GRISOFT Launches Enhanced Anti-Spyware Software with Comprehensive Protection against Wide Array of Security Threats

First to offer powerful combination of features such as generic unpacking of compressed malware, true memory scanning, heuristics, and binary signatures

Newark, UK – 19 June, 2006 – GRISOFT, the maker of AVG Anti-Virus, today announced the release of ewido anti-spyware 4.0, which provides comprehensive protection against a wide array of security threats. This new version is the only anti-spyware software to include a powerful combination of advanced security features such as generic unpacking of compressed malware, true memory scanning, heuristics, and use of binary signatures for the most thorough analysis of programs that place users’ computers at risk.

“Today’s announcement is the first anti-spyware enhancement to emerge following the recent acquisition of ewido by GRISOFT,” said Michael Foreman, partner at AVG UK, GRISOFT’s official UK business partner. “We are now able to offer our customers and resellers outstanding value on two of the world’s best antivirus and anti-spyware packages for home PCs and business workstations.”

Additionally, it provides extended analysis tools, which allow users to manually inspect their computers for suspicious activities by tracking running processes, start-up entries, current Internet connections, and detection of browser plug-ins. It supports Fast User Switching - a feature of Windows XP – that allows several users to be simultaneously logged onto a workstation without compromising security.

“Version 4.0 is one of the most advanced anti-spyware programs available today,” said marketing manager for Western Europe Andreas Rudyk. “Its unique combination of the most advanced malware detection and user friendly features demonstrates our commitment to continuously develop and improve protection for our customers.” GRISOFT products now go beyond AVG antivirus and firewall to provide comprehensive malware protection against rapidly growing threats like spyware, adware, dialers, keyloggers, trojans and worms.

Pricing & Availability

The ewido anti-spyware 4.0 is available immediately for major world languages in multiple seat options or as a special bundle, ewido plus AVG, via the website:

  • Price for single copy of ewido 4.0 (1 year licence) is £19 + VAT (download).
  • Price of ewido+AVG bundle (1 year licence) is £28 + VAT (download).
  • For users of previous ewido versions, the upgrade is free of charge.

GRISOFT is a leading provider of antivirus, firewall protection and security solutions for consumers and SMEs. It is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry with more than 30 million users around the world that rely on GRISOFT AVG products to protect their computers and networks. Established in 1991, GRISOFT employs some of the world’s leading experts in antivirus software, specifically in the areas of virus analysis and detection, software development, and antivirus support. GRISOFT award-winning products are distributed globally through resellers and the Internet as well as via AVG Anti-Virus Software Development Kit (SDK) to interested partners.

About AVG UK

AVG UK, based in Newark, Notts is an innovator in value for network antivirus solutions with sole responsibility for sales and marketing of the Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus product family in the UK & Ireland. AVG UK provides advanced antivirus software which is supported by one of the most accessible technical helpdesks in the industry. Its flagship product, AVG Network Edition, provides network antivirus protection and management for SME networks. AVG Anti-Virus supports SoHo, Professional, Email Server and Linux applications. AVG is also available as AVG plus Firewall. AVG Anti-Virus provides a personal service for three million users across the UK and Ireland. For more information, visit

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