BitDefender has launched a free virus scanner called BitDefender 60-Second Virus Scanner, it’s a tiny 160KB exe file which allows you to scan your Windows PC using cloud-based real time protection. BitDefender promises that the software can scan your computer in just 60 seconds and can be run alongside users’ existing anti-virus software.
First you have to run the program after downloading installer file, it will download and install Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner in your Computer. Installation is pretty fast and there will be no conflicts with your existing antivirus program.
According to BitDefender- The tool has “virtually no impact” on a user’s system performance and can silently work in the background.
Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi said – “We expect a lot of people who use the scanner to find out that their existing antivirus solution isn’t catching everything it should,”
The scanner will start scanning the critical areas of your computer for viruses and malware.If any virus found in the scan, it will report you and ask you to buy one of their security products. If the scan is clean, it will say so in its report.
This brings us to the most important question, is BitDefender 60-Second Virus Scanner good enough to be used as one of the security programs for your system? Well, It only ask for 30 MB of disk space, can be run alongside user’s existing antivirus software, Scans noticeably don’t impact your system overall performance and though it only scans critical areas of system in real-time it surely worth a try for added security.