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AVG Malware TRAP Center will enhance the discovery of new strains of computer threats and prevent their spread across the internet

April 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on AVG Malware TRAP Center will enhance the discovery of new strains of computer threats and prevent their spread across the internet 

Web Hosting ToolsAmsterdam – AVG Technologies, the global internet security company with over 80 million customers, announced the opening of its international research center in Brno, Czech Republic. The AVG Malware TRAP Centrum (M-TRAP – Malware Trending, Reporting, Analysis, and Prevalence) gathers and analyzes information on malware and how it spreads across the internet.

Social networking tools are increasingly opening us up to risk of attack by malware. It is much easier to inadvertently spread worms to our friends’ PCs than ever before. However, it’s not just social networking sites that are at risk – our computer peripherals are being targeted too. Researchers have identified a cyber espionage network, dubbed Ghostnet, which is capable of taking full control of infected computers – including searching and downloading specific files and operating attached devices like microphones and web-cameras. It is now more important than ever to be searching for these threats before they become a big problem. Read more

AVG Launches Free Protection Against Online Threats

April 20, 2009 by · Comments Off on AVG Launches Free Protection Against Online Threats 

Web Hosting ToolsAmsterdam – AVG Technologies, developers of the world’s leading free anti-virus software, is today launching AVG LinkScanner as a free standalone product to protect users against random, invisible online threats. On any given day, some two million web pages are poisoned by hidden threats. And every day, 60 percent of those threats shut down or move to a different destination on the web – which makes real-time link scanning crucial. Any type of site can be affected, from a small business to a government department to a major brand-name company. If a user simply visits one of these poisoned web pages they don’t even need to click on anything to get into real trouble, to lose their credit card details, their ID or other valuable information or files. Regular anti-virus software alone cannot protect against this type of threat.

AVG LinkScanner gives users an additional real-time layer of protection on top of their existing security software. It works by looking at the web page behind a link or a web address typed into a browser and analyzing whether it harbors a threat. If it does, then AVG LinkScanner stops the user from downloading that page. This means that, for the first time, Windows XP and Vista users can truly know whether it is safe to click on a link at the only time that matters – when they click on it. Read more

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