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13.0.21 38.24%
13.0.20 2.94%
13.0.19 14.71%
13.0.18 8.82%
13.0.16 5.88% 14.71%
13.0.15 2.94%
13.0.13 11.76%

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BitDefender Internet Security 2010

What is BitDefender Internet Security 2010?  (from Bitdefender)

Surf the Internet and socialize without worries. Your private information cannot be seen or stolen by hackers. Bitdefender Autopilot™ automatically takes the best security-related decisions for you, offering silent security. Active Virus Control is a proactive, dynamic detection technology. It monitors processes’ beh...  Read more


BitDefender Internet Security 2010 is a program developed by Bitdefender. The most used version is 13.0.21, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 99 files and is usually about 6.9 MB (7,237,120 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 23% of users of BitDefender Internet Security 2010 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and BH.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com/solutions/internet-security.html
Help link: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0DFF6117-CBBC-4F5C-9C57-6936644F10D4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BitDefender Internet Security 2010

  • wsdns.dll - BitDefender Products (Web Services Dns)
  • wslib.dll - Web Services Library
  • wspack.dll - Web Services Packing Library
  • wsutils.dll - WSUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • 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
  • bdascl.dll - Antispam client
  • bdasconp.dll - Antispam Console Plugin
  • bdasemlal.dll - Antispam eml application logic
  • bdassp.dll - Antispam service provider
  • bdch.dll - BitDefender Crash Handler
  • bdchartactivex.dll - BitDefender Chart Control
  • bdelev.dll - BitDefender Elevated Helper
  • bdfltdp.dll - bdfltdp
  • bdfvcl.exe - BitDefender File Vault
  • bdfvconp.dll - BitDefender File Vault Plugin
  • bdfvsctx.dll - BitDefender File Vault Shell Extension
  • bdfvsecp.dll - FileVault Security Center Plugin Dynamic Link Library
  • bdfvwiz.exe - BitDefender File Vault Wizard Helper
  • 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
  • bdo.dll - Bitdefender Outlook Plugin
  • bdoe.dll - Outlook Express plugin
  • bdpchal.dll - Parental Control Heuristic application logic
  • bdplugin.dll - BitDefender Plugin Container
  • bdreinit.exe
  • bdshellext.dll - BDShellExt Module
  • bdsubmit.dll - BitDefender Submission Library
  • 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
  • exclude.dll - BitDefender Antivirus Exception Plugin
  • excmgr.dll - Exclude Manager
  • ieshow.exe - IEShow Application
  • ietoolbar.dll - BitDefender Antiphishing Toolbar
  • live.dll - BitDefender Update Plugin
  • popup.dll - BitDefender Popup
  • productinfo.dll - Product Info Library
  • proxymgr.dll - Proxy manager
  • proxymgrui.dll
  • quarcore.dll - Quarantine core
  • quarmgr.dll - Quarantine manager
  • quarui.dll
  • sch_serv.dll - Scheduler Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • bdshellext.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {D653647D-D607-4df6-A5B8-48D2BA195F7B}.
  • bdfvsctx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BDFVCtxMenuExt' with a class of {9E96C1F5-0EFA-4348-9460-15D6802C70AA}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ietoolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BitDefender Toolbar' with the class of {381FFDE8-2394-4f90-B10D-FC6124A40F8C} (IEToolbar).
  • vsserv.exe runs as a service named 'BitDefender Virus Shield' (VSSERV) "Analyse contre les virus et autres menaces".
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 Internet Security 2010?

You can uninstall BitDefender Internet Security 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 Internet Security 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 Internet Security 2010.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BitDefender Internet Security 2010 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.59%
Windows Vista 23.53%
Windows XP 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.59%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 7 Starter 8.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.50%
  France 20.00%
  BH 5.00%
  Belgium 5.00%
  Saudi Arabia 5.00%
  Hong Kong 2.50%
  MK 2.50%
  Thailand 2.50%
  Ecuador 2.50%
  Australia 2.50%
  Argentina 2.50%
  Japan 2.50%
  Romania 2.50%
  Israel 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.13%
Acer 15.63%
Toshiba 12.50%
Samsung 6.25%
Sahara 6.25%
Dell 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Lenovo 3.13%
Packard Bell 3.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850 6.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 3.23%
Packard Bell BV EasyNote_... 3.23%
LENOVO 2344EYG 3.23%
Gigabyte M52LT-D3P 3.23%

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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