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Should I remove Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,447
United States Rank #3,970
Reach 0.1622%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.24 days
213.45 days >
Average installed length: 112.15 days


VersionDistribution 55.55% 30.62% 0.34% 10.73% 2.13% 0.06% 0.38% 0.06% 0.13%

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Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner

What is Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner?  (from Bitdefender)

With 60-Second Virus Scanner, you will gain the confidence of knowing that Bitdefender’s proactive scanning system is safeguarding your computer, and will alert you of active threats. Plus, it enables to double-check your existing antivirus software to ensure its properly keeping you safe from attacks. 60-Second Virus ...  Read more


Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner is a program developed by Bitdefender. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 pdscan.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 14.82 MB of memory. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 66.01 MB (69,213,943 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com/solutions/60-second-virus-scanner.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\60-Second Virus Scanner\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\60-Second Virus Scanner\install\Installer.exe
Estimated size: 66.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner

Program executable:pdscan.exe
Name:Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner
60-Second Scan Service
Signed by:Bitdefender SRL
Path:C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\60-Second Virus Scanner\pdscan.exe
Additional files:
  • pdiface.exe - Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner (60-Second Interface)
  • wsdns.dll - Bitdefender Security (Web Services Dns)
  • wslib.dll - Web Services Library
  • wspack.dll - Web Services Packing Library
  • wsutils.dll - WSUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • UsageReporting.dll - Bitdefender Metrics (Library for storing and sending to server usage reports)
  • npcomm.dll - BitDefender 15 (Named Pipes Communication System)
  • additional.dll - Bitdefender 2012 (Installer additional plugin)
  • Installer.exe - Bitdefender Installation File
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • msvcp100.dll
  • msvcr100.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • pdiface.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named pdiface.
  • pdscan.exe runs as a service named 'Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner Service' (pdserv) "Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • pdiface.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'pdiface' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\60-Second Virus Scanner\pdiface.exe".
Network connections
  • pdscan.exe connects to (port 80).
  • pdscan.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0181440515%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00518006%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01296399%
0.015104% average
Memory:14.93 MB
Total CPU:0.0002066892%
Kernel CPU:0.00004423%
User CPU:0.00016246%

How do I remove Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner?

You can uninstall Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner 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 60-Second Virus Scanner, 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 60-Second Virus Scanner.

Auto-starting? 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 62.07%
Windows 10 27.30%
Windows XP 6.97%
Windows Vista 3.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.29%
Windows 7 Professional 12.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.91%
Windows 8.1 6.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.10%
  MA 10.48%
  Germany 6.62%
  France 4.40%
  DZ 3.89%
  United Kingdom 3.44%
  Canada 2.20%
  TN 2.20%
  Egypt 2.17%
  IQ 1.52%
  Italy 1.44%
  Saudi Arabia 1.44%
  Romania 1.30%
  Australia 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.10%
Dell 20.41%
Acer 17.96%
Toshiba 8.78%
ASUS 8.15%
Lenovo 4.02%
Samsung 2.60%
Intel 1.23%
Sahara 0.93%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Medion 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.19%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.45%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.34%

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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