Uninstalling Bitdefender 10

December 13th, 2006 by Kat Kingsley-Hughes

Since I’ve posted a couple of times about my Bitdefender problems, lots of other people are emailing me tell me about theirs.  One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of people are having trouble uninstalling it and have even resorted to manually deleting hunks of their registry to try and get rid of it.  All without success. 

Luckily I myself didn’t have that problem because I used the uninstall tool.  Nearly all antivirus and firewall software applications don’t like uninstalling themselves properly through the uninstall shortcut or Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.  I don’t know why this is … but it’s always best whenever you’ve installed a program of this kind, possibly on a trial, and decided that you want rid of it always hunt for the full uninstall tool.  That way you can be sure it’s well and truly gone.

Here’s a link to the Bitdefender Uninstall Tool.

It’s easy to use:

  • Download!
  • Run it
  • Click Uninstall
  • Wait until it’s done
  • Reboot!  (Important last step. Don’t forget!)


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18 Responses to “Uninstalling Bitdefender 10”

  1. Franko Says:

    You are awesome.
    Not sure if it worked, but it looks like it did.
    (will now reboot and see if kasperskys works)

  2. Tihomir Says:

    Thank you very much for your advise! I am very happy to clear my PC from the nasty BitDefender! The tool works perfect! Chears!

  3. mel Says:

    thank you so much, finally it has gone !!!!

  4. ed Says:

    What AV and spy ware programs are you using now? I’m getting rid of Norton IS 2007 as soon as I find a substitute. Norton just hogs the cpu at its whim, and may run on for half an hour to an an hour. It can’t be prioritized, and I swear the updates have changed the appearance of the user interface to take out update scheduling and scan scheduling options from the user that were there when first installed 2 months ago.

  5. Kathie Says:

    I used Norton for years and had the same problems you mention so I didn’t want to go back to that after uninstalling Bitdefender. I really liked Bitdefender but their tech support didn’t make any effort to help out with the problems (before I posted here at least, by which time I’d uninstalled the software)

    I like Sophos AV but unfortunately that’s only available to companies who buy a volume license.

    So now I’m using Kaspersky Internet Security, which is very reliable. I must admit it’s more complex than Norton and brings up a lot of warnings, which you have to either skip, allow, block etc. I haven’t been through the help files yet to really know what I’m doing if I want to make rules … so for now I’m happy leaving the warnings in place until I can take the time to RTFM! That said I’ve managed for a few months with the odd message popping up so it’s no big deal really.

    One of the things I didn’t like about Norton is that it assumes you can’t make informed choices for yourself (and I agree it feels like it hides the options to turn things off a lot of the time). And indeed some users are thrilled when NAV brings up a message each day telling them they’re protected and displays a bar on the taskbar showing they’re protected. Kaspersky might not be suited to users like that as it just runs quietly in the taskbar without a lot of fanfare, which is great for more experienced users.

  6. Which antivirus program is the best? » The PC Doctor’s blog Says:

    […] Kathie has switched to Kaspersky AntiVirus and she highly recommends it .  I’ve tried it too on test machines and find that it’s a lightweight, no-nonsense app.  This antivirus package is quite simple to use and doesn’t bombard you with message and prompts all the time. […]

  7. joey Says:

    i like this. thanks!

  8. mark Says:

    just installed vista and tried out bitdefender – it was crap! vista didn’t even pick it up as av software. found avast on the net (awesome btw!) and tried uninstalling bdf , but it kept giving me error msgs. just ran the uninstall tool and it works perfectly! thanks, was getting desperate =o)

  9. au8ust Says:

    After all… I can get rid of BitDefender! Thanks so much!

  10. Hany Says:

    what can i say thanx mam..

  11. Jim Says:

    Mant thanks for the uninstall tool.
    Saved my bacon.
    All the reviews on bitdefender never mentioned that it was a sever pain in the rear.
    I dont know if it is Vista or a combination of the two.
    Vista is soon to become XP, via the free down grade route.
    I think bitdefender has now finally gone.
    Now giving ESET a try.

  12. Jim Says:

    PS I can’t spell severe either

  13. Kenz Says:

    Thank you so much for this mate..

  14. Nishant Says:

    Thanks.it is irritating to see that a software which is supposed to help you is a problem creator in itself. thanks for the uninstalling program.

  15. isabel Says:

    From South Africa, thank you very much. you are a genius. This greated such a problem to uninstall. Glad you are there for all of us.

  16. Connie Says:

    Thank So Much. Bitdefender nearly locked my PC up and resisted all uninstall attempts and System Restores. The link you provided seems to have finally removed it from my system.

  17. karlo Says:

    tnx man you are awsome…tnx alot

  18. Hong Says:

    Thanks. Big help.

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