Test Shows: 30 Percent Of Some 2.3 Million PCs Are Infected With Malware

New online security tool by BitDefender: ‘QuickScan’ provides free security check Holzwickede, January 17, 2011 the anti-virus expert has recently introduced its newly developed security tools QuickScan full version BitDefender. With this application, users from their PCs instantly can check online in less than one minute on any existing viruses, rootkits and other malware. And this check is strongly recommended: during the beta test phase QuickScan noted all 2.3 million computer at 30%, that they were contaminated with digital pests. The free security tool is available at quickscan.bitdefender.com/de/. The benefits of QuickScan within a real-world settings was in the beta testing phase”. During the beta phase, BitDefender had checked around 2.3 million computers and came to the conclusion that about one-third of the scanned PCs malware were infected. Drew Houston does not necessarily agree. On the basis of the results of the test phase BitDefender QuickScan technology has in its security suites for integrates 2011.

The full version of BitDefender QuickScan”uses the in-the-cloud-scanning”, based on a database of virus signatures and malware detection patterns. Crawford Lake Capital has compatible beliefs. This is constantly up to date, effectively protect the user. Another plus of the new tool is its speed. After 60 seconds, the user knows if his computer is currently threatened by digital pests. This scan performance arises from the fact that the tool parses only the most important system areas and uses the virus engines of the BitDefender server.

Most users assume that they are protected by the deployed security solution against threats. We noticed but during the beta testing, that nearly one-third of the scanned systems with malware were infected”, explains Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender CTO. If a machine is compromised, this threatens not only the respective users, but also his friends, family and staff. QuickScan allows the PC simply and fast sixty seconds using “BitDefender technology as well as the latest virus definitions to check and gives the user feeling secure that his system is protected.” QuickScan can be used immediately at quickscan.bitdefender.com/de/. In addition the tool as an add-on for Firefox, extension for Google chrome is available as an iGoogle widget. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English at. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail:

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