AVG Technologies released AVG Internet Security 8.0, the latest version of its flagship suite for consumers and SMBs. The product delivers a significant number of new benefits to users designed to deliver enhanced protection against the latest web-borne threats without sacrificing the product’s signature efficiency and unobtrusiveness.
AVG 8.0 expands upon our traditional strengths in anti-virus and anti-spyware with the integration of the LinkScanner real-time safe searching and surfing technologies obtained through our acquisition of Exploit Prevention Labs in December 2007.
In addition to the LinkScanner web exploit protection, other significant new benefits include faster scanning performance through a multi-threaded scanning engine that leverages the latest multi-core hardware; protection against rootkits and system intrusion; security for MSN and ICQ instant messaging; and detection of infected file downloads. The completely redesigned user interface makes it easy for novice users to benefit from comprehensive out-of-the-box protection while enabling more advanced users to perform extensive customization of the product.
The single user version of AVG Internet Security 8.0 will ship on February 28, 2008 and will include one year of unlimited signature updates, program updates, and technical support. AVG 8.0 supports computers running 32-bit and native 64-bit Windows operating systems.