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AVG Named a Finalist in the 2013 Best Mobile/Portable Device Category by SC Magazine Readers

AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 143 million active users, has been selected as a Reader Trust Awards finalist in the 2013 Best Mobile/Portable Device category by SC Magazine readers. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

AVG’s AntiVirus FREE for Android App has been chosen as one of the information security industry’s most effective products, which addresses many of the challenges faced by organizations. The Reader Trust Awards competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services, is selected by a panel of readers who represent the circulation of SC Magazine.

“This is one of the most watched award categories, as the finalists have to demonstrate a combination of functionality, manageability, ease-of-use and scalability, as well as customer service and support, to secure the vote of our readers,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president and editorial director of SC Magazine. “Congratulations to those that represent industry leadership not only to SC Magazine editors but to our readers as well.”

The AVG for AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android was selected from hundreds of entries submitted across 34 technology categories. The winners will be selected by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from key vertical markets, including financial services, health care, and retail.

Now in its 16th year, the SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals from across the globe and recognize achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the work of government, corporations and non-profits.

“AVG is honored to be a finalist in this category, voted on by the SC Magazine readers,” said Tony Anscombe, senior security evangelist for AVG Technologies. “We were the first to provide a free security app for Android devices, and have seen solid growth since the launch of our first mobile security product in 2010. AVG sees mobile as a strategic focus area and we are thrilled businesses and consumers reward our AntiVirus FREE for Android offers the privacy and security that is needed in today’s world.”

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. In addition to the monthly print edition, the brand’s portfolio includes a vibrant website (; SC Congress New York, Toronto and Chicago; SC Awards; SC MarketScope; and SC Magazine Newswire.

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These documents are available online from the SEC or in the Investor Relations section of our website at Information on our website is not part of this release. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events.

About AVG

AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 143 million active users as of September 30, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.

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