SOURCE: BitDefender

BitDefender

February 19, 2009 09:15 ET

BitDefender QuickScan Beta to Provide Second Opinion on PC Security

Offers Users a Quick and Easy Check for Running Threats

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) - BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced the availability of the beta version of BitDefender QuickScan. BitDefender QuickScan is an advanced online tool used for detecting running malware. It makes use of "In-the-Cloud" scanning to determine if files accessed by running processes are malicious.

The QuickScan online service is intended to provide an alternative to traditional online system scanning solutions, which are heavy on both bandwidth and system resources. BitDefender QuickScan easily and quickly checks the machine, scanning for patterns and virus signatures already known as threats.

"This beta version no longer has the engines downloaded, with any updates in tow, onto the scanned computer. The scanning engines are now left on BitDefender servers, with the local component sending only the relevant bits of suspicious files for analysis. We hope to achieve significant speedups over the traditional solutions," explained Bogdan Dumitri, BitDefender CTO.

According to Innovation Product Manager Alexandru BALAN, "BitDefender plans to integrate the technology behind QuickScan into other products as well, after the beta rids itself of any remaining bugs and proves the value of the technology in a real-world setting. BitDefender is constantly working to improve the technology offered to consumers, ensuring that BitDefender products provide complete protection against the increasing internet threats."

BitDefender QuickScan is available for testing at http://qscan.bitdefender.com.

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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 about BitDefender and its products are available at the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender's www.malwarecity.com provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.