Vsserv.exe Application Error
Over the past week or so, I have had the bitdefender icon gray-out and services to become unresponsive. This is similar to other recent threads on this forum. Looking through the Windows System Log, the following message series is present each time this occurs:
Application popup: vsserv.exe - Application Error : The exception unknown software exception (0xc0000417) occurred in the application at location 0x00254034. Click on OK to terminate the program.
Note that no popup is actually displayed.
The Windows Error Reporting Service service entered the running state.
The BitDefender Virus Shield service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this $X time(s).
Note that $X is an integer based on the occurrence. It appears that the counter starts over for each reboot.
Restarting the Bitdefender Virus Shield fixes the problem for a while.
I agree with others on this forum that this issue is ridiculous. At a minimum, there should be an option for BitDefender to automatically lock down all internet access to the computer when it is unprotected. I am very displeased that this error has occurred multiple times overnight and not been noticed until I get home from work the next day - almost 16 hours of time at-risk, and with an email client active and downloading emails & attachments.