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AVG Receives Another Virus Bulletin 100 Certification

AVG (AU/NZ), the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the award-winning AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security products, announced today that AVG Internet Security Network Edition v 8.5 has received VB100 certification from UK-based Virus Bulletin.
  • 18 June, 2009 12:07

<p>AVG (AU/NZ), the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the award-winning AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security products, announced today that AVG Internet Security Network Edition has received VB100 certification from UK-based Virus Bulletin.</p>
<p>AVG Internet Security Network Edition (version 8.5) was tested. “AVG proved very stable and reliable, and achieved excellent detection rates across the board. A superb performance which comfortably earned a VB100 award,” stated Virus Bulletin Test Team Director John Hawes.</p>
<p>Certification testing for products running on the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 took place during April and May. AVG Internet Security was one of only four products to achieve a Retroactive Protection percentage exceeding 80%.</p>
<p>VB100 Test Procedures</p>
<p>The VB100 (virus) award is granted to any product that passes the test criteria under test conditions in the VB lab as part of the formal VB comparative review process.
Basic requirements are that the product delivers in its default settings:</p>
<p>* 100% detection of malware listed as 'In the Wild' by the WildList Organization at the time of the review</p>
<p>* No false positives when scanning Virus Bulletin’s collection of known-clean files</p>
<p>“We are pleased to receive the latest VB100 certification from Virus Bulletin,” stated Karel Obluk, Chief Technology Officer for AVG Technologies. “Valid testing and certification by qualified organisations benefits both vendors and customers. It holds us to a higher performance standard in developing solutions. It gives customers knowledgeable 3rd party validation of the products they are evaluating for use on specific platforms.”</p>
<p>Other recent comparative tests in the last year where AVG Technologies obtained VB100 certification were for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista x64, and Windows XP Professional platforms. AVG has received VB100 certifications in every test it has entered over the past year.</p>
<p>AVG Anti-Virus Network Edition provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit protection for workstations and file servers. The combination of LinkScanner®, its real-time scanner, comprehensive web shield, and high-speed automatic updates ensures that customers are protected around the clock. Centralised installation and configuration delivers easy implementation.</p>
<p>About Virus Bulletin</p>
<p>Virus Bulletin started out in 1989 as a magazine dedicated to the anti-virus industry. Virus Bulletin quickly became the leading specialist testing body in the field of viruses and related malware. Today, Virus Bulletin is an online security information portal and certification body. Virus Bulletin provides users with independent intelligence about the latest developments in the anti-malware and anti-spam fields, as well as conducting bimonthly certifications of anti-malware and anti-spam products. Virus Bulletin is supported by an Advisory Board comprising some of the world's leading anti-malware and anti-spam experts.</p>
<p>About AVG Technologies</p>
<p>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 defense in both single and multi-user environments. Nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors team with AVG globally including, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro,, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!.</p>
<p>About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd —</p>
<p>Based in Melbourne, AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd distributes the AVG range of Anti-Virus and Internet Security products in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. AVG software 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 provides outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for home, small to medium business and enterprise clients. AVG delivers always-on, always up-to-date protection across desktops, servers and e-mail in the home plus corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions.</p>
<p>AVG products actively protect more than 80 million users worldwide, including more than two million users in Australia.</p>
<p>AVG (AU/NZ) has more than 2300 resellers across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.</p>
<p>For more detailed information please contact:</p>
<p>Lloyd Borrett AVG (AU/NZ) 03 9581 0807</p>
<p>Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>
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