BitDefender Detects New Trojan that Hijacks Google Text Advertisements; Cuts into Google Revenues

18 December 2007

BUCHAREST, Romania – December 18, 2007 – BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender antivirus analysts have detected a new trojan, which hijacks Google text advertisements, replacing them with ads from a different provider. The threat, which is identified by BitDefender as Trojan.Qhost.WU, modifies the infected computers' Hosts file (a local storage for domain name / IP address mappings, which is consulted before domain name servers and is considered authoritative).


BitDefender Lab’s Top 10 Malware List for 2007

18 December 2007

BUCHAREST, Romania – December 18, 2007 – BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that the Peed bot – aka "Storm Worm" aka "Nuwar" – was number one on the BitDefender Top 10 malware list for 2007. According to BitDefender Labs, the spread of the Peed bot has placed it higher that the prolific category of trojan downloaders by almost 10 percent overall, at 33.94 percent of total detections in the past twelve months.


BitDefender Antivirus 2008 Receives Virus Bulletin 100% Certification

14 December 2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – December 12, 2007 – BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Antivirus 2008 was awarded VB100% certification from Virus Bulletin for its ability to detect 100% of the viruses on the WildList. Tested by Virus Bulletin on Windows 2000, BitDefender’s powerful security solution was proven to be one of the most secure anti-virus solutions available.


BitDefender Receives Funding to Support Global Expansion and Advance Leadership Position in Antivirus Software and Data Security

06 December 2007

BUCHAREST, Romania – December 6, 2007 – BitDefender® announced today it has received $7 million in capital that will be used to support efforts to advance the company’s position as a worldwide leader in antivirus and data security market.


BitDefender Lab’s Top 10 Malware List for November Reveals Trend Toward Lower-Profile Malware

03 December 2007

BUCHAREST, Romania – November 30, 2007 – BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today its Top 10 Malware List for November 2007. According to BitDefender Labs, malware packed with the NSAnti packer topped the November list with 28.62% of total detections.


BitDefender Internet Security and Antivirus Products Now Available Throughout the U.S. at OfficeMax™

26 November 2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 26, 2007 – BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that its BitDefender Internet Security 2008 and BitDefender Antivirus 2008 software solutions are available to the public immediately in all OfficeMax™ (NYSE: OMX) retail stores across the United States. OfficeMax is one of the leading retailers and business resellers of technology products and services in the U.S., with more than 860 retail stores across the country.


BitDefender Approved for Compliance with Linux Operating Systems

20 November 2007

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – November 12, 2007 – BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced that BitDefender Security for Mail Servers and BitDefender Security for Samba have been approved for compliance with Red Hat’s (NYSE: RHT) and Novell’s (Nasdaq: NOVL) Linux operating systems.


BitDefender Nominated for Two Best of IT ChannelVision™ Awards

19 November 2007

Mountain View, Calif. – November 19, 2007 – BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender has been nominated for two Best of IT ChannelVision™ Awards; Best System Builder Solution: Software and Best xSP Channel Strategy at IT ChannelVision Fall 2007.


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