17 Facts About AVG Technologies


AVG Technologies is a brand of cybersecurity, privacy, performance and utility software applications for desktop computers and mobile devices developed by Avast.

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AVG Technologies was a cybersecurity software company founded in 1991 and it merged into Avast following an acquisition in 2017.

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AVG Technologies was founded in 1990 in Czechoslovakia just as the country was transitioning from communism to capitalism.

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AVG Technologies went public on the New York Stock Exchange in February 2012.

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AVG Technologies was founded by Tomas Hofer and Jan Gritzbach in 1990 under the name Grisoft in Brno, Czechoslovakia.

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In 2009, AVG Technologies announced the acquisition of Sana Security, which analyzes software behavior.

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AVG Technologies led the effort to create a simple one-page privacy policy that discloses what data the company collects from users and what information about free users it sells to advertisers.

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In 2014, AVG Technologies announced the acquisition of Location Labs, a cybersecurity company focused on mobile devices, for an estimated $220 million.

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In 2015, AVG Technologies acquired the VPN company Privax and an Israeli-based gallery app company called MyRoll.

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In July 2017 AVG Technologies acquired Piriform, a UK-based company that developed CCleaner, a cleanup utility with 130 million installations.

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AVG Technologies develops and markets software for IT security, privacy, performance optimization, and other utility services on desktop computers and mobile devices.

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AVG Technologies AntiVirus is a freeware program that relies heavily on heuristic analysis to determine if a program's code is behaving like malicious software.

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AVG Technologies Antivirus has features intended to protect the user's PC from malware, phishing, and viruses.

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AVG Technologies produces a variety of other computer optimization and utility software products.

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For example, a browser extension called AVG Technologies SafePrice looks for better deals online when the user is on a shopping site.

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The majority of AVG Technologies's revenues come from free users upgrading to paid versions.

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In May 2012, AVG Technologies issued a copyright claim, referred to as a 'takedown request, ' for a YouTube video of 1987 pop song Never Gonna Give You Up, performed by British singer Rick Astley.

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