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Bitdefender Launches Free Tool to Help Rid Users of Adware

November 2014


Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global security software solutions, has launched an exclusive layer of protection against annoying ads and toolbars, adding the free Adware Removal Tool for PC to its award-winning technologies.

Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global security software solutions, has launched an exclusive layer of protection against annoying ads and toolbars, adding the free Adware Removal Tool for PC to its award-winning technologies.

The new tool eliminates annoying apps, adware, toolbars and other browser add-ons. As malvertising takes the cyber-crime spotlight, the Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC also provides complete protection against malicious programs that can hijack computers.

A Bitdefender study published in the Virus Bulletin showed one in three ad networks may serve malvertising. The research revealed almost 7 per cent of advertising landing pages were misleading, infecting users with malware or deceiving them with fraud, spam and phishing.

“We decided to use our expertise to create our own adware removal tool, and to offer full-range protection against the whole series of adware-related threats,” Bitdefender Senior Product Manager Jonas Selkala said. “The tool is backed-up by our #1 awarded anti-malware technologies. It helps users reclaim their computers, by keeping the apps they like, and getting rid of the numerous programs that bug them.”

After scanning computers, the Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC marks a list of dangerous and annoying apps such as Adware.SwiftBrowse, Adware.Plush and Adware.BrowseFox. It only deletes programs after user approval.

The Adware Removal Tool for PC also fights Bundler and Keylogger software, which invade users’ privacy and may cause financial damage. Application.Bundler installers typically send private data, including geo-location, to third-party servers, while Keyloggers can steal sensitive information such as credit card data and spy on browser activity.

The Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool supports any PC with Windows (XP or later Windows release). The tool does not replace a security solution, which should be installed and updated on all Internet-connected devices. Bitdefender users are already protected against adware.

To download the Adware Removal Tool for PC, see http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/adware-removal-tool-for-pc.html.

About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of 500 million home and corporate users across the globe. 

Top international testing organizations and world-renowned software reviewers acknowledge Bitdefender as a provider of the world’s most effective antimalware solutions. In January 2014, Bitdefender won top honors from AV-TEST, becoming the first solution to win “Best Protection” and “Best Performance” simultaneously. Bitdefender has also confirmed its industry leadership status with titles including “Best Antivirus of 2014” and two Editor’s Choice awards from PCMAG, and 2013 Editor’s Choice from CNET.

For more information about Bitdefender products, visit the security press room. Bitdefender also publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, with stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams and malicious software.


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