The mission of the Antivirus module is to ensure detection and removal of all viruses in the wild. BitDefender Antivirus uses robust scan engines, certified by ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin, Checkmark, CheckVir and TÜV.
· Improved Proactive detection
B-HAVE (Behavioral Heuristic Analyzer in Virtual Environments) emulates
a virtual computer-inside-a-computer where pieces of software are run in order to check for potential malware behavior. This BitDefender proprietary technology represents a new security layer that keeps the operating system safe from unknown viruses by detecting malicious pieces of code for which signatures have not been released yet.
· Permanent Antivirus Protection
The new and improved BitDefender scanning engines will scan and disinfect infected files on access, minimizing data loss. Infected documents can now be recovered, instead of being deleted.
· Web scanning
The web traffic is now filtered in real time even before reaching the browser, providing a safe and enjoyable web experience.
· Peer-2-Peer and IM Applications Protection
Filters against viruses that spread via instant messaging and file sharing software applications.
· Full E-mail Protection
BitDefender runs on the POP3/SMTP protocol level, filtering incoming and outgoing e-mail messages, regardless of the e-mail client used (MS Outlook, MS Outlook Express, Netscape, Pegasus, The Bat, etc.), without any additional configuration.
Monitor and prevent potential spyware threats in real-time, before they can damage your system. By making use of a comprehensive database of spyware signatures, your computer will remain spyware-free.
· Real-Time Antispyware
BitDefender monitors dozens of potential "hotspots" in your system where spyware might act, and also checks any changes made to your system and software. Known spyware threats are also blocked in real-time.
· Spyware scanning and cleaning
BitDefender can scan your system, or part of it, for known spyware threats. The scan uses a constantly updated spyware signature database.
· Privacy protection
The privacy guard monitors HTTP (web) and SMTP (mail) traffic flowing out of your computer for what might be personal information – like credit card numbers, SSN’s and other user-defined strings, like, for example, bits of passwords.
A configurable anti-dialer prevents malicious applications from running up a huge telephone bill at your expense.
· Improved Deployment and use
A setup wizard starts immediately after installation, helping users select the most appropriate update settings, a scanning schedule and providing a quick path to registering and activating the product.
· Improved User Experience
BitDefender redesigned the user experience, placing emphasis on ease of use and clutter avoidance. As a result, many BitDefender v10 modules require significantly less user interaction, through judicious use of
automation and machine learning.
· Hourly Updates
Your copy of BitDefender will be updated 24 times a day over the Internet, directly or through a Proxy Server. The product is able to repair itself if necessary, by downloading the damaged or missing files from BitDefender servers. BitDefender license owners benefit from free virus definition updates and free product upgrades.
· 24/7 Support
Offered online by qualified support representatives and an online database with answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
· Rescue CD
BitDefender Antivirus Plus v10 is delivered on a bootable CD. This CD can be used to analyze/repair/disinfect a compromised system which cannot be started.