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What happens when Avast engineers spend the night in a parking garage?

A hackathon resulting in creative prototypes of apps and hardware. It had all the makings of a classic hackathon: An all-nighter in a weird location fueled by coffee and good ideas. Located in the parking garage of our current Avast headquarters, R&D teams participated in the event with the goal to invent cool things we can implement […]

What happens to your mobile phone when you lose it?

That’s what we wanted to find out. Avast security analysts ran a five-month experiment to “lose” and track 20 mobile phones. To prepare the phones for the experiment, they activated three security apps: Our own free Avast Anti-Theft, Lookout Mobile Security, and Clean Master. They made sure that each phone was marked with contact information […]

¿Dónde está mi teléfono? Avast Anti-Theft lo sabe

Hace unos días recibimos en Twitter un mensaje de Juan José, usuario de Avast en su teléfono móvil, en el que nos comentaba que, gracias a Avast Anti-Theft, pudo recuperar su teléfono perdido. Mientras Juan José paseaba por Sevilla, se dio cuenta de que su teléfono móvil ya no estaba con él, lo había perdido. […]

Avast team at Webexpo conference

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This past weekend, Prague hosted hundreds of web professionals at the Webexpo conference. Avast Software was a proud general sponsor of this event. Attendees could meet our team at the Avast booth, try Avast technologies, and chat with our colleagues. They could also learn first hand how it is to work for the Best Czech Employer of […]

Where is my phone? Avast Anti-Theft knows.

A stranger broke into Giri C’s house last September. The thief looked through Giri’s belongings for something of value. He found a MotoE Phone and grabbed it. Mobile phones are an easy target because the thief can just slip in a new SIM card and resell the phone on the black market. What this thief […]

Support for older Avast versions will end

At the end of this month, Avast will end support for our older consumer versions of Avast Antivirus. Those are: Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, and Avast Premier. A good antivirus program is a necessity to protect your Windows PC from malware attacks, to keep your computer running smoothly, and to […]

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 […]

Avast at Mobile World Congress 2015

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Part of the Avast team was reunited again at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, to show our new apps:  Avast Battery Saver, Avast GrimeFighter and Avast SecureMe, and also other popular apps like Avast Mobile Security and Avast SecureLine. Jude McColgan, president of Mobile, and Filip Chitry, malware analyst, came from our office in […]

14 easy tips to protect your smartphones and tablets – Part II

More easy things you can do to secure your smartphone and tablet. On our blog last week, we shared the first 7 easy security measures to protect your Android devices and the data stored there. But we haven’t finished them. Let’s go a little further. 8. Keep an eye in your phone or, if you […]