Question Should I return Bitdefender Total Security and get something else?

shafe88

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Recently purchased Bitdefender Total Security($24.99) to replace Norton, but having second thoughts after someone mentioned it wasn't safe to use. Several different AV reviews led to me choosing Bitdefender.
 

Wolfshadw

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I've been perfectly happy with Windows Defender (free with Windows 10)

-Wolf sends

P.S. FYI - From Best Buy's web site:
Entertainment products
Opened physical copies of computer software, movies, music, video games, books, video game guides and sheet music can only be exchanged for an identical item.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/help-topics/return-exchange-policy/pcmcat260800050014.c?id=pcmcat260800050014

Upon Further Review:

You can receive a refund by requesting it from Bitdefender Account or by contacting refunds@bitdefender.com within 30 days of your initial purchase or of the automatic renewal date.
 
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Wolfshadw

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Try this to enable Windows Defender in 8.1
https://www.sony.com.sg/electronics/support/articles/00047392

I would note that support for Windows 8.1 ended almost three years ago. I'd probably consider, if you're running an activated version of 8.1, upgrading to Windows 10 (still free as far as I know).

-Wolf sends
 

shafe88

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Bitdefender is one of the top AVs according to various tests.
So the person that mentioned it wasn't safe to use was wrong? Same person that mentioned Bitdefender being no good also mentioned McAfee being the best and they swear by it. I think I'm going to test the reviews and independent lab test.
 
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