FED UP WITH BITDEFENDER UPDATES - BLACK SCREEN FOR 3 MINUTES! ALTERNATIVES, ANYONE?
I am so over Bitdefender. I've been using Bitdefender for years, but the last few updates are forcing me to look elsewhere for a better defense software. Following the last two updates, logging into Windows brings up a black screen - FOR THREE WHOLE MINUTES!
The first time I experienced the black screen, I forced-shutdown my computer, only to run into a world of trouble trying to recover from a previous backup. My recovery software kept telling me there were errors and it couldn't lock/unlock some partitions. I was forced to run diagnostics, including SFC and DISM to fix the issues. This took several hours of rinse & repeat until I was able to, once again, recover from a backup archive. Then, upon updating Bitdefender, it happened all over again! And, last time, Bitdefender deployed a second product update within hours of the first one, so you can imagine my frustration and aggravation over this. I was ready to throw my entire computer out the window. But why throw out the baby with the bath water; the polluted bath water being none other than Bitdefender?
Not to mention that Bitdefender product updates essentially uninstall and reinstall Bitdefender, shutting down all defenses, without warning, while I am in the middle of surfing the internet, leaving my system completely vulnerable for, at least, 3-5 minutes.
I worked out my own system to deal with Bitdefender updates, but this new development is beyond me, and it is just not worth all the trouble I've seen people going through to fix Bitdefender.
Someone, please point out a BETTER defense software than Bitdefender.
Bitdefender, you're losing another loyal customer. In fact, my renewal comes up in a few months. Needless to say, I will NOT be renewing my subscription.