Get your PC back in shape with AVG PC TuneUp 2014

AVG, one of the most trusted sources for virus and malware protection, has recently released the all-new PC TuneUp 2014 to help you speed up any computer. A comprehensive utility kit, PC TuneUp offers 35 tools to return your PC to tip-top shape in one convenient package. With new features such as Live Optimization and Program Deactivator, PC TuneUp will work in the background to keep your computer responsive when you need it to be.

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Tags: Windows , antivirus , security , Windows software , AVG , utilities

Antivirus homepages temporarily hacked by Palestinian activists

On Tuesday morning, popular antivirus vendors AVG and Avira, as well as instant messenger service WhatsApp, all had their respective homepages hijacked by a group of activist hackers. This group later revealed themselves to be the KDMS Team.

The KDMS Team posted the following message, along with a YouTube embed:


We Are Here To Deliver Tow Messages

First one:

we want to tell you that there is a land called Palestine on the earth this land has been stolen... Read More »

Tags: antivirus , security , Windows software , AVG , Avira

AVG goes all-in with Windows 8

Microsoft is forcing everybody to rethink the operating system that everybody loves to hate with Windows 8, and that includes security suite makers. Freeware faves AVG leap into the future today with a touch-friendly interface, a zippy installation, and impressively fast scans.

The upgrades are available at no cost as AVG Anti-Virus Free 2013 (download), or as a paid update to AVG Anti-Virus 2013 (download) and AVG Internet Security 2013 (download), exclusively from Download.com today.

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Tags: antivirus , security , Windows software , antimalware , AVG

AVG spreads its mobile shield

AVG Family Safety has extended kid-proofing mobile protection to the handful of Windows Phones on the market today, as well as revamping its app for iPhones and iPads.

AVG, which has more than 110 million active users, is offering the app in free and paid flavors. When installing, simply elect not to supply Family Safety account info and the app will be available in its restricted but free mode.

For $19.99 per year, you get a Web browser alternative, automatic link... Read More »

Topics: iOS Software

Tags: iOS , Windows software , AVG

AVG now blocks tracking ads, monitors Wi-Fi connections

Two new features designed to protect your privacy while you browse the Web and guard you against misleading SSIDs come to all three AVG suites in a service pack update.

The Service Pack 1 update for AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012, AVG Anti-Virus 2012, and AVG Internet Security 2012 are available exclusively today from Download.com.

Both of the new features are available to free and paid users, but the tracking ad blocker called AVG Do-Not-Track is the big one. It... Read More »

Tags: antivirus , Windows software , antimalware , AVG , free , wi-fi

AVG Free 2012 turns to performance tuning

While AVG has made some important security improvements in its latest major release, including important protection against fake antivirus and ransomware, how the suite impacts your PC is the focus of AVG 2012. Available at no cost as AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 (download), or as a paid upgrade to AVG Anti-Virus 2012 (download) or AVG Internet Security 2012 (download), AVG's 2012 offerings hang their hats on major performance gains.

Specifically, the company says that it has reduced... Read More »

Tags: antivirus , security , Windows software , antimalware , AVG , 2012 , suite

New AVG suite defends your digits

A new suite from AVG called Premium Security introduces one new feature that AVG Antivirus Free and AVG Internet Security lack: identity protection. AVG Premium Security 2011, available only to people in the United States and United Kingdom, includes a new personal data protection feature called Identity Alert.

The feature is a direct response to the interests of AVG customers, said the company's ambassador of free products, Tony Anscombe. "Identity on the PlayStation Network highlights it perfectly," he... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , AVG

Tap That App takes on Android security

In this week's episode of Tap That App, we look at the growing Android security field and check out three apps with three different takes on what's important when making Android safer. One thing's for sure: the makers of all three think that there's more to Android security than mere antivirus and malicious app scanning.

For a more detailed analysis, check out the story this episode of Tap That App is based on.

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Tags: Android , antivirus , AVG , Trend Micro

Deputize that Android app

Mobile devices are the frontier for malicious hackers and other technological ne'er-do-wells, which means that the Android operating system sheriffs can't be far behind. It's an unusual space to be in at the moment, because while malicious mobile apps have been proven to exist and indeed are legitimate threats, there's very few of them for one simple reason: there's no money in it. At least, not yet.

You can bet your last horse bound for the glue factory that as... Read More »

Tags: Android , Windows software , AVG , Trend Micro

24 Hours Only! Save 50% on AVG Internet Security 2011

AVG is offering 50% off its premier title, AVG Internet Security 2011, for Cyber Monday only. Buy now to get this top-rated security for 50% off and get real-time protection when surfing, shopping, banking and social networking, plus you get an enhanced firewall and one of the fastest scanning speeds on the market. Reg.$54.99. Now $27.50.

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