SOURCE: BitDefender


November 03, 2009 12:04 ET

BitDefender Receives Advanced+ Certification in Malware Removal

Top Certification From AV-Comparatives Awarded for Excellent Scores in Cleaning Malware and Removing Leftovers

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Antivirus 2010 received the top certification level from AV-Comparatives for its excellent ability to remove malware from infected PCs.

AV-Comparatives test was performed from September 1st through the 15th on 16 antivirus products to determine which software had the best ability to detect and remove malware and any leftovers. AV-Comparatives used a 4-level ranking system: Tested, Standard, Advanced, and Advanced+. The test for the October 2009 report was conducted from a set of 10 different malware samples.

"Having already tested well in malware detection from AV-Comparatives, we are extremely happy that BitDefender Antivirus 2010 has received their Advanced+ Certification in malware removal," said Viorel Canja, BitDefender's head of antimalware lab. "BitDefender has now not only demonstrated the ability to detect malware threats, but also to effectively remove them."

BitDefender Antivirus 2010 delivers advanced proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks and identity theft, without slowing down a user's PC. Main features include the ability to confidently download, share and open files from friends, family, co-workers -- and even total strangers. Antivirus 2010 also protects user identity, allowing users to shop, bank, listen and watch privately and securely, guards conversations with Instant Message Encryption, reduces the system load, and avoids requesting user interaction during game play, and more.

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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 its inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention, emerging as the industry's anti-malware innovator. 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 provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.