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BitDefender detects 99.51% of malware under independent tests by leading security authority

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 30, 2007 – BitDefender’s antivirus engine has achieved a 99.51% performance rating for the detection of malware under independent tests conducted by AV-Test.org of Germany. In doing so, BitDefender led all other single-engine competitors in finding the most malware, once again demonstrating the powerful capabilities of its innovative B-HAVE® advanced detection techniques.

Performed earlier this month, the test programme measured the capabilities of 29 competing single and multi-engine antivirus solutions on their ability to detect nearly a million different pieces of malware using the most up-to-date signatures. Only validated samples of malware found in the wild and collected by AV-Test in the past six months were used in the testing process.

“We are very pleased with the results of this test and will strive to continue leading the pack among top antivirus vendors,” commented Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender’s chief technology officer. “AV-Test’s results demonstrate BitDefender’s ongoing commitment to providing home and SMB users with solutions that offer the absolute highest levels of malware protection. The timing of these results is ideal, as it shows the level of protection now available in BitDefender 2008, our newest line of security solutions.”

For further details on the results of this test, please visit AV-Test.org (http://www.av-test.org). Details on the company's testing techniques can also be obtained here.

About BitDefender®
BitDefender is a leading global provider of security solutions that satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The company offers one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of security software, setting new standards for threat prevention, timely detection and mitigation. BitDefender delivers products and services to over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 180 countries. BitDefender has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Romania. Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting: http://www.bitdefender.co.uk

Contact details:
Mike Ottewell
MJO Associates
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E-mail: mjo.associates@tiscali.co.uk

Georg Brauer, PR & Marketing
Softwin GmbH (BitDefender)
Headquarters Western Europe
Saarlandstrasse 84
D-44139 Dortmund
Germany
Tel.: + 49 2 31 – 99 33 98 0
Fax: + 49 2 31 – 99 33 98 99
E-Mail: presse@bitdefender.com

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