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Offers users a quick and easy check for running threats

BitDefender QuickScan is an advanced online tool used for detecting running malware. It makes use of a web based “In-the-Cloud” scanning facility to determine if files accessed by running processes are malicious.

The QuickScan online service is intended to provide an alternative to traditional online system scanning solutions, which are heavy on both bandwidth and system resources. BitDefender QuickScan checks the PC by scanning for patterns and virus signatures which have already been identified as threats.

Commenting on the development, BitDefender Chief Technology Officer, Bogdan Dumitru said,
"This beta version no longer has the engines downloaded, with any updates in tow, onto the scanned computer. The scanning engines are now left on BitDefender servers, with the local component sending only the relevant bits of suspicious files for analysis. We hope to achieve significant speedups over the traditional solutions."

On completion of the beta programme, BitDefender plans to integrate the technology behind QuickScan into other products, drawing on the lessons learned by exposing the technology to a real-world environment.

BitDefender is constantly working to improve the technology offered to consumers, ensuring that the companys products provide complete protection against the increasing internet threats.

BitDefender QuickScan is available for testing at

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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 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 about BitDefender and its products are available at the company’s security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender’s provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.
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Contact details:

Mike Ottewell
PR for BitDefender UK & Ireland
Tel: 01538 361 217

Nick Billington
BitDefender Country Manager (UK and Ireland)
Tel: 0845 130 5096
Fax: 0845 130 5069

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