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Polymorphic file infectors and rampant false positives fail half of the entrants.

BitDefender Antivirus 2008 has secured VB100% certification from Virus Bulletin for its ability to detect 100 percent of the viruses on the WildList. The tests, which were carried out by Virus Bulletin on Windows 2000, have shown that BitDefender’s product is one of the most secure anti-virus solutions available.

“BitDefender is claiming pole position as the principle European vendor,” says Nick Billington, Country Manager for UK and Ireland. “In addition to validating the power of BitDefender’s solutions to our customers, this Virus Bulletin certification is especially noteworthy as fewer than half of the 32 tested solutions received a certification.”

BitDefender Antivirus 2008 provides state of the art proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks, rootkits and more using BitDefender’s B-HAVE (Behavioral Heuristic Analyzer in Virtual Environments) technology. Additional features include a new Gamer mode which temporarily modifies protection settings for optimal gaming performance, hassle-free hourly updates and free 24/7 support.

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.

For a complete list of companies and products evaluated, visit http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/2007/12.

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.com.

Contact details:

Mike Ottewell
MJO Associates for BitDefender UK
Tel: 01538 361217
E-mail: mjo.associates@tiscali.co.uk

Nick Billington
BitDefender Country Manager
(UK and Ireland)
Tel: 08451305096
E-mail: billington@bitdefender.co.uk
Fax: 0845 130 5069


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