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Should I remove Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,638
United States Rank #15,321
Reach 0.0125%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 505.41 days
1418.99 days >
Average installed length: 745.57 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender

What is Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender?  (from Bitdefender)

Virus Guard is a free virus scanner powered by BitDefender's industry-leading Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware technology. If Virus Guard detects a problem it will flag the related torrent and prompt you to take action. You should either run your full system security solution or else you may sign up for a free trial of BitD...  Read more


Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender is a program developed by Bitdefender. The main program executable is VirusGuard.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 8.96 MB (9,394,512 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 54% of users of Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\uTorrent\apps\VirusGuard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A4D77A09-10EA-4574-8C09-9B6E1A21C95F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender

Program executable:VirusGuard.exe
VirusGuard - Powered by Bitdefender
Additional files:
  • avxdisk.dll - BitDefender Core
  • bdcore.dll
  • BDUpdateServiceCom.dll - UpdateService
  • VirusGuard.exe - VirusGuard (VirusGuard - Powered by Bitdefender)
  • scan.dll (by S.C. BitDefender S.R.L) - BitDefender (BitDefender ThreatScanner)

How do I remove Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender?

You can uninstall Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender 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 Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender, 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 Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.83%
Windows Vista 19.84%
Windows XP 9.31%
Windows 10 2.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.61%
Windows 7 Professional 6.56%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.65%
  United Kingdom 6.35%
  Canada 5.71%
  Italy 3.81%
  Australia 3.49%
  France 3.49%
  Netherlands 2.54%
  Belgium 1.90%
  Greece 1.90%
  Sweden 1.90%
  Germany 1.27%
  Spain 1.27%
  Ireland 1.27%
  Russia 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.19%
Dell 22.15%
Acer 15.44%
ASUS 12.08%
Toshiba 5.37%
Lenovo 2.01%
Alienware 1.34%
Gateway 1.34%
Intel 1.34%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.76%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 2.38%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.38%
Acer Aspire X3810 1.59%
Dell Inspiron 1440 1.59%

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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