SOFTWIN Releases BitDefender Free Edition v.7

Bucharest, ROMANIA – May 9, 2002 – SOFTWIN, a leading provider of security related software and services, today announces the beta release of a new, free antivirus product, integrating its next generation of technologies for antivirus detection. Offering complete antivirus scanning features, BitDefender Free Edition v.7 also brings into play a skinable interface, allowing a product customization for each user.

Addressing the common problem of viruses spreading quickly among home users, BitDefender Free Edition v.7 combines the high performance technology offered by its new scanning engines with a new approach of the antivirus market. More personal, warm and familiar, it makes possible for the common users to get closer to the tricky world of data security.

“We thought about those people who either didn’t afford to buy a professional antivirus solution or just didn’t care enough about their own privacy to spend any money for it” says Daniel Ionescu, Data Security Division Manager at SOFTWIN. “We integrated the technology of a product already at its seventh version into a product that stimulates user’s inspiration and originality. We hope this association can build a sense of confidence among computer users, persuading them to protect themselves whenever they feel vulnerable” Ionescu concluded.

BitDefender Free Edition v.7 may be downloaded for free from


On demand scanning – Powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild every time you need it.
Scheduled scanning – You can schedule the checking of your system at any time, periodically, without any other intervention.
Immediate scanning – With just a right click, you can check your files and folders
Automatic and manual update – Intelligent update of antivirus protection, without your intervention. The update can be done from the network over the Internet, directly or through a Proxy Server. You may also check the existence of an upgrade or update, at any moment you’d like.
Skinable interface – You can express yourself, designing new interfaces, or you can use those drawn by others. File Quarantine – By isolating the infected files in quarantine, the risk of getting infected diminishes. You also have the possibility to send these files for further analysis to BitDefender Labs.
Complete Report File – When launching a scanning you may choose to create a report file where you can see statistics about the scan process.
Free Human Technical Support – Provides 24/24 e-mail, chat and phone human technical support

BitDefender Professional – which includes also a real-time virus content scanner and an Application Firewall – starts at $ 44.95, and a free 30-day trial version may be downloaded from

Founded in 1990, SOFTWIN is a leading provider of PC anti-virus software and computer security services. The company has developed and applied cutting-edge technologies in over 500 software applications and more than 2,500 data conversion projects for clients in the United States and Europe. BitDefender, its flagship product, is only the third product of its kind in the world to receive ICSA certification for Windows XP. SOFTWIN is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, and employs more than 400.

The mission of the SOFTWIN data security department is to ensure the protection of systems against computer viruses, to do antivirus research, to develop new technologies for monitoring all possible ways to infect a system and, last but not least, to educate the IT public of the danger of computer viruses.

BitDefender and the BitDefender logo are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries, of SOFTWIN SRL, Romania. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

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