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Bitdefender Windows 8 Security Delivers Top Antivirus Technology to New Operating System

January 2013

'Keep your Windows clean' with the latest Bitdefender security innovation for Windows 8

Bitdefender, the leading antivirus solutions provider, today announces the availability of the world’s first third-party security software specifically designed for Windows 8. The next generation of PC protection for Microsoft’s new operating system is now available online.

Bitdefender Windows 8 Security tailors the world’s best antivirus technology to the most popular operating system, offering dedicated features and technologies, as well as iron-clad protection against malware that can steal your private data, clean out your bank account and leave you at the mercy of cyber criminals.

“With Windows 8, Microsoft offered the user a seamless, efficient operating system – exactly what the company does best,” said Catalin Cosoi, chief security strategist at Bitdefender. “Now, Bitdefender has done what we do best – design comprehensive, high-velocity, malware-annihilating technology. Bitdefender Windows 8 Security will keep your Windows clean.”

Bitdefender Windows 8 Security takes proven antivirus technology and weds it to the operating system through a fully dedicated range of features to fight off all Windows 8 security threats, while integrating with the Windows Security Center.  

In addition, the online shopping guard, Bitdefender Safepay™ automatically opens online banking pages in a separate, secure browser. Bitdefender Autopilot™ offers users a seamless, hassle-free experience while keeping their antivirus operating at maximum efficiency, while Identity Theft Protection and other features ensure total privacy online.

Bitdefender’s technology maintains a high scanning speed on Windows 8 while alerting users if any apps are compromised. Bitdefender Windows 8 Security also scans for dangers before the system even loads, stopping malware before it ever has a chance to spread.

Using technology verified by independent testing organizations such as AV-TEST and AV Comparatives, Bitdefender Windows 8 Security adds a crucial layer of defense. Bitdefender testing recently revealed that Windows 8 is prone to infection by some 15 percent of the 100 malware families most used by cyber criminals this year, even with Windows Defender activated.