How to remove Bitdefender (Antivirus, Internet Security, etc.)

How to remove Bitdefender antivirus and other company products.

Bitdefender es una empresa rumana que desarrolla y produce antivirus, firewalls y soluciones antispam.
  Los productos de software de la compañía están disponibles para varios sistemas operativos, incluidos Microsoft Windows, varias distribuciones de Linux y FreeBSD.

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Contents

  1. Standard remove
  2. Complete Bitdefender removal (for home)
  3. Complete Bitdefender removal (for business)
  4. FAQ

Article in other languages:
🇪🇸 – Cómo eliminar Bitdefender
🇷🇺 – Как удалить Bitdefender

Standard remove

Bitdefender products:

  • for home: Antivirus Free, Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Security, etc.;
  • for business: Endpoint Security, etc.

Windows 10, 8:

  1. Open the list of installed programs (App & Features);
  2. Select Bitdefender (Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Security, etc.) and click Uninstall;
  3. Accept the uninstall;
  4. In the Please choose an operation window, uncheck the Launch feedback survey and click the Remove;
  5. Expect completion Uninstalling process;
  6. Reboot the computer.
How to remove Bitdefender antivirus
Standard remove Bitdefender antivirus

🔔 Attention: after removing the antivirus, check the App & Features remove the Bitdefender Agent if it is listed.

Complete Bitdefender removal (for home)

For Bitdefender products: Antivirus Free, Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Security, Premium Security, Family Pack.

The official Bitdefender Uninstall Tool is used to completely remove Bitdefender products or to remove antivirus settings in case of damaged ones.

Uninstall Bitdefender on Windows 10:

  1. Download the official Bitdefender Uninstall Tool;
  2. Boot Windows in safe mode;
  3. Run the utility;
  4. Click the Uninstall;
  5. Wait for the removal process to complete and restart the computer
Complete remove Bitdefender Endpoint Security
Complete remove Bitdefender

Complete Bitdefender removal (for business)

BEST (Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools) is a tool to remove Bitdefender business products from Windows client computers.

The official BEST Uninstall Tool is used to completely remove Bitdefender in cases:

  • The current installation is corrupted.
  • The endpoints have remnants from previous installations or uninstallations.
  • You want to remove the security agent using a script from one or multiple machines.

Remove the Security Agent that is not protected with an uninstall password :

  1. Download the official BEST Uninstall Tool;
  2. Run the downloaded file with administrator rights;
  3. Follow the instructions;
  4. Reboot the computer.

Remove the Security Agent that is protected with an uninstall password

  1. Download the official BEST Uninstall Tool;
  2. Open Command Prompt with administrative rights.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the uninstall tool.
  4. Run the following command: BEST_uninstallTool.exe /bdparams /password=your_plain_text_password

Advanced BEST Options

ParameterFunctionality
/bdparams This parameter passes arguments and is mandatory to use it with each of the parameters below.
/password= The parameter allows you to enter the uninstall password.
Command : BEST_uninstallTool.exe /bdparams /password=your_plain_text_password
/log This parameter creates a log of the uninstall process in %temp%\uninstalltool.
For example : C:\Windows\Temp\uninstalltool
Command for BEST with uninstall password : BEST_uninstallTool.exe /bdparams /password=your_plain_text_password /log
Command for BEST without uninstall password: BEST_uninstallTool.exe /bdparams /log
/bruteForce This parameter forcefully uninstalls the product, removing remnants and corrupted files from incomplete installations or uninstallations.
Using this parameter:
Does not bypass the uninstall password.
Does not uninstall newer product versions than the uninstall tool version.
Does not uninstall other Bitdefender products except BEST.
Command for BEST with uninstall password : BEST_uninstallTool.exe /bdparams /password=your_plain_text_password /bruteForce Command for BEST without uninstall password: BEST_uninstallTool.exe /bdparams /bruteForce
/passbase64= The parameter allows you to enter the uninstall password encoded in base64 UTF-8.
You can use this parameter when your password contains restricted characters.
Command : BEST_uninstallTool.exe /bdparams /passbase64=>your_encoded_password

FAQ

How to remove damaged Bitdefender antivirus from computer?

To completely remove the damaged Bitdefender antivirus (home), use the Bitdefender Uninstall Tool utility. More..

How to remove Bitdefender antivirus with password?

To remove Bitdefender antivirus (business) password-protected, use the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools utility. More…


How to remove Bitdefender: Antivirus Free, Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Security, Premium Security, Family Pack, and Endpoint Security products) has been discussed in this article. I hope you managed to uninstall Bitdefender antivirus. However, if you run into any problems while uninstalling Bitdefender programs, feel free to write in the comments. I will try to help.

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