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25 Nov 2020

2020: The Year of Fake News, Covid-related Scams and Ransomware

Prague, Czech Republic, November 24, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, looks back at some of the most prominent cyberthreats of 2020. The past year has been defined by the Covid-19 virus affecting the entire world, including the cyberworld. Avast observed cybercriminals use the pandemic to their ...

19 Nov 2020

Ivanti Announces Partnership with Avast Business to Integrate Patch Management Technology into Security Platforms for Small Businesses

SALT LAKE CITY – November 19, 2020 – Ivanti, the company that automates IT and Security Operations to discover, manage, secure and service from cloud to edge, has announced its partnership with Avast Business, a global leader in digital security and privacy products. Extending the partnership which was originally established in 2019, Avast ...

17 Nov 2020

Avast launches private browser for iOS and cross-platform synchronization

London, United Kingdom / Redwood City, California, November 17, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has launched an iOS version of Avast Secure Browser (ASB) to add to its multi-platform portfolio which also includes support for Windows, Mac and Android. The 2020 ambition to become a multi-platform ...

10 Nov 2020

Fraudulent Minecraft-Related Apps Deceive Millions of Google Play Users, Avast Warns

Redwood City, Calif., November 10, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has identified a wave of malicious mobile applications in the Google Play Store targeting gamers, particularly fans of the popular Minecraft video game. These so-called “fleeceware” applications offer new skins, colorful ...

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 ...

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