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02 Oct 2019

Avast Wins “Antivirus Software of the Year” Award in 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2019 – Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today announced that its Avast Free Antivirus has been named the winner of the “Consumer Antivirus Software of the Year” award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top ...

02 Oct 2019

Snap Happy Smartphone Generation Loses 20% of Phone Memory to Terrible Pictures

Redwood City, California, United States, October 2, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today revealed that the typical person has 952 photos on their devices at any given time, of which as many as 22% are bad quality, blurry, dark or duplicate images. The research found that on average 292 images are stored by ...

01 Oct 2019

Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway Delivers Enterprise-class Network Security as a Service for SMBs and MSSPs

Redwood City, California, United States & London, United Kingdom, October 1, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced the launch of Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) for its customers. The cloud-based solution offers a global network of always-on security gateways ...

30 Sep 2019

Avast Business Welcomes EET Group as Nordic Distribution Partner

Redwood City, California, and London, United Kingdom, September 30, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced a distribution partnership with EET Group in the Nordic market. EET Group is a specialized IT distributor to businesses, operating in 26 markets across Europe, carrying over ...

10 Sep 2019

Avast Finds Flashlight Apps on Google Play Requesting Up to 77 Permissions

Prague, Czech Republic, September 10Y, 2019 – Avast [LSE: AVST], a global leader in digital security products, has found that Android flashlight applications request an average of 25 permissions. Using apklab.io, Avast’s mobile threat intelligence platform, Avast analyzed the permissions requested by 937 flashlight apps that either once made it ...

05 Sep 2019

Avast Discovers Security Flaws in Widespread GPS Trackers Exposing Locations of Over Half a Million Children and Elderly

Redwood City, Calif. – September 5, 2019 – Avast [LSE:AVST], a global leader in digital security products, has discovered serious security vulnerabilities in the T8 Mini GPS tracker and nearly 30 other models by the same manufacturer, Shenzhen i365 Tech. Marketed to keep kids, seniors, pets, and even possessions safe, instead these devices expose ...

01 Aug 2019

Avast Launches New Router Security Service with Wind Tre

Redwood City, California, U.S. & London, U.K., August 1st , 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today announced the roll-out of a new router security service based on Avast Smart Life, to Wind Tre, a top Italian mobile operator and among the main operators in the fixed-line market. Following on from the market ...

25 Jul 2019

Avast Secure Browser boosts PC performance by using less memory

Redwood City, California, and London, United Kingdom, July 25, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has introduced built-in performance and battery-saving enhancements in the latest release of Avast Secure Browser, code-named ‘Zermatt’. Memory benchmarking tests* show the new browser controls reduce CPU and RAM ...

23 Jul 2019

Avast Appoints Vita Santrucek to GM of SMB Business

Prague, Czech Republic & Redwood City, California, July 18, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), announced the appointment of Vita Santrucek to General Manager of Avast Business effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Santrucek will join the Avast executive leadership team and deepen his focus on building out excellence in Avast Business products through ...

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