Bitdefender Wins #1 in First AV-TEST Trials of 2013

April 2013

Bitdefender a perfect protection rating and top marks on Windows 8 performance


Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global antivirus software solutions, maintained its industry-wide lead in 2013 in testing by independent analysts of AV-TEST, with a perfect score for fighting off viruses, worms, Trojans and other online threats.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 scored 17 out of 18 possible points in extensive AV-TEST trials through January and February, with 6 out of 6 in the Protection category, 6 of 6 in Usability and 5 out of 6 in Performance. The results beat all other 25 competitors, confirming Bitdefender’s solid industry-wide lead.

“Again and again, Bitdefender brings high-level protection, great usability and quite good performance to the table,” said AV-TEST CEO Andreas Marx. “At AV-TEST, we’re getting used to this outstanding performance by Bitdefender, as the company has shown remarkable consistency.”

The testing - the first by AV-TEST on Windows 8 - extends the winning streak from 2012 and 2011 that earned Bitdefender a commanding lead over the global antivirus industry. Other competitors tested against Bitdefender include Symantec, Kaspersky, PC Tools, AVG and others. Windows Defender, packaged with Windows 8, scored 2 out of 6 points, illustrating the need for advanced antivirus protection for Windows 8 users.

“Bitdefender has established a rock-solid reputation with phenomenal testing results in recent years by all independent testing organizations - we’re eager to see how we can improve further in 2013,” said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. “We’ve redoubled our efforts and enthusiasm to beat the stiffest competition around – ourselves.”

In an awards ceremony earlier this year, Bitdefender was named Product of the Year for 2012 by AV-Comparatives, another major independent testing organization, after it scored a perfect three stars in eight rounds of testing last year. Last month, Bitdefender also won a VBSpam+ Award from independent analysis and testing firm Virus Bulletin for outstanding spam detection and zero false positives. That award marked four full years of success in Virus Bulletin testing, with Bitdefender winning an award in every single round of tests, making it one the most-tested, and most-awarded, products on the market.