AVG Announces Update to AVG Mobilation AntiVirus for Android

AVG’s most popular mobile application updated to Version 2.12

AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO--()--AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 114 million active users, today announced the update of AVG Mobilation™ AntiVirus Free for Android™ to version 2.12.

Available as Free and Pro versions, AVG Mobilation AntiVirus Free for Android 2.12 is a mobile security solution that helps protect Android-based devices from viruses, malware, spyware and online exploitation in real-time. According to IDC, Android is the top operating system for new smartphones with 59 percent market share. Leading security firms agree the OS has become the principle mobile phone operating system targeted by cybercriminals.

“Since the launch of our mobile security products in 2009, we have witnessed tremendous growth in the mobile space,” said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “Within months, millions of people downloaded our free AVG Mobilation AntiVirus application for Android smartphones and over 250,000 users have given it a 4 or 5 stars review on Google Play. We are proud to offer mobile users peace of mind knowing they are protected by AVG.”

The new features in version 2.12 include a helpful data monitor feature that notifies users as they approach their monthly data limit and the ability to scan APK (Android application) files straight from the file system. AVG Mobilation AntiVirus Free for Android includes a number of other features including:

  • Scan apps, settings, files, and media in real time
  • Find/locate a lost or stolen phone via Google Maps™
  • Lock and wipe a device to protect privacy
  • Kill tasks that slow mobile devices
  • Browse the Web safely and securely
  • Monitor battery, storage and mobile data package usage

“In our constantly connected world, many people trust their most personal information to devices they carry with them everywhere they go,” said Omri Sigelman, AVG’s vice president marketing and sales of mobile solutions. “Cybercriminals see this as a significant opportunity and are developing increasingly sophisticated, socially engineered attacks to catch the unwary and trusting user. Our Mobilation products are designed to provide protection from the latest threats so that people don’t have to worry.”

AVG Mobilation AntiVirus Free for Android 2.12 is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Polish, Czech, Dutch and Hebrew.

To download AntiVirus Free for Android 2.12: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus

About AVG Technologies

AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 114 million active users as of March 31, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.
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Release Summary

AVG’s most popular mobile application updated to Version 2.12

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Contacts

United States:
Finn Partners for AVG
Jeff Seedman, + 1-415-249-6763
jeff@finnpartners.com
or
United Kingdom:
MSLGROUP for AVG
Lennard van Otterloo
+ 44 (0)20 7878 3210
Lennard.vanotterloo@mslgroup.com
or
Investor Relations:
AVG Technologies
Anne Marie McCauley
AnneMarie.McCauley@avg.com