AVG readies AVG Antivirus Free 8.0

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AVG Technologies will release AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0 tomorrow, the latest version of its popular free security software..

In addition to core protection against viruses, the latest release has been improved with integrated protection against spyware.

AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0 also incorporates the safe-searching component of the company's LinkScanner technology, which provides real-time flagging of malicious hyperlinks in Google, Yahoo and MSN search results.

"With the release of AVG Free 8.0, we are underscoring our belief that all computer users, regardless of their needs, have the right to a safe and worry-free computing experience," said Karel Obluk, chief technology officer at AVG Technologies.

The software also offers a revamped scanning engine for faster performance, and reduced system resource requirements.

AVG Technologies released the version 8.0 of its commercial products in February 2008.

Home users can choose AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall or AVG Internet Security.

Business users can select networked versions of the Anti-Virus and Internet Security products as well as file-server and email-server based antivirus.
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