Antivirus software can be a bit complicated to remove. Just scroll down to browse the whole page and see how to correctly uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security 2017.
Bitdefender Internet Security mainly offers real-time protection against malicious traits coming from the internet. If you need to uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 but don’t know how to perfectly get it done, follow our instructions below.
Possible Consequences Caused by Incorrect Uninstall
- Uninstall failure
- Re-installation failure
- Intractable registry entries (remaining files)
- Screen freeze or system crash
Now you know where those errors might come from. The following instruction will guide you through the correct uninstall process, to effectively uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security 2017. And anytime you face an unknown problem, don’t forget we’re still here to help.
Manually Uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security 2017
This part is about how to normally uninstall a program on your own. You can choose to perform this in Safe Mode, better with Networking in case you need to use the Internet for update or download. Then make sure you’re using the administrator account or you know the permission password for making changes.
STEP 1: Close the program and any other related process, you can access Task Manager (by continuously pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del) to end the processes it if necessary.
STEP 2: Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner to open the Start menu, see if there is an uninstall option under Bitdefender Internet Security 2017, click it to start the first part of removal. If no, move to the next step.
STEP 3: Uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security from Programs and Features:
Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner to open the Start menu > select Control Panel > click Uninstall a program/Programs and features > when the window opens, scroll down to find Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 in the list, double-click it to activate the uninstall wizard > follow the prompts to proceed with the removal.
Wait for the process to finish before closing all the open windows.
STEP 4: Now you get to remove its written entries from the Registry Editor, before which you can choose to backup the Registry first in case of any mistake.
(How to back up the registry: Open the Start menu and search for “regedit” > Locate and select the key you want to back up > On the navigator, click the File > Export > In the Save in box, select the location you want to save the copy to, then type a name for the copy > click “Save”.)
Hover your mouse pointer in the bottom-left corner until you see the charms bar on the right > type “regedit” in the search box to open Registry Editor.
Find the following folders to delete:
HKEY_LOCA_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Bitdefender Device Manager
On the navigator, click Edit > Find… > Enter “Bitdefender Internet Security 2017” to check for possible remaining files (leftovers) > If found, delete it/them to completely uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security 2017.
STEP 5: Now you can reboot your computer to take effect. If this didn’t work on your system, continue your tour below and you will have a much easier solution.
Any Better Way to Uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security 2017?
You can choose another shortcut to reach the final “destination” instead of taking the path through Control Panel and Registry Editor. Simply download a helper to manage the work for you in the background. All you are asked to do is clicking a few buttons to make it happen. These are steps:
STEP 1: Download and install Max Uninstaller.
STEP 2: Open the helper, locate and select the Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 icon, then hit the green Run Analysis button on the left, as you can see in the image. Then check all the items belonging to the program and hit the green Complete Uninstall button.
STEP 3: The next is exactly the Registry part – after it finishes the first part, click on Scan Leftovers, tick all items likewise, then hit the green Delete Leftovers button to completely uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security 2017.
Short video to show you the whole process:
This way the target program shall be gone for good. Since there are so many people that have no clue or don’t know how to perform the conventional cleaning process, this would be a better choice for them to save much time. If you happened to be one of them, I believe you will like this trustworthy tool.
You may try to use it to uninstall Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 or any other program you failed to remove in the past. Computer is like a human, it gets tired and runs slowly when it bears heavy burden. So we shall make our move to optimize its performance when it’s necessary. It feels great to free up your hard drive space for more important purposes, isn’t it?