SOURCE: BitDefender

December 18, 2008 09:03 ET

If You Think You Know Everything About Malware, Think Again

In a Virtual World Full of Security Threats We Teach You Every Day How to Fight and Survive

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - BitDefender has taken a bold step to address the total security of its customers with the launch of MalwareCity.com, a virtual city for all those interested in malware and security software. BitDefender's goal is to help clarify and provide information on malware and all related subjects. In its Top 100 Undiscovered Websites, PC Magazine calls MalwareCity.com "a great resource for malware information, packaged in a digestible film-noir style." At the site, users can read the news, check the current malware threat level, or consult the virus map.

On the MalwareCity.com Blog, BitDefender Lab specialists write about their experiences, about their discoveries, and share their knowledge of malware and the threat environment. Users can look at the posts about spam history and weekly virus reviews, read spam omelette -- which shares BitDefender testing and spam map generation methodology -- learn how to remove a specific virus, get the latest malware alerts, or gather information about malware history, rogue software and botnets. Users are encouraged to join the fight against e-threats by joining the community and submitting posts on the blog by emailing them to contact@malwarecity.com.

When visiting MalwareCity.com, BitDefender encourages users to check out the present threat level and see if the virus map is indicating a high "temperature" in the user's region. Users can also scan their computer using MalwareCity.com's online scanner or they can embed it on their site and share security solutions with their friends and community.

MalwareCity.com is constantly being updated, BitDefender is encouraging users to stay tuned for the latest news in the industry and the latest blog posts. Users can also subscribe to the MalwareCity.com weekly newsletter, visit BitDefender's Fan Zone to choose their favorite way to support MalwareCity.com, and follow the latest updates from MalwareCity.com on Twitter at www.twitter.com/malwarecity.

About MalwareCity.com

MalwareCity.com is a BitDefender® initiative for the software security community and a free resource for those interested in their online security.

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.