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Tuesday, 06 October 2009 06:28

AVG version 9.0 released

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Available immediately for existing subscribers, AVG 9.0 offers greatly improved scanning speed and levels of protection.

"AVG 9.0 will provide home computer users with a more powerful and more streamlined solution that adds protection without impacting user experience, taking us back to our core strength of low impact, high performance security," said Lloyd Borrett, Marketing Manager at AVG (AU/NZ).
 
"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."

In the latest version, the AV scanner maintains a list of ‘safe' files based on the results of previous scans, thus offering an immediate performance improvement by only needing to scan changed or new files on subsequent checks.

The in-built firewall has also been improved, with a marked reduction in the ‘chattiness' based on an internal database of trusted applications.

"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."

AVG 9.0 is available now – a single user 1-year licence is $AU46.99.

The free version of AVG 9.0 will be available through the AVG Free website later this month.


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David Heath

David Heath has had a long and varied career in the IT industry having worked as a Pre-sales Network Engineer (remember Novell NetWare?), General Manager of IT&T for the TV Shopping Network, as a Technical manager in the Biometrics industry, and as a Technical Trainer and Instructional Designer in the industrial control sector. In all aspects, security has been a driving focus. Throughout his career, David has sought to inform and educate people and has done that through his writings and in more formal educational environments.

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