Bitdefender Wins Testing For Home Antivirus Protection

PCM Netherlands chooses the best antivirus solution

BitDefender, an award-winning antivirus solution, was chosen by the Personal Computer Magazine in Netherlands as the best solution for home PCs protection. The main advantage was the scanning efficiency and the quality of the associated services.

In competition with Norton Antivirus, Kaspersky, Panda Antivirus Platinum, F-Protect, Norman Virus Control, RAV and eTrust Antivirus, BitDefender brought two home PC protection solutions: BitDefender Professional and BitDefender Home Edition, the first revealing as an extra an Application Firewall and a superior network fortification.

Both products have excelled in intuitive behavior and stunning effectiveness, but most of the votes were earned by BitDefender Home Edition, which had the gain of a lower price.

The evaluation criteria were:
– user-friendly interface
– detection of main virus categories
– operating systems supported
– price list
– virus definitions number (over 72 000)
– archives’ scanning
– detection of viruses associated with Office documents
– false alarm minimizing
– best behavior under Windows 9x and Windows XP

BitDefender has recently upgraded to the 7th version of his home protection suite and the new BitDefender Standard Edition v. 7, replacing Home Edition v. 6.5, can be evaluated for free from The price list for BitDefender starts from $29.95, including a free CD.

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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. BitDefenderâ„?, its flagship product, is only the third product of its kind in the world to receive ICSA certification for Windows XP and the first to be awarded for groundbreaking innovation by the European Commission and Academies. SOFTWIN is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, and employs more than 450. Company Website:

About BitDefenderâ„?
The mission of the SOFTWIN’s Data Security Division 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. Launched as a new brand in November 2001, BitDefenderâ„? now provides security solutions to satisfy the protection requirements of today’s business environment, enabling management of all complex threats that endanger a network, from a small local area to large multi-server, multi-platform WAN’s. Website:

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