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How Do I Completely Remove BitDefender®

March 27, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to use the BitDefender® uninstallation tool

If you want to, for any reason, delete and remove BitDefender® antivirus from your computer, you can use one of two methods. The first is the basic uninstallation process from the Control Panel and the Add/Remove Programs process. The second is accomplished using a specialized utility provided by BitDefender®. It is suggested that you use the remover, because security software usually runs more processes and components and the basic uninstallation process may not be able to remove everything properly. Using the instructions below you can learn where to download and how to use the BitDefender® uninstallation tool so you can delete BitDefender® with ease.

Removing BitDefender® Antivirus:

  1. Open your Internet browser and download the remover from the BitDefender® support site.
  2. Run the downloaded file.
  3. When the uninstall tool interface appears, click on the “Uninstall” button.
    You can select a specific product from the dropdown menu or leave it as the default, which will remove all BitDefender® products.
  4. Wait for the tool to display the completion message. Then, restart your computer.


  • Applies to: BitDefender® Antivirus, BitDefender® Antivirus 2008, BitDefender® Antivirus 2009, BitDefender® Antivirus 2010, BitDefender Antivirus 2011, BitDefender® Antivirus Plus, BitDefender® Antivirus Plus 2012, BitDefender® Free Edition, BitDefender® Internet Security, BitDefender® Internet Security 2008, BitDefender® Internet Security 2009, BitDefender® Internet Security 2010, BitDefender® Internet Security 2011, BitDefender® Internet Security 2012, BitDefender® Total Security 2008, BitDefender® Total Security 2009, BitDefender® Total Security 2010, BitDefender® Total Security 2011, BitDefender® Total Security 2012
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 2000, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP®


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