What a weird positive we’ve just spotted on CNET’s Download.com…
For those, who remember my article about the “immortal” virus: here’s a proof. LookMyPC is a software for remote support and similar tasks. It has an official web page with downloads, which is unfortunately a place, where you can meet Win32:Parite virus.
Launched in 1996, Download.com is the leading (and safest) download portal for software of all types. The portal has been offering our avast! Free Antivirus for 10 of those 15 years, so we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS, and we look forward to the future.
AVAST Brand Manager Miroslav Jirku says, “Download.com is definitely an important distribution channel for us, because it’s well known in the USA. avast! Free Antivirus is Download.com’s 2nd most-downloaded software for 2011, which is really a great success for the whole avast! team.”
Indeed, in addition to being its 2nd most-downloaded software of 2011, avast! Free Antivirus is also Download.com’s 5th most-downloaded software program of all time.
To provide free antivirus security means making the product available for people to download. Obviously, the number of downloads is then a good indication of how popular the product is (well, it needs to be taken with grain of salt… there is more to it than just one number … but it’s a good indication, nonetheless )
First, we got a note from CNet a week or so ago that avast! was the 2nd most-downloaded antivirus on download.com in 2010 (behind AVG). Moreover, avast! has the highest editors’ and users’ ranking, which naturally put smiles on our faces. Read more…