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Should I remove Bitdefender Anti-Theft?

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?
Global Rank #18,101
United States Rank #15,826
Reach 0.0131%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.29 days
215.00 days >
Average installed length: 112.97 days


VersionDistribution 71.43% 22.01% 5.79% 0.77%

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Bitdefender Anti-Theft

What is Bitdefender Anti-Theft?  (from Bitdefender)

Laptop theft is a major issue that affects individuals and organizations alike. Even more than losing the hardware itself, the data lost with it can cause significant damage, both financially and emotionally. Bitdefender Anti-Theft helps you be better prepared for such an event by allowing you to remotely locate or loc...  Read more


Bitdefender Anti-Theft is a software program developed by Bitdefender. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 23.29 MB (24,422,832 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 51% of users of Bitdefender Anti-Theft come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com/support/how-do-i-use-bitdefender-anti-theft-1096.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender Anti-Theft\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\SetupInformation\{9632B011-593B-463B-B663-0521ECCCDC23}\installer.exe
Estimated size: 23.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender Anti-Theft

  • bdnc.dll - BitDefender Nimbus Client (Bitdefender Nimbus Client)
  • nativeauth.exe - BitDefender Native Auth
  • atheft.exe - Bitdefender Anti-theft (Anti-theft Interface)
  • atserv.exe - Anti-theft Service
  • bdcloud.dll - Bitdefender Cloud
  • bdmltusrsrv.dll - MultiUser
  • bdsubmit.dll - Bitdefender Submission Library
  • bdsubwiz.exe - Bitdefender Submission Wizard
  • bdutils.dll - BDUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • connector.dll - Connector
  • framework.dll - framework
  • geolocation.dll - Geo Location
  • iservconfig.dll - Product Info Library
  • regal.dll - Registration Logic New
  • regal_st.dll
  • serverpush.dll
  • updatecomm.dll - Bitdefender Update Communicator
  • updatesrv.exe - Bitdefender Update Service
  • bdch.dll - Bitdefender Security (BitDefender Crash Handler)
  • bdreinit.exe
  • wsdns.dll - BitDefender Products (Web Services Dns)
  • wslib.dll - Web Services Library
  • wspack.dll - Web Services Packing Library
  • wsutils.dll - WSUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • npcomm.dll - BitDefender 15 (Named Pipes Communication System)
  • bdchsubmit.dll - BitDefender
  • bdwer.dll
  • downloader.exe - Bitdefender (BitDefender Update Downloader)
  • iph.dll
  • log.dll - BitDefender Loger
  • settings.dll - BitDefender Settings Library
  • updatemgr.dll - BitDefender Update Manager
  • wsp2p.dll - WSP2P (Web Services P2P Library)
  • txmlutil.dll - tinyxmlx Dynamic Link Library
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • proxymgr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • updatesrv.exe runs as a service named 'Bitdefender Anti-Theft Update Service' (UPDATESRV_ANTITHEFT) "Downloads Bitdefender Anti-Theft updates from the Internet.".
  • atserv.exe runs as a service named 'Bitdefender Anti-Theft Service' (atserv) "Bitdefender Anti-Theft Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024124939%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00154647%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00086602%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:5.13 MB
Total CPU:0.0041543566%
Kernel CPU:0.00232173%
User CPU:0.00183262%

How do I remove Bitdefender Anti-Theft?

You can uninstall Bitdefender Anti-Theft 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 Anti-Theft, 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 Anti-Theft.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.35%
Windows 10 35.52%
Windows Vista 7.34%
Windows XP 5.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.05%
Windows 8.1 15.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.58%
Windows 7 Professional 7.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.45%
  United Kingdom 6.11%
  Canada 4.82%
  Australia 3.54%
  France 3.22%
  Romania 3.22%
  India 2.89%
  Belgium 2.25%
  MA 1.61%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Greece 1.29%
  Ireland 1.29%
  DZ 0.96%
  Philippines 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.52%
Dell 22.40%
Acer 15.10%
ASUS 10.94%
Toshiba 10.42%
Lenovo 5.21%
Samsung 1.56%
MSI 1.56%
American Megatrends 1.04%
Intel 1.04%
Sahara 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.25%
Acer Aspire 7750Z 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.44%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.63%

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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