Nov 2015
02 Nov 2015

Most Americans Claim They Follow Best Practices to Protect Their Privacy Online; Avast Research Proves Otherwise

Unprotected Smartphones and Unlocked Banking Apps -- plus Weak Password Requirements from American Web Sites -- Contribute to Lost Privacy REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 3, 2015 – The majority (98%) of consumers in the U.S.* claim to create safe passwords, but Avast research shows only 6% actually do. Avast, maker of the world’s most-trusted PC ...

Oct 2015
27 Oct 2015

What Happens to a Lost Smartphone?

Avast “Lost” and Tracked 20 Phones In the U.S. to Find Out Where They Went Redwood City, California, Oct. 28, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the world’s most-trusted PC and mobile security, today revealed the results of their experiment to lose and track twenty smartphones in the United States. Ten phones were each randomly placed in New York ...

Aug 2015
30 Aug 2015

Avast Builds Threat Detection Based on Machine Learning to Protect Users from Zero Day Attacks, Malware, and Privacy Threats

Redwood City, Calif. August 31, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the world’s most trusted PC and mobile security, is creating a kernel-level mobile security solution. Avast is working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to make the new technology available.Qualcomm Technologies developed Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM ...

Aug 2015
18 Aug 2015

ASUS Selects Avast SecureLine VPN to Offer Secure Browsing to Consumers

Redwood City, California, August 19, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the world’s most trusted PC and mobile security, today announced that ASUS, the world’s third largest consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards, has announced that Avast SecureLine VPN will be pre-loaded onto ASUS notebooks. ...

Jul 2015
07 Jul 2015

Avast Software Acquires Mobile Virtualization Company Remotium

Redwood City, California, July 8, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the most-trusted security in the world, today announced the acquisition of Remotium, a leader in virtual enterprise mobility. Remotium’s technology enables enterprises to securely, simply, and cost-effectively extend access to business-critical applications in a ...

Jul 2015
06 Jul 2015

Avast Browser Cleanup Has Removed 650 Million Unwanted Browser Add-ons

Free Utility Eliminates Annoying Toolbars such as Ask and Conduit and Restores Hijacked Search Redwood City, Calif., July 7, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, announced today that Avast’s patent-pending technology, Avast Browser Cleanup, has identified more than 60 million different browser ...

Apr 2015
20 Apr 2015

Avast for Business Adds 75,000 New Customers in Just Two Months

Avast for Business Boasts Strong Early Adoption Redwood City, Calif.  April 21, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, today reported strong early adoption of its new product: Avast for Business, the industry’s first free, easy to use, cloud-managed security offering that protects ...

Mar 2015
30 Mar 2015

Avast Posts 51 Percent Revenue Growth in 2014; Adds Nearly 30 Million New Users

Market-leading Innovation Drove Strong Global User Growth and Stellar Financial Performance Redwood City, California, March 31, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the world’s most trusted PC and mobile security, recorded yet another excellent year in 2014. Financially, Avast finished the year with revenue of $217 million, representing 51 percent ...

Mar 2015
02 Mar 2015

Intelligent Avast App Extends Android Battery Life by 7 Hours

New intelligent app from Avast learns individual user behavior and optimizes features to preserve battery life Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, March 3, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, today announced the availability of Avast Battery Saver, the first intelligent battery-saver app for ...

Mar 2015
02 Mar 2015

Avast Launches Memory-Saving Cleaner App for Android

New App Sweeps Up Unwanted Data to Safely Restore Precious Space; Doesn’t Suggest Removing Competitive Products Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, March 3, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, today announced the launch of Avast GrimeFighter, a new application that helps Android users free ...

Mar 2015
01 Mar 2015

Avast Protects iOS and Android Users from Identity Theft and Wi-Fi Hacking

Avast SecureMe for iOS and Avast Mobile Security’s new Wi-Fi Security feature for Android identify threats and secure users’ mobile connections Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, March 2, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, today announced Avast SecureMe, the world’s first application that ...

Mar 2015
01 Mar 2015

Avast Exposes Huge Security Risks in Open Wi-Fi Habits

Public Wi-Fi Experiment Conducted Across the Globe Reveals Major Security Flaws in Wi-Fi Hotspots – Asian Users More at Risk than Europeans and Americans Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, March 2, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, today unveiled the results of a global Wi-Fi hacking ...

Feb 2015
24 Feb 2015

Avast Exposes the Risky State of U.S. Wi-Fi Security and Demonstrates New Security Solutions at Mobile World Congress

Tens of thousands of Americans expose themselves to privacy loss and identity theft every second; Avast reveals the dangers of Wi-Fi hacks and demonstrates its new line of mobile solutions Barcelona, Spain, February 25, 2015 – Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, will reveal the results of a worldwide ...

Feb 2015
22 Feb 2015

Avast Launches World’s First Free Business-Grade Security Offering

Avast for Business brings straightforward, cross-platform and cloud-managed security to market Redwood City, Calif., February 23, 2015 - Avast Software, maker of the most-trusted mobile and PC security in the world, today introduced Avast for Business-a free, easy to use, cloud-managed security offering that protects small to medium sized ...

Feb 2015
09 Feb 2015

Using Public Wi-Fi Networks Puts Unprotected American Mobile Users at Risk for Identity Theft and Privacy Loss, According to Avast

76 Percent Prefer to Join Unprotected Wi-Fi Networks over Secure Networks that Require a Password Redwood City, Calif., Feb. 10, 2015 – Seventy-six percent of American smartphone and tablet users are at risk of privacy loss and identity theft via public Wi-Fi networks, according to a recent study conducted by Avast Software, maker of the most ...

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