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27 Oct 2020

Avast Named ‘Best Consumer Anti-Malware’ at SE Labs Awards

London, United Kingdom / Prague, Czech Republic, October 27, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has been named “Best Consumer Anti-Malware” by SE Labs. Avast Free Antivirus delivered consistently strong results during twelve months of in-depth testing by the SE Labs testing team, and was announced as ...

22 Oct 2020

Avast Reports Continuation of Adware Wave on Google Play

Prague, Czech Republic, October 22, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has discovered 21 adware gaming apps on Google’s Play Store, and reported them to Google. Currently, 19 of the apps are still available on the Play Store, but Google is investigating the reports. Similarly to adware apps reported ...

14 Oct 2020

Avast Named “Consumer CyberSecurity Solution of the Year” Award in 2020 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in cybersecurity and privacy products, today announced that it has been named the winner of the “Consumer CyberSecurity Solution of the Year” award in the fourth annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent ...

14 Oct 2020

Avast Appoints Shane McNamee as Chief Privacy Officer

Redwood City, California, United States & London, United Kingdom, October 14, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has announced the appointment of Shane McNamee as Chief Privacy Officer. McNamee will oversee Avast's global privacy strategy and drive the company’s privacy-by-design approach. McNamee ...

13 Oct 2020

Avast Appoints Marc Botham as VP of Worldwide Channel & Alliances for Avast Business

Prague, Czech Republic & Redwood City, California, October 13, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has announced the appointment of Marc Botham as VP of Worldwide Channel & Alliances, Avast Business. Botham joined Avast six months prior as Regional Director for the UK and Ireland and has quickly ...

22 Sep 2020

Avast research found iOS and Android Scam Apps spreading via TikTok

Prague, Czech Republic, September 22, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has discovered seven adware scam apps available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The discovery comes after a child reported a TikTok profile promoting what appeared to be a suspicious app to Avast’s Be Safe Online ...

21 Sep 2020

Avast’s virtualized 5G security solution enables operators to protect subscribers’ connected devices at the network level

Prague, Czech Republic, September 21, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has announced the launch of Avast Smart Life for 5G, its first smart home security solution for 5G, delivered as a virtualized network function (VNF). Avast Smart Life for 5G enables operators to protect their subscribers’ smart ...

15 Sep 2020

Avast Business Launches Secure Private Access to Provide Zero Trust Network Access

Redwood City, California – September 15, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced the release of Secure Private Access (SPA) by Avast Business, providing zero trust network access to medium- and large-sized companies via managed security service providers (MSSPs) and managed service ...

08 Sep 2020

Avast supports The Shadowserver Foundation's mission to make the internet more secure

Prague, Czech Republic, September 8, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has donated $500,000 to The Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit security organization working behind the scenes to make the internet more secure for everyone. For more than a decade, Avast has partnered with Shadowserver by ...

01 Sep 2020

Avast Becomes a Member of the Internet Watch Foundation

London, United Kingdom / Redwood City, California, United States, September 1 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in cybersecurity and privacy products, today announced it has become a member of Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK charity responsible for finding and removing images and videos of child sexual abuse from the internet. Avast ...

25 Aug 2020

Avast Business Announces New Partnership with BCN Telecom to Offer Cloud-based Secure Internet Gateway Services

Redwood City, Calif. — August 25, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced that it has partnered with BCN Telecom to protect its customers with Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) full-protocol managed firewall services. Based in Morristown, N.J., BCN serves thousands of ...

06 Aug 2020

Avast Awarded 2020/21 Superbrands Status

London, United Kingdom, August 6, 2020: Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has been awarded Superbrands status in the UK for 2020/21. The Superbrands organisation recognised Avast for establishing an exceptional reputation in its field, after evaluating Avast’s quality of products and services, its ...

04 Aug 2020

Avast Strengthens Defense Against Ransomware Attacks in its Free and Premium Antivirus Offerings

Redwood City, California, August 4, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has released new versions of its security products to address the recent global surge in coronavirus-related ransomware. Avast has added Ransomware Shield, previously only available on Avast Premium Security, to its popular Avast Free ...

30 Jul 2020

Avast Business Launches Small Office Protection to Deliver Complete Online Security

Redwood City, California -- July 30, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced the launch of Avast Business Small Office Protection, a solution for small businesses that provides robust, real-time cyber protection that’s easy to install and cost-effective. Securing up to 10 business devices, ...

08 Jul 2020

51% increase in the use of online spying and stalking apps during lockdown

Redwood City, CA - July 8, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has found that there has been a 51% increase in the use of spy- and stalkerware since the lockdown in March until June in comparison to January and February 2020. In the US, since March, Avast has protected over 3,500 users from apps ...

30 Jun 2020

Avast Global PC Risk Report 2020 Shows a 27% Increase in the Risk of PC Users Encountering Cyber Threats

Redwood City, California, United States, June 30, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today revealed that the overall chance of home users encountering a cyberthreat has increased, worldwide. According to the Avast Global PC Risk Report 2020, home users have a 25.6% chance of encountering any type of ...

23 Jun 2020

Avast to Present 5G Smart Home Security Solution to Reduce Attack Surfaces at Hotedge ‘20

Redwood City, California, June 23, 2020 – Armin Wasicek, Senior Data Scientist at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, will present research he conducted with Amr Osman, Stefan Köpsell, researchers from Germany’s Technical University of Dresden, and Thorsten Stufe, researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of ...

23 Jun 2020

Avast Reports HiddenAds Adware Campaign in 47 Apps Disguised as Games on the Google Play Store

Prague, Czech Republic, June 23, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has discovered and reported 47 gaming apps to Google. Currently, 17 of the apps are still available on the Google Play Store, but Google’s investigations into the apps are ongoing. The apps, which were available in the Play Store are ...

22 Jun 2020

Admission to FTSE 100

Avast Plc (“Avast”), a global leader in digital security products, is pleased to announce its maiden admission to the FTSE 100 index, effective today.  Avast joined the London Stock Exchange in May 2018 and became a constituent of the FTSE 250 in 2018. Admission to the FTSE 100 follows the June 2020 review by FTSE Russell.  Ondrej Vlcek, CEO of ...

17 Jun 2020

Avast appoints Nick Viney to lead its worldwide Telco, IoT and Family security business

Redwood City, California, June 17, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has appointed Nick Viney as Senior Vice President and General Manager for its Telco, Internet of Things (IoT) and Family business unit. In his role, Nick will oversee Avast’s global strategy for the business unit and will lead the ...

16 Jun 2020

Avast Enables Users to Gain Control of Personal Data with Launch of BreachGuard

Redwood City, California - June 16, 2020 - Avast (AVST:LSE), a global cybersecurity leader, today announced the launch of its new privacy product, Avast BreachGuard, which is designed to give people control over their personal data that resides on the internet. Avast BreachGuard detects and notifies users of data breaches affecting their ...

03 Jun 2020

Fraudulent iOS VPN Apps Attempt to Scam Users

Prague, Czech Republic, June 3, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has discovered and reported three apps to Apple’s App Store, which  overcharge users, do not provide the services they promote and appear to be “fleeceware”. The apps are available on the Apple App Store as Beetle VPN, Buckler VPN, ...

20 May 2020

Avast Analyzes GhostDNS Exploit Kit Source Code Used to Attack Brazilian Routers

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 20, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, gained access to and analyzed the source code of the GhostDNS Exploit Kit. The exploit kit has been used to infect routers in Brazil, and carries out cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks to change router DNS settings, sending ...

20 May 2020

CyberSec&AI Connected Assembles World-class AI and Cybersecurity Experts to Debate the Ethical Challenges of New Technology

Prague, Czech Republic, May 20, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, in cooperation with the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), will host CyberSec&AI Connected on October 8, 2020, the second edition of its conference which took place in 2019 for the first time. Expanding on last year’s ...

14 May 2020

APT Group Planted Backdoors to Spy on Central Asian Companies and a Governmental Institution

Prague, Czech Republic, May 14, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today released a joint analysis of an APT attack targeting Central Asian companies and institutions. Avast worked together with malware analysts from ESET to analyze samples used by an APT group to spy on a telecommunications company, ...

05 May 2020

Avast Appoints Anthony O’Mara as VP Global Sales for Avast Business

Prague, Czech Republic & Redwood City, California, May 5, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has announced the appointment of Anthony O’Mara as VP Global Sales at Avast Business. O’Mara joins the Avast Business leadership team to support the company’s strategy to be a global leader in business security software, ...

08 Apr 2020

Avast launches all-new mobile browser with complete data encryption

Redwood City, California, United States, April 8 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has released an Android version of Avast Secure Browser to extend its platform support beyond Windows and Mac on desktop to mobile. The introduction of a multi-platform browser is part of Avast’s ongoing focus to converge security and ...

31 Mar 2020

44% of Americans Do Not Back Up Their Data and Files

Prague, Czech Republic, March 31, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, conducted an online survey before World Backup Day to raise awareness around the importance of securing data. The survey results reveal that 44% of Americans do not back up their data or files, risking data loss should they be destroyed or ...

10 Mar 2020

Adware accounts for 72% of all mobile malware

Prague, Czech Republic / Redwood City, California, March 10, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has found that adware now accounts for the vast majority of Android mobile malware. Statistics gathered between October and December 2019 by Avast’s Threat Lab experts show that adware was responsible for 72% of all ...

09 Mar 2020

Avast Awarded “Top-Rated Product” by AV-Comparatives

Prague, Czech Republic / Redwood City, California, United States, March 9, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in consumer cybersecurity products, today announced that Avast Free Antivirus has been recognized as one of the “Top-Rated Products” of 2019 by respected test lab, AV-Comparatives, surpassing many paid-for alternatives. ...

05 Mar 2020

Avast CISO Jaya Baloo to Speak at Nullcon

Prague, Czech Republic / Goa, India, March 5, 2020 – Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in consumer cybersecurity products, will be speaking at Nullcon Goa 2020, in India, in a talk titled  “Become a CISO & live life in the fast lane”. Baloo will share her experience of Avast’s “Abiss” ...

14 Feb 2020

Precautions to Take to Safely Date Online

Redwood City, Calif. – February 14, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, provides tips on how to safely use online dating platforms. Valentine’s Day could trigger many to start searching online for that special someone. There are many benefits to online dating, such as pre-selecting possible dates while at home or ...

11 Feb 2020

Phishing sites go undetected by almost three quarters of consumers

London, UK, February 11, 2020 – Fake websites set up by cyber criminals to steal money or personal information are more convincing than ever, according to new research from Avast, a global leader in digital security products. The survey asked respondents to correctly identify the ‘phishing’ site from two seemingly identical screengrabs taken from ...

30 Jan 2020

Avast to Commence Wind Down of Subsidiary Jumpshot

Prague, Czech Republic, January 30, 2020 – Avast (LSE: AVST) – Avast today announced plans to terminate its provision of data to its subsidiary Jumpshot, Inc. and to commence a wind down of Jumpshot.  All Avast products’ core functionality will continue to perform as usual and users will see no change. “Avast’s core mission is to keep its users ...

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