Introduction to AVG Anti-virus
<p>AVG is a family of anti-virus and Internet security software for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X computing platform.<br />
<p>Apart from licensed edition, AVG anti-virus have free edition that helped raise awareness of the AVG product line.<br />
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<p>In 2006, the AVG security package grew to include anti-spyware, as AVG Technologies acquired ewido Networks, an anti-spyware group. That same year, Microsoft announced that AVG components would be available directly within the Windows Vista operating system, and according to AVG technologies, over 110 million users have AVG Anti-Virus protection, including users of the Free Edition.<br />
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<p>AVG Technologies provides a number of products from the AVG range, suitable for Windows 2000 onwards. In addition to this, AVG Technologies also provides Linux, FreeBSD, and most recently Mac OS X versions of the software. AVG Anti-Virus 9.0 is available in free and commercial editions. AVG 9.0 has identity theft protection through a partnership with Intersections Inc. AVG 9.0 also adds white listing, behavioral protection and cloud operations to their signature-based blocking.<br />
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<p>The software adds the Resident Shield, firewall, and identity protection modules. The LinkScanner component has been improved to cut phishing threats further. For desktop protection of PCs running Windows, the AVG solutions include: AVG Internet Security is a full suite which brings together the AVG Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, LinkScanner, Anti-Rootkit, Web Shield, Security Toolbar, Firewall, Anti-Spam, Identity Protection and System Tools protection components, AVG Identity Protection provides protection against identity theft and unknown malware threats using behavioural monitoring, AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall provides the Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, LinkScanner, Anti-Rootkit, Web Shield, Security Toolbar and Firewall protection components.
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