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Should I remove BDAntiRansomware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,246
United States Rank #7,385
Reach 0.0486%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.01 days
147.67 days >
Average installed length: 77.59 days


VersionDistribution 18.89% 62.84% 11.90% 6.37%

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BDAntiRansomware is a software program developed by Bitdefender. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 9.1 MB (9,541,900 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 52% of users of BDAntiRansomware come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Tools\BDAntiRansomware\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Tools\BDAntiRansomware\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BDAntiRansomware

  • bdnc.dll - BitDefender Nimbus Client (Bitdefender Nimbus Client)
  • WSUtils.dll - Bitdefender Security (WSUtils Dynamic Link Library)
  • BDAntiRansomware.exe - Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware (Bitdefender Anti Ransomware)
  • BDMetrics.dll - Bitdefender BDMetrics
  • log.dll - BitDefender (BitDefender Loger)
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BDAntiRansomware.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BDAntiRansomware.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BDAntiCryptoWallTask.
Startup File (User Run)
  • BDAntiRansomware.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'New startup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Tools\BDAntiRansomware\BDAntiRansomware.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BDAntiRansomware.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BDAntiCryptoLocker' which loads as C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Tools\BDAntiRansomware\BDAntiRansomware.exe.

How do I remove BDAntiRansomware?

You can uninstall BDAntiRansomware 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BDAntiRansomware, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 BDAntiRansomware.

Win 10 73%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 73.08%
Windows 7 24.53%
Windows XP 1.24%
Windows Vista 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.93%
Windows 10 Pro 22.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.54%
Windows 7 Professional 7.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.07%
Windows 8.1 5.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.85%
  France 10.72%
  United Kingdom 8.08%
  Netherlands 5.54%
  Italy 5.45%
  Germany 3.69%
  Spain 2.55%
  Australia 0.97%
  Norway 0.88%
  DK 0.88%
  Canada 0.88%
  Austria 0.70%
  Switzerland 0.62%
  South Africa 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.92%
Hewlett-Packard 25.27%
Dell 14.84%
ASUS 13.78%
Toshiba 4.42%
Lenovo 4.24%
Intel 1.94%
Medion 1.94%
MSI 1.06%
Samsung 0.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.48%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.24%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.53%
ASUSTeK N56JN 2.47%
HP HP Notebook 2.47%
Acer Aspire M5800/M3800 2.12%

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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