Security firm AVG has announced it will be offering web users a online storage service.

AVG LiveKive, which will be made available in beta version next week, provides web users with 5GB of free online space where they can store documents, images and videos as well as being able to access the content from synced devices.

"By storing information on our safe and secure servers, customers significantly reduce the temptation for thieves and hackers to attempt accessing files stored on an individual PC or mobile device," said J.R. Smith, chief executive officer of AVG Technologies

AVG said the service allows a "quick, efficient and natural method" of storing content.

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