About Us

AVAR (Association of anti Virus Asia Researchers) was formed in June, 1998. The mission of the AVAR is to prevent the spread and damage caused by malicious software, and to develop cooperative relationship among anti malicious software experts in Asia. We are independent and not-for-profit organization which is oriented in Asia Pacific region. AVAR consists of prominent experts on computer virus from various areas such as Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore,Taiwan, UK, and U.S.A. Our independence helps us to play an important role to fight against computer virus globally and to raise users' awareness on computer security issues. The organization has a constitution and the code of conduct, and is committed to improving members' knowledge and skills.


Our activities includes:

  • Organizing and hosting AVAR annual conference and seminar on anti virus issues
  • Providing information on computer virus incidents through Asia on AVAR website
  • Operating AVAR members' mailing list to exchange information and opinions among members.

We are also planning for the following:

  • Issue AVAR electric newsletter on security information
  • Conducting evaluation test for anti virus products(It has been underway in Japan since August 2009)
  • Provide certificates to anti virus products as well as to technical people for their knowledge and skills on computer virus prevention
  • Improve communication and cooperation with other international anti virus organizations

Board of Directors

 nameorganisationtitleAVAR title
Mr. Jesse SongWest Coast LabsVice President
Mr. Sanjay KatkarQuick Heal Technologies Prv. Ltd.CTO
Mr. Trieu Tran DucCMC Information Security CorporationCEO
Mr. Steven ShiBeijing Qihu Keji Co. Ltd.Director
Mr. Wang YingJiangminChairman
Mr. Allan George DyerYui Kee Computing LimitedChief ConsultantChariman
Mr. Randy AbramsIndependent Security AnalystResearch Director
Mr. Righard ZwienenbergESET, spol. s r. o.Senior Research Fellow
Mr. Yoshihiro YasudaMcAfeeArchitect
Mr. Larry BridwellIndependent Consultant
Mr. Jonathan PoonMicrosoft CorporationGlobal Anti-Malware Service Manager
Mr. Craig Johnston
Mr. Jeffrey MaNevel systems LimitedFounder & CEO
Mr. Wu BoShenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company LimitedVice President
Guangchong LiuBaidu
Ms. Karen Kit Ping CheungYui Kee Computing LimitedSecretary
Esq. Sihaeng ChoAhnLab, Inc.CTO
Mr. Shigeru IshiiIPAGroup Leader
Mr. Chen JianminNational Computer Virus Emergency Response CenterDeputy Director
Mr. Teiichi IshikawaCanon IT Solutions Inc.
Mr. Jaime LyndonTrend MicroSenior Threat Analyst & Researcher
Mr. Andrew LeeESET, spol. s r. o.CEO
Mr. Xu MingKingsoft Internet SecurityCTO
Mr. Jayaraman KesavardhananK7 Computing Pvt. Ltd.CEO