22 Dec 2011

AVAST Software establishes mobile setting in Austria

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, December 22, 2011 – AVAST Software, developer of the avast! Antivirus program, has opened an office in Austria dedicated to mobile security issues. The expansion comes on the heels of AVAST’s acquisition of ITAgents, the developer of the Theft Aware mobile phone theft protection and recovery system – and ahead of the launch ...

22 Dec 2011

avast! Free Mobile Security: the best Android protection you can’t buy

Free, full- featured suite provides ‘stealth’ and remote-access features PRAGUE, Czech Republic, December 21, 2011 – AVAST Software, the world’s largest provider of antivirus software, will give Android owners an array of “stealth” and remote-access features in the new avast! Free Mobile Security- and it is completely free. “When a smartphone is ...

21 Dec 2011

AVAST Software Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, December 21, 2011 – AVAST Software B.V., a leading global provider of security software delivered through a free-to-premium, or “freemium,” model, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering of its common ...

23 Nov 2011

avast! BackUp: Every memory has its price

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, November 23, 2011 - avast! BackUp, the simple and automatic online backup solution, has been launched by AVAST Software. Because accidents can always happen, but data loss doesn’t have to. Computers don’t last forever and hard drives have a limited lifespan. Which leads to an interesting paradox: People are putting more and ...

10 Nov 2011

AVAST Software: 160 millionth user on her way to Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, November 10, 2011 - A Brazilian is the 160 millionth registered user of avast! antivirus and has won a sweetheart trip to Prague for two. In fact, it really is a sweet deal, as it will be Fabricia’s honeymoon and she will come with her husband. It took so long to convince her that the offer of an expenses-paid trip for two ...

31 Oct 2011

WordPress plugin leads to malware blackhole

AVAST warns site owners to “check your plugins" as infections spike PRAGUE, Czech Republic, October 31, 2011 – Researchers at the AVAST Virus Labs in Prague have seen an increase in malware infections within WordPress sites, an open-source application frequently used by bloggers and self-publishers, due to a vulnerability in a popular image plugin ...

06 Oct 2011

AVAST Software launches password manager

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, October 6, 2011 – AVAST Software has launched avast! EasyPass, the password manager designed to make life simpler and more secure. Modern technology requires passwords for bank accounts, programs, websites and more. While using a single password is a security risk, storing passwords on scraps of paper is an organizational ...

07 Sep 2011

Hackers flip filenames to create “safe” file extensions

Unicode feature misused to infect computers on a payment-per-install basis PRAGUE, Czech Republic, September 7, 2011 -- “What you see is not what you get,” thanks to a new wave of malware that misuses a special language display feature to trick people into opening supposedly “safe” files. The new exploit misuses features in Unicode – the computing ...

10 Aug 2011

AVAST Software: Superglue site stuck with malware

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, August 10, 2011 – The website of Super Glue Corporation ( makers of the world-famous adhesive, has been infected with malware. And after five days, this infection seems to be sticking like glue. The infection was a Trojan JavaScript Redirector which takes visitors through a series of infected sites to the ...

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