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AVG launches LiveKive cloud sync and backup tool

A while back, we told you about AVG's new LiveKive service, a new cloud synchronization and backup tool which appears to have been named after a vat in which mash is made during the brewing process. But enough about AVG's odd choice of monikers -- LiveKive has launched and is now ready to accept your files into the AVG cloud. LiveKive takes aim at services like Dropbox and SugarSync, though...

AVG Mobilation for Android tablets is a full-featured security suite

AVG has been offering a pair of Android security applications for a while, and both the free and paid versions of its app have proved to be extremely popular with Android users. Now the company has launched a tablet-specific version as well. Called AVG Mobilation for Android, the new app offers protection from malware, and a handful of other useful functions. Mobilation also provides a...

AVG AirSpace cloud sync and backup for Windows enters beta

We told you AVG was getting into the cloud sync and storage game, and now you can take the company's beta app for a test drive. You'll need to fill out a brief survey and a registration form, but then AVG will fork over 5GB of cloud storage into which you can sync anything you choose from your Windows systems. Once the service exits beta, you'll be able to pay for additional storage. It's...

AVG LiveKive to launch as Dropbox alternative

When you think of AVG, you probably think antivirus -- probably because it has sat near the top of Download.com's list of most downloaded apps for years. AVG has been tapped by tens of millions of users for malware protection, and the company now hopes those same people will turn to it for synchronized cloud storage. Called AVG LiveKive, the new service will launch in beta form next week --...

AVG Free update cripples Windows 7 64-bit

Demonstrating quite clearly why you should never jump straight on an update the moment it's released, and that good backups are imperative, the latest update to AVG's free antivirus offering prevents Windows 7 64-bit from booting after a forced post-installation reboot cycle. The 271.1.1/3292 (432/3292) definition update, which requires users to reboot their PC after installation, blocks Windows...

Norton, Kaspersky share top spot in Q2 testing of antivirus apps on Windows 7

I've mentioned before that Norton 2010 is a big improvement over Symantec's releases of the last few years -- and the results from AV-Test's Q2 testing certainly seem to bear that out. Norton Internet Security posted a total score of 16/18, a mark equaled only by Kaspersky. Norton bested Kaspersky in 0-day detection, catching all 59 samples while Kaspersky missed ten. Both apps posted similar...

Opera 10.6 goes final: fast, WebM support, malware blocking powered by AVG

We've known for a while that Opera 10.6 was going to be fast -- the Carakan JavaScript engine has kept Opera's performance near the front of the pack since its debut. What we didn't know was that version 10.6 was also going to bolster Opera's malware defenses. The new malware-fighting abilities are provided by the folks at AVG, and they work well -- notifying me that the site hosting Justin...

LimeWire teams up with AVG to secure their file sharing client

While its users might be swapping bits that are less than legit, the crew behind LimeWire knows that securing their network isn't an optional thing -- it's a duty. They've stepped up to the plate on that front, announcing that they have licensed AVG's Antivirus SDK and will be bolting on the uber-popular antivirus and antispyware to their P2P client. According to an upcoming press release,...

Six free antivirus programs made for your Windows 7 system

Yesterday, I showed you a pain-free way to get rid of excess software that comes bundled on new systems and replace it with high-quality free programs. Those of you who want a bit more choice than what Ninite offers will probably do your installs manually -- so let's take a look at some antivirus options for your Windows 7 system. There are plenty of pay-for programs you probably already about,...

Bad guys now launching attacks through hacked Facebook apps

Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook can already be dangerous places. Things like short links and bogus messages from friends with compromised accounts put unsuspecting and under-prepared users at risk. Now, AVG's security researchers have discovered a new threat on Facebook. For the first time, they've found hacked Facebook apps. According to AVG, the apps are being used to...

AVG releases version 9 - Free version to drop on October 15th

AVG 9 is finally here -- and like other 2009/2010 antivirus suites the emphasis in the new version is on speed, performance, and minimizing the impact on system resources. Even the install process has been streamlined, with developers reducing the number of tedious, finger-numbing mouse clicks from 22 to 11. Thank you, AVG, for doing this. It's a little thing, but no techy enjoys tapping "next"...

Google suggest proves that a lot of people want Norton, McAffee, and AVG off their PCs

Google suggest - sometimes it's helpful, sometimes it's way off the mark. For the guys at Sophos, it's a source of mild amusement. Why? Well, take a look at the YouTube clip they generously shared with the world. Among the top suggestions when you type "remove" in for the first word of your query? Apart from annoying pests like Antivirus 360 and Antivirus 2009 (both fake antivirus malware)...

We love to hate iTunes, and apparently so does AVG

There have been more than a few complaints about iTunes over the years on DownloadSquad. We've said it sucks, we've called it one of the five most annoying programs around. It's been blasted for pushing other Apple apps we don't want and requiring us to re-download the whole 80Mb installer every times Apple farts out a new patch or wants to block some smartphone. Within the last 24 hours, AVG has...

Download Squad Week in Review

It's been a busy week for anyone obsessed with operating system upgrades. Microsoft released Windows XP SP3 to manufacturers, Canonical launched Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, and OpenSUSE 11 came one step closer to release. But this week's software news wasn't all operating systems, all the time. Here are a few of our favorite stories from the week that was: DRM strikes again: MSN Music customers left...

AVG 8.0 Free released, now with protection from spyware

A few months ago, Grisoft updated its AVG anti-virus suite to version 8 and bundled linkscanning, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit software to boot. Now Grisoft's popular freeware anti-virus application is getting some of the same features. AVG Free 8 is out, and not only does it protect your system from viruses, but you get spyware detection as well. AVG Free 8 doesn't have all of the features...