BitDefender Launches Next-Gen BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices

Enhanced solution offers on-demand antivirus and spyware protection for Linux-based users

February 6, 2009

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BUCHAREST, Romania " February 6, 2009 " BitDefender', a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, has launched a new version of BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices, the on-demand antivirus and antispyware scanner for Linux and FreeBSD, which is free for personal use.

The new and improved features of BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices enhance the user experience and increase the level of protection. The main features include:

On-demand antivirus and antispyware protection Script and extension-based integration with various applications and services: - Mail clients (e.g. Pine, Evolution) and Mail Server services - Scheduling services (e.g. Cron) ensuring scan and update automation Classic command line scanner complete with a graphical user interface for better integration with desktop environments Automatic addition of the scanner's GUI to the system menu Open source plugins for three popular file managers: Konqueror (KDE), Nautilus (GNOME) and Thunar (Xfce) Action setting based on scan result type

"BitDefender has been putting an increased effort on improving the product line for Linux-based users," said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender's chief technical officer. "The availability of free licensing for home users has quickly made BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices one of our most popular products from the UNIX line. BitDefender will continue to improve the UNIX product line to ensure our users are completely protected against internet threats regardless of what computer system they own."

A registration key must be purchased for business use through the BitDefender Online Store or from BitDefender certified partners.

This product is available in English, Brazilian and Romanian.

For more information on BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices visit BitDefender's new Unix Portal page. To keep updated with virus updates and company news, sign-up for BitDefender's RSS feeds here.


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. # # #

North America Media Contact: Paul Hughes, Topaz Partners Phone: +1 781-404-2416 Email: [email protected]

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