A question about processes, and I met segurazo today
We’re running Antivirus Plus on three computers and I’ve got a couple questions.
1. There SEEM to be a LOT of processes for BitDefender
2. BD redline update
3. Bdservice host – at least 4 of those
4. Bitdefender agent
5. Bitdefender Network OS Helper Process
6. Bitdefender VPN service
Does it really need this many processes just to keep junk off the box? We don’t even use VPN but the service is always sitting there.
What triggered this is even though we’ve regularly scanned, this morning while editing a Word document, my browser blew up with some big, red alert and the whole system slowed to a crawl. Browser was unusable, my wireless mouse disappeared then came back VERY laggy. Even word got so slow it was unusable. I saved and got out, killed the browser, but saw a word – segurazo before it closed.
Rebooted and everything was STILL virtually unusable.
Switched to the laptop, went out and looked, and found out segurazo is some product or virus or malware or whatever, but it appeared to be causing a problem. And it’s DEFINITELY not something I knowingly ever installed on any system.
I finally booted the system into safe mode and killed it with Malwarebytes, but I’m concerned that if Bitdefender didn’t care about this, how many other types of garbage is it not keeping off these systems?