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BitDefender Receives Advanced+ Certification in Proactive Malware Detection

December 2009

Top Certification from AV-Comparatives Awarded for Excellent Scores in Threat Detection with Low False Positive Rates

BitDefender, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Antivirus 2010 received the top certification level from AV-Comparatives for its excellent ability to detect malware in infected PCs while providing a low false positive rate.

In the second half of the August 2009 report, AV-Comparatives tested 16 antivirus products to determine which software had the best ability to detect malware while providing the lowest possible false positive rate. AV-Comparatives used a 4-level ranking system: Tested, Standard, Advanced, and Advanced+. The results were published in November due to the in-depth analysis performed, and preparation of the retrospective test-set, which used malware that appeared August 11th to the 17th.

BitDefender is extremely happy that Antivirus 2010 has received Advanced+ Certification in malware detection while providing the lowest false positive rate out of all tested products, said Viorel Canja, BitDefenders head of antimalware lab. Out of the eight products that received the Advanced+ rating, four employ BitDefender technology, further proving our commitment to malware detection.

BitDefender Antivirus 2010 delivers advanced proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks and identity theft, without slowing down a users PC. Main features include the ability to confidently download, share and open files from friends, family, co-workers and even total strangers. Antivirus 2010 also protects user identity, allowing users to shop, bank, listen and watch privately and securely, guards conversations with Instant Message Encryption, reduces the system load, and avoids requesting user interaction during game play, and more.

For further details on the results of this test, please visit or to view the test results in PDF format click here.