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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 ...