Founded in 2001 by current CEO, Florin Talpeş, Bitdefender is a computer software and security program company based in the city of Bucharest in Romania. The company is known for their high-performing and strong antivirus software solutions and cybersecurity software. Currently, Bitdefender, that replaced SOFTWIN’s AVX (AntiVirus eXpert) product range, develops and sells a variety of antivirus software, endpoint security software, internet security and a range of other cybersecurity products and services. While the company is located in Romania, their products are sold across the word and have more than 500 million consumer and commercial users. As of 2017, the company is ranked 9th among Windows anti-malware vendors.