AVG Anti-Virus Free is the Most Popular Program on CNET Download.com

AVG Anti-Virus Free and Anti-Virus Pro ranked as number one and number three antivirus programs on download.com

Orlando, F.L. - October 17, 2007 – GRISOFT, the developer of AVG Internet security software, today announced that AVG Anti-Virus Free is the number one downloaded program on all of CNET Download.com. Additionally, AVG Anti-Virus Free is the first most popular and Anti-Virus Pro is the third most popular antivirus based on Editor’s Choice. CNET Download.com is a well-referenced site and is part of CNET Networks, an internationally established online publication and host to technology news and reviews.

AVG security products, for the home and office, are popular among CNET.com reviewers and users alike. AVG Anti-Virus Free holds an editor rating of five out of five, in addition to a user rating of four stars out of five. CNET.com reports that the latest version of AVG Anti-Virus Free, for private, non-commercial use, has earned more than 38 million total downloads, and over 922,600 downloads just last week. AVG Anti-Virus Pro software, GRISOFT’s commercial edition anti-virus, has been downloaded over two million times overall and earned a five of five star editor rating and a user rating of four stars out of five.

“The combination of a 5-star rating from CNET editors and being the most popular download on CNET Download.com emphasizes the value of providing comprehensive security that is not only low on system resources, but most importantly, user-friendly,” explains Rick Carlson, GRISOFT’s managing director of the Americas. “AVG is always designed with the user in mind and we are pleased to see that CNET visitors worldwide appreciate our ongoing efforts to make our software efficient, unobtrusive and easy-to-use.”

Both AVG Anti-Virus Free and Anti-Virus Pro have been engineered to use minimal resources, while still providing strong protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and potentially unwanted programs that infect computers. AVG Pro, a commercial product for home or small business use, provides users more benefits including free 24/7 technical support, multiple operating system compatibility and high-speed downloads, while AVG Free, for personal, single computer use, does not.

In addition to CNET Download.com, GRISOFT offers products through its website and in national leading retailer chains. All commercial versions of AVG products including AVG Anti-Virus Pro, include free updates and 24/7 technical support throughout the two- or one-year license duration. Commercial offerings include AVG Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware and Internet Security.


GRISOFT is a leading developer of antivirus, firewall protection and Internet security solutions for consumers and SMEs. It is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry with more than 50 million protected computers around the world.

Established in 1991, GRISOFT employs some of the world’s leading experts in Internet security, specifically in the areas of virus analysis and detection, software development, and security research. GRISOFT’s award-winning products are distributed globally through its 12,000 resellers and the Internet as well as via AVG Anti-Virus Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) to interested partners.

For more detailed information please contact:

Fran Bosecker
PR@vantage for GRISOFT

Jennifer Jarrad
North American Marketing