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Should I remove BitDefender Antivirus 2008?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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BitDefender Antivirus 2008


BitDefender Antivirus 2008 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 12 files and is usually about 3.98 MB (4,168,704 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows Vista (SP2). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\bitdefender\bitdefender threat scanner
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7764592F-FFE0-4292-82B7-9732C66F10E5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.98 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BitDefender Antivirus 2008

  • smartscn.dll - BitDefender 2009 (BitDefender SmartScan)
  • bdardrv.dll (by SOFTWIN S.R.L) - BitDefender Scan Drivers Loader
  • scan.dll (by S.C. BitDefender S.R.L) - BitDefender (BitDefender ThreatScanner)
  • profos.dll
  • profos.sys
  • trufos.dll
  • trufos.sys
  • bdftdif.sys - BitDefender 11 (BitDefender Firewall TDI Filter Driver)
  • driverctrl.exe
  • livesrv.exe - BitDefender Update Service
  • setloadorder.exe
  • upgrepl.exe - BitDefender Upgrade Replacer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 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 Antivirus 2008?

You can uninstall BitDefender Antivirus 2008 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 BitDefender Antivirus 2008, 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 BitDefender Antivirus 2008.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows Vista (SP2)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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