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Check out products from the antivirus company that over 200 million people trust with their computer every day! AVG is one of the most popular cybersecurity companies around thanks to their long history of providing state of the art protection. Take a look at the OnBuy range now!

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With trojans, worms and spyware more common than ever, the internet can be a scary place - but you’ll feel protected when you surf with the help of AVG products! AVG is a computer security company that has produced top tier antivirus software since 1993. With such a well established and popular brand supporting you, you can browse free from worry!

The history of AVG

AVG Technologies was founded by Tomáš Hofer and Jan Gritzbacha, a pair of Czech computer experts in 1990. This two-man business was one of the first seen on the streets of Prague in decades as Czechoslovakia transitioned from a Soviet command economy to capitalism. This origin soon turned out to be auspicious indeed, as AVG became one of the biggest antivirus companies in mainland Europe, winning contracts with top PC manufacturers to bundle AVG software in with their new PC to protect them.

Offices in the United States and the UK soon followed, and by 2006 AVG was selling its products directly to consumers and was winning prestigious awards for their program’s malware-busting power. In 2016, AVG merged with their fellow Czech antivirus company Avast. At the time they became the largest antivirus company in the world, with a total market share of 20%. To this day the staff of AVG continue honing their antivirus engine, developing new technology and acquiring products from other companies.

What software does AVG make?

AVG’s most famous product is the one that they share their name with, AVG Antivirus (AVG actually stands for Anti-Virus Guard). AVG Antivirus is a well established name in the cybersecurity world. It regularly places in the top positions of tests conducted by independent cybersecurity labs into the effectiveness of antivirus programs in detecting and neutralising the latest threats. The program has also won numerous awards for its performance from industry magazines like PC Magazine. AVG Antivirus uses a sophisticated heuristics engine along with its database of known threats. This means that AVG Antivirus programs can detect and quarantine programs that behave suspiciously or contain maleficent lines of code before they run.

As with many Antivirus products, AVG software operates on a freemium model. Under this business model, AVG provides a free version of their antivirus program to computer users for free, giving everyone access to basic security as they browse the web. For businesses and individuals who want more protection for their personal computers and sensitive data, AVG sells a variety of premium antivirus and other computer security products which provide additional layers of protection. As well as their PC products AVG create antivirus suites for Android phones as well, protecting smartphone users from malicious apps and unsafe websites.

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