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2,700 AVAST ninjas, aka results of the #avastIQ quiz!

Our AVAST IQ quiz is over and it’s time to share results with you. Before announcing the winners,  let me share some interesting stats with you. Your engagement and participation exceeded our expectations. We would like to thank you for taking time and participating in our quiz. It was fun and you have proven once […]

2,700 AVAST ninjas, aka results of the #avastIQ quiz!

Our AVAST IQ quiz is over and it’s time to share results with you. Before announcing the winners,  let me share some interesting stats with you. Your engagement and participation exceeded our expectations. We would like to thank you for taking time and participating in our quiz. It was fun and you have proven once […]

Forget fundraising! Your school can win $25,000 with AVAST Free for Education

Forget bake sales, dinner events, auctions, and school carnivals. Protect your school community‘s computers with avast! Free Antivirus and win $25,000 for your school! The AVAST Free for Education  program has given over 3.5 million free business-grade antivirus software licenses to schools, school districts, universities, and colleges in the USA. Now we are asking those […]

AVAST is Awarded Best Employer in the Czech Republic

We are proud to announce that AVAST has been named best large-size company employer in the Czech Republic by global HR consulting and outsourcing firm, AON Hewitt. The annual study’s results were evaluated based on the HR policies of the companies, as well as feedback from their employees and leaders. AVAST excelled in all attributes […]

How well do you know AVAST?

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How well do you know AVAST? avast! Antivirus protects you every day, but what do you know about the company, history, and people behind the most trusted antivirus in the world? To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we offer you a playful AVAST IQ quiz and the chance to win great prizes! Here’s your chance to […]

AVAST is growing Movember moustaches

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Avast Mo Bros have committed to grow a moustache for the 30 days of Movember* to make a difference and have fun. Why? Because we care! The moustache is our ribbon, the symbol by which we generate conversations, awareness and raise funds for men’s health. Avast Mo Sistas support us. If you do as well, show us your support.  Like […]

avast! Antivirus featured by Computer America

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Charles Tendell likes avast! Antivirus. “I’ve been recommending to clients for years,” he told millions of global listeners during the November 18thbroadcast of Computer America. Computer America® is a US-syndicated radio show carried live for two hours each weeknight over the Business TalkRadio Network®. The popular show is heard in over 30 countries around the […]

Ransomware shocks its victims by displaying child pornography pictures

In our blog, we wrote several times about various types of Ransomware, most recently about CryptoLocker. In most cases, ransomware has pretended to be a program installed into a victim’s computer by the police. Because of some alleged suspicious activities found on the user’s computer, ransomware blocks the user from using the computer and demands […]

Fallout from Nuclear Pack exploit kit highly toxic for Windows machines

In recent days, the avast! Virus Lab has observed a high activity of malware distributed through exploit kits. Most cases of infection are small websites which usually provide adult entertainment, but there was also news about one of the top 300 visited websites being infected. Infection chains ended dropping a final payload in a form […]

Can avast! protect me against CryptoLocker?

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Question of the week: I have read frightening stories about CryptoLocker locking computers. I don’t have $200 to pay blackmailers for my own files. How do I protect myself from getting attacked? Does avast! protect from CryptoLocker?   “Avast! Antivirus detects all known variants of CryptoLocker thanks to our automated processing and CommunityIQ,” said Pavel […]