SOURCE: BitDefender

May 14, 2008 08:03 ET

BitDefender Embraces Gaming Community With Launch of GameSafe

BitDefender's GameSafe Defends PCs From Viruses, Spyware and Rootkits Without Affecting "In-Game" Responsiveness

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today introduced its new antivirus defense for gamers called BitDefender GameSafe, which defends users' PCs from viruses, spyware and rootkits. Traditionally, online gamers have sacrificed security while gaming because of the drag it can place on their PC. A system slow-down can have a life or death consequences in the virtual world. GameSafe keeps the impact on processing power, memory and virtual memory to a minimum, allowing gamers to maintain "in-game" responsiveness and eliminating interruptions during play.

When activated, BitDefender's GameSafe:

--  Minimizes processor time and memory consumption
--  Postpones automatic updates and scans
--  Eliminates all alerts and pop-ups
--  Sets the scanning level to "permissive," so only the most important
    files are scanned

Additionally, the GameSafe firewall protects users' Wi-Fi connection from unauthorized access.

"Traditional antivirus security providers are focused on protecting computer applications, while BitDefender is focused on new and emerging threats resulting from the emerging online lifestyle," said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender CTO. "GameSafe offers BitDefender's award-winning antivirus protection, while not interfering with gamer activities, allowing hours of uninterrupted game play for the ultimate secured gaming experience."

For more information on the BitDefender's GameSafe, please visit

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since our inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe -- giving them the peace of mind of knowing that their digital experiences will be secure. BitDefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information is available at