AVG Technologies, makers of the world's most popular free anti-virus software, today announced the availability of its newest Internet security suite, AVG 2011.
The design of AVG 2011 includes enhanced Web- and social network-protection, among the best detection rates in the industry, ease-of-use and a faster and more powerful design.
Since 99 percent of today's threats are Web-based and live on legitimate Web sites for less than 24-hours, real-time analysis and detection is critical. AVG's real-time scanning solution, LinkScanner, is unique to AVG and has proven to be a formidable opponent to threats that exist in the wild. Available for PC and Mac users, LinkScanner allows users to surf, search, email, shop and use social networks online with the confidence that the pages they surf are not compromised and the places they choose to visit online are safe to enter personal and private information. LinkScanner automatically checks and protects, in real-time, links exchanged within social networks such as Facebook and MySpace.
AVG 2011 now includes several enhancements that improve its ease of use. The installation process for the software has been reduced to five simple clicks, while the software's uninstall process is as seamless as ever. AVG 2011 includes a "game mode," which scans and protects users' computers behind the scenes without interrupting full screen, multi-media applications with pop-up notifications. In addition, AVG 2011 features 'Single click fix' - a new function that allows users to automatically fix problems with their software via an easy to access "Fix It"button.
AVG has also enhanced its Smart Scan technology to ensure its 2011 version will not slow your computer down. AVG 2011 also features Smart Scanning, a new functionality that learns which files are certified and safe and only scans new, uncertified files on a user?s computer. When AVG 2011 Smart Scanning does scan a user?s computer, it pays attention to the system resources in use and only scans those resources not in use at the time of the scan, allowing the computer run faster during the virus scan process.
AVG also released a Business Edition of the software. With an enhanced firewall, new protective cloud technology, network installer and enhanced reports, AVG 2011 Business edition provides small and medium sized businesses with a complete security solution.
To use the Free version of AVG 2011, which has all of the core advancements mentioned above, go to free.avg.com. The complete AVG 2011 paid family of consumer and SMB products is available now at www.avg.com. Pricing for a one-year, one-seat license for AVG Internet Security 2011 starts at $54.99. A one year one-seat license for AVG Anti-Virus 2011 starts at $34.00 and a two-year, one-seat license for starts at $51.99.