AVG Technologies announced on 12 September 2011 the availability of AVG Internet Security 2012 in South Africa.
At an event held in Sandton, Johannesburg, Vice President of Business Development at AVG, Peter Baxter revealed that South Africa has been a market of interest for AVG for over a decade and has shown considerable growth in terms of the number of AVG installations on local PCS during that period.
AVG 2012 offers a number of significant improvements on the company’s previous offering, AVG Internet Security 2011.
The anti-virus client puts 20% less pressure on processing and memory power while delivering a number of updates and a 10% faster load time.
In addition to this, AVG 2012 is 50% smaller than its predecessor and offers a 45% reduction in disk space.
“Ease of use, value and trust equal peace of mind,” said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies.
“AVG is more than just an antivirus company. We’re a secure, community-driven digital ecosystem dedicated to helping consumers protect themselves and the things they care about the most. Computers and devices have become an extension of every individual at work and at play. In today’s world, we’re not just securing machines. We’re securing people’s digital life, or as we like to say: Providing Peace of Mind to the Connected World.”
In addition to AVG’s multi-layered protection, utilizing signature-based antivirus, heuristics and behavior-based threats detection, AVG 2012 ships with the new AVG Accelerator and AVG Advisor features.
AVG Accelerator optimizes file and video downloads on selected sites to minimize waiting time.
AVG Advisor constantly monitors the computer and proactively advises the user with available remedies and optimization possibilities for various computer problems they may have.
“AVG has 98 million active customers who are constantly helping us improve our products. Their feedback was analyzed and leveraged on the development of new products that better serve their needs while connected online,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CTO of AVG Technologies.
“We enhanced AVG Internet Security 2012 as a result of listening to our users who asked for peace of mind, better security against threats and an optimized computing performance.”