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You have replied to a topic that is 6 years old.HijackThis only scans certain areas of a computer's system/registry
to help diagnose the presence of undetected malware in known hiding places. Given the sophistication of malware hiding techniques used by attackers in today's environment, HijackThis is limited in its ability to detect infection
and generate a report outside these known hiding places. This limitation has made its usefulness nearly obsolete
since a HijackThis log cannot reveal all the malware residing on a computer. As such, HijackThis has been replaced by other preferred tools
that provide comprehensive logs with specific details about more areas of a computer's system, files, folders and registry keys which may have been modified by malware infection.
If you are dealing with a malware infection, please advise and I will direct you to the appropriate forum for assistance. If not and your only issue is removing Bitdefender then the following information may be of help.
Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers
that load at boot-up and create files/folders/registry entries in various locations. It is not uncommon for some anti-virus programs to not completely uninstall itself using the usual method of Programs and Features
or Add/Remove Programs
in Control Panel due to the presence of related services and processes running in the background. Sometimes the uninstall works more effectively if you first stop and disable the program's service
(and associated processes) or perform the removal in safe mode
so there are less processes which can interfere with the uninstallation.Revo Uninstaller Free or Portable
is an alternative to Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs. Revo provides a listing of all installed software by installation date and when removing a program, it does a more comprehensive job of searching for and removing related registry entries, files and folders. Just follow these instructions...How to use Revo Uninstaller
Another alternative is Opswat AppRemover
- supported applications list
. This is a free utility that enables you to remove antivirus and security programs to include orphaned files left behind from incomplete uninstallations....How do I use AppRemover and other FAQs?
In many cases anti-virus vendors also provide clean-up utilities
or removal tools
on their web sites to remove remnants left behind after uninstalling or for a failed uninstall so always check there first. It's best to download directly from the vendor's site to ensure you are using the most current version of the uninstall utility as it is not uncommon for third party hosting sites to have outdated versions which may not work properly. See Replacing your Anti-virus - List of Antivirus Uninstallers and Removal Tools
These are the links for the most current removal instructions.How to uninstall BitdefenderBitdefender uninstall tool direct download