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Should I remove Bitdefender Windows 8 Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,068
United States Rank #24,093
Reach 0.0084%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.65 days
48.60 days >
Average installed length: 25.54 days


VersionDistribution 1.23% 71.17% 5.52% 3.07% 10.43% 4.29% 1.23% 3.07%

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Bitdefender Windows 8 Security

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What is Bitdefender Windows 8 Security?  (from Bitdefender)

Bitdefender Windows 8 Security tailors the world’s best antivirus technology to the most popular operating system, offering dedicated features and technologies, as well as iron-clad protection against malware that can steal your private data, clean out your bank account and leave you at the mercy of cyber criminals. Bi...  Read more


Bitdefender Windows 8 Security 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. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 157.4 MB (165,042,627 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. While about 51% of users of Bitdefender Windows 8 Security come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender Windows 8 Security\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\SetupInformation\{0C5B03A4-2785-47F4-B8DD-1B894E5E1588}\installer.exe
Estimated size: 157.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender Windows 8 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
  • bdch.dll - BitDefender Crash Handler
  • bdchsubmit.dll
  • about.exe - Bitdefender 2013 (About Information)
  • accessl.dll - accessl Dynamic Link Library
  • antivirus.dll - Bitdefender Antivirus Plugin
  • avc3al.dll - midasal Dynamic Link Library
  • 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
  • bdascloudconp.dll - Antispam Console Plugin
  • bdasconp.dll
  • 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
  • bdfvsecp.dll - FileVault Security Center Plugin Dynamic Link Library
  • bdfvwiz.exe - Bitdefender File Vault Wizard Helper
  • bd-gzflt.dll - Bitdefender parental gzflt plugin
  • bd-online-reports.dll - Bitdefender parental online reporting plugin
  • bd-parental.dll - Bitdefender parental plugin
  • bd-registration.dll - Bitdefender parental registration plugin
  • bd-settings.dll - Bitdefender Settings
  • bd-tracer.dll - Bitdefender Tracer
  • bd-users.dll - Bitdefender Users
  • 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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 2013\bdagent.exe.
Network connections
  • bdagent.exe connects to ep-reverse.nimbus.bitdefender.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0044302876%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00227300%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00215729%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,910,543
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.58 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.45 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Bitdefender Windows 8 Security?

Quickly and completely remove Bitdefender Windows 8 Security from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Bitdefender Windows 8 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 Windows 8 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 Windows 8 Security.

Win 10 99%
Win 8.1 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 31.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 23.31%
Windows 8 Pro 14.72%
Windows 8 8.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.52%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.06%
  United Kingdom 8.51%
  France 3.55%
  India 2.84%
  Canada 2.84%
  Malaysia 2.84%
  Vietnam 2.13%
  Australia 2.13%
  Romania 2.13%
  Taiwan 1.42%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Russia 1.42%
  DK 1.42%
  Czech Republic 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 17.80%
Hewlett-Packard 17.80%
Acer 14.41%
Dell 11.86%
Lenovo 11.86%
Toshiba 9.32%
Samsung 3.39%
Intel 1.69%
Compaq 0.85%
Alienware 0.85%
American Megatrends 0.85%
Common models
HP-Pavilion VT537AA-AC4 M... 3.39%
Acer Aspire 7736 2.54%
LENOVO 20289 2.54%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.54%
Acer Aspire E5-571 2.54%
Acer Aspire 4540 1.69%

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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