AVG Technologies, a division of Avast, a division of Gen Digital, produced the antivirus software line known as AVG Antivirus (formerly known as AVG, an acronym for Anti-Virus Guard). It works with Windows, macOS, and Android.
The name AVG is derived from Grisoft’s initial offering, Anti-Virus Guard, which was introduced in the Czech Republic in 1992. In Germany and the UK, the first AVG licenses were sold in 1997. In the US, AVG debuted in 1998.
AVG’s product line was made more well-known thanks to the AVG Free Edition. As a result of AVG Technologies’ acquisition of the anti-spyware company ewido Networks in 2006, the AVG security suite now includes anti-spyware. Exploit Prevention Labs (XPLLinkScanner )’s safe search and browse technology was acquired by AVG Technologies in December 2007 and included in the AVG 8.0 security product line, which was released in March 2008. AVG Technologies purchased Sana Security, a maker of identity theft prevention software, in January 2009. In March 2009, this program was included to the AVG security product line.