Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018

New Releases of Avast Cleanup Tidy Up PCs and Macs

Redwood City, California – October 23, 2018 - Avast, the global leader in digital security products, announced the latest releases of Avast Cleanup for PCs and Avast Cleanup for Macs, the maintenance and performance optimization products that help make computers run like new. The tool helps PC users to get rid easily of digital ‘zombie’ software ...

Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018

Avast and Vodafone Launch Family Security Mobile App

Redwood City, California / Prague, Czech Republic, October 22, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in cybersecurity products, and Vodafone, one of the world’s top mobile carriers, today announced the market launch of the new Vodafone Family Security app. Avast and Vodafone Czech Republic collaborated on the creation of the app which is tailored to ...

Oct 2018
11 Oct 2018

Avast Brings “Silicon Valley” Style Offices to Brno

Brno, Czech Republic, October 12, 2018 — Avast [LSE: AVST], the global leader in cybersecurity, has moved its Brno employees into new premises at the Vlněna office complex which brings the Silicon Valley standards and style of Avast’s offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, and its award-winning headquarters in Prague. Avast occupies around 8,000 ...

Oct 2018
10 Oct 2018

Avast 2019: Extends Artificial Intelligence Technology to Block Advanced Phishing Attacks for Enhanced Consumer Security

Redwood City, California, October 10, 2018 – Avast (LSE: AVST), the global leader in cybersecurity products, today announced the Avast 2019 release of its free and premium flagship consumer security software. The new version features enhanced artificial intelligence-based phishing protection, privacy protection, and ensures zero interruptions when ...

Sep 2018
26 Sep 2018

Avast Mobile Security Puts People in Control of Their “Phone-Life Balance”

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & LONDON, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced updates to the Avast Mobile Security app that help people manage their ‘phone-life balance’. The new Avast App Insights feature shows users how much time they have spent on their phone in total and also shows how this breaks down by app and by ...

Aug 2018
16 Aug 2018

Avast research finds at least 32,000 smart homes and businesses at risk of leaking data

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 16th, 2018 - New research from Avast (LSE: AVST), the global leader in cybersecurity products, found more than 49,000 Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) servers publicly visible on the internet due to a misconfigured MQTT protocol. This includes more than 32,000 servers with no password protection, putting ...

Aug 2018
16 Aug 2018

Avast at IFA+ Summit: Where AI Decisions Meet Human Responsibility

Prague, Czech Republic / Berlin, Germany, August 16, 2018 – Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster & Avast Security Ambassador, and Ondrej Vlcek, Avast EVP & CTO, will address the future of the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and how people’s privacy can be protected in a digital world at the IFA+ Summit in Berlin, which will ...

Jul 2018
24 Jul 2018

Avast Business Makes Security Patching Painless for MSPs

London, UK, 24 July 2018: Avast (LSE: AVST), the global leader in cybersecurity products, today announced the latest updates to its Avast Business Managed Workplace solution that simplify patching and improve visibility of patch status and management. Managed service providers are now able to identify quickly when an individual device was last ...

Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018

Avast Strengthens SMB Leadership Team Across Engineering, Product Management, and Operations

London, UK, July 18 2018: Avast (LSE: AVST), the global leader in cybersecurity products, today announced it has bolstered its Avast Business leadership team with a number of strategic hires and promotions in three key areas: engineering, product management, and operations. “Although data breaches and cyberattacks for small businesses may not ...

May 2018
24 May 2018

Avast: Android Devices Ship With Pre-Installed Malware

The Avast Threat Labs have found adware pre-installed on several hundred different Android device models and versions, including devices from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos, and myPhone. The majority of these devices are not certified by Google. The adware goes by the name “Cosiloon” and creates an overlay to display an ad over a webpage within ...

Apr 2018
16 Apr 2018

Avast Reveals Cryptocurrency Confusion as 40% of Consumers Unaware of Cryptomining Malware Risk

RSA, San Francisco, California / Redwood City, California, April 16, 2018 — At RSA 2018, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, will be performing an experiment that reveals vulnerabilities in IoT and mobile devices through a live demonstration of mining of the cryptocurrency Monero. The experiment will highlight to RSA attendees ...

Apr 2018
05 Apr 2018

Avast enhances Avast Secure Browser to give people control over their online privacy and security

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 5th, 2018 - New research by Avast, the global leader in digital security products, has found 65% of consumers mistakenly believe that the Incognito and Private browsing modes offered by today’s browsers will anonymize their identity and obscure their browsing habits from governments, organizations and advertisers. ...

Mar 2018
09 Mar 2018

Avast Distinguished in CRN’s 2018 Security 100 List

Redwood City, CA, March 9, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced that CRN has recognized Avast as one of 20 Coolest Endpoint Security Vendors in its 2018 Security 100 list. The annual lineup from CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, includes the most innovative and effective endpoint security offerings that ...

Feb 2018
27 Feb 2018

Avast: Consumers at Risk of Financial Loss as Mobile Banking Trojans Threaten to Spread Confusion Worldwide

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona / Redwood City, February 27, 2018 - Consumers around the world that use mobile banking apps are at a greater risk of being tricked by cybercriminals and falling victim to mobile banking theft. This is according to new global research from Avast, the leader in digital security products, which asked almost 40,000 ...

Feb 2018
27 Feb 2018

Avast and Vodafone Partner to Provide Mobile and Family Security

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona / Prague, February 27, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced a strategic partnership with Vodafone Czech Republic, one of the world's top mobile carriers. Through this partnership, more than three million Vodafone subscribers in the Czech Republic will gain access to two new ...

Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018

Avast Announces ‘Smart Life’ IoT Security Platform

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona / Redwood City, California, February 26, 2018 – Avast, the leader in digital security products, today announced its Smart Life platform, a new Internet of Things (IoT) security offering that protects people’s digital lives. The Smart Life platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify and block ...

Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018

Cybercriminals could build cryptomining armies using vulnerable IoT devices at Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona / Redwood City, California, February 26, 2018 – At Mobile World Congress 2018, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, will be performing an experiment to raise awareness of IoT and mobile vulnerabilities by mining the cryptocurrency Monero using a smart TV. In the past year, cybercriminals have ...

Feb 2018
20 Feb 2018

Avast Launches AntiTrack Premium to Help Users Take Back Their Privacy

Redwood City, CA, February 20th, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced Avast AntiTrack Premium, providing users an easy-to-use solution to control their online identity and privacy. AntiTrack Premium provides transparency and blocks ad tracking, gives users the opportunity to disguise their digital ...

Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018

Avast Reveals The Top 10 Performance-Draining Apps on Android Devices

Redwood City, CA, USA, February 13, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security, released its Q3 2017 Android App Performance and Trend Report, providing insights from three million Avast Android device users. The report shows which apps consume system resources, either while actively being used or while they run silently in the ...

Feb 2018
07 Feb 2018

Avast and AVG Awarded Top Rated Product by AV-Comparatives

Innsbruck, Austria / Redwood City, CA, USA, February 7, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced their Avast and AVG products were awarded Top Rated Product for 2017 and received five Advanced+ awards from AV-Comparatives, an independent testing organization. These accolades were included in AV-Comparatives’ ...

Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018

Avast Forecasts First AI-Driven Cyber Attacks in 2018

Redwood City, CA, January 29, 2018 – In 2018, according to a new report from security experts at Avast, the global leader in digital security products, a combination of new and traditional cyberthreats will dominate the threat landscape, including the first cyber attacks using artificial intelligence. In addition, there will be a rise in mass ...

Jan 2018
23 Jan 2018

Avast adds 23 new SecureLine VPN server locations

Prague, Czech Republic, January 23, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, has added 23 new server locations to its Avast SecureLine VPN service. This increases the number of servers users can connect through to 41 locations in 33 countries (previously: 21 countries). Avast SecureLine VPN acts like a tunnel, encrypting user ...

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