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Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools Version Release Notes (Windows)

Release date:

Fast ring: 2021.03.24

Slow ring: 2021.03.29

important Important:     
  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.
  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools versions and released on fast ring.

New features and improvements


  • Specific error messages will be displayed when Product fails to update due to missing critical Windows patches.

Advanced Anti-Exploit

  • The Advanced Anti-Exploit (AAE) technology is now available for Windows Servers. The module will be installed on and removed from servers via the new Install and Reconfigure task.
    The Advanced Anti-Exploit module is deployed, configured and managed via GravityZone using the same management workflows on servers as available for workstations.

Incompatible Software Removal

  • Added support for removing the following security products:
    • TrustPort Total Protection 17.x
    • Driver Support One 2.x
    • Avast Business Security 20.x
    • VIPRE Antivirus 11.x
    • Sophos Endpoint Agent 2.x (Tamper Protection must be turned off)
    • Endpoint Protector Client 5.x
  • Enhanced support for removing the following security products:
    • McAfee Total Protection 16.x

Resolved Issues


  • Fixed an incompatibility with Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints that caused crashes of File Explorer processes and overall performance issues on Windows 7 machines.
  • In some instances, the product blocked websites with untrusted certificates, while not providing the "Accept risks and continue" option.


  • Fixed an issue with the On-Access Scanning feature, where users without administrative rights could restore a quarantined file. These users are now prompted to enter their username and password when using the Restore button.

Content Control

  • The Content Control module failed to report the web category of a blocked website, in the Blocked Websites report.


  • The Firewall driver generated a memory leak in EPSecurityService on Windows machines.
  • The Events timeline from the local interface displayed wrong messages for incoming and outgoing connections.
  • Fixed an issue where blockPortScans remained active even when the Firewall module was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where traffic was received from an unknown profile.

User Interface

  • The graphical user interface showed that three features part of the Content Control module (Application Blacklisting, Web Access Control and Data Protection) were turned off after logging off or rebooting.
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