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Fake Flash Player installer spreads via Twitter and Facebook

Recently we identified a threat which uses Twitter and Facebook to spread. The origin of the infection begins by clicking malicious tweets or Facebook posts. After clicking a tweet similar to the figure below, the user is redirected to a webpage, which asks to download and install Adobe Flash Player. The translation of the marked […]

avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World

In the “real world” of monthly bills and rising expenses, a decision about antivirus protection often comes down to the best protection for the money – and that’s where avast! Free Antivirus wins out over the rest. In the May 2013 Real-World Protection Test by AV-Comparatives, avast! Free Antivirus was up against 19 paid-for internet […]

Go AVAST go!

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Football is fun! It’s exciting, it brings us together… to share, to enjoy, to be proud (or ashamed?) of our favorite teams. Simply put, it creates a spirit of community. And we at AVAST Software realize how important community is. We also know that AVAST has a community of 22,000,000 users in Brazil. Given the […]

What wouldn’t you do #withoutProtection?

Success of the last Hashtag challenge, available across the social media platforms, convinced us to continue with this idea. This weekend, we want to introduce you to a new one. Utilize the following Hashtag: “#withoutProtection” to let everybody know what would you never do #withoutProtection.  Would that be: sunbathing, travelling, leaving your kids, or maybe risking to leave […]

Sharing AVAST on Throwback Thursday

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Thursday is a fun day because we get to look back in time at how things were in the good ol’ days. It’s Throwback Thursday! AVAST is the world’s most popular antivirus software because our happy users recommend avast! Antivirus to their friends. Some think of creative ways to share. Here are a few examples: […]

An unusual AVAST spotting

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When AVAST CTO, Ondrej Vlcek, was in Munich recently, he took an after-dinner stroll to see the Frauenkirche cathedral. Right next door to the cathedral is the Ferrari store, so he paused to do some window shopping. “Pretty standard stuff inside – lots of red t-shirts, red baseball hats and bunch of other clothing, plus […]

Cybercrooks use vacation posts to scam family members

Summertime means vacation time, and many of us brag share our plans on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. A recent survey by MoneyGram found that nearly one-third of consumers aged 18-49 post details about their vacations on social media before or during their trip, essentially broadcasting to the world when they will be […]

#useAVAST winners share recommendations with friends

Our first “#useAVAST” Hashtag challenge is over and it’s time to announce the results. As always, YOU have proven what an engaged and creative community AVAST has. We’ve seen plenty of Facebook and Google+ posts and Tweets with your personal recommendations. It has convinced us that we should be giving you this opportunity more often, […]

avast! Mobile Security aces test

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avast! Mobile Security came out on top from a pool of thirty mobile security products for Android in AV-TEST’s product reviews and certifications. Protection The testers threw over 2,500 malicious apps, including viruses, worms, and Trojan horses, at each product. avast! Mobile Security earned a score of 100 percent in detection, above the industry standard […]