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 ...

18 Dec 2019

Six out of ten Americans at risk of falling for phishing scam

Redwood City, Calif. – December 18, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, conducted a survey asking respondents to identify the login screen they would trust. Respondents were shown two seemingly identical screenshots of Amazon’s login page. One screenshot was taken from a phishing version of the site, while the ...

04 Dec 2019

Mobile Scams, Sophisticated Malspam, IoT Malware and Botnets are on 2020 Prediction List from Avast Threat Experts

Prague, Czech Republic, December 4, 2019 – Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in online security products, today announced its cybersecurity predictions for 2020 in its annual Threat Landscape Report. Avast Threat Experts anticipate the following security trends for 2020: Advancements in how PC malware is delivered Avast’s Head of the Threat ...

08 Nov 2019

Avast Named CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree

Redwood City, Calif. - November 8, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today announced that its new IoT security product, Avast Omni, has been named a Best of Innovation Honoree in the CES 2020 Innovation Awards. The product won the “Best of Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy” category for outstanding engineering ...