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Newark, UK, Jan 13, 2005 – AVG UK, the official business partner of Grisoft and the AVG Anti-Virus family of software products for the UK & Ireland, today announced that Suffolk County Council has placed an order for AVG7 Network Edition licences to enable all schools in Suffolk to protect their networked computers

Suffolk County Council has 357 schools with 14000 PCs used by pupils, teachers and administrative staff.

"Suffolk schools have been using AVG anti-virus to protect a large number of PCs since 1999,” said Tecwyn Cockett, Suffolk Learning & Management Network (SLAMnet) co-ordinator for Suffolk County Council, “and we have always found it to be very reliable and excellent value.”

“As a leading provider of anti-virus software, AVG UK understands perfectly the security needs of educational establishments,” said Michael Foreman, partner at AVG UK. “AVG has been providing network protection for over a decade and we have always placed special emphasis on the education market. Schools often have limited technical resources and tight budgets and we are well positioned to help them with comprehensive yet affordable solutions that meet their requirements.”

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About AVG Anti-Virus
AVG Anti-Virus software shields computers from viruses, trojans horses and worms with a multi-layer approach that is more comprehensive than most protection programs. Following extensive pre-processing to scan data for patterns of virus code, AVG moves on to examine files using generic detection to root out new strains or variants of known viruses. Two levels of heuristic analysis are performed – dynamic and static. The dynamic level uses code emulation to evaluate in a secure virtual environment the behaviour of the program or file being tested. Static heuristic analysis locates programming code associated with certain types of virus propagation. AVG then performs an integrity check. Certain data associated with each scanned file is stored in its internal integrity database and used to heal infected files, potentially restoring information, which may have been lost during infection. AVG supports all Windows operating systems, from Windows 95 through the latest version of Win
dows XP, and provides users with extremely fast and efficient database updates to meet the latest viral threats.

About AVG UK
AVG UK, based in Newark, Notts is an innovator in value for network anti-virus solutions with sole responsibility for sales and marketing of the AVG Anti-Virus product family in the UK & Ireland. AVG UK provides advanced anti-virus software which is supported by one of the most accessible technical helpdesks in the industry. Its flagship product, AVG Network Edition, provides network anti-virus protection and management for SME networks. AVG Anti-Virus also supports SoHo, Professional, Email Server and Linux applications. The free version of AVG Anti-Virus provides a personal service for three million home users across the UK.

For further information please contact:

Michael Foreman
Tel: +44 (0)1636 700496

Paul Shlackman
Write Angle Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1276 683228

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