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Why independent testing is good for Avast Antivirus

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Avast Free Antivirus just received another AV-Test certification for its stellar protection against real-world threats, performance in daily use, and usability.   Yay! It’s like collecting another trophy for the display case or another blue ribbon to hang on the wall, but what does it really mean? How is this type of testing useful for […]

Arizona school simplifies and saves with Avast’s free business software

Avast for Business just made life easier and saved money for administrator Dale Kvittem-Barr at Peace Lutheran Church and School.   Schools house a large quantity of sensitive data and Kvittem-Barr knows that security software is a must. But, managing 50 devices is a challenge. “When I started here, we had Norton and each computer […]

Do antivirus companies create viruses to sell more software?

Question of the week: Why does Avast and other antivirus companies try to scare us with all this news about viruses and bad apps? It makes me think you are connected to the threats. Avast and other reputable antivirus companies are not connected to the creation of threats – there are plenty of them without […]

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 […]

PCs require antivirus. Smartphones don’t. Right?

It’s very common to find people concerned about Windows viruses and malware that say, “Oh, my PC is protected by Avast Antivirus, but we don’t need it for our smartphones and tablets.” With more than 230 million Avast Antivirus customers, we see “only” 60 million or so Android users of Avast Mobile Security. Many more […]

Avast for Business adds 75,000 new customers in just two months

Luke Walling, GM of Avast for Business, had confidence in the Avast for Business product all along. But the explosion of new customers has surprised and delighted even him. Avast for Business is the industry’s first free, easy to use, cloud-managed security offering that protects small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) from cyber attacks and data breaches. The new […]

TGIF: Avast News Wrap-up for March 18 – April 2 2015

The Avast biweekly wrap-up is a quick summary of what was on the Avast blog for the last 2 weeks . March Madness wraps up on April 6th. Even if you are traveling abroad, all you basketball fans can watch the game using a VPN service. Stay safe during March Madness using Avast SecureLine explains […]

Not your father’s antivirus protection

Do I really need security on my computer anymore? Over the years, web standards have improved and the security of operating systems and browsers have become better. Because of these advances, some people question whether they need security protection at all. But you need to remember that in parallel to positive advances in protection, cybercrooks […]

Are you as smart as your smartphone?

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Not too many years ago we had phones that only made calls. Smartphones are the newest generation of phones that bring a lot of possibilities right to our fingers through the apps specifically designed for them. We all got used to the Windows (or Mac) world, but now we are witnessing a revolution from “standard” […]

Como manter a segurança online em um mundo cada vez mais digitalizado?

Há algumas semanas falei aqui sobre um memê que a minha irmã publicou no Facebook satirizando o nosso dia a dia atual em que oferecemos às visitas a senha da conexão Wi-Fi de casa em vez de um copo d’água ou café. Parece que muita gente não consegue mais viver sem ela: a internet. Estamos […]