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first direct gives its customers internet security software

14 Dec 2011

first direct has teamed up with AVG, one of the world's leading anti-virus companies, to offer its Internet Banking customers access to anti-virus and internet security software, essential for staying safe online.

Exclusively first direct Internet Banking customers will be able to download six months free protection with AVG Internet Security 2012 (RRP £40), so they have comprehensive protection for safe surfing, shopping and banking. AVG Internet Security 2012 includes anti-virus software, firewall, anti-spam and social networking protection.

The new software complements Trusteer Rapport which was introduced by the direct bank to provide its customers with protection against malware, so customers can do their online banking safe in the knowledge that they are fully protected.

After the trial period customers can choose to continue to receive AVG Internet Security 2012 protection for a discounted monthly fee of £2.86. Or simply switch to AVG Anti-Virus Free which also delivers high quality protection for basic online activities for no charge.  Customers aren't tied in to a contract and can choose to stop paying at any time, but even if they cancel their subscription first direct will ensure that they are automatically moved to the free product which will continue to protect their systems against viruses.

Customers can access the AVG offer by selecting 'Security' from left hand menu within Internet Banking.

Stewart Bromley, Head of Digital Solutions commented:

"We know that online security is extremely important to our customers who bank and shop online.  We wanted to make it as easy and cost effective as possible and we feel that AVG Internet Security 2012 and Trusteer Rapport are the best solution."



For further information please contact Rebecca Hirst, 0113 2766899 or

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