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Bitdefender Dominates Anti-Phishing Field in AV-Comparatives Testing

Bitdefender has proven the best in the industry at detecting phishing attempts in extensive testing by independent analysis firm AV- Comparatives.

In July testing that pitted 18 leading antivirus software providers against 574 actual, live phishing URLs extracted from recent attack e-mails, Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 came out No. 1.

Bitdefender blocked 97.4 percent of all URLs, shutting down attempts to fraud users of PayPal, eBay, numerous online banks, social networks, online gaming sites, credit card data and more.

“Bitdefender has made serious advances in heading off online fraud through phishing that often confounds other security software – and it’s seriously paying off,” said Bitdefender Chief Security Researcher Catalin Cosoi. “We are clearly the world’s best at fighting phishing attempts and our security is just getting better as we introduce new innovations such as Bitdefender Safepayâ„¢.”

Bitdefender Safepayâ„¢ delivers the latest blow to online theft and fraud, protecting users with a secured browser that keeps online transactions private and secure. The new feature, which activates automatically when users access their bank accounts, was not included in the July round of testing.

“Phishing can be a particularly damaging form of online crime, so we were eager to see how the software providers would perform in this test,” said Andreas Clementi of AV-Comparatives.

In general antivirus testing by AV Comparatives last month, Bitdefender also won the highest score, reaching a protection rate of 99.6 percent. Bitdefender has also recently won an Editor’s Choice award from PC Mag, and has won the top spot in seven rounds of testing by independent testing firm AV-TEST.

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.

About the author


Bianca Stanescu, the fiercest warrior princess in the Bitdefender news palace, is a down-to-earth journalist, who's always on to a cybertrendy story. She's the industry news guru, who'll always keep a close eye on the AV movers and shakers and report their deeds from a fresh new perspective. Proud mother of one, she covers parental control topics, with a view to valiantly cutting a safe path for children through the Internet thicket. She likes to let words and facts speak for themselves.

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  • i don’t say that bitdefender is not a good av, but what you say about this “zero-day detection” statistics ?