Customer Service Center If you wish to fix or uninstall Bitdefender Free Edition, use the following command from the Windows start menu: Start-All Programs-Bitdefender Free Edition-Repair or Uninstall A new window will be opened. Choose the action you wish to take: Repair Installation reinstalls all software components. Uninstall Removal deletes all files related to Bitdefender Free Edition and removes its registry entries.
Users of Windows 7 should go to the Start menu and then put regedit into the search box. Now, in the Navigator registry editor, pick Find BitDefender and then click the Edit button. Delete the files and folders that have been discovered. Restart the computer now. Users of Windows 8 can find the Registry Editor at the same place as Windows 7 users--the Start menu. Click on the Search icon next to the Start menu and enter regedit into the search box. Select Find BitDefender from the results and click OK.
Alternatively, check for the little Bitdefender symbol on the taskbar's notification area. From here, you can clean out any old definitions from previous scans and update them for a more current list of threats.
If you're using a Mac, we recommend installing Sophos. Go to Bitdefender's Free Edition home page (not their premium offering) and download the program. To begin the installation procedure, double-click on the installer. To install the program, simply follow the wizard's instructions. Your trial period will end after 24 hours so be sure to shut down your computer when done.
Also worth mentioning is ClamXav from indyMac. This free virus scanner is easy to use and offers good protection. It scans emails as well as downloaded files so if you want full coverage, it's recommended.
Last but not least, OS X comes with built-in defenses against viruses and malicious programs. All Apple software is fully tested before release, and only safe apps are allowed into the App Store. You should also be aware of app sandboxing which prevents applications from accessing certain system files or directories. This means that if an application tries to write to one of these locations, it will be prevented from doing so. For example, if an infected app wants to delete something important such as personal data, it won't be able to because it doesn't have permission to do so.
Sandboxing is designed to protect your system integrity but it can also be used by developers to prevent their products from being tampered with by third parties.
How to Remove a Device from Bitdefender Central
BitDefender, like any popular program, has flaws and oddities. Frequently, difficulties arise as a result of incorrectly comprehending characteristics. Serious problems, on the other hand, must be addressed by the publisher. These can include security breaches, disabling features, or memory leaks.
Click Review your computer's status under System and Security. To expand this section, click Security. Please follow the link. In Windows Security, look under Virus protection. Bitdefender Antivirus should have green checkmarks in the Virus & Threat Protection box. If not, click the Help button for instructions on how to fix your problem.
You do not need to input the code every time you install Bitdefender on a new device. Try signing in to Central with another e-mail address if you have one. The code was most likely enabled on the second Central account. If you've never used the code before, contact Bitdefender Support for help. Your license key has run out of time. It is no longer valid.