Chalk up another victory for Google in terms of edging out its competitors. Today, well-known security company AVG announced that the Google will replace Yahoo as the search foundation of its antivirus and security products.
This is development supposed to "broaden the search functionality of AVG's Security Toolbar product and real-time Internet security solution, AVG LinkScanner," AVG explained in a statement.
The security firm also said, "By integrating Google search technology into these industry-leading Internet security solutions, AVG is making its already best-in-class security products even more powerful and continuing to deliver on its belief that everyone is entitled to protection from Internet threats."
That's a nice endorsement of Google's abilities. And when consumers start seeing Google's name and logo attached to products that keep them safe, that association should also work in the search giant's favor.
Just don't go looking for too many more details concerning the deal. Google and AVG have both stayed mum so far with regards to financial arrangements (assuming there are any), and there's also something of a question mark on the subject of how long the partnership's supposed to last.
J.R. Smith, the CEO of AVG, only said, "AVG is committed to providing our users with intuitive technology that allows them to proactively prevent computer infections while they search the Web."