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Jul 28 2011   1:38PM GMT

Bitdefender Launches Total Security 2012

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

BUCHAREST, Romania – July 28th 2011 – Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative Internet security solutions, today announced the release of the new Total Security 2012, offering “sleek and silent” defense — proactive protection from threats such as hackers, viruses, and identity theft attacks, without slowing PC performance.


Bitdefender Total Security 2012 includes an overhauled user interface and has been designed to meet the demands of computer users that require protection to work 24/7 without interrupting their work and enjoyment. Key new features include social networking protection, an Autopilot mode and scan dispatcher to maintain system performance. BitDefender Total Security 2012 is being launched alongside sister products Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012.


“We’ve given the home user product range a striking overhaul, offering sleek, silent defense from today’s e-threats,” said Bogdan Dumitru, Bitdefender CTO. “The new interface is very easy to use, and the addition of the optional Autopilot feature will meet the demands of those users looking for a hassle-free security experience.”


”Bitdefender’s technology has been leading the way across independent testing and consumer organization recommendations for some time now, and we’re certain Total Security 2012 will help to further our reputation as the strongest choice for digital defense,” commented Dumitru. 


When in Autopilot mode, the product makes intelligent, optimal security-related decisions without input from the user. This means no pop-ups or alerts, and nothing to configure after setup. However, users are still able to easily access the dashboard in order to make their own in-depth decisions.


Bitdefender’s new social networking security feature filters and blocks social-networking specific e-threats by scanning the links users receive from friends on Facebook, while also monitoring and advising on privacy settings. Meanwhile, the scan dispatcher finds and uses time-slices when system resource usage falls below a certain threshold to perform recurring scans of the entire system. This way Bitdefender does not interfere with user-initiated actions and does not impact system responsiveness.


The range of new and improved features in Bitdefender Total Security 2012 also includes:

New – Safebox – Online Backup and File Synchronization:  Bitdefender Safebox monitors important files and instantly backs them up to a secure remote server whenever a change is detected. Backed up files become available to users’ other computers on which Bitdefender is installed. Bitdefender Total Security 2012 comes with 2GB of free storage.

New – Rescue Mode: If e-threats, such as rootkits, cannot be removed from within the Windows operating system, the computer is re-booted in Rescue Mode—a trusted environment which is then used for cleanup and restoration.

New – Virtualized Browser: Launches the browser in a Bitdefender-provided environment, isolating it from the operating system.  This is done to prevent browser-based e-threats from exploiting vulnerabilities to gain control of the entire system.

Improved – Flexible Interface: Drag and drop modules to get quick access to the actions you perform most often directly from the main window.

Improved – Streamlined Installation: Bitdefender 2012 easily installs with just a few clicks, and in half the time required by the previous version.  

For more information on Bitdefender Total Security 2012, please visit

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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. Every day, Bitdefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. Bitdefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world.


Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender and its products is available from the company’s security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

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