avast! antivirus Celebrates 75 Million Registered Users



    PRAGUE, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Alwil Software a.s. is pleased to announce that
the award-winning avast! antivirus has now passed 75 million registered users.
Since the first registration in January 2002, avast! antivirus has grown to be
a truly global product. While it took 6 years to achieve the 50 millionth
user, it has taken only an additional 12 months for this number to reach 75
million.
    Pavel Baudis and Eduard Kucera, the founders of Alwil, said, "We are very
proud to have reached this truly amazing milestone. When we started the
company just over twenty years ago, we strongly believed that we could make
avast! antivirus a success, yet the community of loyal avast! users has grown
more quickly than we ever imagined. We have only achieved this success with
the help of our user community and we thank each and every user of avast! for
their support; we could not be here without them.
    This milestone demonstrates not only the success of the product but also
the success of our vision of providing the best security possible, free to our
community. The free avast! Home Edition allows tens of millions of internet
users to safely and securely use the internet while our paid professional
product provides extra capabilities to those businesses and users that need
them."
    avast! antivirus can be downloaded from http://www.avast.com, or from
http://www.download.com. 75 million users have already given it their vote of
confidence, with more than half this number coming from France, the United
States, Brazil, Poland, Italy and Japan and many more in almost every country
worldwide.
    Until the end of February 2009, Alwil Software is offering a 25% discount
on the normal price of avast! Professional Edition and avast! Professional
Family Pack when purchased through its on-line store. To claim the discount
online, enter the discount code "75Millions" during the checkout process.
    avast! Home Edition is available free-of-charge for non-commercial home
use. avast! Professional Edition is provided for both home and commercial use,
and also forms part of the avast! Professional Family Pack, the antivirus
solution for home networks. All products can be downloaded and purchased from
http://www.avast.com or from any authorized avast! reseller.
    The full text of this press release can be found at:
    http://www.avast.com/eng/press-release-avast-celebrates-75-million-regist
ered-users.html
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