AVG releases Premium Security

AVG announced Premium Security, the Internet security solution that surveys the Web for incidents of stolen identity. It includes AVG Identity Alert, AVG Internet Security and AVG Quick Tune.

AVG Identity Alert scours criminal web pages, chat rooms and bulletin boards to determine whether a customer’s personal information has been used, traded or sold online.

By monitoring a user’s e-mail address and debit and credit card numbers – the three primary elements of an online identity – the system notifies the user if personal details appear somewhere they shouldn’t.

AVG Identity Alert also provides an Identity Theft Risk Score, which evaluates online theft risk based on behavioral characteristics, and an Identity Theft Restoration Kit, which provides documentation, sample letters and other tools for restoring an identity should it be compromised.

AVG Premium Security is also comprised of the award-winning AVG Internet Security, which offers signature anti-virus, anti-spyware, AVG Protective Cloud Technology and the AVG Community Protection Network.

AVG Quick Tune contains four of the 16 features available in the company’s popular PC Tuneup, including the disk defragmenter, junk file removal, registry cleaner and broken shortcut removal.

“When you combine the shocking security lapses we have seen out of very high profile and respected brands such as Sony, Epsilon and Citigroup in the past few months with the liability shift toward consumers, it is clear that identity theft protection tools are no longer a nice to have,” said J.R Smith, CEO, AVG Technologies. “Banks and corporations are at an important tipping point, showing strong indications that they will no longer simply cover losses, and expecting the online users to share equal responsibility in taking appropriate security measures that ultimately protect each other from malicious attacks.”

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