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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition most popular antivirus download

  • 17 January, 2008 09:22

<p>AVG Free Edition downloaded from CNET more than one million times in a single week</p>
<p>GRISOFT, developer of the AVG range of security software, announced that its anti-virus program, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, was downloaded more than 1,000,000 times from CNET Download website ( in the week between Christmas and New Year and also in the week from January 1st to the 7th 2008.</p>
<p>In addition, a record number of new users downloaded AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition directly from GRISOFT’s own servers in the same time period.</p>
<p>The consistently high number of downloads reinforces the product’s continuing and growing appeal to users. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition has approached the one million downloads per week mark a number of times in the past and the product remains the most popular application at</p>
<p>“Computer users recognize that the Internet can be a dangerous place for the unwary”, says Karel Obluk, CTO at GRISOFT. “They are always on the lookout for the best protection, and millions of visitors to have found it – in AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. And the forthcoming integration of Exploit Prevention Labs’ LinkScanner technology into the AVG product range will further improve that protection.”</p>
<p>GRISOFT acquired Exploit Prevention Labs in December 2007 and will incorporate its LinkScanner technology in the AVG product line, including AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. Among the benefits users will gain from LinkScanner technology are real-time warnings about poisoned web pages before they visit the page and protection against drive-by downloads and exploits.</p>
<p>The commercial AVG products are available through an extensive network of distributors, resellers, and business partners as well as through CNET Download and the company’s website at and With the commercial product range, users receive free program updates and 24/7 technical support for the full duration of the license.</p>
<p>About GRISOFT
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, GRISOFT is a leading developer of anti-virus, firewall protection and Internet security solutions for consumers and SMBs. GRISOFT is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry with more than 60 million protected users around the world. The company has regional offices in North America and the United Kingdom, and employs some of the world’s leading experts in Internet security, specifically in the areas of virus analysis and detection, software development, and security research. GRISOFT’s award-winning products are distributed globally through its extensive network of resellers and the Internet as well as via Software Developer’s Kits (SDK) to interested third parties.</p>
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<p>About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd ( and
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 complete online protection against everything from viruses, spam, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, phishing and exploits to hackers, scammers and identity thieves. The AVG products, which are installed on more than 60 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 1400 resellers across Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific.</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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