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AMD packaging anti-virus software with new boxed pocessors

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Feb 2011 1:18 User comments (5)

AMD packaging anti-virus software with new boxed pocessors AMD has announced an agreement with AVG and Digital Delivery Networks (DDNi) in which the companies will include a paid subscription to the popular anti-virus software with AMD boxed processors.
Available to customers in the U.S. and UK, the deal will give buyers a free six-month license to the latest AVG + AVG Online Shield.

Normally, a subscription costs $35 for an annual license.

DDNi will include a mini-CD with AVG and the license in each eligible product. At the end of the six months, users will be given a chance to renew at a discounted price.

Says David Kenyon, corporate vice president of worldwide channel marketing at AMD (via Xbit):

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.

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5 user comments

119.2.2011 02:37

I hope AMD is getting a kickback from this and not actually paying anything to AVG; AVG sucks, and I can't stand the thought of being forced to buy it in order to get a new processor

219.2.2011 15:21

No it's a free trial no diff to the usual bundle garbage the comp manufacturers do.Tho it's worded as tho AMD is going to pay for it ok now i'm

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Feb 2011 @ 3:24

325.2.2011 18:14

At least offer a decent AV like NOD32

425.2.2011 19:33

Originally posted by bluedogs:
At least offer a decent AV like NOD32
Well atleast it's not McAfee or Symantec.

525.2.2011 22:32

This is true

Windows 7 HP 64x, AMD x6 1100T 3.3GHz, 8 Gig Ram,1 x LG DVD Burners, Gigabyte GTX560, 1 x OCZ 60GB SSD 1 x Seagate 1TB, 32" LCD Monitor

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