[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

AVG Technologies, a provider of Internet and mobile security, has formed a new Search and Distribution relationship with Yahoo.

JR Smith (CEO, AVG Technologies): This relationship represents a shift from the company’s previous strategy of entering into exclusive search agreements in its search and advertising services business.

Under the agreement, AVG is now offering their customers more choice when it comes to search providers; and Yahoo is extending its search presence to even more users. AVG Secure Search, now also powered by Yahoo, protects users from dangerous websites and online threats, via AVG’s LinkScanner technology.