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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5 Upgrade Includes LinkScanner Active Safe-Surf

AVG (AU/NZ) today announced the availability of AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5 which now adds LinkScanner Active Safe-Surf real-time protection to the existing anti-virus, anti-spyware and safe-searching capabilities of the Free product.
  • 03 March, 2009 11:07

<p>AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the AVG range of Anti-Virus and Internet Security software, today announced the availability of AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5. This latest version of AVG Technologies’ popular and widely-used free security software now adds LinkScanner Active Safe-Surf real-time protection to the existing anti-virus, anti-spyware and safe-searching capabilities.</p>
<p>Today’s web threats move at lightning speed and only stay around long enough to scoop up their victim quota, so real-time detection is vital. LinkScanner Active Safe-Surf checks the web page behind every link for hidden threats at the only time that matters – when users click on that link.</p>
<p>AVG’s LinkScanner Active Safe-Surf further enhances users’ protection against unknown threats by analysing web pages in real time for hidden threats and exploits such as drive-by downloads. Unlike other safe-surf products which rely on historical data acquired by periodically scanning sites across the Internet based on a variety of criteria, LinkScanner Active Safe-Surf bases its safety ratings on real-time analysis of individual web pages, ensuring an accurate assessment of a page’s current status.</p>
<p>AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5 is intended for personal and non-commercial use on single computers running Windows 2000, XP or Vista. While AVG Technologies and local distributor AVG (AU/NZ) do not provide telephone or e-mail support for AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0, the company hosts a web site and forum for user-driven support which can be accessed via www.avgfree.com.au. Interested users can download the software from this web site.</p>
<p>Product availability
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5 with LinkScanner Active Safe-Surf is available now online at www.avgfree.com.au.</p>
<p>For more information on the complete range of AVG security products for consumers and small businesses, please visit www.avg.com.au.</p>
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<p>About AVG Technologies
AVG is a global security solutions leader protecting more than 80 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, 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 online, downloadable software model allows entry-level users to gain basic anti-virus protection and then to easily and inexpensively upgrade to greater levels of safety and defence in both single and multi-user environments. Nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors team with AVG globally including Amazon.com, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro, Play.com, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!. More information is available at www.avg.com.</p>
<p>About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd — www.avg.com.au
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 comprehensive real-time protection against everything from viruses, spam, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, phishing and exploits to cyber-criminals, hackers, scammers and identity thieves. AVG products actively protect more than 80 million users worldwide, providing 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 more than 2100 resellers across Australia, New Zealand and the 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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