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What does the plugin_nt.m32 file do?

The plugin_nt.m32 process is also known as BitDefender Active Virus Control Plugin - NT and is a part of BitDefender Total Security (Version 2011, 2010) or, as the case may be, BitDefender Antivirus Pro (Version 2011). This software is produced by BitDefender S.R.L. Bucharest, ROMANIA (www.bitdefender.com). An obsolete or defective version of plugin_nt.m32 can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about plugin_nt.m32 BitDefender Active Virus Control Plugin

plugin_nt.m32 is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Plugin_nt.m32 is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 276,992 bytes (71% of all these files), 286,720 bytes or, as the case may be, 266,240 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves plugin_nt.m32. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about plugin_nt?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall BitDefender Total Security or BitDefender Antivirus Pro

To remove BitDefender Active Virus Control Plugin from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate BitDefender Total Security or BitDefender Antivirus Pro in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if plugin_nt.m32 (BitDefender Active Virus Control Plugin) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of BitDefender Active Virus Control Plugin. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for BitDefender Active Virus Control Plugin or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or plugin_nt.m32 is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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