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Prague, Czech Republic, 2007/05/11 - ALWIL Software a.s. is extremely proud to announce another milestone in the number of avast®! antivirus Home Edition registrations has been reached with the registration, today, of the 30 millionth (30,000,000) user.
The very first avast®! antivirus Home Edition user registered was on the 26th January 2002, and the 20 millionth user registered on the 30th October 2006, shortly follow by the 25th millionth users registering on 9th February 2007.
Eduard Kucera, Chairman and CEO of ALWIL Software a.s., comments: “We are extremely pleased and proud of this milestone achievement, which comes along quite quickly after the last milestone.”
Mr. Kucera continues, “However, it is not just about numbers, but when we look at the sheer number of awards being given to avast! technologies, many of which are user awards, then we know that all the hard work has been worth it.”
avast®! antivirus products were European regional finalists in this year’s SC Awards (after being the first product to win both European and US awards last year, and the European award winner for the entire antimalware category) and continue to receive awards year round because avast®! users love how our technology just works.
avast®! antivirus Home Edition is available free of charge for non-commercial home use (both conditions being a part of the end user license agreement) and can be downloaded exclusively from the avast.com website or certain selected download servers such as download.com.
About ALWIL Software
Since 1988 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 that cover everything from U3 devices, desktops, PDA and server protection on multiple platforms. Further details about the company and its products can be found on their corporate website
About avast®! antivirus products – avast®! is the multi-award winning antivirus product line from ALWIL Software, which is ICSA Labs certified and regularly receives the Virus Bulletin 100% award, for detection of 100% of in-the-wild viruses, and SC Awards 2006 for best antivirus in both the US and European categories as well as Best anti-malware solution category in Europe. avast®! is specifically engineered to need low system requirements and automatically and incrementally updates both the program and virus definitions, keeping bandwidth usage to a minimum while always being up-to-date.