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Should I remove Charity Antivirus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,389
United States Rank #38,160
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.15 days
181.41 days >
Average installed length: 95.32 days


VersionDistribution 7.89% 92.11%

Charity Antivirus


Charity Antivirus is a program developed by Charity. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 61 files and is usually about 262.05 MB (274,780,094 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 54% of users of Charity Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Charity\Antivirus\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Charity\Antivirus\install\Installer.exe
Estimated size: 262.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Charity Antivirus

  • common.dll (by Bitdefender) - Bitdefender Antivirus Essential (Common)
  • common4.dll (by Bitdefender)
  • elevator.exe
  • fulliface.dll - FullIface
  • fulliface4.dll
  • gziface.exe
  • gztray.exe - WPFTrayWindow
  • gztray4.exe
  • ifacemodel.exe
  • ifacemodel4.exe
  • continuousscan.dll - Bitdefender Essential Security (Gonzales ContinuousScan)
  • dummy.dll - Gonzales Dummy Plugin
  • framework.dll - Gonzales Framework
  • gzifaceexec.exe - Gonzales Launcher
  • gzserv.exe
  • gzshellintegration.dll - Gonzales Shell Extension
  • httpav.dll - Gonzales Http Scan
  • mdavc3.dll - Gonzales Active Virus Control Plugin
  • dbokf.dll (by BitDefender) - dbofk Dynamic Link Library (Data Base of Known files DLL)
  • bdnc.dll - BitDefender Nimbus Client (Bitdefender Nimbus Client)
  • avccore.dll (by BitDefender S.R.L. Bucharest, ROMANIA) - BitDefender® AntiVirus (BitDefender Active Virus Control Communications Library)
  • bdmetrics.dll - Bitdefender BDMetrics
  • bdftdif.sys (by BitDefender) - BitDefender Firewall (BitDefender Firewall TDI Filter Driver)
  • bdfwfpf.sys - BitDefender Firewall WFP Filter Driver
  • bdpredir.dll - BitDefender Proxy Redirector User-Mode Module
  • fwlibrary.dll - BitDefender HIPS User-Mode Module
  • httproxy.dll - Http Filter Proxy
  • 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
  • gzfltum.dll - BitDefender (gzflt user mode library)
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • avchvinst.exe
  • driverctrl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • gzshellintegration.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Gonzales' with a class of {A50F8401-953F-4C11-8B77-1278C6C7C3F4}.
  • gzserv.exe runs as a service named 'Charity Antivirus' (gzserv) "Charity Antivirus".

How do I remove Charity Antivirus?

You can uninstall Charity Antivirus 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 Charity Antivirus, 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 Charity Antivirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.32%
Windows 10 15.79%
Windows XP 5.26%
Windows Vista 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.11%
Windows 7 Professional 18.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows 10 Home 13.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 8.1 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.00%
  United Kingdom 12.00%
  Sweden 4.00%
  DK 4.00%
  Italy 4.00%
  UA 2.00%
  Belgium 2.00%
  France 2.00%
  Argentina 2.00%
  Spain 2.00%
  Israel 2.00%
  Germany 2.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Ireland 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
ASUS 11.43%
Sony 5.71%
Medion 5.71%
Lenovo 5.71%
Sahara 2.86%
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