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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,939
United States Rank #45,071
Reach 0.0065%


14.0.29 30.47%
14.0.28 28.91%
14.0.26 9.38%
14.0.24 9.38%
14.0.23 13.28%
14.0.22 3.91%
14.0.21 4.69%

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BitDefender Total Security 2011

What is BitDefender Total Security 2011?  (from Bitdefender)

BitDefender Total Security 2011 gives 3 PCs two years of maximum protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, spam and other e-threats… without slowing them down! Features: Firewall; iPhone-friendly Parental Controls, for monitoring and controlling what websites your kids visit and who they IM with; QuickScan, to dete...  Read more


BitDefender Total Security 2011 is a program developed by Bitdefender. The most used version is 14.0.29, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is bdfstart.exe. The software installer includes 45 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 25% of users of BitDefender Total Security 2011 come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com/solutions/antivirus.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\SetupInformation\{5A2935F1-137E-454C-B4F8-C379709449E9}\setup.exe /repair

Program filesFiles installed by BitDefender Total Security 2011

Program executable:bdfstart.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\bdfstart.exe
Additional files:
  • bdch.dll - BitDefender Shared Components 1.0.15 (BitDefender Crash Handler)
  • bdchsubmit.dll
  • accessal.dll - BitDefender Shared Components (BitDefender OnAccessAL)
  • bdfltdp.dll - BitDefender BdfltDP
  • avccore.dll - BitDefender® AntiVirus (BitDefender Active Virus Control Communications Library)
  • antispam.dll - BitDefender Antispam
  • about.exe - BitDefender 2011 (About Information)
  • advanced.dll - Advanced plugin
  • antispy.dll - Script Dynamic Link Library
  • antivirus.dll - BitDefender Antivirus Plugin
  • ashield.dll
  • aur.dll - BitDefender 2010 (AUR Module)
  • avinfo.exe - BitDefender Antivirus Information Tool
  • backup.dll - BitDefender Backup Plugin
  • basicsettings.dll - Basic Settings
  • bdagent.exe - BitDefender Agent
  • bdaphal.dll - Antiphishing application logic
  • bdaphcl.dll - Antiphishing client
  • bdapupck.dll - BitDefender Application Update Checker
  • bdasal.dll - Antispam application logic
  • bdascl.dll - Antispam client
  • bdasconp.dll - Antispam Console Plugin
  • bdassdksp.dll - Antispam service provider
  • bdaursbmt.exe
  • bdbuy.exe - BitDefender Buy Wizard
  • bdchartactivex.dll - BitDefender Chart Control
  • bdelev.dll - BitDefender Elevated Helper
  • 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
  • bdhtmldialogs.dll - BitDefender HTML Dialogs
  • bdlsal.dll - Link scanner application logic
  • bdmcon.dll - BDMCON
  • bdmzinst.exe - Mozilla component Helper
  • asfn.dll - BitDefender (BitDefender Antispam Functional Library)
  • accessl.dll - accessl Dynamic Link Library
  • bdfwcore.dll - BitDefender Firewall (BitDefender Firewall Core Library)
  • bdfirewallsdk.dll (by S.C. BitDefender S.R.L) - BitDefender Firewall
  • avchvinst.exe
  • bdagexec.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • bdfvsctx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BDFVCtxMenuExt' with a class of {9E96C1F5-0EFA-4348-9460-15D6802C70AA}.
Scheduled Task
  • bdagent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{97255FED-BCDE-41C8-BA48-4A34A9BF72C8}' (runs on registration).
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 2011\bdagent.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:154.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000149029%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000664%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000827%
0.015104% average

How do I remove BitDefender Total Security 2011?

You can uninstall BitDefender Total Security 2011 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 Total Security 2011, 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 Total Security 2011.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
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 7 83.59%
Windows XP 9.38%
Windows Vista 7.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 7 Professional 7.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.91%
Windows 7 Starter 1.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.63% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 24.63%
  United States 13.43%
  Germany 7.46%
  Belgium 5.97%
  Canada 5.97%
  Iran 5.22%
  India 3.73%
  Indonesia 3.73%
  Argentina 2.99%
  Australia 2.24%
  United Kingdom 2.24%
  MK 1.49%
  South Africa 1.49%
  Brazil 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.23%
Acer 20.93%
Dell 19.77%
ASUS 13.95%
American Megatrends 3.49%
Sony 1.16%
Toshiba 1.16%
Intel 1.16%
Lenovo 1.16%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.94%
HP ProBook 4520s 1.96%
ASUSTeK K52Jc 1.96%
ASUSTeK K43E 0.98%

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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