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AVG Updates Mobilation AntiVirus For Android

Update features a new push notification that will alert users as they approach their monthly data limit

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – July 24, 2012 – AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG) the provider of Internet and mobile security to 114 million active users, today announced the update of AVG Mobilation™ AntiVirus Free for Android™ to version 2.12.

Available as Free and Pro versions, AVG Mobilation AntiVirus Free for Android 2.12 is a mobile security solution that helps protect Android-based devices from viruses, malware, spyware and online exploitation in real-time. According to IDC, Android is the top operating system for new smartphones with 59 percent market share. Leading security firms agree the OS has become the principle mobile phone operating system targeted by cybercriminals.

“Since the launch of our mobile security products in 2009, we have witnessed tremendous growth in the mobile space,” said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “Within months, millions of people downloaded our free AVG Mobilation AntiVirus application for Android smartphones and over 250,000 users have given it a 4 or 5 stars review on Google Play. We are proud to offer mobile users peace of mind knowing they are protected by AVG.”

The new features in version 2.12 include a helpful data monitor feature that notifies users as they approach their monthly data limit and the ability to scan APK (Android application) files straight from the file system. AVG Mobilation AntiVirus Free for Android includes a number of other features including:

· Scan apps, settings, files, and media in real time

· Find/locate a lost or stolen phone via Google Maps™

· Lock and wipe a device to protect privacy

· Kill tasks that slow mobile devices

· Browse the Web safely and securely

· Monitor battery, storage and mobile data package usage

“In our constantly connected world, many people trust their most personal information to devices they carry with them everywhere they go,” said Omri Sigelman, AVG’s vice president marketing and sales of mobile solutions. “Cybercriminals see this as a significant opportunity and are developing increasingly sophisticated, socially engineered attacks to catch the unwary and trusting user. Our Mobilation products are designed to provide protection from the latest threats so that people don’t have to worry.”

AVG Mobilation AntiVirus Free for Android 2.12 is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Polish, Czech, Dutch and Hebrew.

To download AntiVirus Free for Android 2.12: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus Don A. Bailey is a pioneer in security for mobile technology, the Internet of Things, and embedded systems. He has a long history of ground-breaking research, protecting mobile users from worldwide tracking systems, securing automobiles from remote attack, and mitigating ... View Full Bio

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