Nov 2012
25 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 ...

Nov 2012
06 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) ...

Nov 2012
04 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 ...

Nov 2012
04 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 ...

Oct 2012
24 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 ...

Oct 2012
15 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 ...

Sep 2012
16 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 ...

Aug 2012
28 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 ...

Aug 2012
19 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 ...

Jul 2012
19 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 ...

Jun 2012
03 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 ...

May 2012
16 May 2012

avast! Free Antivirus for Mac tops CNET’s download.com in 3 days

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 17, 2012 Three days after its release avast! Free Antivirus for Mac shot to first position in the ‘Most Popular Mac Downloads’ section of CNET’s Download.com, surpassing Mac security products from other vendors as well as all music, video, browsing, or other Mac apps in general. "Of course, we would like to also lead ...

May 2012
14 May 2012

AVAST Software Receives VB100 Award

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 15, 2012 AVAST Software, producer of the world’s most popular antivirus solution, avast! Free Antivirus, has won another prestigious VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, a leading independent testing authority in the UK. avast! Free Antivirus’ combination of excellent detection rates with “impeccable” results in the core ...

May 2012
13 May 2012

Alternative app marketplaces prove profitable for cybercriminals

25 fake smartphone applications generate costly Premium rate SMS PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 14, 2012 Researchers at the AVAST antivirus labs in Prague have discovered a new batch of fake alternative marketplaces for downloading smartphone apps that trick users into sending premium rate SMS messages. Using a variant of the Android:FakeInst family, ...

Apr 2012
26 Apr 2012

avast! Free Antivirus for Mac is here

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 27, 2012 – AVAST Software, producers of the world’s most popular antivirus app, has released "avast! Free Antivirus for Mac", its new security app for Apple’s OSX. The new avast! Free Antivirus for Mac is a full-fledged security app; shielding users from incoming malware, sending and receiving infected files, and ...

Mar 2012
14 Mar 2012

Download.com, the world’s largest downloading site, awards AVAST

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 15, 2012 - Download.com, the world’s largest download site, has honored avast! Free Antivirus with its “Editors’ Choice” award as the top free security in 2012. “avast! Free's feature set is by far the best out there in a free suite,” wrote Seth Rosenblatt, senior editor at CNET Download.com, in his comparative report ...

Mar 2012
14 Mar 2012

AVAST Software Promo: Win a magnificent 7 days with avast!

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 15, 2012 — To celebrate the launch of avast! version 7, AVAST Software will put an avast! user and a friend in seventh heaven. The lucky person that guesses the number of avast! users - and registers this on the avast! Facebook page – will win an all-inclusive seven-day vacation for two. “AVAST is about freedom and ...

Mar 2012
08 Mar 2012

avast! Free Mobile Security gets top AV-Test ranking for Android malware

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 9, 2012 — avast! Free Mobile Security got a top malware detection ranking in in the new study from AV-Test, the independent testing organization. "avast! Free Mobile Security is available for free, easy to use and has many features to protect your device. With its very good detection rate it is one of the best ...

Mar 2012
05 Mar 2012

AVAST Software: New avast! 7 extends virtualization “sandbox”

Premium avast! users have single-click browser sandboxing option PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 6, 2012 – avast! users will have a one-click option to automatically run their browser in the sandbox with the new versions of the premium avast! Pro Antivirus and avast! Internet Security. “Sandboxing the browser gives users an extra layer of protection ...

Feb 2012
27 Feb 2012

AVAST Software: The new avast! 7 Internet Security puts a premium on virtualization

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 28, 2012 - The new avast! 7 Internet Security suite brings the benefits of virtualization technology to the individual PC. Thanks to its Sandbox and SafeZone features, all computer users have easy access to applied virtualization. “We want to prove that you no longer need to be a big corporation to have top-level ...

Feb 2012
22 Feb 2012

AVAST Software: The new avast! 7 Free Antivirus is here

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 23, 2012 - The world’s most popular security program just got even better with the launch of avast! Free Antivirus 7. The new avast! Free Antivirus 7 makes security faster and easier for users. The new avast! 7 gives users faster information from the “cloud” on new and emerging threats. And, helping family and ...

Feb 2012
15 Feb 2012

AVAST Software: avast! 7 makes helping others easier with Remote Assistance tool

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 16, 2012 - The Remote Assistance tool in the new avast! 7 makes it easier for users to help their friends without requiring a house call. With Remote Assistance, an avast! user needing help with a technical issue can remotely connect their computer to a second avast! user, allowing the “helper-friend” to have ...

Feb 2012
14 Feb 2012

AVAST Foundation: Be Cool with Maths

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 15, 2012 – The AVAST Foundation is pleased to support Cool with Maths, a project organized by the Institute for Social and Economic Analyses, to improve the teaching of mathematics in the Czech Republic. Cool with Maths is designed to help primary school students see that math is an interesting tool that can help ...

Feb 2012
12 Feb 2012

AVAST Software: Detection is faster when FileRep knows all the clean files

The FileRep feature in the new avast! 7 accelerates malware detection thanks to its “in-the-cloud” database of clean files, improving detection of new and emerging threats. “Once a new file has been opened a few hundred times, we have a good idea if it is malicious or not,” said Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of AVAST Software. “Then we communicate this ...

Feb 2012
09 Feb 2012

avast! Free Mobile Security tops Norton in PC Welt

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 10, 2012 - avast! Free Mobile Security tops Norton in PC Welt’s comparative review of android security apps. PC Welt, a leading German IT magazine, compared functionality in the new avast! Free Mobile Security with that in the free and paid-for versions of Norton Mobile Security. “The free avast! product is an ...

Feb 2012
08 Feb 2012

Romania makes it 30 countries in the Million User Club

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 9, 2012 – Romania joined the avast! Million User Club in January, becoming the 30th country to have more than one million active avast! users. At the end of January 2012, the number of active users in Romania reached 1,008,616--more than double the number of users at the end of January 2009. That shows that there ...

Feb 2012
07 Feb 2012

AVAST Software: Streaming updates for all with the new avast! 7

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 8, 2012 Hybrid cloud technology in the new avast! 7 will give all users streaming updates on new malware threats in addition to the regular virus database updates. “Instead of our clients having to ‘pull’ in the updates, we can ‘push’ it to them,” said Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of AVAST Software. “Once we have decided to ...

Feb 2012
01 Feb 2012

PC Actual: Our readers prefer avast! Free Antivirus

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 2, 2012 – avast! Free Antivirus has been selected by readers of PC Actual – a leading IT magazine in Spain – as their most popular security software in “PC Actual Awards”, the publication’s 19th annual competition for new products. avast! Free Antivirus 6 beat out nearly 20 other security products to take home the ...

Jan 2012
29 Jan 2012

190 millionth registered avast! user – and her friend – wins trip to Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, January 30, 2012 – AVAST Software has awarded its 190 millionth registered avast! user – and her friend – with an expenses-paid trip to Prague. “Getting to the 190 million mark is quite an achievement for any company,” said Vince Steckler, CEO of AVAST Software. “And since over 60% of new users come because of a friend, ...

Jan 2012
11 Jan 2012

AVAST Software: Online game sites can be cute, pink, and infected

Play safe in a virtual sandbox PRAGUE, Czech Republic, January 12, 2012 – Computer games are not risk free. The AVAST Virus Lab has identified over 60 individual sites during the last 30 days that contained game or arcade in their URL address. The most visited site was cutearcade.com, a collection of online games with dressing up, coloring, and ...

Jan 2012
05 Jan 2012

avast! Free Mobile Security: over one million users in 16 days

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, January 6, 2012 – avast! Free Mobile Security – the new anti-theft and anti-malware app from AVAST Software – has been installed by over one million smartphone users in just 16 days. This threshold was crossed on January 6, only 16 days after avast! Free Mobile Security was placed in the official Android Market. “This has ...

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