AVG Technologies Receives Yet Another Virus Bulletin 100 Certification

AVG Internet Security Network Edition Obtains VB100 Certification

Melbourne, 18 June 2009 - AVG (AU/NZ), the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the award-winning AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security products, announced today that AVG Internet Security Network Edition received VB100 certification from UK based Virus Bulletin.

AVG Internet Security Network Edition (version 8.5) was tested. "AVG proved very stable and reliable, and achieved excellent detection rates across the board. A superb performance which comfortably earned a VB100 award," stated Virus Bulletin Test Team Director John Hawes. Certification testing for products running on the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 took place during April and May. AVG Internet Security was one of only four products to achieve a Reactive and Proactive Protection percentage exceeding 80%.

VB100 Test Procedures

The VB100 (virus) award is granted to any product that passes the test criteria under test conditions in the VB lab as part of the formal VB comparative review process. Basic requirements are that the product delivers in its default settings:

  • 100% detection of malware listed as 'In the Wild' by the WildList Organization at the time of the review
  • No false positives when scanning Virus Bulletin’s collection of known-clean files

"We are pleased to receive the latest VB100 certification from Virus Bulletin," stated Karel Obluk, Chief Technology Officer for AVG Technologies. "Valid testing and certification by qualified organisations benefits both vendors and customers. It holds us to a higher performance standard in developing solutions. It gives customers knowledgeable 3rd party validation of the products they are evaluating for use on specific platforms."

Other recent comparative tests in the last year where AVG Technologies obtained VB100 certification were for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista x64, and Windows XP Professional platforms. AVG has received VB100 certifications in every test it has entered over the past year.

AVG Internet Security Network Edition provides antivirus, antispyware, and anti-rootkit protection for workstations and file servers. The combination of LinkScanner®, its real-time scanner, comprehensive web shield, and high-speed automatic updates ensures that customers are protected around the clock. Centralised installation and configuration delivers easy implementation.

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Virus Bulletin started out in 1989 as a magazine dedicated to the anti-virus industry. Virus Bulletin quickly became the leading specialist testing body in the field of viruses and related malware. Today, Virus Bulletin is an online security information portal and certification body. Virus Bulletin provides users with independent intelligence about the latest developments in the anti-malware and anti-spam fields, as well as conducting bimonthly certifications of anti-malware and anti-spam products. Virus Bulletin is supported by an Advisory Board comprising some of the world's leading anti-malware and anti-spam experts.


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