Microsoft Makes AVG Security Products Available Directly From Windows Security Center

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    Microsoft Makes AVG Security Products Available Directly From Windows Security Center in Windows Vista

    GRISOFT is first to offer free antivirus protection to users of upcoming Windows OS

    Millburn, N.J. - November 6, 2006 – GRISOFT today announced that Microsoft is making AVG Anti-Virus 7.5 and AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition available via Windows Security Center as a Windows Vista security solution. The solutions are available in the latest release of the Windows Vista™ beta program and will be available in the commercial release. The programs can be accessed via this link:
    http://www.grisoft.com/linkout.php?...athome/security/update/windowsvistaRC1AV.mspx

    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/39275/lng/us/tpl/tpl01
     
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  2. C.S.J

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    Re: Microsoft distributes Grisoft antivirus for Vista

    this was released a bit back, but i didnt post it ... so well done there.

    i found it while on google, avg and check the news part, it was the first result back.

    so if people want news, i suggest they give that a try :)

    it is interesting, that they would basically promote avg for their new OS when they have their own antivirus, strange dont you think?
     
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    Re: Microsoft distributes Grisoft antivirus for Vista

    I believe they are promoting other companies as well. I remember reading something about how Security Center will point to Symantec sites if you are using NAV and McAfee sites if you are using McAfee VirusScan :doubt:
     
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    Re: Microsoft distributes Grisoft antivirus for Vista

    EU anti- monopoly watchdog might have something to do with it. ;)
     
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    Re: Microsoft distributes Grisoft antivirus for Vista

    Maybe it has something to do with the quality of their own antivirus.;)

    The idea of distributing some more choices besides McAfee and Norton sounds like a positive development.
     
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    Re: Microsoft distributes Grisoft antivirus for Vista

    Nick, I'd recommend to READ AGAIN the original press release. The way you intererpreted it is simply incorrect, it just says that AVG is now listed on the "Compatible with Vista Security Center" page on MS website (and not that "MS distrubutes AVG")...
     
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    Re: Microsoft distributes Grisoft antivirus for Vista

    And if MSFT did distribute AVG, MSFT has a history of distributing watered down version from 3rd parties, e.g. defragger and backup.

    The links are likely a result of the EU beating up on MSFT.
     
  8. NICK ADSL UK

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    Re: Microsoft distributes Grisoft antivirus for Vista

    Thanks Vlk :)
     
  9. C.S.J

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    actually......

    yes it now fully compatible with vista, but also...

    "Newark, UK – 6, November, 2006 — GRISOFT today announced that Microsoft is making AVG Anti-Virus 7.5 and AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition available via Windows Security Center as a Windows Vista security solution."

    i think ibk mis-read something.
     
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    Re: Microsoft Makes AVG Security Products Available Directly From Windows Security Ce

    Well , Windows Security Center is different from windows update ,afaik.
     
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    Re: Microsoft Makes AVG Security Products Available Directly From Windows Security Ce

    well yeah, but who mentioned windows update ?
     
  12. i_g

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    Basically, this announcement is just a PR crap, aimed to mislead the users.

    Where did IBK read/write anything here, btw?
     
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    pr crap?


    this is fact, avg will be offered for security in the vista security centre of windows, is this too hard to understand?
     
  14. ASpace

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    Well , it isn't a pr *crap* , it is just PR as well as fact :D
     
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