BitDefender unveils free editions of several tools

BitDefender announced that many of its most popular security solutions as free editions, available for download.

BitDefender Free Edition is an on-demand virus scanner and does not offer real-time protection against viruses or other malware. It’s best used in a system recovery or forensics role.

BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition provides browser-based protection from phishing attempts by blocking the malicious web pages used to steal credit card data and other personal identification information. This tool is compatible with Internet Explorer and with Firefox.

BitDefender Chat Encryption allows users to communicate securely via Yahoo! Messenger or Windows Live Messenger by encrypting the instant messages exchanged with another PC on which BitDefender Chat Encryption or a BitDefender 2009 product is installed. BitDefender Chat Encryption keeps instant messages safe from hijacking through a simple and automatic encryption process.