How To Fix Bitdefender Error 1008?

If the Bitdefender error 1008 occurs, then you need to follow the below-mentioned steps to fix the error.

 Bitdefender Error 1008

Method: 1

  • On your Windows, press the Ctrl + Alt + Del shortcut keys to open the Task Manager.
  • You can view all the running programs on your Windows through Task Manager.
  • Click the Process tab and select the programs one by one to end the task.
  • When you find the program that is causing trouble, close the Task Manager window and click the Start menu.
  • Go to the Windows Control Panel and select the Uninstall a program option.
  • Now, a list of programs installed on your Windows will be displayed on the screen.
  • Select the program that caused the trouble and click the Uninstall button.
  • Now, download and reinstall the latest version of the uninstalled program from the official site.
  • Now, check if the Bitdefender error 1008 has been resolved.

Method: 2

  • Before executing this method, make sure that you have created a backup of the registry files.
  • Press the Windows + R shortcut keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Enter “Regedit” in the text box and hit the Enter key to open the Windows Registry Editor.
  • In the Registry editor window, type “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall” in the address bar to get into the file path.
  • Navigate to the left-side panel and select the Bitdefender program expanded under Uninstall.
  • Go to the right side and give a double-click on the UninstallString icon.
  • Next, copy the text and close the Registry Editor window.
  • Click the Start menu and paste the copied text in the search panel.
  • Now, click OK to uninstall the Bitdefender program.
  • After removing the Bitdefender program, reboot your Windows and re-install the Bitdefender Antivirus software.

Method: 3

  • Open the Run panel by pressing the Windows + R shortcut keys.
  • In the Run dialog box, enter “temp” and hit the Enter key.
  • In the pop-up window, select all the files by pressing the Ctrl + A shortcut keys and press the Delete button.
  • If prompted, click Yes to confirm your action.
  • Open the Run dialog box again and type “prefetch” in the text field.
  • Press the Enter key and select all the files and remove them from your Windows.
  • Now, launch the Bitdefender Antivirus software and check if the error 1008 is fixed.
  • If the problem persists, remove the Microsoft Visual C++ package and reinstall it by downloading the latest version from the official Microsoft site.
  • Since the Bitdefender error 1008 is a runtime error, reinstalling the runtime libraries could fix the error.


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