Press releases

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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, Calif. – 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 at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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