1.    1 Week Ago #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 295
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    Program refuses to be uninstalled


    Bitdefender (an anti-virus program) is giving me trouble. After running for a week it gave trouble (refused to accept my sign-in details and even a new attempt to register under new details). It refuses to run and it keeps in asking me to re-install it, which I do but I get into the same loop again.

    I have tried Windows 10's uninstall control panel but I repeatedly get a window, presumably from Bitdefender, giving me info on how to complete installation (which includes a restart). Bitdefender continues to be listed in CP "Programs and Features".

    How can I get rid of this troublesome program? Is there a brute force method?

    Thanks.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 613
    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    Hey Stevekir,
    Have you tried the BitDefender Uninstall Tool - Uninstall Bitdefender
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 295
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle51 View Post
    Hey Stevekir,
    Have you tried the BitDefender Uninstall Tool - Uninstall Bitdefender
    Yes, that worked, but it was a struggle involving irrelevant error messages. After the hassle with Bitdefender and, earlier, AVG, I am now relying on Windows defender and Malwarebytes (paid).

    Thanks for your help.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 900
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    From post #3
    I am now relying on Windows defender and Malwarebytes (paid).
    That is also the combination I use, it works on my system with out a bunch of hassle.
    I do manual update often on both programs. It takes less than a minute.

    Jack
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 295
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
    From post #3


    That is also the combination I use, it works on my system with out a bunch of hassle.
    I do manual update often on both programs. It takes less than a minute.

    Jack
    Good. That's reassuring.

    Steve K.
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