BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Nov 20, 2012) - Bitdefender, the leading antivirus solutions provider, today announces the availability of the world's first third-party security software specifically designed for Windows 8. The next generation of PC protection for Microsoft's new operating system is now available online.
Bitdefender Windows 8 Security tailors the world's best antivirus technology to the most popular operating system, offering dedicated features and technologies, as well as iron-clad protection against malware that can steal your private data, clean out your bank account and leave you at the mercy of cyber criminals.
"With Windows 8, Microsoft offered the user a seamless, efficient operating system -- exactly what the company does best," said Catalin Cosoi, chief security strategist at Bitdefender. "Now, Bitdefender has done what we do best -- design comprehensive, high-velocity, malware-annihilating technology. Bitdefender Windows 8 Security will keep your Windows clean."
Bitdefender Windows 8 Security takes proven antivirus technology and weds it to the operating system through a fully dedicated range of features to fight off all Windows 8 security threats, while integrating with the Windows Security Center.
In addition, the online shopping guard, Bitdefender Safepay™ automatically opens online banking pages in a separate, secure browser. Bitdefender Autopilot™ offers users a seamless, hassle-free experience while keeping their antivirus operating at maximum efficiency, while Identity Theft Protection and other features ensure total privacy online.
Bitdefender's technology maintains a high scanning speed on Windows 8 while alerting users if any apps are compromised. Bitdefender Windows 8 Security also scans for dangers before the system even loads, stopping malware before it ever has a chance to spread.
Using technology verified by independent testing organizations such as AV-TEST and AV Comparatives, Bitdefender Windows 8 Security adds a crucial layer of defense. Bitdefender testing recently revealed that Windows 8 is prone to infection by some 15 percent of the 100 malware families most used by cyber criminals this year, even with Windows Defender activated.
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified Internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including "Editor's Choice" by PC Mag for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 and the "GoldAward" by TopTenREVIEWS that confirmed the software's top spot among 25 tested security products. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of Internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.