Press releases

Nov 2017
08 Nov 2017

Avast Launches Security Pro and Cleanup Pro for Mac

REDWOOD CITY, California, November 8, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today released its 2018 Security Pro and Cleanup Pro to address the latest security and performance concerns for Mac users. While the majority of malware attacks target Windows computers, cybercriminals’ interest in the Mac platform continues to false

07 Nov 2017

Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov and CTO Ondrej Vlcek to Address Artificial Intelligence at Web Summit

LISBON, Portugal – November 7, 2017 – Garry Kasparov, Avast security ambassador and former world chess champion, and Ondrej Vlcek, Avast CTO & EVP, Consumer, will discuss the threats and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. Addressing delegates at one of the world’s largest technology conferences, Kasparov false

Sep 2017
13 Sep 2017

Avast and Aircel Limited Partner to Provide Mobile and Data Security Solutions to Customers

Avast Mobile Security and Cleanup applications will protect and secure over 85 million existing Aircel Limited customers Mobile World Congress Americas, San Francisco, September 13, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced a strategic partnership with Aircel, one of India’s leading mobile service providers. false

11 Sep 2017

Avast Reports 40% Increase in Mobile Cyberattacks

All new enhanced AVG AntiVirus for Android and Avast Mobile Security apps tackle increase in mobile threats Redwood City, California, September 11, 2017 – New research from Avast, the global leader in digital security products, reveals an uptick in attacks targeting Android smartphones and tablets, year over year in Q2/2017, of nearly 40 percent. false

06 Sep 2017

New Avast Business Endpoint Security Portfolio Brings Largest Threat Detection Network to SMBs

Three Tiers of Advanced Endpoint Protection for Business, Plus Managed Services for the Channel, Simplify Security and Ensure Business Continuity Redwood City, California, September 6, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced the debut of its Avast Business solutions portfolio to secure, simplify and optimize false

Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017

Avast Reveals the Top Apps that Drain Your Android Phone

A year of improvement by Snapchat, Facebook and other apps means a new list for 2017 of the biggest battery, storage and data hoggers London, UK, 9 August, 2017 – No matter which social, music or cloud storage platforms are your most used, one thing they may share is their ability to sap the life out of your Android phone. Avast, the global leader false

Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017

Avast acquires Piriform, maker of CCleaner

Adding 130 million users to Avast’s performance optimization installed base Redwood City, California, July 19, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced that it has acquired Piriform, the leading provider of device performance optimization software. Founded and based in London, UK, Piriform’s flagship product, false

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, false

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 false

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 false

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