Upgrade from 2017 to 2018?


What would be the best way to upgrade my AV Plus 2017 to the 2018 one?



  • If you want to install it you do the following:
    - uninstall version 2017 then restart the computer;
    - uninstall Bitdefender Agent;
    - Go to Bitdefender Central and click on my DEVICES. Wait until you see the BITDEFENDER INSTALL button at the top;
    - Click the button and download the installation file.
    - start the installation and follow in the window if the desired language is checked;
    - Adjustments are almost identical to the old version.

  • Thanks Mindrucencu,

    Just out of curiosity, I went to Bitdefender Central and WITHOUT uninstalling previous 2017 ver., I downloaded the "new" supposedly 2018 ver and after it completed the download process, I discovered that it was again the 2017 version instead of the new 2018, so I guess the UN-installation of the 2017 ver. before attempting anything further,  is obligatory <_<

    Thanks again !

  • Or you can use my procedure posted here:


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    Windows 11 Pro - 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900KF @3,50 GHz, 128.0 GB RAM

  • Updating the Bitdefender application from one version to the next is a real nightmare because all your settings are lost. For example in version 2017 I configured ransomware protection with about 20 trusted applications. After the upgrade i have to redo the complete process. About one year ago i proposed Bitdefender to build in an option to export the configuration or at least keep the configuration when updating. Nothing has changed so far as i experienced today when updating from 2017 to 2018. <img class=" data-emoticon="" src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6031943/uploads/ipb_attachments/emoticons/default_angry.png" title=":angry:" />