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Should I remove BitDefender Free Edition 2009?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,900
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.61 days
4.63 days >
Average installed length: 2.43 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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BitDefender Free Edition 2009

What is BitDefender Free Edition 2009?  (from Bitdefender)

A truly intelligent product can take decisions by itself. You will have no checkboxes to tick and decisions to “ok”. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition works efficiently without requesting input from you. No impact means not even a second of slanginess. Not on modern, nor on older PCs. With Bitdefender Antivirus Free ...  Read more


BitDefender Free Edition 2009 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 programs's main executable is livesrv.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.77 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 4.86 MB (5,095,424 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 51% of users of BitDefender Free Edition 2009 come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html
Help link: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\bitdefender\bitdefender threat scanner
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{44B436FA-FB33-4B24-8AD1-D8C9A50474E9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BitDefender Free Edition 2009

Program executable:livesrv.exe
Name:BitDefender 2009
BitDefender Update Service
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\bitdefender\bitdefender update service\livesrv.exe
BitDefender Update Service is part of Bitdefender, an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. Bitdefender is designed to protect computers from viruses and spyware. Unlike the commercial version, the...
Additional files:
  • bdardrv.dll - BitDefender Scan Drivers Loader
  • smartscn.dll - BitDefender 2009 (BitDefender SmartScan)
  • trufos.dll - BitDefender 12 (Trufos API)
  • bdcore.dll - BitDefender AVCORE
  • scan.dll (by S.C. BitDefender S.R.L) - BitDefender (BitDefender ThreatScanner)
  • avxdisk.dll
  • avxs.dll
  • avxt.dll
  • bdc.exe (by SOFTWIN SRL) - bdc (BitDefender Console Scanner)
  • bdupd.dll
  • libfn.dll
  • profos.dll
  • 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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0397719737%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01950556%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02026641%
0.015104% average

How do I remove BitDefender Free Edition 2009?

You can uninstall BitDefender Free Edition 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BitDefender Free Edition 2009, 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 Free Edition 2009.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.52%
Windows XP 22.58%
Windows Vista 12.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.34%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.11%
  Taiwan 8.89%
  France 8.89%
  Brazil 4.44%
  Germany 4.44%
  TT 2.22%
  MA 2.22%
  GY 2.22%
  Finland 2.22%
  Greece 2.22%
  Venezuela 2.22%
  Japan 2.22%
  Netherlands 2.22%
  Canada 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.00%
ASUS 8.00%
Samsung 8.00%
Acer 8.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
American Megatrends 4.00%
MSI 4.00%
Intel 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Gateway 4.00%
Common models
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.26%
HP Compaq dc5700 Small Fo... 5.26%
Dell Inspiron 530 5.26%
Sony VPCF128FJ 5.26%
Samsung R530/R730 5.26%

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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