BitDefender Announces Free Online Security Kit’s Success

Bucharest, ROMANIA – June 17, 2002 – BitDefender, an East European leader in antivirus technologies, grants free online access to antivirus and security information services. An attractive package, comprising an online antivirus scanner and an antivirus information center is suggested for those wishing to boost the web traffic by adding value to their sites.

Launched only 6 months ago, BitDefender Online free services are now already accessible on 137 news portals, in over 25 countries. Designed to fulfill the most demanding needs, the services are provided in 5 different languages, to fit most of the world’s cultures: English, French, German and Hispanic countries are covered each by a dedicated interface in the respective language.

“After the Internet being plagued by so many viruses during the last year, we decided to assemble a new type of services, keeping web surfers informed on the latest threats and offering them the possibility to check and even clean their systems for free”, Bogdan Irina, Marketing Manager at BitDefender said. “Many news portals in the world have revealed their interest for this comprehensive tool for prognosis, statistics, alert and automatic cleaning of most Internet threats. Internet Service Providers can now benefit from a noteworthy value added service” concluded Irina.

Besides a Real Time Virus Reporting system and a Virus Map – empowering portal’s visitors to trace viruses’ infections and to realize risks’ probability as soon as they arise – the package also includes the Virus Alert service – to inform subscribers about every virus outbreak and the On-line Virus Scan, which enables users to remotely scan their computers for viruses.

Acknowledged for being among the first antivirus producers in the world to warn against the newest threats and virus outbreaks, BitDefender Security Lab has also released a very impressive list of free virus removal tools for all important viruses, from the famous I Love You, to the newest threats in the wild.

BitDefender Professional, the flagship BitDefender product for workstations, starts at $ 44.95, and a free 30-day trial version may be downloaded from

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