avast! Celebrates 50,000,000th Registered User

    PRAGUE, March 7 /CNW/ - ALWIL Software a.s. is pleased to announce the
registration of the fifty millionth (50,000,000th) user of the multi-award
winning avast! antivirus.
    Commenting on reaching this milestone registration, Eduard Kucera, ALWIL
Software a.s. joint founder and CEO said, "This is a major achievement for all
of the hardworking team at ALWIL Software, showing that dedication to offering
a best-in-class anti-virus solution can pay off for both us as a team, and for
our users. Fifty million concurrent users of avast!, demonstrates that we are
getting it right." Mr. Kucera continues, "However, we are not complacent with
malware protection: in the soon to be released avast! antivirus 4.8, we have
added certified anti-spyware capability, anti-rootkit protection, and strong
self-protection of the product itself."
    The first avast! antivirus free registration took place in January 2002,
with the 40 millionth registration taking place October 2007.
    Pavel Baudis, joint founder and President of ALWIL Software a.s.
commented, "We're very proud of the success of avast! antivirus, and the
community of users and supporters who help to make avast! antivirus such a
great solution. When Eduard and I started this project twenty years ago, we
had no idea that it would turn into the success of today, and we are working
non-stop behind the scenes, continuing to be as innovative as we were twenty
years ago."
    avast! Home Edition is available free-of-charge for non-commercial home
use. avast! Professional Edition and avast! Professional Family Pack are
available for commercial use. Got to avast.com to download, try and buy them.
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    For press contacts, please email press@avast.com

    About ALWIL Software a.s.

    For 20 years, ALWIL Software has produced antivirus products that have
been developed into the multi-award winning avast! antivirus product line.
Headquartered in Prague, in the Czech Republic, ALWIL Software develops and
markets avast! antivirus products. Further details about the company and its
products can be found on ALWIL's corporate website, http://www.avast.com.
    AVAST(R) is a registered trademark in the United States of America and
other countries.

    About avast! antivirus products

    avast! is the multi-award winning antivirus product line from ALWIL
Software a.s., which is ICSA Labs certified; Checkmark certified (for both
antivirus and anti-malware); regularly receives the Virus Bulletin 100% award,
as well being an SC Awards winning product.

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