AVG UK, the business partner of Grisoft, has unveiled a "completely updated and improved" version of its popular free AVG Anti-Virus software client.
"After five years and some 20 million free downloads we felt the time was right to release a new version of our Free Edition of AVG to allow consumers to benefit from the considerable improvements and additional benefits we have developed for our software," said Michael Foreman, a partner at AVG UK.
According to the security firm, AVG Free Edition has been substantially redesigned and engineered with improvements to the user interface and the addition of a scanning engine that supports the rapid implementation of the latest detection techniques.
Classification of updates has also been refined with the addition of delineation according to importance into three different levels: priority, recommended and optional.
Improved support is available through the AVG Free Online Services, which include a user forum, virus encyclopaedia and FAQ section. The free download is available here.
Some parts of Atacama have not received rainfall for 500 years - but a sudden deluge of water upset the Desert's delicate biological balance
Spitzer Space Telescope could not spot Oumuamua, suggesting that it is actually pretty small
Greenland crater one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth
This long-sought progenitor star was identified in an image captured by Hubble in 2007