AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd has announced the availability of a new family of paid internet security products, AVG 9.0. Boosted by significant enhancements in speed and levels of protection, AVG 9.0 is also easier to use and improves end user experience. AVG's new technology products ensure that users are safe in whatever activities they undertake in today's cyber criminal infested online world.
"AVG 9.0 will provide home computer users with a more powerful and more streamlined solution that adds protection without impacting user experience," said Lloyd Borrett, Marketing Manager at AVG (AU/NZ). "This continues AVG's core strength of low impact, high performance security."
"We've always believed that everyone has the right to a safe online experience. With AVG 9.0, we are ensuring that our users are safe from all of the threats posed by cyber criminals and identity thieves, whether they're working, playing, banking or shopping on the web."
Scan optimisation is a top priority for AVG 9.0's combined anti-virus/anti-spyware scanner. It employs new technology which marks files as safe or potentially unsafe during the initial scan and skips the safe files in future scans, unless the file structure changes. As a result, users experience dramatically reduced scan times - by up to 50 percent depending on system configuration - as well as improvements of 10 to 15 percent for boot times and memory usage.
New in AVG 9.0 is the integration between the Resident Shield, Firewall and Identity Protection modules. This enables the modules to share malware information with each other, increasing AVG's ability to detect and remove most malicious types of malware, rootkits and ID Theft threats, for which signatures have not yet been issued.
The firewall enhancements include a complete redesign to reduce intrusive questions from the firewall module by 50 percent. This makes the firewall module significantly quieter and less intrusive for users. Its new trusted database of known applications and application certificates allows the firewall, without user intervention, to decide whether it's safe to allow the application to communicate via the Internet, or if such communication should be blocked.
AVG 9.0 also delivers improved anti-phishing detection through enhancements to its LinkScanner module. LinkScanner can now more quickly and accurately determine whether or not a web page is hosting a phishing attack. This is accomplished by allowing the software to apply more than 100 different potential threat indicators to a page. If the result is inconclusive, LinkScanner then makes a call to the cloud to check a multitude of phishing feeds plugged into the AVG research network, to make a final determination regarding threat potential.
The complete AVG 9.0 paid family of consumer products is available now. Pricing for a one-year, one PC licence for AVG Anti-Virus 9.0 is A$46.99, while a two-year, one PC licence for AVG Anti-Virus 9.0 is A$69.99.
A one-year, three PC licence for AVG Internet Security 9.0 is A$99.99, while a two-year, three PC licence for AVG Internet Security 9.0 is A$149.99.
The above prices include free telephone support during Melbourne business hours, backed up by free 24/7 technical support by e-mail and online. Also included is access to all protection updates and software upgrades for the term of the licence.
AVG 9.0 supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of the operating system. All existing users of AVG consumer products will be automatically upgraded to AVG 9.0 for free in due course.
AVG Anti-Virus Free 9.0 will be available mid-October from www.avgfree.com.au.