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AVG Updates its AntiVirus for Android and Introduces New AVG Safe Browser for iPad and iPhone
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 29, 2012 08:04 AM
AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, November 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Sleek new design delivers easier user experience of AntiVirus for Android -
- New iOS browser includes AVG's Do Not Track Technology -
AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 143 million active users, today announced it has updated AVG AntiVirus for Android™ and launched the new AVG Safe Browser for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch.
"AVG sees mobile as a strategic focus area and since the launch of our first mobile security product in 2010, we have seen immense growth in this area," said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. "We were the first to provide a free security app for Android devices and today we are very excited to announce a new sleeker and easier to use interface on our very popular Android AntiVirus product. Also today we are launching AVG Safe Browser for iOS, delivering against our multiplatform strategy. This new browser brings AVG's LinkScanner® and AVG Do Not Track technology to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch."
Updated AntiVirus for Android
The main eye catcher in AVG AntiVirus for Android version 3.0.2 is the new user interface. Based on extensive user feedback, the new design brings a fresh look and feel and easier to use app.
Also new in this version is the 'widget' feature which allows users to monitor and interact with the features and indicators without the need to open the app itself. Users can customize the widget to provide quick access to the features and information they prefer on the home screen.
These changes are in addition to the features that made AVG AntiVirus for Android such a popular app:
Introducing AVG Safe Browser for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
AVG Safe Browser for iOS is a new browser for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who are concerned about privacy and identity threats online. It protects users from online scams and attacks which can occur on any platform with access to the web. Sites that are known to be malicious or contain scams or malware will be blocked using data provided by AVG's LinkScanner technology. This comes on top of the built-in mobile security provided by the operating system.
AVG Safe Browser for iOS also features AVG Do Not Track technology to inform the user which sites are tracking them online and allowing the user to block the ad tracking. AVG believes that making users aware of online privacy is a logical extension to its leading security products. While tracking is not inherently bad, it can be used to collect and share data with third-party companies, a practice that consumers are growing increasingly concerned and more aware of. The new AVG Do Not Track feature will be on by default and will enable users to actively block some advertising networks from sharing data.
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