How to Install Bitdefender 2017 on your Computer

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How to Install Bitdefender 2017 on your Computer

If you have recently purchased Bitdefender 2017 antivirus program, then congratulations on choosing the best security program yet. The installation doesn’t really take much technical knowledge as the process is automated via an executable installer, a computer user just needs to attend while the installation is taking place and see whether everything is going right. However, there are few checklists to check before getting into the installation. Antivirus installation is quite sensitive as a faulty installation could result in conflict between the antivirus and some other security program.

Uninstall any Previous Security Programs

On a computer system, only one security program should exist be it an antimalware suite or an antivirus program. Different modules from different companies such that McAfee Antivirus, Norton Antispyware – such combination might exist, but two similar module from multiple companies shouldn’t be installed on one computer as they would both detect each other as a security threat and eventually block each other.

Uninstall any previous security program using the Programs and Features tool located inside of Control Panel in Microsoft Windows operating system. After the uninstallation is done, get rid of the registry entries and residue files using file shredders like CCleaner, or Argente Cleaner for advanced users. Later on, use Runscanner software to scan for anything using the search box that your previous antivirus software might have left behind. Once you are done with all these steps, reboot your computer. Initially, you might want to keep your internet connection unplugged to avoid any network based security threat. That wouldn’t be necessary if you use Windows 8 or above because Windows Defender will automatically be activated when there’s no security program installed.

Install Bitdefender 2017 on your Computer

Before attempting to install Bitdefender 2017 on your computer, make sure you have checked the system requirements.

System Requirements for Bitdefender 2017

  • Operating system: Bitdefender 2017 doesn’t work in any version of Microsoft Windows below Windows 7 Service Pack 1. That sums up the following – Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Anyone using the previous Windows editions should stick to the older versions.
  • Minimum hardware configuration is 1 GB hard drive space, 1.6 GHz CPU and 1 GB of system memory (RAM). Bitdefender recommends 2 GB of free hard drive space at least, Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz CPU and 2 GB of RAM for fluid operation.
  • A computer should have any internet browser installed such as – IE10 or above, Mozilla Firefox 30 or above and Google Chrome 34 or above.

Installation

You could use Bitdefender Uninstall Tool to remove any previous Bitdefender security file from your system, if any. If you have followed the security software cleanup instruction mentioned in the beginning, you don’t have to do this again.

You should sign up for Bitdefender Central Account if you don’t have one yet. Select your device from the My Devices tab and download the installer for your computer. However, if you have the installer in any other media, execute it from there. Run as administrator and follow the instructions till the end. Done!

Conclusion

Installing Bitdefender 2017 on a computer is simple is easy. If you still can’t get a grip on the process, refer to some YouTube tutorial for better understanding.

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