What is bdmcon.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the bdmcon.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Bdmcon.exe file information

The process known as BitDefender Management Console belongs to software BitDefender (version 10, 9, 8 Free Edition) by SOFTWIN S.R.L (

Description: Bdmcon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Bdmcon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 290,816 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 421,888 bytes or 372,736 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Bdmcon.exe is not a Windows core file. Bdmcon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bdmcon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bdmcon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This file is about Bitdefender Antivirus Program
  Vitor Rocha   (further information)
  Barry o' Driscoll   (further information)
an usupported operation was attempted
Part of 9 files which are used by BitDefender 9 Internet Security. It's a well-known Romanian anti-virus.
BitDefender Antivirus Program: BitDefender Management Console.
BDMCON.EXE is a process associated with BitDefender Anti-Virus from SoftWin. This process should not be removed to ensure that your system is secure.
  The Windstar   (further information)
aparait à chaque démarrage de xp,et annulé à chaque fois par moi. devait appartenir à bitdefender2008 il doit rester des traces
If the bitdefender windows freeze, you can kill this process to end them without jeopardizing your antivirus protection

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of bdmcon.exe: based on 7 votes with 8 user comments. 5 users think bdmcon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade bdmcon.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving bdmcon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bdmcon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bdmcon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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