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Top certification for low impact of anti-virus software on system performance

NEWCASTLE under LYME, Staffs. – 10 December, 2008 – BitDefender, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Anti-Virus software received the top certification level from AV-Comparatives for its low impact on system performance.

BitDefender’s core Anti Virus software has secured the top level certification for its low impact on system resources. Under the test programme conducted by AV-Comparatives, 16 antivirus products were evaluated to determine which software had the least impact on its host system performance.

Tests were divided into two parts focusing on functionality and performance. Initially the test simulated various file operations that a computer user would normally execute such as, copying files from one place to another, archiving and retrieving files; encoding and trans-coding audio and video files. In the second part of the test, the system boot up and shutdown times of the PC were analyzed to see what impact the anti-virus software had on the process.

Results were classified under a three-level ranking system: Standard, Advanced, and Advanced+. Nine products, including BitDefender achieved the highest level certification.

Commenting on the tests, Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender’s chief technology officer said
“We are extremely pleased with’s test results which supports our claim that in addition to providing solutions offering the highest level of protection, BitDefender also provides antivirus software that does not degrade system performance.”

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About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since its 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 at

Contact details:

Mike Ottewell
MJO Associates for BitDefender UK
Tel: 01538 361217

Nick Billington
BitDefender Country Manager
(UK and Ireland)
Fax:- 0845 130 5069

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