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After rigorous testing of Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 by AV-TEST, Bitdefender is still the world’s reigning anti-virus champion.

It got  the highest score , 17 points among all tested products in the January and February round of testing by AV-TEST, the leading independent anti-virus testing organization. Bitdefender has won five rounds of AV-TEST trials in a row, as well as the organization’s prestigious Best Protection 2011 Award.

According to AV-TEST, Bitdefender scored best in protection against zero-day malware attacks, detection of malware discovered in the last two to three months, and widespread and prevalent malware.  Bitdefender was also top in “cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer” and “detection of actively running widespread malware.”

“Bitdefender has focused on innovation and that dedication has taken us further and further in recent years. We’re running with this success and confident our upcoming product releases will continue to perform on the level that’s been recognized by AV-TEST.” said Viorel Canja, head of Bitdefender Labs.

Besides Bitdefender, AV-TEST evaluated 22 home-user security products using their default settings in January and February. Bitdefender was followed by second-place Kaspersky, with 16.5 points and Symantec’s Norton Internet Security, in third place with 15 points.

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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