it.  I don't think they 
provide much support for it.  If it weren't for Clam's false positives 
about some file types heavily used here I would change Bitdefender for 
Clam any time!


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