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Bitdefender Wins 12th Virus Bulletin VB100 Award in Two Years

May 2013

Bitdefender 'not far short of perfect' in response testing, Virus Bulletin says


Bitdefender, the world’s leading innovator in antivirus software, just won its 12th straight VB100 award by independent testing and certification organization Virus Bulletin.

This is the third major testing organization in recent months to rank Bitdefender as #1. The internationally-renowned AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives organizations named Bitdefender the “Best Repair for 2012”, and “Product of the Year” at the start of 2013.

With Virus Bulletin, Bitdefender caught all malware samples in rigorous testing in April and registered no false positives, while also proving “not far short of perfect” in response testing against malware that appeared in the week before the trial started.

“Detection was excellent, as we have come to expect, with very high scores,” Virus Bulletin said. “The certification sets were handled impeccably and a VB100 award is easily earned. Bitdefender is another member of the elite club of products achieving 12 VB100 passes in the last two years. Stability was flawless.”

Bitdefender caught all malware samples in rigorous testing through April by the Oxfordshire, UK-based organization, and registered no false positives.Testing against malware, which included samples that appeared only after Virus Bulletin was given the software, was supplemented by trials for speed and system performance.

“At Bitdefender, we started 2013 with the attitude that we were facing the extremely difficult task of beating the best performer of 2012 – ourselves,” said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. “I’m pleased to say that we are on track to do just that. We remain No. 1, and No. 1 is getting even better.”

To win the right to display the VB100 certification logo,testing must prove that the product “detects, both on demand and on access, in its default settings, all malware known to be 'In the Wild' at the time of the review, and generates no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.”

The VB100 certification follows other praise and awards affirming that Bitdefender continues to set the quality standard for the global antivirus industry. Last month, Bitdefender won the No. 1 spot in testing by independent analysts of AV-TEST, the organization’s first-ever trials on Windows 8. 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.