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AVG Rolls Out AVG 2011 Enhanced Internet Security Software Suite

AVG 2011 aimed at SMBs

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVG Technologies, makers of the world’s most popular free anti-virus software, today announced the immediate availability of its newest Internet security suite, AVG 2011. The design of AVG 2011 incorporates feedback from AVG’s global community of more than 110 million users and includes enhanced Web- and social network-protection, among the best detection rates in the industry, ease-of-use and a faster, nimble and more powerful design. AVG 2011 is the company’s most advanced consumer and small business solution to-date.

“We believe that AVG 2011’s powerful Web-security features, including enhanced social networking security, enhanced speed and detection rates and an easy to use and intuitive user interface, are best-in-class amongst both free and paid security software offerings.”

“What’s unique about AVG 2011 is that it harnesses the power of our community by leveraging our 110 million users. With our new People-Powered Protection technology and approach, everyone is encouraged and empowered to be part of the solution; everyone who is part of the AVG community is assisting to protect everyone else who also uses our products by sending us over 1.5 billion potential threats from all over the world for evaluation every single day,” said J.R. Smith, CEO, AVG Technologies. “We believe that AVG 2011’s powerful Web-security features, including enhanced social networking security, enhanced speed and detection rates and an easy to use and intuitive user interface, are best-in-class amongst both free and paid security software offerings.”

Superior Web Protection – Including Social Network Protection

Since 99 percent of today’s threats are Web-based and live on legitimate Web sites for less than 24-hours, real-time analysis and detection is critical. AVG’s real-time scanning solution, LinkScanner, is unique to AVG and has proven to be a formidable opponent to threats that exist in the wild. Available for PC and Mac users, LinkScanner allows users to surf, search, email, shop and use social networks online with the confidence that the pages they surf are not compromised and the places they choose to visit online are safe to enter personal and private information. LinkScanner automatically checks and protects, in real-time, links exchanged within social networks such as Facebook and MySpace. Hassle free, with no configuration required - protection is automatically activated so you’re safe.

Enhanced User Experience - The Simplest and Easiest to Use

In response to feedback from AVG’s global community, AVG 2011 now includes several enhancements that improve its ease of use. The installation process for the software has been reduced to five simple clicks, while the software’s uninstall process is as seamless as ever. Noting that many users are heavy users of multi-media applications, AVG 2011 includes a “game mode,” which scans and protects users’ computers behind the scenes without interrupting full screen, multi-media applications with pop-up notifications. In addition, AVG 2011 features ‘Single click fix’ – a new function that allows users to automatically fix problems with their software via an easy to access “Fix It” button.

Among the Best Detection Rates in the Industry

Independent tests have proven that AVG2011 has among the best detection rates in the industry. By utilizing AVG’s unique Smart Scan and multilayered approach to detection, AVG users will benefit from the best protection that far surpasses the competition. “AVG’s unique use of signature based, web, behavioral, and early warning cloud based technology allows us to provide the most advanced protection capabilities in the world,” said AVG’s Chief Technology Officer, Karel Obuk.

Faster, Lighter, and More Powerful

AVG has enhanced its Smart Scan technology to ensure its 2011 version will not slow your computer down. In response to specific user community feedback seeking a higher speed product with better threat detection rates, AVG 2011 also features Smart Scanning, a new functionality that learns which files are certified and safe and only scans new, uncertified files on a user’s computer. When AVG 2011 Smart Scanning does scan a user’s computer, it pays attention to the system resources in use and only scans those resources not in use at the time of the scan, allowing the computer to run faster during the virus scan process.

AVG 2011 Business Edition - Easy-to-administrate, Designed for Non-IT Specialist

AVG recognizes that a small or medium sized business owner should not have to be an IT expert to protect her business from online security threats and AVG 2011 Business edition is designed with ease of use and maximum protection in mind. AVG Business Edition gives internet active small and medium sized business owners the protection they need in a way that suits the realities of running a small or medium sized business. With an enhanced firewall, new protective cloud technology, network installer and enhanced reports, AVG 2011 Business edition provides small and medium sized businesses with a complete security solution for their company that is the easiest to use and manage on the market.

Availability and Pricing

To use the Free version of AVG 2011, which has all of the core advancements mentioned above, go to www.free.avg.com. The complete AVG 2011 paid family of consumer and SMB products is available now at www.avg.com. Pricing for a one-year, one-seat license for AVG Internet Security 2011 starts at $54.99. A one year one-seat license for AVG Anti-Virus 2011 starts at $34.00 and a two-year, one-seat license starts at $51.99.

Keep in touch with AVG

* For breaking news, follow AVG on Twitter at www.twitter.com/officialAVGnews * For security trends analysis, follow AVG blogs at http://blogs.avg.com * Join our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/AVGfree

About AVG Technologies

www.avg.com

AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 110 million consumers and small businesses in 170 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!

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