BitDefender Free Edition is a free Windows antivirus software which able to provide effective and efficient protection to your windows pc. It 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. BitDefender Free antivirus 2011 is your chance to use one of the world’s most effective antivirus engines for free!
Before version 2011, BitDefender Free Edition does not stays as a resident guard application and it will only scan when the user decides to, or by scheduling scans when the user is not working with the system. So it just an on-demand virus scanner.
Now, benefiting from previous experience, the new BitDefender Free Edition 2011 can stay as a resident guard and is able to automatically defends against all types of viruses, malware, and spyware in real-time. It is designed with a centralized management console, which allows protection options configuration for all BitDefender modules: Virus Scan, Scheduler, Live Update, Quarantine, Reports. On demand scanning – Powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild every time you need it. You can schedule the checking of your system at any time, periodically, without any other intervention. With just a right click you can check your files and folders immediately. The program asks for updates automatically, if the user has selected the corresponding option, or manually anytime. Of course, BitDefender Free Edition 2011 lack of some features compare to BitDefender professional or Internet Security version, such as no anti-spyware, no proactive protection, gamer mode and firewall.
The BitDefender company released the BitDefender Free 2011 version few days ago. However, there is only Brazilian version (Portuguese) currently. Now, I am sharing you a tip to make your own BitDefender Free Edition 2011 in english or any other languages.
DIY your BitDefender Free Antivirus 2011:
1, Download BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011 (Internet Security 2011 or TOTAL Security 2011 are also ok). Right click the installation file and unpack with winrar or the “7-Zip” unpack utility.
2, Open setup.xml in Notepad or any other text editor, Then Find <check_for_new_package>, and change the value to 0; find <default_feature>, change the value to bdfree; find <free_product>, change the value to 1; find <buy_active>, change the value to 0; find <package_type>, change the value to retail. Then save the changes.
3, Your BitDefender Free Edition 2011 is ready. Run setup.exe to install it.