Tag Archives: antimalware

Technology mistakes to stop making today

We love our fans and followers on Twitter because they frequently alert us to great resources. It happened today when we received a tweet from @LoveNerds4Ever letting us know that Avast Antivirus was mentioned on a Sacramento (California) News10 video segment. Thanks, Shawna! @avast_antivirus You were mentioned! “Tech Mistakes” Ryan Eldridge #NerdsOnCallComputerRepair on #News10Sacramento https://t.co/pFAdSIN0N2 […]

Andromeda Botnet Hides Behind AutoIt

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Last month, I posted a blog about an increase in the use of AutoIt scripts by malware authors to carry out malicious activities. Attackers have used AutoIt scripts for a long time, and they are gaining in popularity due to their flexible and powerful nature. We have now come across another piece of malware (which Read more…

avast! Mobile Premium: The Ultimate in Mobile Security

More than 25 million Android smartphone and tablet users protect their precious devices with AVAST’s free security app. Today, we are happy to provide even more awesome features in our new premium version, avast! Mobile Premium. The security of data on mobile devices is a growing concern. Over a quarter (26%) of mobile phone owners […]

Android Fake AV Hosted in Google Code Targets South Koreans

During the last two years we have observed the accelerated discovery of Android malware by the security industry. Malware authors today often create and distribute fake “antimalware” apps that simulate the scan of files on a device. These fake apps report fake threats (and sometimes make the device unusable). The goal is to get victims Read more…

The truth about mobile phone malware

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Question of the week: I need my smartphone for work-related stuff, but I also have all my personal pictures and music on it. Tell me the truth – are viruses really being made for phones? Do I need to worry about it? Your question comes just as several companies have released mid-year studies confirming that […]