Bitdefender Wins "Top Rated" of the Year Award in AV Comparatives Testing

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26 January 2012

Bitdefender Wins Two Gold Medals in Year's Tests


– Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, won the Top-Rated Award for 2011 from respected independent testing organization AV Comparatives after a year of rigorous, repeated tests.

Bitdefender won the “Gold Medal” in Whole-Product Dynamic Protection and Malware Removal, outstripping all other products in those categories. It also won a Bronze in On Demand Malware Detection after tests on antivirus products from 20 companies last year, AV Comparatives said in its Summary Report 2011.

Bitdefender received Advanced+ score – the highest possible – in six categories, including both On-Demand tests in February and August, the Whole Product Dynamic test from March through June, the Retrospective Test in August, and the Removal test in November. Whole Product Dynamic tests from August through November also awarded Bitdefender the Advanced+ score.

AV Comparatives examines leading antivirus products for both rate of detection and false positives, scoring them in four categories depending on performance – “advanced +”, “advanced”, “standard” and “tested”.  The Top-Rated Award was given to five providers for scoring Advanced+ grades in at least five categories.

“It’s always an honor to receive such recognition,” said Viorel Canja, Head of Bitdefender Labs. “Bitdefender products have shown a pattern of rapid advancement in recent years that is keeping the company always a step ahead of competitors. We always look forward to these tests to receive independent confirmation of that.”

“Bitdefender consistently meets very high standards and we always look forward to testing it,”  said Andreas Clementi of AV-Comparatives. “Our testing standards are extremely rigorous, so any company that achieves the Top Rated award has the right to be very proud indeed.”

Bitdefender technology has been highly rated in a range of top industry and consumer testing. Alongside AV Comparatives and, Bitdefender  has won praise by influential organizations such as Which? in the UK, Stiftung Warentest in Germany and Consumersearch in the US.