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Advanced Micro Devices, AVG Technologies, a developer of popular free anti-virus software, and Digital Delivery Networks (DDNi), a PC ecosystem company, recently announced an agreement under which AMD boxed processors (also known as processor-in-a-box or PIB) will include a paid subscription of AVG anti-virus software.

Customers in English speaking countries who purchase an AMD PIB product will receive a free premium six-month license of AVG anti-virus with AVG Online Shield designed to enable safe downloading or online chatting, which costs $35 for a twelve months subscription. AVG will work together with DDNi)to include a mini-CD preloaded with a free premium six-month license of AVG Anti-Virus for distribution with each AMD PIB product.

The pre-paid version of AVG anti-virus will immediately launch when the user installs the mini-CD, helping to protect the user from the latest online threats. At the end of the six-month period, users will have the opportunity to renew their license at a discounted price.

“The processor-in-a-box program is designed to provide AMD channel partners and end-users with a portfolio of choices to create exactly what they want. By coupling the benefits of our PIB program with a free premium six-month license of AVG anti-virus, our system builders now have more choices to build solutions that meet their customers’ needs,” said David Kenyon, corporate vice president of worldwide channel marketing at AMD.

Thanks to the partnership, AMD will be able to address immediate threats that represent the combination of Intel Corp. and McAfee, whereas AVG will be able to popularize its antivirus and sell more subscriptions.

Tags: AMD, AVG, Business

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If you don't want the AVG thing, can we pick something of equivalent value instead?
0 0 [Posted by: GavinT  | Date: 02/17/11 03:14:20 PM]
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AVG sucks. Can I have some discount instead?
0 0 [Posted by: FLA  | Date: 02/17/11 03:43:20 PM]
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no, you have to pay extra.
AMD got money for including AVG.
0 0 [Posted by: Countess  | Date: 02/19/11 05:55:16 AM]
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Bundling AVG is useless offer. They should change to some good AV or offer discount.
0 0 [Posted by: boyfriend  | Date: 02/17/11 08:37:28 PM]
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its not useless. AVG gave them money for including their AV.
0 0 [Posted by: Countess  | Date: 02/19/11 05:56:09 AM]
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For those who want AVG, the latest free version is good enough. This is only a gimmick from AMD and I bet that it cost them nothing to offer that free 6 month licence.
0 0 [Posted by: BernardP  | Date: 02/18/11 07:45:20 AM]
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in fact, its likely that got money for it from AVG.
0 0 [Posted by: Countess  | Date: 02/19/11 05:50:33 AM]
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They should have a selection of software you can get for free or at a discount price, instead of limiting us to only AVG. I haven't used AVG for years and have no plans to start again any time soon.
0 0 [Posted by: GavinT  | Date: 02/18/11 07:46:54 AM]
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its called the internet.
it has a wide selection of AV software you can get for free.
0 0 [Posted by: Countess  | Date: 02/19/11 05:51:18 AM]
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Slightly missing the point, but never mind.
0 0 [Posted by: GavinT  | Date: 02/21/11 10:12:25 AM]
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Nothing is good enough even for free, eh? Do you want something "superior" like Norton or McAffee instead?
0 0 [Posted by: Martian  | Date: 02/18/11 10:02:34 AM]
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And do you think Norton and McAfee are superior !!

If I have the option, I may install AVG over Norton !! what a crap AV is Norton... McAfee maybe... I prefer NOD32 or Kaspersky over these all...
0 0 [Posted by: Xajel  | Date: 02/19/11 11:40:19 PM]
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^ What a bunch of whining bitches
0 1 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 02/19/11 08:31:53 PM]
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^ What a faggot.
0 0 [Posted by: FLA  | Date: 02/19/11 11:15:31 PM]
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I agree with the message of 7, but not the tone of the message. Here is why. It suggests that the days of bundling crapware to save $5 off the price of a PC might finally be coming to an end. Everyone else seems to hate this news, but I for one like it because I can just just chose not to install it. And properly uninstalling antivirus packages can be tricky. I hope Dell et al. listen up and read this post, which is also at
http://twitter.com/jasontaylor7
Jason Taylor
0 0 [Posted by: jasontaylor  | Date: 02/21/11 05:57:40 PM]
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