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Bitdefender Wins AV-TEST Best Repair Award


Bitdefender Wins AV-TEST Best Repair Award

SYDNEY/AUCKLAND – January 31, 2013 – Awards from both major independent testers propel Bitdefender to another year at the top.

Bitdefender, creator of the world’s best antivirus software, won the Best Repair title from German security institute AV-TEST, clinching an award from the second of two major independent testing organizations in the first weeks of 2013.

The award, which reflects Bitdefender’s prowess in fighting malware infections already on a victim’s computer, follows the awarding of the Product of the Year title to Bitdefender two weeks ago by the other major analysis firm, AV-Comparatives.

The Best Repair 2012 statuette by AV-TEST honors Bitdefender Internet Security’s effectiveness in detecting, repairing and cleaning malware from an infected system. A main factor the security institute examined was the ability to detect hidden rootkits and remove malware that also alters the system.

“In some of our most exhaustive testing ever, Bitdefender proved to be the reigning antidote to infection,” said AV-TEST CEO Andreas Marx. “The company has done great things with its repair technologies. When your computer is infected, Bitdefender is the one to go to."

In December of last year, Bitdefender also made a stunning debut in AV-TEST trials with its 2013 security suites. Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 won the top place in the German institute’s testing, scoring 17 out of 18 possible points.

“Here in the Bitdefender Labs, we’re always looking out to develop daredevil technologies – the potentially disruptive innovations that keep us at the top of our industry,” said Viorel Canja, head of Bitdefender Labs. “This creative approach, and our emphasis on going the extra mile, has served us very well in recent years. So we're always pleased to hear of new awards, especially when they come from one of the most respected testing organizations in the industry.”

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For further information about Bitdefender, please contact

Marie-Claire Suter
Howorth Communications
(02) 8281 3815



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Howorth Communications

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About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including “Editor’s Choice” by PC Mag for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 and the “GoldAward” by TopTenREVIEWS that confirmed the software’s top spot among 25 tested security products. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software – and gossip.