Press releases

Nov 2017
08 Nov 2017

Avast Launches Security Pro and Cleanup Pro for Mac

REDWOOD CITY, California, November 8, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today released its 2018 Security Pro and Cleanup Pro to address the latest security and performance concerns for Mac users. While the majority of malware attacks target Windows computers, cybercriminals’ interest in the Mac platform continues to false

07 Nov 2017

Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov and CTO Ondrej Vlcek to Address Artificial Intelligence at Web Summit

LISBON, Portugal – November 7, 2017 – Garry Kasparov, Avast security ambassador and former world chess champion, and Ondrej Vlcek, Avast CTO & EVP, Consumer, will discuss the threats and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. Addressing delegates at one of the world’s largest technology conferences, Kasparov false

Sep 2017
13 Sep 2017

Avast and Aircel Limited Partner to Provide Mobile and Data Security Solutions to Customers

Avast Mobile Security and Cleanup applications will protect and secure over 85 million existing Aircel Limited customers Mobile World Congress Americas, San Francisco, September 13, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced a strategic partnership with Aircel, one of India’s leading mobile service providers. false

11 Sep 2017

Avast Reports 40% Increase in Mobile Cyberattacks

All new enhanced AVG AntiVirus for Android and Avast Mobile Security apps tackle increase in mobile threats Redwood City, California, September 11, 2017 – New research from Avast, the global leader in digital security products, reveals an uptick in attacks targeting Android smartphones and tablets, year over year in Q2/2017, of nearly 40 percent. false

06 Sep 2017

New Avast Business Endpoint Security Portfolio Brings Largest Threat Detection Network to SMBs

Three Tiers of Advanced Endpoint Protection for Business, Plus Managed Services for the Channel, Simplify Security and Ensure Business Continuity Redwood City, California, September 6, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced the debut of its Avast Business solutions portfolio to secure, simplify and optimize false

Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017

Avast Reveals the Top Apps that Drain Your Android Phone

A year of improvement by Snapchat, Facebook and other apps means a new list for 2017 of the biggest battery, storage and data hoggers London, UK, 9 August, 2017 – No matter which social, music or cloud storage platforms are your most used, one thing they may share is their ability to sap the life out of your Android phone. Avast, the global leader false

Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017

Avast Integrates Security Assessment into its RMM Platform for Managed Service Providers

New AVG Managed Workplace solution delivers all-in-one-solution to easily identify, communicate and resolve security risks for businesses ChannelCon, Austin, July 31, 2017 – At ChannelCon 2017 today, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, announced the release of its new AVG Managed Workplace solution with the addition of site false

19 Jul 2017

Avast acquires Piriform, maker of CCleaner

Adding 130 million users to Avast’s performance optimization installed base Redwood City, California, July 19, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced that it has acquired Piriform, the leading provider of device performance optimization software. Founded and based in London, UK, Piriform’s flagship product, false

13 Jul 2017

Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov to Speak at DEF CON

Kasparov to discuss embracing the rise of intelligent machines and how humans and machines can get the most out of each other Redwood City, California, July 13, 2017 – Garry Kasparov, Avast security ambassador and former world chess champion, will discuss why humanity doesn’t need to fear the rise of intelligent machines and should even embrace it false

May 2017
17 May 2017

Record Revenue Puts Avast in Second Among Security Industry Leaders

Global digital security leader reports 2016 Revenues at $714 Million Following Successful Acquisition   Prague, Czech Republic, May 18, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, recorded yet another excellent year in 2016. Following the successful acquisition of AVG Technologies, Avast finished the false

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