AMSTERDAM--()--AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 128 million active users, has been voted by PC Pro readers as the best free AntiVirus software in the top UK publication’s annual awards. AVG AntiVirus FREE 2012, one of the company’s most popular products, was recognized by over 11,000 PC Pro readers who voted it the Best Free Antivirus available.
AVG AntiVirus FREE 2012 is lighter, faster and smaller than any previous AVG product and included new privacy and WiFi protection technologies, video download acceleration and performance enhancements. In March 2012, AVG Technologies was the first AntiVirus company to introduce an active Do-Not-Track feature, which was also included in the free product. This was a major initiative to help and support Internet users to protect and stay in control of their online privacy.
PC Pro is the UK's biggest selling PC monthly magazine with over 50,000 readers of the print edition and over a million unique online users. It provides its audiences of IT decision makers and PC enthusiasts with news, features and reviews.
Tony Anscombe, Senior Security Evangelist, AVG Technologies commented: “AVG is delighted to have been awarded this prestigious recognition by the readers of PC Pro magazine. Last year, we enhanced AVG AntiVirus FREE 2012 as a result of listening to our users who asked for better protection against new threats and a smaller footprint in the product. Receiving a PC Pro Excellence Award demonstrates that listening to our community and innovating on our free product has really paid off in terms of delivering user satisfaction. Having just launched our 2013 range of products, we hope the PC Pro readers will take the opportunity to try out the latest version of AVG AntiVirus FREE.”
About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)
AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet
experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful
yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of
their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services,
users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from
inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown
its user base to 128 million active users as of June 30, 2012 and offers
a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets
and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online
backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.
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