SOURCE: BitDefender


May 05, 2011 08:03 ET

BitDefender Security Scan Adds an Extra Layer of Protection With "In the Cloud" Technology

Free Tool Reports on the Speed, Stability and Security of Windows Machines

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, has announced the release of BitDefender Security Scan. This free product is designed to provide comprehensive information that is needed to keep Windows machines running safely and smoothly, in a fast and convenient way.

After a quick scan of a user's computer, Security Scan will show a detailed report on the status of any security threats found, along with a registry of errors. It will also run alongside any other security solutions installed, providing a complementary layer of protection and troubleshooter to boost performance.

The product uses BitDefender Quickscan, which takes full advantage of "in-the-cloud" technology to detect active malware in less than a minute -- taking just a fraction of the system resources needed by a regular virus scan. There is no need for virus signature updates, as the entire virus database and the scanning engines are hosted on remote servers.

Furthermore, BitDefender Security Scan will recommend the best solution to both secure the PC from any threats and also to help restore the computer's speed and stability should there be any problems.

"We developed BitDefender Security Scan knowing that people want the minimum of hassle in staying safe online and keeping their PC running smoothly," said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender Chief Technology Officer. "With the use of our cloud malware scanning technology and the ability to advise on how to improve computer performance, we're confident that Security Scan will be a really useful product for many users."

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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. 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 security 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 Malware City provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

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