Nov 2014
04 Nov 2014

Avast Research Discovers 79 Percent of American Home Networks are at Risk of Cybersecurity Attacks

Router vulnerabilities and weak passwords allow easy access to home networks REDWOOD CITY, CA, Nov. 5, 2014 – Four out of five Internet-connected households in the United States are at risk of getting attacked through their wireless router, according to a recent study conducted by Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in ...

Oct 2014
21 Oct 2014

New Avast Survey Shows Consumers Are Failing to Protect Their Home Networks

Despite the growing number of devices connected to home networks, only 33 percent of households take adequate security precautions REDWOOD CITY, California, Oct. 22, 2014 – Nearly 80 percent of wired households in the United States have four or more devices connected to a Wi-Fi network, yet only 33 percent use a network security solution beyond a ...

Oct 2014
21 Oct 2014

Avast Introduces First-ever Home Network Security Solution

Avast 2015 identifies vulnerable home routers that can allow identity theft and privacy loss REDWOOD CITY, California, Oct. 22, 2014 – Avast Software, maker of the most-trusted security in the world, today launched Avast 2015 – the latest PC and Mac versions of the security solutions used by more than 175 million people worldwide. All versions, ...

Sep 2014
03 Sep 2014

AVAST Mobile Security Surpasses 100-Million Download Mark Faster Than Any Cyber Security App in Google Play History

~ AVAST has protected its users’ sensitive data for more than 2 years and adds nearly 200,000 downloads per day ~ REDWOOD CITY, CA, September 4, 2014 – AVAST Software, the world's most-trusted security company, today announced that avast! Mobile Security has surpassed 100 million downloads. This milestone was achieved in less than 2.5 years, ...

Jul 2014
23 Jul 2014

AVAST Acquires Mobile Development Start-up Inmite to Extend Mobile Leadership

~ Acquisition adds 40 mobile developers to AVAST’s growing mobile business ~ REDWOOD CITY, California, July 24, 2014 – AVAST Software, maker of the most-trusted security in the world, today announced the acquisition of Inmite, a mobile application development firm. Through the acquisition, AVAST adds 40 experts to its mobile products unit, ...

Jul 2014
07 Jul 2014

AVAST Demonstrates Risk of Selling Used Smartphones – Recovers 40,000 Personal Photos and Emails from Phones Bought Online

~ Deleting files is not enough – overwriting data is the only way to remove personal information ~ REDWOOD CITY, California, July 8, 2014 – AVAST Software, maker of the most trusted security in the world, easily retrieved personal data from used smartphones sold online, despite consumers deleting their data. From the used devices, AVAST was able ...

Jun 2014
16 Jun 2014

AVAST Ransomware Removal tool Kills Simplocker and Rescues Android Users’ Photos, Videos, and Documents for Free

REDWOOD CITY, CA, June 17, 2014 – AVAST announces the release of avast! Ransomware Removal, a new free app that eliminates Android ransomware and decrypts locked and ransomed files. With the new app for Android smartphones and tablets, AVAST offers a quick and free solution to the Simplocker threat detected in early June. Simplocker is a new ...

Mar 2014
25 Mar 2014

AVAST Launches avast! GrimeFighter – the Only Easy-to-Use PC Cleanup Tool that Actually Increases Performance

Two-year effort results in the first PC cleaner that detects and removes files that can’t be found while Windows is running REDWOOD CITY, California, March 26, 2014 – AVAST Software s.r.o., the world’s most-trusted mobile device and PC security company, today announced the launch of avast! GrimeFighter, an intelligent, deep-cleaning tool for PCs. ...

Mar 2014
11 Mar 2014

AVAST Dominates in Mobile Security Across the Globe

~ 2014 AV-Comparatives survey ranks AVAST as the most popular mobile security provider in North America, South America, and Europe – #3 in Asia ~ REDWOOD CITY, CA and BEIJING, March 12, 2014 – AV-Comparatives, one of the most trusted testing labs in the world, pronounced AVAST the leader in a global survey of mobile security solutions. AVAST ...

Feb 2014
04 Feb 2014

CVC Capital Partners Invests in Avast to drive US and Mobile Growth

REDWOOD CITY, California, February 5, 2014 – AVAST Software a.s., the world’s leading consumer security software company, announced today that CVC Capital Partners has signed binding agreements for a major investment in the company. The investment, which values AVAST at $1 billion, will position the company to expand its global reach into mobile ...

Jan 2014
27 Jan 2014

Securely Browse on Public Wi-Fi: AVAST Introduces SecureLine for Android and New iOS Version

~ Connecting to public Wi-Fi is convenient but not safe: avast! SecureLine VPN for smartphones and tablets protects users from prying eyes ~ REDWOOD CITY, California, January 28, 2014 – Free open Wi-Fi hotspots are everywhere, providing convenient connection points for people on the go. Unfortunately they don’t provide the security required to ...

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