Three new threats at large and one thrown behind bars | Avast

SamSam ransomware is back with a surprising addition
The ransomware strain that locked up the city of Atlanta in March of this year has returned, cybersecurity experts report, but with one mysterious addition. This new variant of the most infamous ran…

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When was our birthday? (Hint: Start at 2018 and count backwards)

1/15

1991

1990

1988

We had a bit of an identity crisis early on. What did we call ourselves?

2/15

Alwil

Avast!

Always

Every hero needs an origin story. Which virus were we created to stop?

3/15

Paris

Vienna

Creeper

Avast was born from broken dreams. What did our founders, Eduard Kučera and Pavel Baudiš, want to do before going into computers?

4/15

Medicine

Physics

Math

Kids, skip this question: why is HideMyAss’ mascot a donkey?

5/15

Because it’s another word for “butt”

Because we stubbornly protect people’s privacy

Because we work “as hard as a mule”

In 1997, one of our competitors tried to buy us out: who?

6/15

McAfee

Norton

AVG

There’s no excuse not to be safe online. When did we release our first free antivirus?

7/15

2001

2004

1995

Whoa! We’re getting all Carl Sagan in here! What’s this a picture of?

8/15

The vast, beautiful universe

Some funky new video game

A visualization of our enormous database of files (viewable in VR!)

Who is our famous chess-playing spokesperson?

9/15

Pavel Baudis

Vince Steckler

Garry Kasparov

Everything needs protection, including your phone. When did we make the first android antivirus so you could do just that?

10/15

2014

2015

2009

Which of the following passwords do you think is the most secure:

11/15

W3’rEturNING30!

30ye@rsYOUng>>

Neither, don’t share your passwords online!

We might not be youtube famous, but what was the first video we posted there?

12/15

“Meet Avast”

“Avast Free Antivirus gets Gold”

“The Daily Buzz with Avast”

Say… what does “Avast” actually mean, anyway?

13/15

Hello

Spotted

Stop

We’re all over the world but we’ve got one home: where’s our HQ?

14/15

Germany

The Czech Republic

The United States

What makes Avast so great?

15/15

Our blob logo.

Vince, our CEO

You, our users!

BONUS ROUND

Ready for some fun? We hope you realize…these are our most advanced questions. Enjoy 😉

Who do you love more? Your Mom, or your antivirus?

16/20

Mom — she bakes awesome brownies

AV — it protects all my, um… “private data”

We really hope you didn’t take this question seriously. Your mom is an angel

When a pop-up asks for your credit card number, you should

17/20

Hand it over — but only if it asked nicely!

Give them your mom’s, just in case it’s a hoax.

Panic and throw your computer out the nearest open window.

Do you understand the dangers of clickbait?

18/20

Wait, it’s dangerous?

If I win a GODDAMN large sum of money, there can’t be anything wrong with that!

It’s only dangerous if you’re on the receiving end — muahahaha — CLICKNOW2win

What does VPN stand for?

19/20

Very Punctual Norwegians

Vicki Picks Noses

Vicious Police Nuggets

When the internet keeps telling you about cookies

20/20

I’m on a diet, please, stop sabotaging my road to recovery

Wait, they track me, right? Is it the Po-Po?

I make cookies in my sleep

That’s it, thank you!

Ops, you are wrong!

You are right!

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