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BitDefender Receives Advanced+ Certification

December 2008

BitDefender receives the top certification from on the impact of anti-virus software on system performance

BitDefender, 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.orgs 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, BitDefenders chief technology officer. BitDefender topped many of the other anti-virus solutions in this test which reinforces the fact that BitDefender Anti-Virus 11 is the most complete and effective anti-virus software available.

For further details on the results of this test, please visit