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Builds on Award-Winning Technology to Detect and Automatically Disinfect Viruses and Spyware over the Internet

BitDefender� announced today the availability of an enhanced version of BitDefender Online Scanner. Incorporating the BitDefender�s industry-leading scanning engines, BitDefender Online Scanner is a free, on-demand antivirus and antispyware tool that shows users the security status of their PCs and detects and disinfects viruses and spyware files. Accessible directly from the browser and easy to deploy, BitDefender Online Scanner will scan and automatically clean the system memory, all files and drive boot sectors.

BitDefender Online Scanner can be used without having to uninstall the existing data security product. Other benefits include:

# Superior proactive detection � The scanner builds on BitDefender technology that is able to detect new and unknown viruses for which signatures have not been released yet
# Virus and spyware cleaning � Powerful scan engines detect and remove all viruses and spyware
# Always up-to-date � Virus signatures are updated automatically each time the product is launched
# Effective right away � The scanner is configured to automatically clean all infected files
# Convenient � The scanner double checks the security status of the PC even if the user already has an antivirus program installed

BitDefender Online Scanner is based on the same technology as BitDefender Antivirus 2009 which is considered one of the most reliable antivirus solutions worldwide according to independent organizations like Virus Bulletin, AV Test, AV Comparatives, etc. The product is compatible with Microsoft� Internet Explorer 6 or higher under Windows XP or Vista and provides not only detection but also disinfection from viruses and spyware. BitDefender Online Scanner is available to everyone who visits BitDefender�s website and complements any antivirus product already on the user�s system.

�BitDefender Online Scanner is one of our most popular tools with more than 500,000 users a month and more than six million a year,� said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender�s CTO. �The benefits of BitDefender Online Scanner are quite clear; it�s easy to deploy directly from the browser, there�s no need to uninstall other security products, and best of all it�s free. Many of today�s anti-malware programs can�t keep up with the speed and volume with which new malware is being released. BitDefender Online Scanner gives users the ability to test and verify the effectiveness of their anti-malware solution using the industry�s leading proactive anti-malware technology free-of-charge.�

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