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13 Apr 2021

Avast Joins Microsoft MISA

London, United Kingdom, and Emeryville, CA - April 13, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions ...

24 Mar 2021

“Free trial” for Only $3,432 per Year: Avast Discovers new Fleeceware Apps on the Google Play and Apple App Stores

Prague, Czech Republic, March 24, 2021 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has discovered more than 200 new fleeceware applications on the Apple App Store and the Google PlayStore. The apps have been downloaded approximately one billion times and accrued over $400 million in revenue so far*. Avast has reported the ...

24 Mar 2021

Avast Appoints Trudy Cooke as General Counsel and Company Secretary

Prague, Czech Republic and London, United Kingdom, March 24, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced the appointment of Trudy Cooke to the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary, following approval by the Board. Trudy will be the principal source of legal advice to the Board and Management ...

16 Mar 2021

Avast CISO Jaya Baloo to Interview Ethical Hackers at SXSW 2021: Can Hacking Save Lives?

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 16, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced that its Chief Information Security Officer Jaya Baloo will be moderating a panel discussion titled, “Ethics of Hacking: Doing Good with Security Skills” at the virtual SXSW Interactive Conference 2021. The session ...

08 Mar 2021

Smith Micro Software & Avast Announce Purchase Agreement; Enter into Strategic Partnership

PITTSBURGH, PA, USA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 08, 2021 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (the “Company” or “Smith Micro”) (NASDAQ: SMSI) and Avast plc (“Avast”) (LSE: AVST) today announced a definitive agreement under which Smith Micro will acquire Avast’s Family Safety Mobile Business. The acquisition encompasses Avast’s portfolio of mobile ...

25 Feb 2021

Avast Appoints Shane Ryan of the UK’s The National Lottery Community Fund to lead Avast Foundation

Prague, Czech Republic, February 25, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced the appointment of Shane Ryan as Global Executive Director of the newly established Avast Foundation. The social impact organization was established by Avast in December 2020 and will align closely with the ...

24 Feb 2021

Avast Announces Partnership with PMovil

Prague, Czech Republic, February 24, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has today announced a strategic partnership with PMovil, an industry leader in direct carrier billing and alternative payments in Latin America. The partnership means that Avast’s subscription-based solutions will be available ...

23 Feb 2021

Unethical Stalkerware Apps Offer Parents Tools to Spy on their Children

Prague, Czech Republic, February 23, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, and member of the Coalition Against Stalkerware, carried out an analysis of the advertising messaging and positioning used by the top nine most used stalkerware apps detected by Avast’s antivirus within its user base. While ...

18 Feb 2021

Avast Awarded “Top-Rated Product” of 2020 by AV-Comparatives

Prague, Czech Republic, February 18, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced that Avast Free Antivirus has been awarded “Top-Rated Product” status for 2020 by AV-Comparatives. Avast was recognized ahead of many paid-for alternatives.  AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab known for ...

17 Feb 2021

Sextortion Scams Surging During Pandemic

Prague, Czech Republic, February 17, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced it has blocked over half a million sextortion attack attempts in January. Most of these attacks targeted English-speaking users in the United Kingdom and the United States, but Avast threat labs researchers have ...

14 Feb 2021

50% of Online Dating Services Users Research their Date before their First Face-to-face Encounter

London, United Kingdom, February 11, 2021 –  With Valentine’s Day around the corner and more people turning to online dating due to lockdown restrictions1, Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, conducted a survey to understand how its users prepare before meeting their digital matches for the first time in the ...

09 Feb 2021

Nine Tips to Remind Kids about Online Safety

Prague, Czech Republic, February 9, 2021 – At today’s Safer Internet Day, Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, publishes tips for parents on how to empower their children to stay safe when learning and playing online.  “Our children are growing up in a world where the internet is a basic essential of life. ...

08 Feb 2021

Avast Joins Coalition Against Stalkerware

Prague, Czech Republic and Redwood City, California – February 8, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced that it has joined the Coalition Against Stalkerware, a group of cybersecurity vendors, victim services, and academic researchers working to combat tech abuse. Avast has also announced ...

03 Feb 2021

Avast Business partners with Westcoast to grow Channel portfolio in the UK

London, United Kingdom / Prague, Czech Republic, February 3, 2021 – Avast Business announced today a new partnership to distribute its full portfolio of on-premise professional antivirus software through Westcoast, the UK’s leading distributor of IT products and services for the channel market, to Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), ...

28 Jan 2021

6 Simple Tips to Refresh your Online Privacy for Data Protection Day

Prague, Czech Republic, 28 January, 2021: Ahead of International Data Protection Day on Thursday 28 January, Avast, a global leader in digital security and privacy products, is calling on all online users to take back their privacy across their digital lifestyle. The purpose of Data Protection Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data ...

18 Jan 2021

Security Experts Encourage Users to Reinforce Security around new Smart Home Devices

Prague, Czech Republic, January 18, 2021: Advances in smart home technology are changing people’s homes, but they are also opening up opportunities for attackers. With new smart home devices being announced at CES last week, which will soon hit the markets, Avast security experts are encouraging users to shore up their home security when buying ...

11 Jan 2021

Cyber Threat Alliance Welcomes Avast and TEHTRIS as the newest Affiliate members

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021 — Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a nonprofit organization working to improve the cybersecurity of the global digital ecosystem, today announced Avast and TEHTRIS have joined as Affiliate members, bringing CTA's membership to 31 companies from across the cybersecurity industry. This step continues to expand the number of ...

07 Jan 2021

Avast partners with Hibernian F.C. to protect the digital security of football fans

Prague, Czech Republic / Edinburgh, Scotland, January 7, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has partnered with Scottish Premier League football club Hibernian F.C. to provide supporters with offers on its flagship antivirus products. The partnership aims to help fans and their families improve their ...

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