AMD packaging anti-virus software with new boxed pocessors

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.


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Feb 2011 1:18
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  • 5 comments
  • KillerBug

    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

    19.2.2011 02:37 #1

  • scorpNZ

    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 confused..lol..

    19.2.2011 15:21 #2

  • bluedogs

    At least offer a decent AV like NOD32

    25.2.2011 18:14 #3

  • Chroma45

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

    25.2.2011 19:33 #4

  • bluedogs

    This is true

    Vista HP 64 bit,AMD 9850 x4, 4 Gig Ram,2 x LG DVD Burners, xFx 8800 GTS 640mb, 2x80 and 2 x 120 Gig Hdd SATA, 24" LCD LG Monitor

    25.2.2011 22:32 #5

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