Bitdefender Leads World Antivirus Industry in Quality, Independent Tests Show

June 2013


Bitdefender posts perfect scores in protection and usability; runs twice as fast as industry average

Bitdefender re-confirmed its status as the producer of the world’s highest-quality antivirus software, maintaining the global #1 spot in the latest round of rigorous testing by independent analysts from AV-TEST.

Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global antivirus software solutions, earned perfect scores in both detecting malware and protecting users against zero-day malware attacks in the latest round of independent tests. The software beat all other 25 contestants, winning 17 of a possible 18 points, in March and April testing.

While offering the best protection, Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 also proved faster than almost all other antivirus software, with a mere three-second impact on computer performance. That’s twice as fast as the industry average of six seconds.

“Bitdefender is consistently coming in at the top of the antivirus industry in terms of quality and performance,” said AV-TEST CEO Andreas Marx. “We have come to expect dynamic performance from Bitdefender, and we’re not disappointed.”

Bitdefender software scored a perfect six of six points in the Protection category, a perfect six in Usability, which measures false warnings and detections, and won five out of six points in Performance, which measures system impact while the user visits web sites, downloads software and performs other routine actions.

“Bitdefender has been the reigning champion for quite some time now in terms of quality,” said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. “We’re extremely pleased that recent tests don’t just show that we maintain the #1 spot – they show that we’re getting even better and faster.”

In an awards ceremony earlier this year, Bitdefender was named Product of the Year for 2012 by AV-Comparatives, another major independent testing organization, after it scored a perfect three stars in eight rounds of testing last year.


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