Bitdefender 2009 Av - Bdagent.exe Hogging Cpu
I recently went from BD AV10 to BD 2009 AV because it said my subscription had expired. I didn't think I had started the AV10 subscription on Jan 1st 2008 but I went ahead and got the 2009 edition anyway. I used the uninstall utility in control panel to remove the old version and then installed BDAV 2009. Since then I have had problems with sluggish performance and hangups with Outlook 2007. I noticed that the process bdagent.exe always consumes 10 to 40 percent of my cpu (I run XP Pro + Core 2 duo 2ghz + 4gb of memory). The bdagent.exe process seems to use 10 to 40 % ALL the time even when I don't have any applications running (although there are a number of other processes running). I tried setting the AV and privacy setting to default with no improvement. All my virus scans are clean. The vsserv.exe process usually runs 0 to 2 % until it needs to scan something and then it can hit as high as 50%. That is pretty normal as far as I can remember compared with the BDAV10 version. When both vsserv and bdagent are running my system is pretty much useless.
I looked up bdagent.exe on some of the process file forums and it seems to say that it is in charge of maintaining BD across multiple user accounts. It also says that if you don't use fast user switching the process may be terminated. I can not terminate the process to see if it improves performance. Has anyone had any similar experiences? Does anyone know what it is that bdagent.exe is actually doing with all of this CPU time? Any help would be most appreciated.