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VersionDistribution 60.00%
12.0.10 40.00%

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BitDefender Total Security 2009

What is BitDefender Total Security 2009?  (from BitDefender)

BitDefender Total Security 2009 offers users the ability to backup sensitive data online to ensure it is secure if a computer is lost, stolen or damaged. Unlike competitive offerings, BitDefender Online Backup offers incremental, versioned and differentiated backup modes to better meet specific user needs. BitDefender ...  Read more


BitDefender Total Security 2009 is a software program developed by BitDefender. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. The setup package generally installs about 61 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 70% of users of BitDefender Total Security 2009 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: kb.bitdefender.com
Help link: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\bitdefender\bitdefender firewall
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8ACF317C-CA66-4363-AEBF-A073B124AA1A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BitDefender Total Security 2009

  • snetcfg.exe (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (network config sample)
  • deloeminfs.exe
  • driverctrl.exe
  • setloadorder.exe
  • ACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - ACE Compression Library, Pro (ACE Compression Dynamic Link Library, Pro)
  • AceWrapper.dll - AceWrapper
  • acrypt32.ocx (by littleBIGware) - addCRYPT Encryption & Hash Components (aCRYPT32 library)
  • ARProgBar.ocx (by Alvaro Redondo) - AR Progress Bar Control
  • arrakis3.exe - BitDefender Products (Arrakis Web Server)
  • AsynchWSCall.dll (by SOS Online Backup) - SOS Online Backup (AsyncWSCall)
  • AxInterop.LocalBackupLib.dll
  • AxUtilities.dll - AxUtilities Module
  • bdardrv.dll - BitDefender Scan Drivers Loader
  • BitDefenderApi.dll
  • BitDefenderApiTest.exe - BitDefenderApi (BitDefenderApiTest)
  • COMCTL32.OCX (by Microsoft) - COMCTL (Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL)
  • COMDLG32.OCX (by Microsoft) - CMDIALOG (CMDialog ActiveX Control DLL)
  • enthm.dll - Home Management Arrakis Plugin
  • eventlog.dll
  • gdiplus.dll - Microsoft GDI+
  • HLSC10.dll - Microsoft Soap SDK (HttpLib Soap Connector Library)
  • Interop.AXUTILITIESLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library AXUTILITIESLib
  • Interop.LocalBackupLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library LocalBackupLib
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • Interop.VSBackupVista.dll - Assembly imported from type library VSBackupVista
  • Interop.VSS.dll - Assembly imported from type library VSS
  • Interop.VSS2003.dll
  • Interop.XceedEncryptionLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library XceedEncryptionLib
  • IsExpCmdBld.exe (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield Windows Installer Edition (InstallShield MSI Edition Command-line Build)
  • livesrv.exe - BitDefender 2009 (BitDefender Update Service)
  • LocalBackupContainer.dll (by SOS Online Backup)
  • mgwz.dll
  • mscomct2.ocx - Microsoft Common Controls 2 Object Library (Microsoft Common Controls 2 ActiveX Control DLL)
  • mscorsn.dll - Microsoft .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Strong Name Support)
  • msjro.dll - Microsoft Data Access Components (Microsoft Jet and Replication Objects)
  • MSSMO.dll - MSSMO
  • mssoap30.dll
  • mssoapr3.dll - Microsoft Soap (Microsoft Soap Resource DLL 3.0)
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr70.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr71d.dll
  • ntsvc.ocx - NT Service Control Module
  • profos.dll
  • saxfile.dll (by SoftArtisans, (http://www.softartisans.com)) - SAXFile Module (XFile(tm))
  • scan.dll (by S.C. BitDefender S.R.L) - BitDefender (BitDefender ThreatScanner)
  • smartscn.dll - BitDefender SmartScan
  • SMButton.ocx (by SM) - SMButton (SM Button, get all Button Style with this high speed control.)
  • soapis30.dll - Microsoft Soap ISAPI Extension 3.0 (Microsoft Soap ISAPI Extension DLL 3.0)
  • sosbutton.ocx (by SM)
  • SOSClientApi.dll - SOS Client API
  • sosCompress.dll - sosCompress
  • SOSControls.dll
  • sosdelta.dll
  • SOSLibrary.dll
  • sosonlinebackupservice.exe (by MB) - SOSBackupService
  • SOSOnlineWizards.dll
  • trufos.dll - BitDefender 12 (Trufos API)
  • upgrepl.exe - BitDefender Upgrade Replacer
  • whsc30.dll - WinHttp Soap Connector Library
  • wisc30.dll - Microsoft Soap SDK 3.0 (WinInet Soap Connector Library 3.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • COMDLG32.OCX is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {9F01D864-E34E-46A0-927D-9C78EF4B723D}.
2 Services
  • arrakis3.exe runs as a service named 'BitDefender Arrakis Server' (Arrakis3) "BitDefender Arrakis Server".
  • livesrv.exe runs as a service named 'BitDefender Desktop Update Service' (LIVESRV) "Downloads BitDefender updates and new malware signatures from the Internet".

How do I remove BitDefender Total Security 2009?

Quickly and completely remove BitDefender Total Security 2009 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BitDefender Total Security 2009 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BitDefender Total Security 2009, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BitDefender Total Security 2009.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BitDefender Total Security 2009 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 80%
Win XP 20%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 80.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 60.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  France 10.00%
  Austria 10.00%
  Romania 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Gateway 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NM860AA-ABF p... 25.00%
Gateway DX4200-09 25.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 25.00%

About BitDefender

Bitdefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Softwin that feature antivirus and antispyware, personal firewall, privacy control and backup for corporate and home users.
Publisher URL: www.bitdefender.com


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