Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
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.

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.

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.

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.


Product availability
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5 with LinkScanner Active Safe-Surf is available now online at www.avgfree.com.au.

For more information on the complete range of AVG security products for consumers and small businesses, please visit www.avg.com.au.

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