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13 Apr 2021

Avast Joins Microsoft MISA

London, United Kingdom, and Emeryville, CA - April 13, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions ...

24 Mar 2021

“Free trial” for Only $3,432 per Year: Avast Discovers new Fleeceware Apps on the Google Play and Apple App Stores

Prague, Czech Republic, March 24, 2021 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has discovered more than 200 new fleeceware applications on the Apple App Store and the Google PlayStore. The apps have been downloaded approximately one billion times and accrued over $400 million in revenue so far*. Avast has reported the ...

24 Mar 2021

Avast Appoints Trudy Cooke as General Counsel and Company Secretary

Prague, Czech Republic and London, United Kingdom, March 24, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced the appointment of Trudy Cooke to the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary, following approval by the Board. Trudy will be the principal source of legal advice to the Board and Management ...

16 Mar 2021

Avast CISO Jaya Baloo to Interview Ethical Hackers at SXSW 2021: Can Hacking Save Lives?

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 16, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced that its Chief Information Security Officer Jaya Baloo will be moderating a panel discussion titled, “Ethics of Hacking: Doing Good with Security Skills” at the virtual SXSW Interactive Conference 2021. The session ...

08 Mar 2021

Smith Micro Software & Avast Announce Purchase Agreement; Enter into Strategic Partnership

PITTSBURGH, PA, USA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 08, 2021 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (the “Company” or “Smith Micro”) (NASDAQ: SMSI) and Avast plc (“Avast”) (LSE: AVST) today announced a definitive agreement under which Smith Micro will acquire Avast’s Family Safety Mobile Business. The acquisition encompasses Avast’s portfolio of mobile ...

25 Feb 2021

Avast Appoints Shane Ryan of the UK’s The National Lottery Community Fund to lead Avast Foundation

Prague, Czech Republic, February 25, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced the appointment of Shane Ryan as Global Executive Director of the newly established Avast Foundation. The social impact organization was established by Avast in December 2020 and will align closely with the ...

24 Feb 2021

Avast Announces Partnership with PMovil

Prague, Czech Republic, February 24, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has today announced a strategic partnership with PMovil, an industry leader in direct carrier billing and alternative payments in Latin America. The partnership means that Avast’s subscription-based solutions will be available ...

23 Feb 2021

Unethical Stalkerware Apps Offer Parents Tools to Spy on their Children

Prague, Czech Republic, February 23, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, and member of the Coalition Against Stalkerware, carried out an analysis of the advertising messaging and positioning used by the top nine most used stalkerware apps detected by Avast’s antivirus within its user base. While ...

18 Feb 2021

Avast Awarded “Top-Rated Product” of 2020 by AV-Comparatives

Prague, Czech Republic, February 18, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced that Avast Free Antivirus has been awarded “Top-Rated Product” status for 2020 by AV-Comparatives. Avast was recognized ahead of many paid-for alternatives.  AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab known for ...

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