Uninstall BitDefender Agent Step by Step – Full Tutoruals for Windows
“Have tried to uninstall BitDefender Agent many times, but it won’t go. Can anyone help me with the removal, like enlightening me what I should know and what I might have missed?”
Lately there have been many users who found troubles when trying to uninstall BitDefender Agent in Windows. If you happened to be one of them, you’re going to need some guides, which I have listed on the page for you.
BitDefender Agent (aka Bd Agent) belongs to most versions of the BitDefender products. It’s not essential for Windows, though the file is certified by a trustworthy company, it may still sometimes cause issues. You can find it in a subfolder of “C:\Program Files”, and the program runs when Windows starts.
No matter the problems came from the program itself or something you might haven’t done right, the point is to correctly get rid of the program, so that the next you bump into a similar problem, you’ll know what to do.
How Do I Regularly Uninstall BitDefender Agent on PC?
Compared to Windows 8, the main difference of Windows 10 is that it provides a brand new Start menu other than the Start screen, and these two can be easily switched between each other. In the following steps, I particularly listed the steps you can take via the Start menu in Windows 10 along with those in Windows 7/8. Hopefully they see to every reader’s needs.
First of all, make sure you’re using an Administrator account. Or when you’re ask for permission password, you’ll need to provide it before going further. If your system never had a second account, ignore this, then start the removal right away:
1. Close BitDefender Agent.
Quit the BitDefender Agent program from running in the background no matter what. It may not be necessary towards the removal of some programs, but just in case.
2. Open the list of currently installed programs.
Windows 7: open the Start menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a program
Windows 8: right-click on the Start button > Programs and Features
Windows 10: right-click on the Start button > Programs and Features
3. Uninstall BitDefender Agent from the programs list.
Click on BitDefender Agent > Uninstall or Double-click BitDefender Agent to activate its built-in uninstaller > confirm the removal > wait for the wizard to finish the process.
4. Open the Windows Registry Editor.
Windows 7: open the Start menu > Execute “regedit” in the search box
Windows 8: point your mouse to the bottom-right corner > Search > Execute “regedit” in the box
Windows 10: open the Start menu > Execute “regedit” in the search box
5. Delete the vestiges to completely uninstall BitDefender Agent from your PC.
Now you’re removing the files that regular uninstallation might leave behind. Before doing this, you might want to read How to Back up & Restore the Registry in case of any mistaken deletion.
Then on the navigator of Registry Editor, click Edit > Find… > search for “BitDefender Agent” > Delete the file (s)/folder (s) if found.
6. Restart your PC to take effect.
Then check your system tray (right end of the taskbar) and Task Manager (hit Ctrl + Alt + Del to open), if BitDefender Agent is not there then the removal was successful.
Use Max Uninstaller to Easily Uninstall BitDefender Agent in Windows
There is always another way to uninstall BitDefender Agent much more efficiently – A tool that allows you to remove programs that do not uninstall properly from he Windows Control Panel. If you have any software that has failed to uninstall, you can use to search for files and leftovers that associated with the software, then completely wiped the them from the system. To quickly show you the whole process, I’ve put this short video (example) below:
Here are specific steps to follow:
1.Download & install Max Uninstaller, then launch it.
2. Uninstall BitDefender Agent by going through: Select BitDefender Agent > Click Run Analysis > Click Complete Uninstall.
3. Delete the remaining files (registry entries) by doing: Click Scan Leftovers > Click Delete Leftovers.
Clicking/tapping Back to Step1 will bring you back to the list of currently installed programs, so that you can check whether the uninstall was successful. Free feel to use Max Uninstall on other programs you wish to remove, I’m sure you’ll dig the convenience it brings you. For any questions or doubts, let us know by leaving your comment.
Last but not least
If Windows is not working quite right for you, startup takes long, or some files are causing problems, a powerful cleaner can always be a good helper to you. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of garbage as the result of improper installation/removal of software. In some way, system maintenance is not that difficult.