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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition - Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Bitdefender Antivirus Free require an Internet connection?

The application needs to communicate with Bitdefender servers in order to determine the security status of the applications it scans.

 What does Bitdefender Antivirus Free need each permission for?

  • Internet access -> used for cloud communication.

  • Read phone status and identity -> used to detect if the device is connected to the Internet and to extract certain device info needed to create a unique ID when communicating to Bitdefender cloud.

  • Modify or delete the contents of your USB Storage -> used by the app to write to the USB storage.

  • Modify or delete the contents of your SD card -> used by the app to write to the SD card.

How will Bitdefender Antivirus Free impact my device’s performance and battery autonomy?

We keep the impact very low. The application only runs when it is essential – after you install an app, when you browse the application interface or when you want a security check. Bitdefender Antivirus Free does not run in the background when you call your buddies, type a message or play a game.


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