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What is sfal.dll?

Part of Bitdefender Security by Bitdefender

What is it?

BitDefender Selfprotect is part of Bitdefender, an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. Bitdefender is designed to protect computers from viruses and spyware. Unlike the commercial version, the free tools only offer an on-demand virus scanning and doesn't provide real time scanning.
Description of sfal.dll from Bitdefender
Bitdefender antivirus technology to secure online transactions, protect mobile devices from theft, automatically back up files, and Tune-Up PCs. Active Virus Control is a proactive, dynamic detection technology which monitors processes' behavior in real-time, as they are running, and tags suspicious activities. Personal Data Filter prevents critical data from ever leaving your computer. Antiphising - Analyzes and blocks websites that support various scams or credit card phishing attempts.
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How is sfal.dll loaded?

Process Module - sfal.dll is loaded as a DLL (dynamic link library) module within the process vsserv.exe (Bitdefender 2013 by Bitdefender) via run-time dynamic linking.
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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the sfal.dll file.Of the 0.2% of sfal.dll users, 25.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bitdefender\bitdefender 2013\sfal.dll

Are there other versions of Bitdefender Security?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. The BitDefender products feature antivirus and antispyware, pers More...
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File details

File name: sfal.dll
Publisher: Bitdefender (verified)
Name: Bitdefender Security
Description: BitDefender Selfprotect
Size: 133.47 KB
Original file name: sfal_C1_MV1_PV2013.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: BitDefender SRL
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 2/7/2012

Image hashes

MD5: 6d66ca46e18804813de0f43c6714c6f5
SHA-1: da5c1cea037c73d92419a0bd848de61cf4a9c548

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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