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Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility

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AVAST is a proud champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) recognized this October. The month begins with the awareness that no individual, company, or government is solely responsible for securing the internet – it is Our Shared Responsibility. Individual computer users are the first line of defense […]

Tell us your AVAST story

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AVAST Community: Without YOU, we would be nothing There is no exaggeration in this statement. The AVAST Community keeps helping us by sharing security Tips, supporting each other on the AVAST forum,  helping to translate our product, most importantly, by recommending our products. You also helped us create the great communities across social media. Every day thousands of […]

avast! Free Antivirus wins VB100 award

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AVAST Software, maker of the most trusted antivirus in the world, avast! Free Antivirus, has achieved a VB100 award in the latest Virus Bulletin VB100 comparative review.  The VB100 award is given to those products that detect 100% of viruses “in the wild,” using the freshest malware sample sets available, as well as samples not previously seen. In this round, […]

#SecurityTips Contest: The best of the round 3.

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The third round of the AVAST contest has ended. So far we have received outstanding 3500 #SecurityTips. Users participate by sharing their knowledge with others and at the same time they get a chance to win free avast! Mobile Premium and avast! Internet Security licenses, as well as Nexus 7 tablets and a Nexus 4 smartphone. The contest […]

How to avoid becoming a phone scam victim

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„HELLO. This is Microsoft tech support and we have detected a serious virus in your computer and we need you to log on right away so we can help you.“ Have you ever received a phone call like this, without you actually requesting support? The call itself should already raise your suspicions. However, when you […]

How California’s gone FREE for Education

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Recently we announced reaching 3 million issued licenses under the AVAST Free for Education program. From all the US, California ranked first in terms of free licenses. California, the third-largest state by area and number one by population, seems also to want number one in terms of education. Since our AVAST Free for Education program launched in […]

Win32/64:Napolar: New Trojan shines on the cyber crime-scene

In recent weeks, malware samples resolved as Win32/64:Napolar from AVAST’s name pools generated a lot of hits within our file and network shields. Independently, we observed an advertising campaign of a new Trojan dubbed Solarbot that started around May 2013. This campaign did not run through shady hacking forums as we are used to, but […]

Jumpshot minions join AVAST to fight ‘Grime’

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Joining in AVAST’s  fight against malware, is a team  of helpful minions with fanciful names like Zilch, Kobayashi , and Torque that clean and tune up your computer’s  system of unwanted grime. These are not the bumbling underlings of a wannabe super villain, rather they are a well-trained army, led by studly Officer Pete. This […]

Jumpshot minions join AVAST to fight ‘Grime’

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Joining in AVAST’s  fight against malware, is a team  of helpful minions with fanciful names like Zilch, Kobayashi , and Torque that clean and tune up your computer’s  system of unwanted grime. These are not the bumbling underlings of a wannabe super villain, rather they are a well-trained army, led by studly Officer Pete. This […]

Malaysian submits #SecurityTip, wins smartphone

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Hiew V.Y. from beautiful Kota Kinabalu in Malyasia wrote this winning #SecurityTip during Round 2 of the AVAST #SecurityTip contest. First and foremost, I cover myself with Mobile Security & Antivirus. Like the old saying goes: [A]lone in the dark, [V]arious dangers lurks, [A]ctive protective is a must, [S]afety ensured by professionals, [T]rust we can […]