Category: Removal Tools

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world’s fastest and most effective lines of internationally-certified internet security software.

Recently, the company launched its new Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 software .

Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

You are probably wondering what the company is offering in terms of new features or improvements in their 2013 lineup. Let’s have a look at the key defenses of the latest 2013 which was released on June 26th.

Basically, what Bitdefender 2013 has done was to improve its system performance, plus improve the performance of the product interface.

The new software had added a lot of extra security features such as ‘Bitdefender Safepay’ which automatically opens all your e-banking and e-shopping pages in a separate iron-clad, secure browser.

What it does is make transactions and other critical operations on the Internet more secure by running them in a browser that is separated from the rest of the environment with its self-protect mechanism that offers protection against key logger attempts, packet sniffing, and lot of other threats associated with the sensitive activities such as online banking or online shopping.

It is rather unique in a sense that it offers protection against threats from unsecure networks.

Users will greatly benefit from this unique feature because users need to perform online transactions anywhere whether at home, at the airport, or accessing different wireless connections that you don’t trust; Bitdefender now has a solution for this.

On top of that, they’ve added a new dashboard for ‘Parental Control’ which is accessible from anywhere at any time. It is also available as a stand-alone product.

Moreover, it is available for Facebook platform–from here you can monitor and configure many features, including the monitoring of Facebook and web browsing in general, and even phone calls if an app is installed on Android phones.
What’s more, there’s this new cool feature, ‘Anti-theft’ which offers the ability to locate and lock your laptop or PC in case of loss or theft. It also has the ability to wipe data to make sure thief can’t access it.

Bitdefender 2013 Antivirus, the #1 ranked antivirus technology to secure online transactions, protect mobile devices from loss/theft, automatically back up files, and tune-up PCs is not just any security. Anything less is second best!

Source: SoftwareCasa.com

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.

Bytedefender Warning

bytedefender-trojan BitDefender, the award winning online security software provides great protection against viruses and other threats. ByteDefender on the other hand is a rogue/trojan that exploits BitDefender’s name for  malicious purposes.

Rogues are fake antivirus applications that try to scam you out of your hard earned money. Once installed it will warn you that your computer has been infected, then it will urge you to pay to remove the problems.  From a security point of view it doesn’t do anything.

The rogue is distributed by a domain registered in Ukraine. The people with malicious intent are counting on the user making a spelling error when trying to access the BitDefender webpage. Once on the malicious website of ByteDefender, the user is tricked into downloading the fake software.

ByteDefender enter computer systems through malicious pop-ups, banners or fake video codec updates. All this is done with the help of Trojan applications and, of course, without user’s knowledge and consent. The other way to catch this infection is via the download from their website which I am not going to link to here for your security.

“Cyber-criminals know no boundaries when it comes to distributing and marketing their rogue security products. Sensational events, Trojanised applications or websites and carefully forged – yet useless – ‘security products’ are only a few of the multitude of methods to capitalize on unwary users,” commented Senior researcher with BitDefender, Catalin Cosoi.

BitDefender’s products already provide protection against ByteDefender. If you are infected with ByteDefender and would like to remove the rogue from your system, just run your BitDefender scan.

Not yet protected by BitDefender, read more here.

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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

The No.1 Security firm, BitDefender have the solution to the removal of Downadup (Conficker) Virus that infected 9 million computers in about three months time.

Conficker is a worm which takes advantage on the vulnerabilities of Windows, where it blocks access to the server of anti-virus websites which stops the user to disinfect his computer from this havoc-wreaking virus. Apart from the disability to access anti-virus sites, Conficker also targets Windows’ security measures like the Windows Auto-Update, Error Reporting, Defender and Security Center.

This has led BitDefender to come up with a resolution to end this e-threat. Their removal tool is available here

More information about: Downadup (Conficker)

Until next time 😉

Peter – Your BitDefender Guide