AVG Technologies Supports All New Languages in Facebook's AV Marketplace

Company: AVG Technologies
Published: 10 April, 2013
AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO -- AVG Technologies, the provider of Internet and mobile security to 146 million active users, today announced it will support all seven new languages in Facebook’s new, multilingual AV marketplace. Facebook announced new languages today including French, German, Italian, Japanese, (South) Korean, (Brazilian) Portuguese and Spanish.

“Facebook has always been committed to supporting its global user base with the same powerful tools we provide here in the US,” said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer of Facebook. “Protection for a user's device and account are of paramount importance to us, so it’s only natural we’d expand language support for our AV Marketplace. AVG has proven its ability to protect Internet users from a wide range of threats. Based on the company’s preexisting global reach, AVG was able to support our language expansion in an immediate and seamless manner.”

Signature features for AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013 include award-winning virus, threat and malware detection; prevention of spying and data theft; PC performance enhancement; and 24/7 customer support. The software also offers proactive alerts on suspicious activity with a one-click fix.

“Malware knows no borders,” said Tony Anscombe, AVG’s senior security evangelist. “AVG is therefore thrilled to see Facebook proactively bolstering its service by localizing the AV Marketplace. To the extent that AVG already supports numerous languages, we will remain in lock step with Facebook as the service continues to grow.”

For more information, please visit www.AVG.com.

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 146 million active users as of December 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.