For a long time, the founder of CharityAntivirus, Janus Rægaard Nielsen, wanted to find an ideal way of raising money to children in need. After he became a father himself 6 years ago, the interest grew to find a new way to bring people together and make it easy and beneficial to help give children a better life.
That is how CharityAntivirus was born. Janus R. Nielsen came up with the idea to give away a fundamental software and let it be up to the consumer to set the price. Moreover, since his expertise lies within PC security, it made sense to combine this competence with charity.
We want it to be appealing to the consumer to contribute to children’s charities. In this way we can fulfil our vision to watch children grow up, be secure where they live and have the opportunity to an education. In order for CharityAntivirus to be as efficient as possible, 100% of our profit will go to various charities that we have chosen to corporate with, and thereby together lower some of the following numbers:
- 10 million children die every year before their 5th birthday
- 24 million children grow up without parents
- 72 million grow up without the opportunity to go to school
Please help us give more children a happy and safe future!
Who We Are
Janus R Nielsen is a Danish IT entrepreneur with various IT business startups on the CV. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT Consumer, Security and Internet industry.
Specially known for the following startups:
www.MYSecurityCenter.com; PC & Internet security software company mainly focusing on private consumers. Known for products like MYAntivirus, MYFreeAntivirus, MYInternetSecurity, MYPCTuneUp, MYSecureOnlineBackup, MYSecureUSB.
The company headquarter is based in Marbella Spain and have approx. 50 employees.
www.MYMobileSecuritycom; which he founded with Swedish partners Kevin Freij and Jonas Borgh. MYMobileSecurity is generally known as being among the top 10 mobile security companies in the world. Most known products are; MYMobileProtection, MYAndroidProtection and MYMobileBackup.
His professional life:
His first job after graduating with a diploma i International Marked Economist was as a Shop Manager Trainee in the Danish success retail chain; Jysk, which are famous for selling bed and linen, furniture’s and more at very attractive prices.
He started out in an outlet in the Swedish city Gothenburg, Angered department.
He very quickly learned everything about running a shop, a business and everything it took. He often mentions this as a fantastic time and a fantastic education which gave him lots of experience.
His first job in IT was at Corel Corporation where he was heading up their Danish retail sales for the company with famous products as WordPerfect, Gallery 65.000 and PrintHouse Magic.
He quickly got the responsibility for the Nordic region and as a Regional Sales Director he, in less than 4 years, took the Nordic market from nothing to the best performing region in the world. Among some of his achievements he was awarded “Sales Exec of the year, 1995” among more than 1500 sales Exec´s worldwide.
In 1997 he went to Computer Associates (CA) to head up the Nordic Security Software Channel Division as a Regional Vice President. Later he also took over the Pan European OEM Security Software.
In 2003 he decided to start his own company together with a longtime childhood friend. He had a feeling that there were huge possibilities in consumer security software if sold the right way. It was the days of the “I love you” and “Kurnikova” viruses and new virus outbreaks were almost everyday news. Lots of surveys said that more than 80% of computers in private homes lacked security…that was the start of www.MYSecurityCenter.com.
MYSecurityCenter, often referred to as MSC, wanted to deliver cheap, easy to use security software to private consumers. Among the top partners can be mentioned, Medion, Targa and Gericom, German based PC manufactures where the MSC antivirus got preinstalled.
Also traditional retail chains like Fona, Expert and Aldi carried their products. Among lots of online promotion partners Jubii, Lycos, Just-Eat and Nordea can be mentioned as a fed among many.
In the early years MSC only had one product, a very basic antivirus product from Computer Associates, CA. With this product MSC manage to get more than 15.000.000 users and more than 500.000 paying subscribers.
In 2006 MYSecurityCenter was awarded “EMEA partner of the year” by CA, an American international fortune 500 software company. Still today MSC is the only partner in the Nordics which have achieved this award!
Today MYSecurityCenter is often described as a fine-tuned company, with a good product mix and services. Especially Project Manager Charlotte Way, Support Manager Marion Williams, Chief Designer Vasco Peixoto and Janus R Nielsen’s brother Anders are seen as instrumental for the company’s development.
Based on the experiences earned via MYSecurityCenter Janus R Nielsen in 2009 decided to start www.MYMobileSecurity.com together with a long time CA colleague, Kevin Freij and Mobile app veteran Jonas Borgh, both Swedish!
MYMobileSecurity is seen as one of the top mobile security companies in the world and are having more than 100.000 new users weekly and hundreds of new paying subscribers daily.
Aleksander Nilsson, Strategic Alliance Manager at Charity Antivirus
Despite his young age, Aleksander Nilsson has over 10 years of work experience within sales, retail and marketing both in Denmark and abroad. On top of that, he has recently obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English and IT-based Marketing and Communication, which gave him the opportunity to live and study in both Denmark, Mexico and Spain. The internship period at MYSecurityCenter introduced him to the world of online trading and software.
The inspiration and vision of founder Janus R. Nielsen to create a new way of doing charity, was a huge appeal to Aleksander, who since the start has had a large influence at CharityAntivirus.
"I was persuaded since day one, as I believe this is a completely new way of doing charity. I have previously worked for charity organizations such as Surf Life Savings in Australia, which showed me how tough circumstances the charities in general have. However, I am also convinced that many consumers choose not to spend their money when they do not get anything in return. I have seen this in my youth while collecting contributions door-to-door for one of the major children’s charity organizations. That is why I am excited to be a part of a project, which gives away an inevitable software product to the consumer."
Andreas Kristiansen, Strategic Alliance Manager at CharityAntivirus
Parallel to his professional sports career he has worked with sales and administration. He worked and studied in Spain in several sittings and got the opportunity to be a part of CharityAntivirus through University of Southern Denmark from where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree. He came on this project almost at the initial stage and has gained a lot of new tools within online communication and how to think new in today’s fast moving e-business environment.
"Our innovative team with Janus Nielsen in the lead has a rare combination of creative understanding and strategic acumen that has inspired me a lot. The concept of thinking modern PC-protection into children’s charities makes a lot of sense to me and hopefully this initiative will take fundraising to new levels."