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BitDefender Receives Advanced+ Certification

BitDefender receives the top certification from AV-Comparatives.org on the impact of antivirus software on system performance
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. " December 9, 2008 " BitDefender', an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Anti-Virus 11 received the top certification level from AV-Comparatives for its low impact on system performance.

AV-Comparatives performed tests on 16 antivirus products to determine which software had the least impact on system performance. AV-Comparatives used a 3-level ranking system: Standard, Advanced, and Advanced+. The test was broken into two parts. In the first, the test simulated various file operations that a computer user would execute such as, copying files from one place to another, archiving and unarchiving files and encoding and transcoding audio and video files. In the second part of the test, the system boot up and shutdown of the PC was analyzed to see what impact the anti-virus software had on the process.

"We are extremely pleased with AV-Comparatives.org's test results which prove that in addition to providing solutions offering the highest level of protection, BitDefender also provides antivirus software that does not degrade system performance," said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender's chief technology officer. "BitDefender topped many of the other antivirus solutions in this test which reinforces the fact that BitDefender Anti-Virus 11 is the most complete and effective antivirus software available."

For further details on the results of this test, please visit AV-Comparatives.org (http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse/performance2008a.pdf).

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 our security solutions' site.

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