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From what Bitdefender Support has told me the update to Bitdefender 2016 will probably be pushed through via the normal update and reboot process. Bitdefender 2015 is now on version 220.127.116.11. Bitdefender 2016 will be version 20.x.x.xxx
The update is scheduled to be released as I recall one week from today on August 29th. This post is a bit of a heads up especially if the update comes through the normal update process. Those who read this just need to check there version number of Bitdefender after a restart from within version 19 on August 29th or shortly thereafter. If Bitdefender says version 20.x.x.xxx it will be Bitdefender 2016.
One note about the new Ransomware feature. I don't know if it will come enabled by default or not. When enabled it blocks a lot of programs from running like VLC, Open Office unless you override the block. One can easily override the block. This can be done when a program like VLC loads or even when it tries to install. So if you recogonize and trust the program is not ransomware that the Ransomware feature wants to block you can easily say no to the block. If you do not recognize the program that the Ransomware feature wants to block you just let it block the program from loading or installing.
As I mentioned above the Ransomware feataure will also block program installers if they attempt to install and run from certain locations. You can just let it continue to block the program or installer and in theory it will prevent ransomware from installing on the your computer. If you make a mistake and want to unblock a program you can easily do that as the Ransomware feature provides a list of al blocked programs and you easily delete the program from the list of blocked programs. Next time you attempt to run the program or installer just say no when the Ransomware feature wants to block it. I don't recall if there is a whitelist option feture available that allow the manual additon of whitelisted programs.
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