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Recently, I installed Bitdefender Antivirus. I wanted to remove it after the trial period. After uninstalling it via CCleaner, moving all stuff from Librar, I found there is still an agent up and running and I cannot disable. I cannot kill that process even as root:

bdagent - pid 65

sudo su - 
kill -9 65
-sh: kill: (65) - Operation not permitted

Killing it via Activity Monitor doesn't work either.

Output of ps is:

root# ps -ef | grep defender
    0    65     1   0 11:08PM ??         6:49.98 /Library/Bitdefender/Central/Agent/bdagentd
    0   211     1   0 11:08PM ??         0:00.40 /Library/Bitdefender/AVP/antivirus.bundle/BDUpdDaemon
    0   212     1   0 11:08PM ??         0:08.25 /Library/Bitdefender/AVP/antivirus.bundle/BDLDaemon
    0   213     1   0 11:08PM ??         0:00.23 /Library/Bitdefender/AVP/common.bundle/BDCoreIssues
    0   224     1   0 11:08PM ??         0:00.12 /Library/Bitdefender/Central/Agent/bdcredentialsd
  501   513     1   0 11:08PM ??         0:01.13 /Library/Bitdefender/AVP/AntivirusforMac.app/Contents/MacOS/AntivirusforMac

The Bitdefender folder is:

drwxr-xr-x    4 root  wheel   128 Jul  2 19:32 Bitdefender

I cannot remove it, even as root, I cannot chown, nothing.

Is there any way to just remove this?

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Okay, I managed to fix it.

TLDR:

  1. Boot into recovery (hold CMD+R on startup)
    1. Go to disk utility, mount your OS X partition
    2. Go back, launch terminal (top bar -> utilities)
    3. rm -rf /../Bitdefender

https://www.bitdefender.com/support/how-to-uninstall-antivirus-for-mac-if-the-standard-uninstaller-doesn&039;t-work-1722.html

Resolved thanks to @user90735

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    Good to know this as I'll be going through it soon. BitDefender is just too much! – Seamus Sep 4 '18 at 15:42

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