Dec 2017
20 Dec 2017

Avast Launches Cleanup Premium with New Tools to Optimize PC Performance

Avast, the global leader in digital security, today announced its new Avast Cleanup Premium product to provide users a simple and effective solution for optimizing their PC’s performance. With more than 10 comprehensive features, including the patented Sleep Mode that gives priority to the programs being used so the computer runs faster, Avast ...

Nov 2017
08 Nov 2017

Avast Launches Security Pro and Cleanup Pro for Mac

REDWOOD CITY, California, November 8, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today released its 2018 Security Pro and Cleanup Pro to address the latest security and performance concerns for Mac users. While the majority of malware attacks target Windows computers, cybercriminals’ interest in the Mac platform continues to ...

Nov 2017
07 Nov 2017

Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov and CTO Ondrej Vlcek to Address Artificial Intelligence at Web Summit

LISBON, Portugal – November 7, 2017 – Garry Kasparov, Avast security ambassador and former world chess champion, and Ondrej Vlcek, Avast CTO & EVP, Consumer, will discuss the threats and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. Addressing delegates at one of the world’s largest technology conferences, Kasparov ...

Sep 2017
13 Sep 2017

Avast and Aircel Limited Partner to Provide Mobile and Data Security Solutions to Customers

Mobile World Congress Americas, San Francisco, September 13, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced a strategic partnership with Aircel, one of India’s leading mobile service providers. Under this partnership, 85 million subscribers of Aircel will have access to Avast Mobile Security and Avast Cleanup (a ...

Sep 2017
11 Sep 2017

Avast Reports 40% Increase in Mobile Cyberattacks

Redwood City, California, September 11, 2017 – New research from Avast, the global leader in digital security products, reveals an uptick in attacks targeting Android smartphones and tablets, year over year in Q2/2017, of nearly 40 percent. To address today’s threats, Avast has updated its Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus and AVG Antivirus mobile ...

Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017

New Avast Business Endpoint Security Portfolio Brings Largest Threat Detection Network to SMBs

Three Tiers of Advanced Endpoint Protection for Business, Plus Managed Services for the Channel, Simplify Security and Ensure Business Continuity Redwood City, California, September 6, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced the debut of its Avast Business solutions portfolio to secure, simplify and optimize ...

Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017

Avast Reveals the Top Apps that Drain Your Android Phone

A year of improvement by Snapchat, Facebook and other apps means a new list for 2017 of the biggest battery, storage and data hoggers London, UK, 9 August, 2017 – No matter which social, music or cloud storage platforms are your most used, one thing they may share is their ability to sap the life out of your Android phone. Avast, the global leader ...

Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017

Avast Integrates Security Assessment into its RMM Platform for Managed Service Providers

New AVG Managed Workplace solution delivers all-in-one-solution to easily identify, communicate and resolve security risks for businesses ChannelCon, Austin, July 31, 2017 – At ChannelCon 2017 today, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, announced the release of its new AVG Managed Workplace solution with the addition of site ...

Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017

Avast acquires Piriform, maker of CCleaner

Adding 130 million users to Avast’s performance optimization installed base Redwood City, California, July 19, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced that it has acquired Piriform, the leading provider of device performance optimization software. Founded and based in London, UK, Piriform’s flagship product, ...

Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017

Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov to Speak at DEF CON

Kasparov to discuss embracing the rise of intelligent machines and how humans and machines can get the most out of each other Redwood City, California, July 13, 2017 – Garry Kasparov, Avast security ambassador and former world chess champion, will discuss why humanity doesn’t need to fear the rise of intelligent machines and should even embrace it ...

May 2017
17 May 2017

Record Revenue Puts Avast in Second Among Security Industry Leaders

  Prague, Czech Republic, May 18, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, recorded yet another excellent year in 2016. Following the successful acquisition of AVG Technologies, Avast finished the year with revenues at $714 million and EBITDA reaching $353 million. The figures represent the second ...

Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017

Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov to Speak at re:publica

Kasparov to discuss power and propaganda in the digital age together with Claudio Guarnieri of Citizen Lab and Amnesty International REDWOOD CITY, California – April 25, 2017 – Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster, chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, and Avast Security Ambassador, will discuss  propaganda in the digital age, ...

Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017

Avast CEO Keynote at Collision 2017 to Explore Dark Side of Internet of Things

On-stage ransomware experiment will reveal IoT security and privacy risks to drive education and protection Redwood City, California, April 20, 2017 – Vince Steckler, Avast’s chief executive officer, will speak at Collision 2017 on the real impact of Internet of Things (IoT) security and discuss the technology industry’s role in putting security ...

Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017

Avast Signs Three-Year Deal with KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada to Secure Network-Connected Endpoints Throughout Canada

Security-first, managed IT services portfolio from AVG Business by Avast provides security protection for KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada’s printer and multifunctional products customers  MSPWorld, New Orleans, March 27, 2017 – Avast, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, today announced a partnership with KYOCERA ...

Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017

Avast CEO, Vince Steckler, to Keynote at Polish and CEE Private Equity Conference 2017

Prague, Czech Republic, 23 March 2017 – Vince Steckler, Avast’s Chief Executive Officer, will be speaking at today’s Polish & CEE Private Equity Conference on the topic ‘Going Global – Why Investors Matter’. A global leader in digital security products with over 400 million consumer and business customers worldwide, Avast is one of the largest IT ...

Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017

Avast PC Trends Report Q1 2017 reveals majority of PC users are at risk due to outdated software

Prague, Czech Republic, 22 March 2017 - Avast, the leader in digital security products for business and consumers, revealed that more than half (52%) of the most popular PC applications, running on PCs around the world, including Flash and Java are out-of-date. The Avast PC Trends Report Q1 2017, based on insights from the company’s AVG TuneUp ...

Mar 2017
15 Mar 2017

Avast Software B.V. completes squeeze-out process of minority shareholders of AVG Technologies B.V.

Prague, Czech Republic / Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 16, 2017 – Today, Avast Software B.V. ("Avast") enforced the judgement of the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (the "Enterprise Court") of 14 February 2017. As announced on February 15, 2017, The Enterprise Court ordered all minority shareholders of ...

Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017

Enhanced Avast Wi-Fi Finder Helps Android Users Secure their Personal Internet of Things

New features being debuted at Mobile World Congress 2017 scan Wi-Fi networks to identify vulnerabilities and guide users through security fixes Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2017 – Avast, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, today announced a new feature of the Avast Wi-Fi Finder app for ...

Feb 2017
26 Feb 2017

Avast Exposes Internet of Things Attack Risk in Barcelona, Home of Mobile World Congress 2017

Half a million smart devices including webcams and baby monitors in the city are currently vulnerable to cyber attack Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017 – Avast, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, today reveals the findings from its latest research experiment into smart devices, including ...

Feb 2017
21 Feb 2017

Avast CEO Speaking at Mobile World Congress 2017

Avast’s Vince Steckler to address the real security threats to the Internet of Things REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 22, 2017 – With more devices predicted to join the Internet of Things this year (to a total of 8.4 billion predicted by Gartner), the security of our smart and mobile devices, and our personal data is now more important than ever. ...

Feb 2017
14 Feb 2017

Court orders squeeze-out of minority shareholders of AVG Technologies B.V. a subsidiary of Avast Software B.V.

Prague, Czech Republic / Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 15, 2017 – Avast Software B.V. ("Avast") announces that yesterday the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (the "Enterprise Court") entered its judgment in the statutory squeeze-out proceedings initiated by Avast against the minority shareholders of ...

Feb 2017
06 Feb 2017

Avast 2017 Delivers Best Defense to Date Against Cybercrime

Introduces new features to prevent zero-second attacks, secure personal data and passwords, address security issues of home networks and ensure uninterrupted PC gaming for free and premium customers  REDWOOD CITY, California, February 7, 2017 – Avast Software, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, today announced ...

Jan 2017
09 Jan 2017

AVG Launches Powerful New Security and Tune-up Products for 2017

Latest Avast & AVG technologies combine to power flagship security and tune-up products to tackle ransomware, hackers and data thieves, while keeping PCs fast and clean  Prague, Czech Republic, January 10, 2017 – Avast Software, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, today announced the release of the 2017 editions ...

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