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Bitdefender debuts cross-platform update

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Bitdefender, the innovative security solutions provider, has released its 2018 consumer line which includes Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security.
Available in South Africa from August 2017, the Bitdefender consumer solutions, which detected the devastating Wannacry and Petya ransomware from the start and protected all users, now makes it even tougher for cyber criminals. Customers will benefit from its 9th generation of machine learning and artificial intelligence-based technologies that have been premiered and developed since 2008.
The South African release of Bitdefender 2018 also coincides with the appointment of Black Castle Technologies as the company’s new country partner for consumer solutions.
Bitdefender Total Security 2018 gives home users elite security and ensures personal privacy in today’s world of sophisticated hacking attacks, while staying true to the company’s reputation of a feather-light footprint that won’t slow your computer down.
The new generation of the award-winning line introduces a multi-layer defence against ransomware, the malware outbreak that’s evading many detection filters and encrypting users’ documents then demanding ransom to decrypt them. Advanced Threat Defense finds patterns of behaviour to detect and block even the newest threats while Real Time Protection instantly stops all known threats. As an additional protection, the new Safe Files feature prevents unauthorized alterations to sensitive files.
User privacy, a growing concern among users in an era of state-sponsored espionage, mass data theft and the proliferation of hackers, is enhanced in the latest Bitdefender product line, with innovations such as Webcam Protection that prevents webcam spying, fending off snoops, blackmailers and others.
The new Firewall makes it easy for non-tech savvy users to take full advantage of this essential safety feature. Account Privacy for iOS and Android checks if any of your e-mails have been leaked, and may be used in subsequent targeted attacks or for extortion.