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Should I remove Bitdefender Home Scanner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,880
United States Rank #16,672
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.99 days
64.02 days >
Average installed length: 33.64 days


VersionDistribution 4.20% 12.61% 3.36% 57.14% 15.13% 1.68% 5.88%

Other programs by Bitdefender

Bitdefender Home Scanner


Bitdefender Home Scanner is a program developed by Bitdefender. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software installer includes 93 files and is usually about 101.2 MB (106,118,504 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 80% of users of Bitdefender Home Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender Home Scanner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Bitdefender Home Scanner\installer\installer.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 101.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender Home Scanner

  • agentcontroller.exe - Bitdefender Home Vulnerability Assesment (ProductAgent)
  • bdcloud.dll - Bitdefender Cloud
  • bdmltusrsrv.dll - MultiUser
  • bdsubmit.dll - Bitdefender Submission Library
  • bdsubwiz.exe - Bitdefender Submission Wizard
  • connector.dll - Connector
  • cveclq.dll - HVA CVE Helper Utility
  • ecevents.dll - ECEvents
  • framework.dll - framework
  • hvaabout.exe - About Information
  • hvaag.exe - Bitdefender Home Vulnerability Assesment Agent
  • hvaal.dll - Bitdefender Home Vulnerability Assesment AL plugin
  • hvaevt.dll - Bitdefender Home Vulnerability Assesment Events plugin
  • hvaexecp.exe - HVA Execute Process utility
  • hvamac.dll - Bitdefender Home Vulnerability Assesment MAC Vendors
  • hvasrv.exe - HVA Service
  • hvaui.exe - Bitdefender Home Vulnerability Assesment UI
  • ipm.dll - In Product Messages
  • ipm_events_hva.dll - Bitdefender Home Scanner IPM
  • iservconfig.dll - Product Info Library
  • pingrequest.dll
  • popup_hva.dll - popup
  • productagentdpplg.dll - ProductAgentDPPlg
  • sessionchange.dll - Bitdefender Session Change
  • subscriptional.dll - Subscription Plugin
  • txmlutil.dll - Bitdefender XML Utility DLL
  • bdnc.dll - BitDefender Nimbus Client (Bitdefender Nimbus Client)
  • productagentdp.dll - Bitdefender ConnectAgent (ProductAgentDP)
  • bdch.dll - Bitdefender Security (BitDefender Crash Handler)
  • bdec.dll - Event Correlation
  • bdreinit.exe
  • ecal.dll - Ecal Dynamic Link Library
  • leval.dll - Critical Event Logger
  • log.dll - BitDefender Loger
  • npcomm.dll - npcomm
  • wslib.dll - Web Services Library
  • wspack.dll - Web Services Packing Library
  • wsutils.dll - WSUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • push.dll - Nimbus Push (Nimbus Push Library)
  • scan_network.exe - Bitdefender (scan_network)
  • sciter.dll (by Terra Informatica Software) - The Sciter Engine (The Sciter Engine: H-SMILE core + TIScript)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • hvaag.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Bitdefender AgentTask_6F2980EE6088481484E6D8285516CD07.
  • hvasrv.exe runs as a service named 'Bitdefender Home Scanner' (hvasrv) "Monitors and discovers devices in your home network, and scans these devices for security vulnerabilities.".

How do I remove Bitdefender Home Scanner?

You can uninstall Bitdefender Home 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 Home 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 Home Scanner.

Win 10 86%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 85.71%
Windows 7 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 52.10%
Windows 10 Pro 27.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.36%
Windows 7 Professional 2.52%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.78%
  Germany 4.37%
  United Kingdom 4.37%
  France 3.83%
  Netherlands 3.28%
  Poland 1.09%
  Austria 0.55%
  Belgium 0.55%
  BG 0.55%
  Colombia 0.55%
  Spain 0.55%
  Italy 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.67%
Acer 29.33%
ASUS 14.67%
Dell 9.33%
Lenovo 4.00%
Intel 2.67%
Apple 1.33%
Common models
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 4.08%
Gigabyte Z87N-WIFI 3.06%
HP HP Notebook 2.04%
wortmann TERRA_PC 1.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 1.02%

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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