SaurikSI ✭✭✭

Just another IT and cybersecurity enthusiast, I have tested almost every major consumer antivirus, participated in the 2019 Bitdefender beta testing program, and worked on several security bug bounties programs.

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  • Honestly, I think the current UI is good as it currently is, I don't think it should be changed. My only suggestion is to be able to completely exit Bitdefender for the reasons I have discussed in my post: https://community.bitdefender.com/en/discussion/91650/exit-bitdefender#latest And also for Bitdefender to have have…
  • I want to add a little update because I just noticed something, this may help the team solve this bug: This is more common when putting Windows to sleep. I restarted my PC several times and the password was intact, but sleeping or hibernating made this bug occur more often. I'm on version 26.0.32.123
  • Just to add an experience to this thread, I'm on build 26.0.32.123 and still experience this issue, please notify us if the fix is on this build or not yet.
  • Thank you Scott, I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem.
  • It seems Bitdefender will keep refusing to add this "feature", so here's a rudimentary way I found to achieve what you want: Go to the folder: "C:\ProgramData\Bitdefender\Desktop\.settings\data\" enter a folder that contains a random identifier, NOT the 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 one. Copy the files in there…
  • Instead of changing that to require a password for every UAC action on Windows, it’s far more logical to implement this on Bitdefender instead. If we ask for something on this section of the forum, it’s not to “find a way around it” and make changes on Windows to fix a security mistake that Bitdefender failed to address,…
  • I'm bumping this because yesterday I found about this vulnerability (It's by definition one) while uninstalling a password protected instance of Total Security, this has to be implemented ASAP, it's unbelievable Bitdefender didn't think about this when making the uninstaller and STILL hasn't fixed it 10 months later after…
  • Hi Foxfan100, don’t bother, I’m the one who made this post and let me tell you: As with the import/export settings idea, the pause protection idea, and this one, they’ll do anything they can to avoid implementing ideas like the plague. Doesn’t matter how easy is to implement, or how popular the idea is. As you can see,…
  • I agree this idea isn't perfect, it has a tradeoff, that's why I'm not saying this should be a replacement, but an optional mode if you care about privacy like me. In my personal opinion from the past, bitdefender developers may not implement this feature. Yes, in my personal experience it's the same, I probably made the…
  • Please read my proposal, it’s very easy to prevent obvious risks like that, just force the user to set a password to exit. You could also use a clicker to disable the antivirus modules one by one if there’s no password.
  • Hi @Jason New don't bother wasting your time on this, go see my latest two comments on my request: https://community.bitdefender.com/en/discussion/91650/exit-bitdefender#latest
  • For the record, I just checked and this is literally the most voted and searched/watched request ever on this forum.😂
  • Unfortunately Bitdefender is more interested in getting a partnership with literally Ferrari, than to simply respect their own customers and let them choose whatever they want to do with their PC and antivirus. 🤣 I'm not really angry, I just found it funny, I no longer use Bitdefender, I prefer software that doesn't treat…
  • I feel 100% identified with you, I have given up on Bitdefender unfortunately, and I don’t want to use Kaspersky because of the invasion, but they are the only ones smart enough to include such a simple feature as “Exit” It’s a shame, Bitdefender has everything going for it, except their resistance to what users want. This…
  • I think they're talking about being able to actually choose what action to make when a threat is detected, instead of automatically taking an action, the user should be able to select an action when any threat is found.
  • @Alexandru_BD Is there any news regarding this? I really look forward to go back using Bitdefender, but I need to be able to exit it completely.
  • @CPL Yes, if you are interested, you're welcome to enter my post and share your thoughts, your vote on the idea could also help make it a reality.
  • Hi, Alexandru. While I understand were are you coming from with this, I respectfully disagree with your assessment. Clearly there are simple ways to implement this securely, which I'll mention below. Why I disagree: - I am sorry to mention your main competitor in this way, but it's necessary to demonstrate my point;…
  • I also hope so, you should bookmark this so you know if they add it.
  • I definitely agree with you, having this place is great, once again thank you for reading my take on this, great things can be done when people really listen to each other with an open mind. Can you keep us updated on this? I see that I'm not the only one who will wait until this is implemented, so I'll check here once and…
  • Greetings @Alexandru_BD, I appreciate your detailed answer, I think it's important to understand each other's insight on this situation. First of all, regarding the criteria for users, I actually thought about that before posting this, and came to the conclusion that this doesn't have any negatives, as long as you: Warn…
  • For those wanting this feature, I have requested something even better: Completely Exit Bitdefender. Specially to have better performance when needed (For example, on heavy gaming or compiling), please share your thoughts and vote if you want them to finally add this:…
  • I definitely agree, by coincidence, I also mentioned this on the request I just posted, I don't like when software doesn't let you choose what to do, the user should have more freedom instead of just accepting what the developers think it's best.
  • I want to add two clarifications: 1- Adding this feature evidently doesn't pose a security risk, the Russian antivirus I used was in fact, one of the best antiviruses measured in AV-Comparatives and AV-test, so I'm sure they wouldn't add something that would hurt their protection. 2- My PC is quite powerful (Intel Core…
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