The growth of malicious software is set to continue its rampant evolution throughout 2012 to reach 90 million samples - almost 17 million more than at the end of 2011, according to malware analysts.

The abundance of malware designed to attack the traditional PC, combined with the more recent Mac variants, is also now facing an explosion from another direction: malware designed  purely to attack mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The number of threats specifically designed for Android will exponentially grow by a whopping 6,000% as the operating system (OS) gains ground in the low-end and mid-range gadget market compared to the number of threats detected at the end of 2011.

This means that households wired in to the Internet on more than one device are exposed to malware threats all the time and on every device. This complexity means that people are vulnerable to identity theft, Internet fraud, spam waves, bank account robbery and other problems virtually 24 hours a day - at home, in the office, or on the road. The types and targets of malware also vary from gadget to gadget, leaving most users overwhelmed.

The answer to this problem lies in the Sphere, from the creator of the renowned Bitdefender Antivirus. Bitdefender has now created a single product that will protect you all the time, anywhere. With the Sphere, Bitdefender enables households running a combination of PCs, Macs and Android-based smartphones or tablets to safeguard their devices from an array of e-threats, such as viruses, spyware, spam, and phishing attacks.

The Bitdefender Sphere offers complete, comprehensive security for your PC, Mac and mobile device, and protects you from e-threats on Facebook and Twitter while surfing the net from home - all at the same time.  It works seamlessly across devices, running award-winning technology that protects more than 400 million users worldwide. The Sphere also has you covered when interacting on social networks, an area of malware activity set to explode in 2012, as it incorporates Bitdefender's unique Safego defense for Facebook and Twitter.

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