AVG version 8 antivirus new features - Introducing AVG 8.0

AVG version 8 antivirus pricelist (prices, current version)
AVG version 7.5 pricelist (discontinued, old version)   
How to install AVG 8.0 over AVG 7.x or AVG Free edition 


What’s New in AVG v8

New User Interface - dramatically simplified navigation, intuitive and efficient
New High-Performance Scanning Engine – combined AV and AS detection
New LinkScanner Technology – real-time protection from poisoned web sites
New Web Shield – scans every Internet file download
New Anti-Rootkit – provides rootkit detection and removal

New Firewall – redesigned with intuitive user interface and faster filtering engine
New System tools – for diagnostics and computer administration
New simplified product line – centered around the top selling Internet Security suite 
New AVG design graphics – refreshed to underline the new product

What’s Improved in AVG
Improved Resident Shield – can serve more simultaneous file open requests
Improved Anti-Spam – the engine delivers faster performance
Improved E-mail Scanner – enabled control of mails in different formats (also HTML)
Improved Update Manager – updates more easily than before through a new UI

„New look“ of AVG products

Please see below the examples of the “new look” of AVG products, logos and branding elements.
You will find the new logos, branding, brochures and Style guide etc. and the instructions how to use them in your AVG Reseller Center account in the section “Marketing Resources”.

New User Interface (UI)

High-Performance Scanning Engine
Combined AV and AS detection for greater efficiency
Completely re-written scanning engine
Support for new file types and archive formats
New emulator allows more effective heuristics analysis
Lower memory consumption
Supported multithreading for multi-core CPUs
Engine fully portable to other OS
Available for 32 and 64 bit Windows
Note: Linux, FreeBSD version will be available soon

New LinkScanner Technology
The patent pending technology of LinkScanner offers safe web browsing in real-time and protects against drive-by downloads and other potential threats from poisoned web pages.
Competition products such as McAfee SiteAdvisor are unable to provide real-time protection because they rely on static database of suspect sites that can be days or weeks old.
Active Surf-Shield - ”the safe surf" – provides real-time definitive analysis of websites and blocks exploits
Search-Shield - ” the safe search“ - Works with major search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN) and displays an icon next to each link on the search engine with a safety rating. Dangerous websites are blocked.

Product Line Changes

AVG 7.5 Product
AVG 8.0 Product
AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus
AVG 7.5 Anti-Spyware
AVG 7.5 Anti-Malware
AVG 8.0 Anti-Virus
AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus plus Firewall
AVG 8.0 Anti-Virus plus Firewall
AVG 7.5 Internet Security
AVG 8.0 Internet Security
AVG 7.5 Internet Security Home Edition
AVG 8.0 Internet Security 3-pack
AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus Network Edition
AVG 7.5 Anti-Malware Network Edition
AVG 8.0 Anti-Virus Network Edition
AVG 7.5 Internet Security Network Edition
AVG 8.0 Internet Security Network Edition
AVG 7.5 Anti-Malware SBS Edition
AVG 8.0 Anti-Virus SBS Edition
AVG 7.5 Internet Security SBS Edition
AVG 8.0 Internet Security SBS Edition
AVG 7.5 Email Server Edition
AVG 8.0 Email Server Edition
AVG 7.5 File Server Edition
AVG 8.0 File Server Edition

AVG 8.0 Product Line Functionality

AVG v8 Prices

After the release of AVG 8.0 there will be only ONE pricelist available for all products and processes.
You will find the pricelist in the section: “Sales Info” > “Pricing and Payment” of your AVG Reseller Center account.
Cross-upgrades to more advanced products will be charged at the price difference between the two products according to the most recent product price list
License renewals will be processed with a 40% loyalty discount, your reseller renewal discounts will remain the same.

OS Support

Operating systems MS Windows 98, MS Windows ME, MS Windows NT Server 4.0 and MS Windows NT will only be supported for AVG 7.5 products until 31.12.2008 and will not be supported in AVG 8.0.

AVG 8.0 Compatibility - OS

MS Windows 2000
MS Windows XP
MS Windows XP Pro x64Edition
MS Windows Vista
MS Windows Vista x64 Edition
MS Windows 2000 Server
MS Windows 2003 Server
MS Windows 2003 Server x64Edition
Linux i386

AVG 8.0 Compatibility - Applications

MS Exchange Server 5.x
MS Exchange Server 2000/2003
MS Exchange Server 2007 * available soon
Lotus Domino (MS Windows)
Lotus Domino (Linux i386)
ICQ (IM Protection)
MSN (IM Protection)
Internet Explorer (LinkScanner)
Mozilla Firefox (LinkScanner)

Supported languages – All Products

Brazilian Portuguese

Supported languages – AVG RA

Brazilian Portuguese


You may wonder whether there will be any changes in the licenses of AVG product with the new AVG 8.0 product line.
The only change is that AVG products will be available for online purchase up to 200 licenses in bundles of 10 licenses (AVG Network and Server Editions).

Revised: April 04, 2008, Copyright MATRIX, UAB