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In light of recent high profile dangers such as TDL4, BitDefender has released a removal tools for the current top one hundred malware threats.

Based on the company’s scanning and disinfection technologies, it’s designed to help protect users from a range of infections and stay safe online.

The monthly release will include generic removal mechanisms for the most prevalent malware . It can eliminate a wide assortment of infections, ranging from Trojans and worms to rootkit-based malware.

Also featured is an overhauled interface that offers improved usability and aesthetics.

Viorel Canja, Head of BitDefender Antimalware Labs, said:

“Users not running an anti-malware solution take a greater risk of getting infected. Furthermore, if they have already become victims, they might infect friends or unwillingly affect other computers connected to the Internet. The recent publicity about TDL4 highlights the need to ensure you are protected, and these removal tools will go a long way to helping people do just that.”

The removal tool download page is located on Malware City, use the links below:

64-bit version: http://www.malwarecity.com/community/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=24

32-bit version: http://www.malwarecity.com/community/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=23


About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry’s fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, BitDefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies.

BitDefender just released the first public beta of BitDefender Total Security 2012.

As far as security software is concerned the trend continues to be slick-looking, minimalist designs for easy adjustments. Simplicity is the keyword for creating the new interface of BitDefender Total Security 2012 and the way it installs on the system.

The update of 2012 version is comprehensive. The features includes the standard modules: antivirus, antiphishing, antispam, a firewall, and so on. But you also get file encryption, a secure file shredder, chat encryption, parental controls, an online backup tool, file syncing, vulnerability detection, privacy options, a tune-up tool to clean up redundant files and Registry keys and a remote management tool that will help you manage these features across your entire network.

Ditching user profiling was the best way to keep to the trend and this is exactly what BitDefender did for their 2012 Total Security suite. The result consists in a much faster installation routine and an easier to handle the interface, since all its menus are within easy reach.

Looks have been redesigned from scratch and the company chose to go with the “black interface” style adopted by other developers in the branch as well, Symantec and Panda being two of them.

The interface is not the only major change in the bundle, though. BitDefender introduces some new technologies in this version, with the purpose of shortening scan times, reducing the number of alerts the user has to deal with, improved behavioral engine and virus removal. Web protection is achieved through TrafficLight which also features the possibility to run the browser in a virtualized environment.

Furthermore, you will benefit from RescueMode, a feature that allows the engine to scan and remove malware such as rootkits before booting into Windows. The introduction of Scan Dispatcher should act on scheduled scans so that they occur when resource usage is under a certain threshold; this way scanning will not affect your work on the computer.

Download the Beta from BitDefender

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safesurfingHello Friends,

I have received several questions regarding what  is the best solution for Safe Home Surfing. I thought this is a good time to put this matter to rest. The simple answer is that we need a software that has an antivirus solution and a firewall.

So what is the difference between Antivirus and Firewall you may ask?

The short  answer… Antivirus – To put it quite simply the antivirus is to take care and protect you against viruses and the Firewall is to make sure no Trojans or Spyware has passed through your antivirus and is sending confidential information out from your computer.

The longer answer that is depending on how computer literate you are is for example, if you receive an email that is a phishing attempt, would you recognize it? If not, you should use either some kind of anti phishing solution or have an antivirus that includes this protection. (Phishing is an attempt to send you to a fake website, looking like the real thing to trick you to reveal your login information. The criminal will then use this information to login to your real account and steal your money. These emails normally disguise themselves to be from banks, friends in your address book or online memberships.

Below I have described the different protection areas you may need . Then it’s up to you to see and decide with your knowledge what will be most suitable for your needs.

Antivirus – Protects you against malicious viruses that can damage the functionality of your computer.

Firewall – Will stop secretly installed software (virus, adware, spyware) that will contact servers outside your computer and send information about your computer and what you have stored there.

Antispam – to filter/block annoying emails coming to your inbox or sometimes warn you about the emails.

Anti phishing – warns about emails and websites that are trying to spoof information to make you reveal your passwords and also prevents personal information from leaking via e-mail, web or instant messaging.

Security – allows you to connect to any network anywhere and automatically modifies your firewall protection settings to suit your location. Also has a Wi-Fi monitor that helps prevent unauthorized persons to access your wi-fi network.

Privacy control – Privacy settings to make sure you don’t give out too much information when surfing.

Parental control – To restrict users from reaching certain websites for example block access to inappropriate websites and e-mail. Schedule and limits kids’ access to Internet and to applications.

New Parental Control Features in Bitdefender 2010

  • Newly added reporting system allowing parents to view what websites their children visit.
  • Moreover, parents can set specific time intervals in which their children are allowed to access the Internet or use certain applications.

I currently use the following security applications and I will share my tips which have worked with you:

BitDefender 2010 Internet Security –  I used to us it only for Antivirus and Firewall and had the antispam, privacy control and parental control turned off. The reason I did not use all functions is because I wanted my system to be affected as little as possible. Fortunately with the new release of Bitdefender 2010 you can have this items activated without affecting your computer speed at all!

Apart from that I also use Roboform to store my passwords. You can install a free version that allows you to store upto 10 logins. One reason is that if someone would be able to install a keylogger on my computer they would not see the passwords I enter anyways. Other reasons is that I can carry all my passwords between computers, but that’s not security related.

I also use adware a no-cost version to scan my computer for adware about once a month.

I would recommend Bitdefender Internet Security version.  Reason being  Bitdefender Internet Security will lock out  viruses, hackers & spam, while providing parental control and firewall protection. Unless you have need for the added hard disk maintenance functionality of  Bitdefender Total Security.  Total security has more of  hard disk functionality than security functionality really.

With Bitdefender Total Security you have the following additional features which are hard disk functionality:

.    Backup functionality
.    Remove registry entries
.    Delete files so that they are irrecoverable

Basically the Total security version of Bitdefender offers you a combination of computer protection and at the same time computer maintenance.

Until Next Time Keep yourself and Kids Surfing Safe 🙂

Malcolm – Your Bitdefender Guide

Hi There!

This month if you have any unprotected computers we are giving you a chance to try out one of the world’s most effective Antivirus for Free!! Namely Bitdefender Standard Antivirus, Internet Security and Total Security. We don’t want your computers to be unprotected, so we are giving you a chance to try out the 30-day trial versions of each of above-mentioned security solutions at no cost.

What level of protection do you need? Standard, Medium or High?  Read on to find out more…

bd_a_10BitDefender Antivirus 2011

This provides standard cover for your home/personal computer.

It provides advanced proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks and identity theft, without slowing down your PC.

Here are the new and improved features of the BitDefender Antivirus 2011:

● Confidently download, share and open files from friends, family, co-workers – and even total strangers.

● Protects against viruses and other malware using industry-leading technology.

● Protect your identity: shop, bank, listen and watch, privately and securely.

● Prevents personal information from leaking via e-mail, Web or instant messaging.

Download the 30-day trial version of BitDefender Antivirus 2011 here.

 

bd_is_10BitDefender Internet Security 2011

Small scale business, self employed work from home and use internet often.

It keeps your Internet-connected family safe, without slowing down their PCs. It provides firewall and proactive protection against viruses, hackers & spam, while providing parental control and firewall protection.

Here are the new features of BitDefender Internet Security 2010:

● Confidently download, share and open files from friends, family, co-workers – and even total strangers.

● Protects against viruses and other malware using industry-leading technology.

● Protect your identity: shop, bank, listen and watch, privately and securely.

● Prevents personal information from leaking via e-mail, Web or instant messaging.

PLUS FEATURES:

– AntiSpam

– Firewall

– File Vault

– Parental Control

Download the 30-day trial version of BitDefender Internet Security 2011 here.

 

bd_ts_10BitDefender Total Security 2011

This provides total protection and includes system maintenance facilities.

BitDefender Total Security 2010 provides comprehensive proactive protection against all Internet security threats, along with system maintenance and backup, without slowing down your PCs.

It has all the features of both Standard Antivirus and Internet Security PLUS:

– Tune Up

– File Shredder

– Data BackUp

Download the 30-day trial version of BitDefender Total Security 2011 here.

If you are still not sure which edition to purchase or if you would like to purchase additional licenses just contact Softwarecasa Support for further assistance.

If you already own Bitdefender you can Upgrade/Renew to the latest Bitdefender 2011 Edition.

Get Protected Today, well at least for 30 days while you decide!

Until Next Time 😉

Malcolm – Your Bitdefender Guide