Intel has invested $16m (£9.4m) in Czech anti-virus software company Grisoft.
Grisoft’s AVG anti-virus software is sold to both business and home users and is currently used on 25 million computers around the world, said Intel.
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Intel said its investment in Grisoft will help boost the number of subscribers to its products, by giving it wider market reach.
The relatively modest investment is Intel’s biggest-ever equity investment in the central and eastern Europe region. It is still to be approved by the Czech Republic competition council.
Intel invested in three Chinese companies last month.