AVG Touts Reduced Footprint For Internet Security 2012

Security software maker AVG Technologies has launched AVG Internet Security 2012, the latest edition of its security software.

With new protection technologies, computer performance enhancements and content download acceleration, AVG 2012 is designed to be lighter, faster and smaller than any previous AVG product.

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Pricing for AVG Internet Security 2012 is $54.99 (£33.95); Anti-Virus 2012 is $39.99 (£24.68); and Premium Security 2012 is $69.99 (£43.21).

The company is also offering a free version of its antivirus software.

Included in AVG Internet Security 2012 is an integrated security firewall and AVG LinkScanner, which provides users with additional security when browsing, shopping and banking. Internet Security 2012 also fully integrates with AVG’s ecosystem of security and Internet lifestyle products and applications, and it is available for download via the company’s website.

In addition to AVG’s multilayered protection, utilising signature-based antivirus, heuristics and behavior-based threats detection, AVG 2012 comes with the new AVG Accelerator and AVG Advisor features as well as additional protection technologies.

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, Accelerator enhances the web browsing and content downloading experience. Advisor monitors the computer and advises the user with available remedies and optimization possibilities for various computer problems they may have.

“Ease of use, value and trust equal peace of mind,” said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “AVG is more than just an antivirus company. We’re 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.”

Footprint Improvements

Key footprint achievements of AVG 2012 compared with AVG Internet Security 2011 include a 50 percent smaller download size and faster install time, a 45 percent reduction in disk space on average, 20 percent less processes and memory usage, and a 10 percent faster load time.

The AVG 2012 product range is available in 24 languages and in 170 countries, according to a company press release.

“AVG has 98 million active customers who are constantly helping us improve our products. Their feedback was analysed and leveraged on the development of new products that better serve their needs while connected online,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer of AVG Technologies. “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 optimized computing performance.”

Nathan Eddy

Nathan Eddy is a contributor to eWeek and TechWeekEurope, covering cloud and BYOD

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