Update: I just installed the free version. It immediately detected my Malwarebytes installation and wanted to remove it. Fine, I said, I'll redownload and install it after the AV install.
The program is in 30 day trial mode until you either register it with a FB or Twitter account, or create a BitDefender account, also fine, Avast also has this requirement. Using about 20MBs of RAM, no cpu in TM at idle. Let's see how it runs.....
I see no way to initiate a full system scan beyond the initial one on install which I declined. The on demand scan of a file (its own installer that I downloaded) used 30-90% cpu on a Sempron 3100+/1.5 GBs RAM and is extremely slow. Well over 10 minutes on a 160kb file size.
Results of this scan:
An On Demand scan has completed.
The scan took: 00:10:47
Files scanned: 13426
Infected items detected: 1
Files known to be clean: 0
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\Antivirus_Free_Edition.exe
Which is, as I stated, its own installer!!!
The settings dashboard is web based and the options I tried all gave a message of: This service is undergoing maintenance. Please check back again later.
I haven't rebooted yet as it did not prompt for one after the install, and nothing was added to the list of startup programs.
Malwarebytes did install properly afterwards.
I'll give it a few days to see how it works out, but I am underwhelmed at the moment.