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BitDefender Internet Security Suite 2008, running on Microsoft Windows XP, has received top rootkit detection results in a test conducted by AV-Test.org during April. On Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, BitDefender was also one of the top three products.

The tests, running on Microsoft XP Home Edition and Microsoft Vista Ultimate Edition, pitted 60 active malware samples (both rootkits and malware hidden using rootkits) against a selection of antivirus software packages.

While the results of the test showed that detection and removal of running rootkits is a problem for most major antivirus companies, BitDefender Internet Security 2008 managed to remove 23 rootkits and 27 hidden malware programs, a success which BitDefender CTO Bogdan Dumitru partly attributed to the B-HAVE pro-active detection technology developed by BitDefender

“The results of tests conducted by independent organizations like AV-Test.org, reinforces BitDefender’s success as we strive to improve our pro-active detection technologies,” said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender’s CTO.

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 AV-Test.org

AV-Test.org is a project of the Business-Information-Workgroup at the Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Germany) in cooperation with AV-Test GmbH. AV-Test.org’s test labs are equipped with more than 100 computers and server systems. Currently accessing 60 Terabytes of testing data (this includes several million malware samples and clean files). Tests are done on all important desktop and server platforms, including all currently supported versions of Windows, Linux, Solaris, Unix, Lotus Domino/Notes and MS Exchange.

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 is available on http://www.bitdefender.co.uk

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: nbillington@bitdefender.co.uk
Fax:- 0845 130 5069



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