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I have the free version of Bitdefender. How can I disable only the web protection part?

I use Google Chrome under Windows 7.

Bitdefender isn't among the Google Chrome extensions.

In the free version of this software it looks like there isn't web settings.

  • @RiccardoLaMarca - I find it hard to believe that Bitdefender is able to scan encrypted traffic without installing a root certificate on your system. I also find it hard to believe this is being done without some sort of add-on within Chrome. Are you sure the problem is BItdefender? Based on the experience of CaldeiraG, the free version of BItdefender, should not even have any web protection capabilities. – Ramhound Dec 19 '19 at 9:38
  • Yes, because the blocked pages (easily unlockable) there is the BitDefender header. I not have the screenshot because i have uninstalled Bitdefender for now. – Riccardo La Marca Dec 19 '19 at 11:13
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You cannot.

The free edition of Bitdefender does not have as full a suite of settings as you'll find in the paid for versions.

I pay for Bitdefender and enjoy the product.

But frankly, if you're going for free Anti-virus product, just use the Microsoft Security Essentials.

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From the article How to disable all modules in Bitdefender 2020:

  • Bring up the Bitdefender interface and access Protection
  • In the ONLINE THREAT PREVENTION module, click Settings
  • In the Web Protection tab, switch to OFF the protections you don't need
  • You might perhaps want in the Network threat prevention tab, to set the switch to OFF
  • Click SAVE to save the changes and close the window

As the free edition of Bitdefender does not have these settings, I suggest installing the full trial version, disable the ONLINE THREAT PREVENTION module, then let it degrade to the free version. As I don't use Bitdefender, I cannot guarantee that this trick will work, although it worked for me with other products.

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