The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The AVG Technologies digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by AVG Technologies and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
AVG Technologies is a global leader in security software, protecting more than 110 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries. The company boasts one of the most extensive self-help communities on the Internet, having established its technology credentials early on amongst technically savvy consumers. AVG has focused heavily on building communities that help millions of online participants support each other on computer security issues and actively contribute to AVG’s research efforts. AVG is the fourth largest vendor of antivirus software and employs close to 500 people worldwide with corporate offices in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Germany. AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and operates one of the world’s most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating web-borne threats from around the globe for both businesses and home customers. www.avg.com
About (from AVG Technologies at www.avg.com)
“AVG was founded in 1991 with the express purpose of protecting people around the world using the latest in cutting edge security technologies. AVG gained success quickly and is now recognized as one of the biggest players in the security software market. AVG currently holds corporate offices in Europe, the US and the UK. AVG is uniquely positioned to spearhead innovation in the industry thanks to its employing some of the world’s leading experts in software development, threat detection, threat prevention and risk analysis. Not content to rest on its internationally recognized success, AVG continues to invest in R&D, teaming with leading universities to maintain its technological edge.
Computer and internet use is an integral and growing part of our everyday lives. Every aspect of our lives is accessible electronically, which brings considerable benefit, as well as considerable risk. Our role is to shield you from potential dangers by providing powerful, easy-to-use protection that works in the background and allows you to go online with confidence.”