BitDefender 10 Becomes the Only Security Software to Accurately Detect 100% of Malware in Performance Tests

October 2006


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – October 17, 2006 – BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced that BitDefender 10 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 XP Professional SP2, BitDefender’s powerful security solution was proven to be one of the most secure anti-virus solutions available.

Initially, Virus Bulletin judges failed BitDefender 10 because the software identified what had thought to be a clean file as malware. All other security software tested identified the file as clean. However, upon closer examination, Virus Bulletin judges found that the file that BitDefender identified as malware actually was infected and commended BitDefender for detecting it.

Employing BitDefender’s new patent pending B-HAVE (Behavioral Heuristic Analyzer in Virtual Environments) technology, version 10 of BitDefender’s Internet Security, Antivirus Plus, and Antivirus security solutions offer consumers and small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) the industry’s strongest heuristics-based technology for proactively monitoring and detecting today’s most malicious viruses, spyware, spam and phishing activity.

The VB100% certification is recognized as one of the industry’s definitive guides for the performance of an antivirus product. The WildList Organization (http://www.wildlist.org) collects monthly virus reports from anti-virus experts around the world. The data from the reports is compiled to produce The WildList – a list of those viruses currently spreading throughout a diverse user population. A virus that is reported by two or more of the WildList reporters will appear in the top-half of the list and is deemed to be 'In the Wild'.

Virus Bulletin magazine tests the leading antivirus solutions against the viruses which appear in the ‘In the Wild’ list. Only those antivirus solutions that achieve full protection from these latest viruses are considered for the VB100% certification.

"This is a dramatic confirmation of the value of BitDefender's B-HAVE heuristic detection technology and a great morale booster for BitDefender,” stated BitDefender CTO Bogdan Dumitru. “We are thrilled to learn that BitDefender 10 found malware that went undetected by every other security software tested.”

Today, BitDefender is trusted by over 41 million users worldwide and offers the industry’s most efficient line of anti-virus and data security defense. BitDefender has won countless awards for its flawless protection of both enterprise and personal computer use software. Currently, BitDefender is ranked as one of the top three data security software products in Europe and is continuing to grow and gain prestige globally.


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