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Chinese Internet Users To Be Protected With Avira's Antivirus Engine

Avira announces strategic partnership with Chinese Internet giant Tencent
Tettnang, Germany --- June 24, 2011 – IT security expert Avira announced today that a strategic partnership with Chinese Internet giant Tencent to incorporate Avira’s scanning engine and core technology into Tencent’s QQ Computer Manager 5.0 Anniversary Preview Edition. The partnership expands Avira’s market presence to hundreds of millions of consumers in China and follows on the heels of Avira offering its award-winning anti-virus software localized for the Chinese language.

“With 25 years of securing PCs around the world to more than 100 million customers, Avira is very excited to work with a company like Tencent and a product like QQ Computer Manager where we can help protect even more users in the largest country in the world,” said David Ip, Vice President for North Asia, Avira GmbH. “We are grateful to Tencent’s decision to use our scanning engine in securing its massive customer base and we look forward to a long relationship.”

As Tencent’s leading security product, QQ Computer Manager has attracted over 100 million Chinese users in less than a year. Tencent is counting on Avira’s technical capabilities, massive user base and good reputation in the industry to provide an even more effective security offering to its customers in China.

“As a leading global Internet business, Tencent’s partnership with internationally-renowned anti-virus software company Avira GmbH is a model for cooperation within the Internet security industry,” said Tencent Research Institute Manager Deng Quanzhan. “This bilateral strategic cooperation initiative will not only provide users with access to a professional, intelligent one-stop Internet security experience, but will also enable Avira GmbH to provide even higher levels of service to its customers in China.”

About Avira

Avira stands for extreme reliability and internet freedom around the globe.

The company was founded 25 years ago on Tjark Auerbach's promise to "make software that does good things for my friends and family". Because of Avira's security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, today more than 100 million consumers and small businesses live free of spyware, phishing, worms and other internet based threats. The company delivers IT-security protection to computers, servers and networks both directly and in the cloud.

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