I tried to use bitdefender online free scan and thought I did not need to download anything. It turned out Bitdefender created a folder under common files. Now everytime when I turn on the computer, a bitdefender program would run (program location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\Setupinformation\downloader.exe" /after_restart),
a pop-up shows up and asks the following
"Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer".
If I clicked yes, two things happen -
(a) Bitdefender seems to force me to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials (a new pop-up asks me to uninstall MSE)
( A second popup shows "Bitdefender needs to restart the computer"
I did not want to uninstall MSE but then the Bitdefender process cannot be complete.
How can I remove the Bitdefender folder under
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender ?
Do I just drag and dump it in trash can?
Also, not sure if they are related to bitdefender online scan, several other things happened after I tried to use the online scan.
(a) MSE update stalled at ~ 30% for a long time (finally it succeeded in updating. Or so it showed).
( I tried to run CCleaner, hoping to "remove" this "downloader" thing. CCleaner became super slow in both doing analysis and cleaning up. I noticed that it was slow when it ran into Firefox Internet Cache. I could see the CCleaner went through each and every "file" in Internet Cache VERY VERY slowly.
Any help on Bitdefender setup downloader. Or am I infected by FAKE bitdefender ? Great many thanks.