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AVG Free downloaded from CNET Download.com more than five million times in a single week

  • 19 June, 2008 16:26

<p>“It’s good that users are learning they need more than just anti-virus to be safe on the Internet today,” says Karel Obluk, chief technology officer at AVG Technologies. “AVG Free also protects against many drive-by downloads and other Web 2.0 threats by giving real-time safety ratings to all search results obtained through Google, MSN, and Yahoo.</p>
<p>“While we provide AVG Free because we believe everyone has a right to basic Internet security, users should remember that the free product does not protect against the full range of today’s web-borne threats. For complete protection, users should consider AVG’s commercial products.”</p>
<p>AVG Free provides core protection against viruses and spyware, together with the safe-searching component of the company’s patent-pending LinkScanner® technology, incorporated into the new AVG Security Toolbar. The Free product does not include the proactive safe-surfing of the full LinkScanner module that is included in the commercial AVG products, nor the extended protection against hackers, keyloggers, spam, phishing attacks, and malicious file downloads. Support for AVG Free is provided through a free peer forum hosted by AVG Technologies.</p>
<p>Commercial AVG products are available through www.avg.com.au as well as an extensive network of resellers. Australian and New Zealand users of the commercial products have access to full telephone and email support services.</p>
<p>About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd — www.avg.com.au
Based in Melbourne, AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd is the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the AVG range of Anti-Virus and Internet Security products. AVG solutions provide comprehensive real-time protection against everything from viruses, spam, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, phishing and exploits to cyber-criminals, hackers, scammers and identity thieves. The AVG products, which are active on more than 70 million PCs worldwide, provide outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for home, small to medium business and enterprise clients. AVG provides always-on, always up-to-date protection across desktops, servers and email in the home plus corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions.</p>
<p>AVG (AU/NZ) has over 1700 resellers across Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific.</p>
<p>About AVG Technologies
Founded in 1991 in the Czech Republic, AVG is a leading international developer of Internet threat protection solutions for consumers and SMBs. AVG protects more than 70 million computer users around the world. The company has offices in Europe and North America and employs some of the world’s leading experts in Internet security, specifically in the areas of threat research, analysis and detection. AVG’s award-winning products are distributed globally through resellers and over the Internet as well as via third parties through Software Development Kits (SDKs). Further information may be found on the company’s website at www.avg.com.</p>
<p>For more detailed information please contact:
Lloyd Borrett AVG (AU/NZ) 03 9581 0807
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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