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Should I remove BitDefender Antivirus 2010?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%


13.0.21 61.54%
13.0.19 15.38%
13.0.18 7.69%
13.0.15 7.69%
13.0.13 7.69%

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BitDefender Antivirus 2010

What is BitDefender Antivirus 2010?  (from Bitdefender)

BitDefender Antivirus 2010 provides an advanced proactive protection against viruses, spywares, phishing attacks and identity theft. Its great ease of use and its automatic updates which take place every hour make BitDefender Antivirus the best solution to protect your computer without slowing it down.


BitDefender Antivirus 2010 is a software program developed by Bitdefender. The most common release is 13.0.21, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 64 files and is usually about 77.78 MB (81,553,920 bytes). 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 39% of users of BitDefender Antivirus 2010 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: kb.bitdefender.com
Help link: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8D7A8160-B777-4073-B1BE-62CFDD14A1D3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 77.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BitDefender Antivirus 2010

  • about.exe - BitDefender 2010 (About Information)
  • accessal.dll - onaccess Dynamic Link Library
  • actxcont.dll
  • advanced.dll - Advanced plugin
  • agentreg.dll - agentreg Dynamic Link Library
  • antispy.dll - Script Dynamic Link Library
  • antivirus.dll - BitDefender Antivirus Plugin
  • ashield.dll
  • bdagent.exe - BitDefender Agent
  • bdaphal.dll - Antiphishing application logic
  • bdaphcl.dll - Antiphishing client
  • bdaphff2.dll - Antiphishing - firefox 2 component
  • bdaphff3.dll - Antiphishing - firefox 3 component
  • bdapupck.dll - BitDefender Application Update Checker
  • bdassp.dll - Antispam service provider
  • bdch.dll - BitDefender Crash Handler
  • bdchartactivex.dll - BitDefender Chart Control
  • bdelev.dll - BitDefender Elevated Helper
  • bdfltdp.dll - bdfltdp
  • bdguictl.dll - BDGUI Dynamic Link Library
  • bdmcon.dll - BDMCON
  • bdmconlite.exe - BitDefender Management Console Lite
  • bdmltusrsrv.dll - Multi User Data Provider
  • bdmzinst.exe - Mozilla component Helper
  • bdplugin.dll - BitDefender Plugin Container
  • bdreinit.exe
  • bdshellext.dll - BDShellExt Module
  • bdsubmit.dll - BitDefender Submission Library
  • bdsubwiz.exe - BitDefender Submission Wizard
  • bdsurvey.exe - Survey
  • bdtkexec.exe - BitDefender TuneUp Task Executive
  • bdusers.dll - BDUSERS Dynamic Link Library
  • bdutils.dll - BDUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • bdwizard.dll - BDWizard Container
  • bdwizreg.exe - BitDefender Wizard Registration
  • cleanielow.exe - cleanIELow Application
  • productinfo.dll - Product Info Library
  • txmlx.dll - txmlx dynamic link library
  • bdfdrvi.dll - BitDefender 13 (BitDefender Firewall Driver Interface)
  • bdpredir.dll - BitDefender Proxy Redirector Interface
  • bdnimbus.dll
  • asfn.dll - BitDefender (BitDefender Antispam Functional Library)
  • bdpop3p.dll - BitDefender POP3 Proxy
  • bdsmtpp.dll - BitDefender SMTP Proxy
  • bdagexec.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • bdshellext.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {D653647D-D607-4df6-A5B8-48D2BA195F7B}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bdagent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BDAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\bdagent.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:20.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008029134%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00058950%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021342%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:581,427
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.02 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.15 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove BitDefender Antivirus 2010?

You can uninstall BitDefender Antivirus 2010 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 2010, 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 2010.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win XP 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows XP 38.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 38.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.89%
  France 11.11%
  Iran 11.11%
  Belgium 5.56%
  Finland 5.56%
  Mexico 5.56%
  Croatia 5.56%
  BA 5.56%
  Saudi Arabia 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Sony 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Common models
Sony VGN-AR750E 8.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 8.33%
Micro-Star MS-7529 8.33%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 8.33%
HP ProBook 4520s 8.33%
Dell Inspiron N5050 8.33%

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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