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AVG Technologies and OPSWAT Partner to Enhance Application Removal

AVG Technologies has partnered with OPSWAT to add OPSWAT's AppRemover™ technology to AVG’s security solutions, and, as part of the agreement, AVG will distribute AppRemover as a standalone application within its security offerings, further demonstrating the company's commitment to providing their customers with excellent support.
  • 24 September, 2009 09:11

<p>OPSWAT, Inc., the leading provider of software development tools and data services to power manageability and security solutions, today announced that it has partnered with AVG Technologies, developers of the world’s most popular free anti-virus software. The partnership will add OPSWAT’s AppRemover™ technology to AVG’s security solutions, and, as part of the agreement, AVG will distribute AppRemover as a standalone application within its security offerings, further demonstrating the company's commitment to providing their customers with excellent support.</p>
<p>Designed with simple, easy-to-use controls, AppRemover is a valuable tool for end users, system administrators and antivirus, antispyware and support solution vendors that want to ensure seamless removal of endpoint security applications. It is available as a standalone GUI rich application, an API or a command line interface targeted at software developers interested in creating their own silent uninstallation agents.</p>
<p>AppRemover™ should be used when:</p>
<p>• One security application is being replaced with another
• An uninstallation procedure fails, is interrupted or is incomplete leaving a user’s computer functioning improperly
• Either the application password or a connection to the security application server is unavailable</p>
<p>“OPSWAT is already one of AVG’s key technology partners, and we’re very pleased to take our relationship to this next level,” said Ben Kaplan, director of product management, AVG Technologies. “Adding the AppRemover utility to our product offerings will greatly reduce our support requests and empower our endpoint users. This integration is a great step that helps cement AVG's position as a leader in anti-malware application usability."</p>
<p>“This utility is ideal for security software and technology vendors seeking to add a complete uninstall feature to their product,” said Tom Mullen, Vice President of Business Development at OPSWAT, Inc. “Unstalling antivirus applications can be fraught with difficultly. AppRemover answers market demand for an easy-to-use program that eliminates superfluous files and registry keys left by various IT security solutions. AppRemover significantly reduces support cases associated with implementing user upgrades and competitive replacements and will help any users looking to upgrade to the latest version of AVG’s products.”</p>
<p>AppRemover™ version 2.1 supports hundreds of applications on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. Additionally, the application supports full security suites and adds functionality to complete partial or interrupted uninstallations. AppRemover™ is free for personal and non-commercial use - please visit www.appremover.com to download. If you are interested in a commercial or OEM license for AppRemover™, please visit OPSWAT’s website or contact sales@opswat.com.</p>
<p>About OPSWAT</p>
<p>Founded in 2002, OPSWAT provides software engineers and IT pros with software development tools and data services to power manageability and security solutions. The company OPSWAT, Inc. also founded OESIS OK, an open, industry-wide certification program that verifies the interoperability of endpoint security applications with products from market-leading technology vendors. The free “Am I OESISOK?” Utility hosted on www.oesisok.com enables end users to assess the interoperability and quality level of their endpoint applications.</p>
<p>About AVG Technologies</p>
<p>AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 80 million consumers and small businesses in 167 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and one of the most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Its free, downloadable software allows novice users to have basic anti-virus protection and then easily upgrade to greater levels of safety and defense when they are ready. AVG has nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors globally including Amazon.com, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro, Play.com, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!
www.avg.com</p>
<p>Keep in touch with AVG
For up-to-the-minute news on the latest cyberthreats:
• Subscribe to AVG Chief Research Officer Roger Thompson’s blog at http://thompson.blog.avg.com/</p>
<p>For general AVG updates
• Join our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/avgfree
• Follow AVG on Twitter www.twitter.com/officialavgnews
• Register at www.avgnews.com</p>
<p>Talk to Us</p>
<p>Lloyd Borrett, AVG (AU/NZ)
03 9581 0807</p>
<p>Shuna Boyd, BoydPR
02 9418 8100</p>

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