BitDefender Free Edition uses the same antivirus scanning engines found in other BitDefender products, allowing you to enjoy basic virus protection for no cost at all.
The difference between complete antivirus solution and BitDefender Free Edition is that Free Edition is just an on-demand virus scanner. It doesn’t offer real-time protection from threats. Free Edition can be best used in a system recovery or forensics role. If you are on an “always-on” Internet connection, It is strongly advised to consider using a complete and paid antivirus solution.
BitDefender 2009 FREE Edition – Features and Benefits
Virus scanning and removal
On demand scanning – Powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild every time you need it.
The Scheduler lets you plan ahead, and schedule full system/drive scans in the off hours, when you won’t be using your computer.
With just a right click you can check your files and folders.
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.
When launching a scan you may choose to create a report file where you can see statistics about the scan process.
BitDefender FREE Edition updates itself 24 times a day. The product is able to repair itself if necessary, by downloading the damaged or missing files from BitDefender servers.
Download BitDefender Antivirus 2009 Build 126.96.36.199 FREE Edition [Updated: April 15, 2009]
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Since BitDefender 2009 FREE edition is free to use but you can only use it till ONE year from the date of installation. After one year either you have to (buy) switch to some other Full version of Bitdefender Antivirus or simply uninstall it from your system.