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26 Nov 2012

BBC Program Follow-up Test Shows Avast Leads Secure Online Banking

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, November 26, 2012 – avast! Internet Security provided 100% protection against banking malware when independent firm MRG Effitas tested more than 30 security software products. The test was a follow up to the firm’s initial research for the BBC news program Click Online Banking Test, which aired in February. The MRG Effitas ...

07 Nov 2012

Avast to improve on Facebook and Twitter engagement with Socialbakers

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, November 7, 2012 Avast Software and Socialbakers have established Avast’s first social media listening post to reach the antivirus company’s 165 million customers who are active in social media. Socialbakers, a social media and digital analytics company, displays posts from various platforms, including Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) ...

05 Nov 2012

Survey: AVAST Users Put Romney Ahead but Expect Obama to Win

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, November 5, 2012 – A survey of over 100,000 users of avast! Free Antivirus in the U.S. and its territories predicts Romney as the winner of the U.S. Presidency. The AVAST survey targeted the company’s more than 10 million users avast! Free Antivirus in the U.S. and its territories and resulted in gathering opinions from ...

05 Nov 2012

First Free Antivirus Certified for Windows 8: avast!

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, November 5, 2012 – avast! is the first free antivirus software to be offered in the Windows® store and has earned the Windows 8 certification from Microsoft® (NASDAQ: MSFT). “This provides Windows users with a certified PC security solution that is far better than what they would have with the pre-bundled Windows Defender ...

25 Oct 2012

Survey: Win8 considered safer but few desire to buy a new Win8 PC

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, October 25, 2012 – Over 350,000 computer users surveyed by AVAST Software indicate that they expect the new Microsoft® (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows 8 operating system to be safer, but only 8% of respondents said they will buy a new computer any sooner because of it. Two thirds of survey respondents were running Windows 7, yet ...

16 Oct 2012

AVAST Partners with Facebook to Stop Malware-Infected Link Sharing

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, October 16, 2012 – AVAST Software, best known for the world’s most widely used antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, shares its Virus Lab data with Facebook in the combined attempt to prevent malware being shared unknowingly by Facebook users. The AVAST Software Virus Lab, which maintains a cloud database of millions of ...

17 Sep 2012

AVAST Philosophy of Giving Expanded to Include Philanthropy

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, September 17, 2012 – AVAST Software, best known for the world’s most widely used free antivirus software, launched AVAST Foundation, which has donated approximately $2.2 million to charities in the Czech Republic. “We established AVAST Foundation in late 2010, to help the underprivileged,” said Jarmila Baudisova, Chairwoman ...

29 Aug 2012

AVAST Android Anti-Theft and Security App Passes 10 Million

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, August 29, 2012 – AVAST Software’s security and Anti-Theft app for Android, avast! Free Mobile Security, surpassed 10 million installations at the end of July 2012. With 4.7 out of 5 stars, it is also the highest ranked security solution in the Google Play store. “Our recipe for success was simple,” said Ondrej Vlcek, CTO ...

20 Aug 2012

AVAST, the best-rated Android antivirus app, brings new features

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, August 20, 2012 – AVAST Software, producers of the highest-rated Android antivirus on Google Play, brings new features to smartphone users – for FREE. The new release comes just eight months after the introduction of avast! Free Mobile Security, which proved to be a breakthrough hit. “The free-but-full-featured Android ...

20 Jul 2012

avast! Free Antivirus outperformed all free and a number of paid-for antivirus products in AV-TEST’s latest Dynamic Test.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 20, 2012 The June 2012 Dynamic Test involved a total of thirty-one consumer and business internet security products covering a range of metrics, including protection against ‘real-world’ zero-day malware attacks, detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months, false positive rates, and ...

04 Jun 2012

AVAST Software: Endpoint Protection sized for your business needs

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 4, 2012 AVAST Software has launched its new avast! Endpoint Protection portfolio, bringing the world’s most popular antivirus to the workplace in a user-friendly package. The new business portfolio, with four flavors of security coverage, is structured to meet company needs regardless of their network complexity or ...

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