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Should I remove Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,958
United States Rank #12,365
Reach 0.0211%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.44 days
333.89 days >
Average installed length: 175.43 days


VersionDistribution 0.24% 0.72% 16.63% 8.19% 1.93% 9.16% 13.49% 16.63% 8.67% 7.47% 6.02% 4.34% 6.27% 0.24%

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016


Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 is a program developed by Bitdefender. The most used version is, 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. 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 44 files and is usually about 234.76 MB (246,160,686 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2016\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\SetupInformation\{09FE2C2E-BB0D-4848-A706-AA244FA25FEA}\installer.exe
Estimated size: 234.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016

  • accessal.dll - Bitdefender Security (BitDefender OnAccessAL)
  • apprep.dll - BitDefender Application Reputation
  • avcal.dll - avcal Dynamic Link Library
  • avccom.dll - avccom Dynamic Link Library
  • bdch.dll - BitDefender Crash Handler
  • bdec.dll - Event Correlation
  • about.exe - Bitdefender 2016 (About Information)
  • accessl.dll - accessl Dynamic Link Library
  • agentcontroller.exe - ProductAgent
  • allevents.dll - Events collector
  • antitheftui.dll - Bitdefender Antitheft Plugin for Seccenter
  • antivirus.dll - Bitdefender Antivirus Plugin
  • appexploits.dll - Application Exploits
  • avinfo.exe - Bitdefender Antivirus Information Tool
  • bdagent.exe - Bitdefender Agent
  • bdaphcl.dll - Antiphishing client
  • bdaphconp.dll - Antiphishing plugin
  • bdaphsp.dll - Antispam service provider
  • bdapupck.dll - Bitdefender Application Update Checker
  • bdascl.dll - Antispam client
  • bdasconp.dll - Antispam Console Plugin
  • bdassp.dll - Bitdefender Antispam Service
  • bdcloud.dll - Bitdefender Cloud
  • bdconnect.dll - Bitdefender Connect
  • bdconnectal.dll - Bitdefender Connect Plugins
  • bdelev.dll - Bitdefender Elevated Helper
  • bdencrconp.dll - Encryption plugin
  • bdfvcl.exe - Bitdefender File Vault
  • bdfvsctx.dll - Bitdefender File Vault Shell Extension
  • bdfvsecp.dll - FileVault Security Center Plugin Dynamic Link Library
  • bdfvwiz.exe - Bitdefender File Vault Wizard Helper
  • bdelam.sys - Bitdefender (Bitdefender Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver)
  • avcbd64.dll - BitDefender® AntiVirus (Active Virus Control - BitDefender Components)
  • avccore.dll - BitDefender Active Virus Control Communications Library
  • alertvs12xu.http.dll - NetDefender (NetDefender HTTP Plugin)
  • amvs12xu.http.dll
  • aphvs12xu.http.dll

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 (Boot/Login)
  • bdagent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Bitdefender AgentTask_AD394AE64E874073B10A89FEEC305A3C.
Startup File (User Run)
  • bdagent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Bitdefender Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2016\bdagent.exe".
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 2016\bdagent.exe".

How do I remove Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016?

You can uninstall Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 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 Antivirus Plus 2016, 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 Antivirus Plus 2016.

Win 10 80%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 80.48%
Windows 7 19.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 45.50%
Windows 10 Pro 21.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.73%
Windows 8.1 6.08%
Windows 7 Professional 4.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.60%
  Italy 9.72%
  France 8.73%
  Germany 4.17%
  Canada 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.37%
  Australia 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Romania 1.79%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Spain 1.19%
  Switzerland 0.99%
  Austria 0.79%
  Czech Republic 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.45%
Dell 18.98%
ASUS 18.61%
Acer 12.04%
Lenovo 10.22%
Toshiba 4.74%
MSI 3.28%
Samsung 1.46%
Intel 0.73%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.33%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GP60... 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.56%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.92%
HP Stream 11 Pro Notebook... 1.92%
ASUSTeK X555LJ 1.92%

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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