New Bitdefender Total Security 2012 Offers Social Network Protection and Autopilot Mode

July 2011


Top rated technology offers sleek, silent defense from digital security threats

Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative Internet security solutions, has today announced the release of the new Total Security 2012, offering sleek, silent defense from threats such as hackers, viruses, and identity theft attacks.

Bitdefender Total Security 2012 boasts a completely overhauled user interface and has been designed to meet the demands of computer users that require protection to work 24/7 without interrupting their work and enjoyment. Key new features include social networking protection, an Autopilot mode and scan dispatcher to maintain system performance. It launches alongside sister products Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012.

Bogdan Dumitru, Bitdefender CTO commented:

"We've given the home user product range a striking overhaul. The new interface is very easy to use, and the addition of the optional Autopilot feature will meet the demands of those users looking for a hassle-free security experience."

"Our technology has been leading the way across independent testing and consumer organization recommendations for some time now, and we're certain the new range will help to further our reputation as the strongest choice for digital defense."  

When in Autopilot mode, the product makes intelligent, optimal security-related decisions without input from the user. This means no pop-ups, no alerts, and nothing to configure after setup. Importantly, users can still easily access the dashboard to make their own in-depth decisions should they wish to do so.

Bitdefender's new social networking security feature will filter and block social-networking specific e-threats by scanning the links users receive from friends on Facebook, whilst also monitoring and advising on privacy settings. Meanwhile, the scan dispatcher finds and uses time-slices when system resource usage falls below a certain threshold to perform recurring scans of the entire system. This way Bitdefender does not interfere with user-initiated actions and does not impact system responsiveness.

The range of new and improved features in Bitdefender Total Security 2012 also includes:
New - Safebox - Online Backup & File Synchronization. Bitdefender Safebox monitors important files and instantly backs them up to a secure remote server whenever a change is detected. Backed up files become available to users' other computers on which Bitdefender is installed. Bitdefender Total Security 2012 comes with 2GB of free storage.
New - Rescue Mode. If e-threats, such as rootkits, cannot be removed from within the Windows operating system, the computer is re-booted in Rescue Mode-a trusted environment which is then used for cleanup and restoration.
New - Virtualized Browser. Launches the browser in a Bitdefender-provided environment, isolating it from the operating system.  This is done to prevent browser-based e-threats from exploiting vulnerabilities to gain control of the entire system.
Improved - Flexible Interface. Drag and drop modules to get quick access to the actions you perform most often directly from the main window.
Improved - Streamlined Installation. Bitdefender 2012 easily installs with just a few clicks, and in half the time required by the previous version.  
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