BitDefender Antivirus 2009

BitDefender Antivirus 2009

BitDefender Antivirus 2009

2. Installing BitDefender

Locate the setup file and double-click it. This will launch a wizard, which will guide you through the setup process.

Before launching the setup wizard, BitDefender will check for newer versions of the installation package. If a newer version is available, you will be prompted to download it. Click Yes to download the newer version or No to continue installing the version then available in the setup file.

Installation Steps

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Follow these steps to install BitDefender Antivirus 2009:

1. Click Next to continue or click Cancel if you want to quit installation.

2. Click Next.

BitDefender Antivirus 2009 alerts you if you have other antivirus products installed on your computer. Click Remove to uninstall the corresponding product. If you want to continue without removing the detected products, click Next.

Warning

It is highly recommended that you uninstall any other antivirus products detected before installing BitDefender. Running two or more antivirus products at the same time on a computer usually renders the system unusable.

3. Please read the License Agreement and click I agree.

Important

If you do not agree to these terms click Cancel. The installation process will be abandoned and you will exit setup.

4. By default, BitDefender Antivirus 2009 will be installed in C:\Program

Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009

. If you want to change the installation path, click Browse and select the folder in which you would like BitDefender to be installed.

Click Next.

5. Select options regarding the installation process. Some of them will be selected by default:

Open readme file - to open the readme file at the end of the installation.

Place a shortcut on the desktop - to place a shortcut to BitDefender Antivirus

2009 on your desktop at the end of the installation.

Eject CD when installation is complete - to have the CD ejected at the end of the installation; this option appears when you install the product from the CD.

Turn off Windows Defender - to turn off Windows Defender; this option appears only on Windows Vista.

Click Install in order to begin the installation of the product. If not already installed,

BitDefender will first install .NET Framework 1.1.

Wait until the installation is completed.

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6. Click Finish. You will be asked to restart your system so that the setup wizard can complete the installation process. We recommend doing so as soon as possible.

Important

After completing the installation and restarting the computer, a

registration wizard

and a

configuration wizard

will appear. Complete these wizards in order to register and configure BitDefender Antivirus 2009 and to create a BitDefender account.

If you have accepted the default settings for the installation path, you can see in

Program Files a new folder, named BitDefender, which contains the subfolder

BitDefender 2009

.

2.1. Registration Wizard

The first time you start your computer after installation, a registration wizard will appear.

The wizard helps you register BitDefender and configure a BitDefender account.

You MUST create a BitDefender account in order to receive BitDefender updates.

The BitDefender account also gives you access to free technical support and special offers and promotions. If you loose your BitDefender license key, you can log in to your account at http://myaccount.bitdefender.com

to retrieve it.

Note

If you do not want to follow this wizard, click Cancel. You can open the registration wizard anytime you want by clicking the Register link, located at the bottom of the user interface.

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2.1.1. Step 1/2 - Register BitDefender Antivirus 2009

Registration

You can see the BitDefender registration status, the current license key and how many days are left until the license expires.

To continue evaluating the product, select Continue using the current key.

To register BitDefender Antivirus 2009:

1. Select I want to register the product with a new key.

2. Type the license key in the edit field.

Note

You can find your license key:

■ on the CD label.

■ on the product registration card.

■ in the online purchase e-mail.

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If you do not have a BitDefender license key, click the provided link to go to the

BitDefender online store and buy one.

Click Next to continue.

2.1.2. Step 2/2 - Create a BitDefender Account

Account Creation

If you do not want to create a BitDefender account at the moment, select Skip

registration and click Finish. Otherwise, proceed according to your current situation:

“I do not have a BitDefender account” (p. 9)

“I already have a BitDefender account” (p. 9)

Important

You must create an account within 15 days after installing BitDefender (if you register it, the deadline is extended to 30 days). Otherwise, BitDefender will no longer update.

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I do not have a BitDefender account

To create a BitDefender account, select Create a new BitDefender account and provide the required information. The data you provide here will remain confidential.

E-mail address - type in your e-mail address.

Password - type in a password for your BitDefender account. The password must be at least six characters long.

Re-type password - type in again the previously specified password.

First name - type in your first name.

Last name - type in your last name.

Country - select the country you reside in.

Note

Use the provided e-mail address and password to log in to your account at http://myaccount.bitdefender.com

.

To successfully create an account you must first activate your e-mail address. Check your e-mail address and follow the instructions in the e-mail sent to you by the

BitDefender registration service.

Optionally, BitDefender can inform you about special offers and promotions using the e-mail address of your account. Select one of the available options:

Send me all messages from BitDefender

Send me only the most important messages

Don't send me any messages

Click Finish.

I already have a BitDefender account

BitDefender will automatically detect if you have previously registered a BitDefender account on your computer. In this case, provide the password of your account.

If you already have an active account, but BitDefender does not detect it, select Sign

in to an existing BitDefender Account and provide the e-mail address and the password of your account.

If you have forgotten your password, click Forgot your password? and follow the instructions.

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Optionally, BitDefender can inform you about special offers and promotions using the e-mail address of your account. Select one of the available options:

Send me all messages from BitDefender

Send me only the most important messages

Don't send me any messages

Click Finish.

2.2. Configuration Wizard

Once you have completed the registration wizard, a configuration wizard will appear.

The wizard helps you configure specific product modules and set BitDefender to perform important security tasks.

Completing this wizard is not mandatory; however, we recommend you do so in order to save time and ensure your system is safe even before BitDefender Antivirus 2009 is installed.

Note

If you do not want to follow this wizard, click Cancel. BitDefender will notify you about the components that you need to configure when you open the user interface.

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2.2.1. Step 1/8 - Welcome Window

Welcome Window

Click Next to continue.

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2.2.2. Step 2/8 - Select View Mode

View Modes

Choose between the two user interface view modes depending on your user experience with BitDefender:

Basic View. Simple interface suited for beginners and users who want to perform basic tasks and easily solve problems. You just have to keep track of the BitDefender warnings and alerts and fix the issues that appear.

Advanced View. Advanced interface suited for more technical users who want to fully configure the product. You can configure each product component and perform advanced tasks.

Click Next to continue.

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2.2.3. Step 3/8 - Configure BitDefender Network

BitDefender Network Configuration

BitDefender enables you to create a virtual network of the computers in your household and to manage the BitDefender products installed in this network.

If you want this computer to be part of the BitDefender Home Network, follow these steps:

1. Select I want to be a part of the BitDefender Home Network.

2. Type the same administrative password in each of the edit fields.

Important

The password enables an administrator to manage this BitDefender product from another computer.

Click Next to continue.

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2.2.4. Step 4/8 - Configure Identity Control

Identity Control Configuration

Identity Control protects you against the theft of sensitive data when you are online.

Based on the rules you create, Identity Control scans the web, e-mail and instant messaging traffic leaving your computer for specific character strings (for example, your credit card number). If there is a match, the respective web page, e-mail or instant message is blocked.

If you want to use Identity Control, follow these steps:

1. Select I want to configure it now.

2. Create rules to protect your sensitive data. For more information, please refer to

“Creating Identity Control Rules” (p. 15) .

3. If needed, define specific exceptions to the rules you have created. For more information, please refer to

“Defining Identity Control Exceptions” (p. 16) .

Click Next to continue.

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Creating Identity Control Rules

To create an Identity Control rule, click Add. The configuration window will appear.

Identity Control Rule

You must set the following parameters:

Rule Name - type the name of the rule in this edit field.

Rule Type - choose the rule type (address, name, credit card, PIN, SSN etc).

Rule Data - type the data you want to protect in this edit field. For example, if you want to protect your credit card number, type all or part of it here.

Note

If you enter less than three characters, you will be prompted to validate the data. We recommend you to enter at least three characters in order to avoid the mistaken blocking of messages and web pages.

You can choose to apply the rule only if the rule data matches whole words or if the rule data and the detected string case match.

In order to easily identify the information the rule blocks, provide a detailed rule description in the edit box.

To specify the type of traffic to scan, configure these options:

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Scan HTTP - scans the HTTP (web) traffic and blocks the outgoing data that matches the rule data.

Scan SMTP - scans the SMTP (mail) traffic and blocks the outgoing e-mail messages that contain the rule data.

Scan Instant Messaging - scans the Instant Messaging traffic and blocks the outgoing chat messages that contain the rule data.

Click OK to add the rule.

Defining Identity Control Exceptions

There are cases when you need to define exceptions to specific identity rules. Let's consider the case when you create a rule that prevents your credit card number from being sent over HTTP (web). Whenever your credit card number is submitted on a website from your user account, the respective page is blocked. If you want, for example, to buy footwear from an online shop (which you know to be secure), you will have to specify an exception to the respective rule.

To open the window where you can manage exceptions, click Exceptions.

Identity Control Exceptions

To add an exception, follow these steps:

1. Click the Add button to add a new entry in the table.

2. Double-click Specify allowed address and provide the web address or the mail address that you want to add as exception.

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3. Double-click Choose type and choose from the menu the option corresponding to the type of address previously provided.

■ If you have specified a web address, select HTTP.

■ If you have specified an e-mail address, select SMTP.

To remove an exception, select it and click the Remove button.

Click OK to close the window.

2.2.5. Step 5/8 - Configure Virus Reporting

Virus Reporting Options

BitDefender can send to the BitDefender Labs anonymous reports regarding viruses found on your computer in order to keep track of virus outbreaks.

You can configure the following options:

Send virus reports - send to the BitDefender Labs reports regarding the viruses identified in your computer.

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Enable BitDefender Outbreak Detection - send to the BitDefender Labs reports regarding potential virus-outbreaks.

Note

The reports will contain no confidential data, such as your name or IP address, and they will not be used for commercial purposes.

Click Next to continue.

2.2.6. Step 6/8 - Select the Tasks to Be Run

Task Selection

Set BitDefender Antivirus 2009 to perform important tasks for the security of your system. The following options are available:

Update the BitDefender engines (may require reboot) - during the next step, an update of the BitDefender engines will be performed in order to protect your computer against the latest threats.

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Run a quick system scan (may require reboot) - during the next step, a quick system scan will be run so as to allow BitDefender to make sure that your files from the Windows and Program Files folders are not infected.

Run a full system scan every day at 2 AM - runs a full system scan every day at

2 AM.

Important

We recommend that you have these options enabled before moving on to the next step in order to ensure the security of your system.

If you select only the last option or no option at all, you will skip the next step.

Click Next to continue.

2.2.7. Step 7/8 - Wait for the Tasks to Complete

Task Status

Wait for the task(s) to complete. You can see the status of the task(s) selected in the previous step.

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Click Next to continue.

2.2.8. Step 8/8 - Finish

Finish

Select Open my BitDefender Account to enter your BitDefender account. Internet connection is required.

Click Finish.

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