Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the award-winning AVG Internet and mobile security software, today announced the availability of AVG Internet Security 2012. With new protection technologies, computer performance enhancements and content download acceleration, AVG 2012 is lighter, faster and smaller than any previous AVG product.

"Ease of use, value and trust equal peace of mind," said Lloyd Borrett, Security Evangelist at AVG (AU/NZ). "AVG is more than just an anti-virus company. It's a secure, community-driven digital ecosystem dedicated to helping consumers protect themselves and the things they care about the most. Computers and devices have become an extension of every individual at work and at play. In today's world, we're not just securing machines. We're securing people's digital life, or as we like to say: Providing Peace of Mind to the Connected World."

In addition to AVG's multi-layered protection using signature-based anti-virus, heuristics and behaviour-based threats detection, AVG 2012 comes with the all-new AVG Accelerator and AVG Advisor features as well as additional protection technologies.

AVG Accelerator optimises file and video downloads on selected sites to minimise waiting time. Responding to users' request for a fast and smooth content download while online, AVG Accelerator enhances the user experience to provide peace of mind.

AVG Advisor constantly monitors the computer and proactively advises about available remedies and optimisation possibilities for various computer problems the user may have.

"AVG has 98 million active customers who are constantly helping us improve our products," said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CTO of AVG Technologies. "We analysed their feedback and used it to develop new products that better serve their needs while connected online. We enhanced AVG Internet Security 2012 as a result of listening to our users who asked for peace of mind, better security against threats and an optimised computing performance."

Key footprint achievements of AVG Internet Security 2012 compared to AVG Internet Security 2011:

  • 50% smaller download size and faster install time

  • 45% reduction in disk space on average

  • 20% less processes and memory usage

  • 10% faster load time

Complementing this new product release, AVG Internet Security 2012 also includes the integrated security firewall and AVG LinkScanner, which provides users with peace of mind when browsing, shopping and banking. AVG Internet Security 2012 fully integrates with AVG's ecosystem of security and Internet lifestyle products and applications, and it is available for download at

Ease of use

AVG's customers made it clear there is nothing more frustrating than software that slows them down or gets in their way. They want to be fully protected without even noticing that an anti-virus or Internet security product is installed. With AVG Internet Security 2012, AVG returns to its roots with a lean, mean solution that simply gets the job done. Users are protected, not hampered.


AVG listens to its 98 million active users worldwide to help anticipate their needs, understand the complexity of their digital landscape and then simplify their security experience and supporting technology. AVG knows its customers need different products for different needs. Customers now have more than one computer in their homes: they also have different digital access points and are increasingly using their smartphones to access the Internet. AVG's product range allows consumers and small businesses to choose a security technology specific to their needs or devices. From Free to Internet Security, from Windows PC to Android mobile devices, there is an AVG product to protect people.


AVG 2012 reflects 20 years of trusted security experience. As the world of technology continues to change, AVG stands at the forefront of security innovation. AVG has 98 million active users, whose feedback has been imported into the design of AVG 2012. They are proof that AVG provides first class protection and they are AVG's partners in striving to improve with every new version. The company's mission is to be its customers' most trusted ally and advisor, enabling them to achieve their digital potential securely, safely and with no hassle. The AVG community also helps the company improve in two ways: firstly, they provide the threat information which helps AVG improve protection; secondly, they share what they would like to have in future products, which helps AVG improve its products, so that each year AVG continues to offer cutting edge technology to its customers.

Availability and Pricing

The complete AVG 2012 family of paid consumer products (including AVG Internet Security 2012 and AVG Anti-Virus 2012) is available now at, as well as through a large network of independent software resellers throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Pricing for a one-year, one-seat licence for AVG Internet Security 2012 is A$69.99 (NZ$74.50). A one year, one-seat licence for AVG Anti-Virus 2012 is A$51.50 (NZ$53.99). Two year licence periods are also available, plus multi-packs of 2, 3, 5 or 10 seat licences.

Paid AVG products come complete with free telephone support from the AVG (AU/NZ) support centre in Melbourne, backed up by free 24/7 technical support by e-mail.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, plus AVG LinkScanner for Windows or Mac, AVG MultiMi and AVG Mobilation are also available free from

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