Free Product Offering Ensures Mac Users Remain Safe from Increasing Intensity
and Sophistication of Web Attacks
AVG Technologies, developers of the world’s most popular free anti-virus
software, today unveiled AVG LinkScanner for the Mac operating system. AVG
LinkScanner for Mac is the first free AVG product designed for Mac OS X Leopard
or Snow Leopard and supports internet browsers Safari 3.x, Safari 4.x, Safari 5x
and Mozilla Firefox 3.x and higher.
According to AVG research, 99 percent of all malicious threats are delivered
through the web and cannot be stopped with traditional antivirus software. These
threats can come and go within hours and can live on familiar, big-name sites
and even on third-party applications on popular social networking sites, without
users even noticing. And with the growing popularity of social networking sites
such as Facebook, Twitter and others, the bad guys are using these sites as
their main vehicle for spreading malware.
Like AVG’s extremely popular free LinkScanner for Windows offering which has
more than 95 million users, LinkScanner for Mac allows users to surf, search,
email, shop and use social network programs online with the confidence that the
pages they visit are safe and the places they choose to visit online are safe to
enter personal and private information. LinkScanner updates continuously with
data garnered by AVG’s industry-leading research team and user community,
checking each web page a user visits in real-time before it opens on the Mac,
warning users to refrain from opening them if LinkScanner detects threats.
“Mac users have traditionally been less vulnerable to virus threats and
attacks because of their lower market share, but that is quickly changing and no
operating system is immune, as these attacks are leveraging the web to deliver
malware that target web browsers and application vulnerabilities,” said J.R.
Smith, CEO, AVG Technologies. “LinkScanner for Mac takes the first step to
ensure customers are safe and won’t end up losing their money, identities and
precious digital memories. In addition, this new product has been enhanced to
better protect users from being scammed, phished and entering personal
information into infected games, quizzes, surveys, etc. on social networking
sites. We want to help you keep your private personal information private! And,
because AVG believes strongly that security software like LinkScanner is
critical, we believe it should be free.”
AVG’s Free LinkScanner for Mac product protects users against the ever
increasing online web-threatsby dynamically scanning the web pages before they
open in your Mac to see if they are genuine sites. If it detects something
suspicious, Linkscanner notifies the user that the web site is malicious.
LinkScanner for Mac is available for free and included as part part of all AVG
anti-virus and Internet security products for Windows. Download LinkScanner from
Download web page free of charge