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I have been using Kasperky antivirus for a few years but recently when I had to reinstall because my hard drive crashed - I wasn't able to activate it.  Kaspersky wasn't able to help in a timely manner so I switched to BitDefender.  The only issue I have with BitDefender is it doesn't allow you schedule tasks such as updating and scanning.  Does anyone have any other options.
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fjkaykr11Asked:
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aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes. It does (scheduling).  Check it out at their site and make sure that's correct for the version you wish to use.
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aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Look here and choose (there are many that fit your need).

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-8/janfeb-2013/ >
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ldellingerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hello,
There are a few editions of BitDefender available - which do you own?

BitDefender Total Security
BitDefender Internet Security
BitDefender Antivirus Plus

Thanks,
Larry
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aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
BitDefender removed the scheduled scan feature and introduced the AutoScan feature, which presumably is better.  Any particular reason you want the scheduled scan?  BitDefender's protection is the best according to the tests (the link I posted earlier).
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Michael-BestConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Windows 7  
Microsoft Security Essentials
Is your best option.

But free cloud protection such as Panda cloud antivirus is another option:

Many have used it with no compaints for several years:
http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/#!/free-antivirus-download
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
You can try Microsoft Security Essentials

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201
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Scott CConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems EnginerCommented:
I like AVG.  I have had almost no attacks get through and then only when I was going to "bad" sites and doing stupid things trying to get an infection to see how robust it really is.

They have a free version:

http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

And a paid version.

I just use the free version and am very happy.  Low overhead with almost no impact on system performance.
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aadihCommented:
You already have the best one, "Fjkaykr11".  Why look elsewhere?
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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
I don't like auto updates/scan because I run programs that take up a lot of resources.  I like to be able schedule the scan and updates for when I am not using the computer.
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aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
(Well, use any other from the posted link.)

Try BullGuard, which uses the same engine as BitDefender and is rated the same.
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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
To answer the above question about which version of BitDefender, I have the Antivirus (Not Total or Internet Security).
For BullGuard, do you know if it allows to schedule updates and scanning?   Thanks.
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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
Thanks for all the help.  I am not going to get rid of BitDefender but when the license is up I wanted to have other options.
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