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Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion

Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion

Security software giant Avast Software has acquired rival AVG Technologies. Avast will pay $25 cash for each of AVG’s outstanding ordinary shares in a deal amounting to around $1.3 billion. Founded out of Czechoslovakia in the early 1990s — initially called Grisoft — AVG has grown to become one of the biggest brands in desktop and mobile security apps. It also offers a range...

AVG can sell your browsing and search history to advertisers

AVG can sell your browsing and search history to advertisers

Security firm AVG can sell search and browser history data to advertisers in order to “make money” from its free antivirus software, a change to its privacy policy has confirmed. The updated policy explained that AVG was allowed to collect “non-personal data”, which could then be sold to third parties. The new privacy policy comes into effect on 15 October, but AVG explained that...

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AVG does it again: Windows 7 users crash with another bad update

Web security company AVG has issued an apology to its customers after its most recent update caused a significant number of Windows 7 crashes. The update in question, 3292, caused a number of systems running on the Windows 7 64 platform to become bricked and continuously reboot and has since been pulled by the anti-virus providers. “AVG has identified a potential conflict between one...

AVG Update Crashes Windows

AVG Update Crashes Windows

Reports are reaching us that today’s update of the AVG 8.0 crashed many computers. After the update AVG 8.0 thinks that “user32.dll” is a virus: PSW. banker4.APSA. This file, however, is not (part of ) a virus but in fact an essential part of your Windows program. In the event you have deleted this vital file as a result of the faulty detection, your...

AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0

AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is one of the most popular solutions to provide basic security protection on home and non-commercial PCs. We invite you to join the millions of users around the world who rely on AVG’s unique award-winning detection methods by downloading AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. AVG Anti-Virus offers maximum virus protection, product customization, and free virus database updates and technical support. The...

AVG Anti-Virus Free 7.5.519a1276

AVG Anti-Virus Free 7.5.519a1276

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is one of the most popular solutions to provide basic security protection on home and non-commercial PCs. We invite you to join the millions of users around the world who rely on AVG’s unique award-winning detection methods by downloading AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. AVG Anti-Virus offers maximum virus protection, product customization, and free virus database updates and technical support. The...

AVG Anti-Virus Professional 8.0.81a1271

AVG Anti-Virus Professional 8.0.81a1271

AVG Anti-Virus offers maximum virus protection, product customization, and free virus database updates and technical support. The core of the testing engine is a Virtual Device Driver which loads into memory on Windows startup. AVG Anti-Virus Edition is one of the most popular solutions to provide basic security protection on home and non-commercial PCs. We invite you to join the millions of users around...

AVG Anti-Virus Free 7.5.516a1262

AVG Anti-Virus Free 7.5.516a1262

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is one of the most popular solutions to provide basic security protection on home and non-commercial PCs. We invite you to join the millions of users around the world who rely on AVG’s unique award-winning detection methods by downloading AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. AVG Anti-Virus offers maximum virus protection, product customization, and free virus database updates and technical support. The...