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Should I remove Bitdefender Total Security?

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 #2,803
United States Rank #3,445
Reach 0.2473%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.88 days
321.07 days >
Average installed length: 168.70 days


VersionDistribution 0.46% 2.13% 2.05% 11.18% 16.97% 9.11% 8.13% 0.66% 15.22% 2.19% 3.08% 2.45% 5.36% 0.03% 6.11% 8.65% 4.76% 1.44% 0.03%

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Bitdefender Total Security

What is Bitdefender Total Security?  (from Bitdefender)

Bitdefender Total Security is the acknowledged Antivirus of the Year. With a non-intrusive and extremely fast scanning technology, it offers the ultimate silent security against e-threats. Experience the ultimate anti-malware defense at an incredible speed, without slowdowns! Bitdefender Photon™ is an innovative anti...  Read more


Bitdefender Total Security is a software program developed by Bitdefender. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 171.37 MB (179,694,818 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 38% of users of Bitdefender Total Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\SetupInformation\{6F57816A-791A-4159-A75F-CFD0C7EA4FBF}\installer.exe
Estimated size: 171.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender Total Security

  • avcbd32.dll - BitDefender® AntiVirus (Active Virus Control - BitDefender Components)
  • avcbd64.dll
  • avccore.dll - BitDefender Active Virus Control Communications Library
  • 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
  • bdchsubmit.dll
  • about.exe - Bitdefender 2014 (About Information)
  • accessl.dll - accessl Dynamic Link Library
  • antivirus.dll - Bitdefender Antivirus Plugin
  • 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
  • bd-cfcore.dll - Bitdefender Content Filtering
  • bdcloud.dll - Bitdefender Cloud
  • bdelev.dll - Bitdefender Elevated Helper
  • bdencrconp.dll - Encryption plugin
  • bd-engine.dll - Bitdefender Core
  • bd-env.dll - Bitdefender Environment
  • bdfvcl.exe - Bitdefender File Vault
  • bdfvsctx.dll - Bitdefender File Vault Shell Extension
  • bd-gzflt.dll - Bitdefender parental gzflt plugin
  • bd-online-reports.dll - Bitdefender parental online reporting plugin
  • bd-parental.dll - Bitdefender parental plugin
  • bd-proxymgr.dll - Bitdefender bdproxymanager plugin
  • bd-registration.dll - Bitdefender parental registration plugin
  • bd-settings.dll - Bitdefender Settings
  • bd-tracer.dll - Bitdefender Tracer
  • bd-users.dll - Bitdefender Users
  • avc3.sys - BitDefender AVC (Active Virus Control filter driver)
  • avchv.sys - BitDefender AntiVirus Active Virus Control Hypervisor driver
  • avckf.sys - Active Virus Control Kernel Filtering driver
  • alertvs10u.http.dll - NetDefender (NetDefender HTTP Plugin)
  • alertvs10xu.http.dll
  • amvs10u.http.dll
  • amvs10xu.http.dll
  • aphvs10u.http.dll
  • aphvs10xu.http.dll
  • bdaddmtask.exe - Bitdefender (Bitdefender Add Maintenance Task)
  • bdfirewallsdk.dll - BitDefender (BitDefender Firewall)
  • atkblayout.exe
  • avchvinst.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}.
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\bdagent.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009587381%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00066848%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029026%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,320,305
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:13.21 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.52 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Bitdefender Total Security?

Quickly and completely remove Bitdefender Total Security from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Bitdefender Total Security 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Bitdefender Total Security, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.35%
Windows 8 40.59%
Windows Vista 2.99%
Windows XP 2.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.40%
Windows 8.1 15.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.38%
Windows 7 Professional 9.15%
Windows 8 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.05%
  Germany 6.76%
  France 6.43%
  United Kingdom 6.35%
  Canada 5.12%
  Australia 3.20%
  Netherlands 2.55%
  Romania 2.52%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Italy 1.97%
  Belgium 1.92%
  India 1.67%
  MA 1.37%
  Turkey 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.20%
Dell 19.00%
Acer 15.75%
ASUS 14.43%
Toshiba 8.63%
Lenovo 5.98%
Samsung 3.11%
MSI 1.28%
Alienware 1.10%
Intel 0.96%
American Megatrends 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.41%
ASUS All Series 3.89%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.20%
Dell XPS 8300 2.08%

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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