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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Bitdefender Parental Control


Bitdefender Parental Control is a software program developed by Bitdefender. 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. The setup package generally installs about 48 files. The installed file bd-parental-update.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 56% of users of Bitdefender Parental Control come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender Parental Control\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\SetupInformation\{66166FDD-C81C-4A81-B073-EDC4BFCE9263}\installer.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender Parental Control

  • bd-cfcore.dll - Bitdefender Parental Control 2013 (Bitdefender Content Filtering)
  • bd-engine.dll - Bitdefender Core
  • bd-env.dll - Bitdefender Environment
  • bd-gzflt.dll - Bitdefender parental gzflt plugin
  • bd-online-reports.dll - Bitdefender parental online reporting plugin
  • bd-parental.dll - Bitdefender parental plugin
  • bdparentalgettingstarted.exe - BitdefenderBitdefender
  • bdparentalregui.exe - Bitdefender parental reg UI
  • bdparentalservice.exe - Bitdefender Parental Service
  • bdparentalsystray.exe - Bitdefender system tray app
  • bd-parental-update.dll - Bitdefender parental update plugin
  • bdprovider.dll - Bitdefender parental provider plugin
  • bd-registration.dll - Bitdefender parental registration plugin
  • bd-settings.dll - Bitdefender Settings
  • bd-tracer.dll - Bitdefender Tracer
  • bd-update-client.dll
  • bd-users.dll - Bitdefender Users
  • lspregistration.exe - Bitdefender LSP registration
  • bdnc.dll - BitDefender Nimbus Client (Bitdefender Nimbus Client)
  • bdch.dll - Bitdefender Security (BitDefender Crash Handler)
  • bdfwfpf_pc.sys - Bitdefender WFP Filter Driver
  • bdpredir_pc.dll - BitDefender Firewall (BitDefender Proxy Redirector User-Mode Module)
  • bdreinit.exe
  • gzflt.sys - BitDefender Gonzales (BitDefender Gonzales FileSystem Driver)
  • npcomm.dll - BitDefender 15 (Named Pipes Communication System)
  • bdsubmit.dll - BitDefender
  • downloader.exe - BitDefender Update Downloader
  • gzfltum.dll - gzflt user mode library
  • bdpredir_ssl_pc.dll - MITM (BitDefender SSL Proxy)
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • bdmetrics.dll - Bitdefender BDMetrics
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • bdhtmldialogs.dll
  • BdPcSubmitWizard.exe
  • bd-proxymgr.dll
  • certutil.exe
  • driverctrl.exe
  • mitm_install_tool_pc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • bdparentalservice.exe runs as a service named 'BitDefender Parental Control' (BdParental) "BitDefender Parental Control service".

How do I remove Bitdefender Parental Control?

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Or, you can uninstall Bitdefender Parental Control 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 Parental Control, 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 Parental Control.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  MA 11.11%
  Romania 11.11%
  Turkey 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Sony 25.00%
American Megatrends 25.00%
Common models
Sony VPCF13S0E 25.00%
MSI MS-7236 25.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 25.00%
HP 635 Notebook PC 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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