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September 2nd, 2011

Recognizing our top 10 communities – in 2 ways

Yesterday (1 Sep 2011) we made a Facebook post recognizing avast! antivirus users in particular towns in the USA, towns that because of their names have a special affinity with where avast! originated:

Czech communities in the USA (Source: Wikipedia)

“Since we’re headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, we’d like to say a big ‘Dobry den’ to avast! users in the following US towns: Prague, Nebraska… Prague, Oklahoma… New Prague, Minnesota… and Praha, Texas.”

 

These North-American towns all began as Czech communities (or at the time Czech, Moravian, and Slovak communities) in the ‘new world’ about a century ago. Even today, a lot of Czechoslovak festivals are held in these regions and many others (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_American).

 

Today, however, we want to recognize avast! users in our top 10 COUNTRY markets:

BRAZIL, FRANCE, USA, RUSSIA, SPAIN, ITALY, MEXICO, POLAND, INDIA, UK

 

 

 

And we offer a big welcome to our new users in our top-10 FASTEST-GROWING markets:

INDONESIA, PAKISTAN, VIET NAM, ARGENTINA, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES, INDIA, CHILE, RUSSIA, EGYPT

 

 

*All data as of Aug 2011

 

  1. Tech
    September 2nd, 2011 at 16:57 | #1

    Go Brazil go!
    Glad to know that my translation work is being useful :)

  2. September 2nd, 2011 at 17:26 | #2

    @Tech
    Tech, of course you’re useful! Yours was one of the first non-employee names I heard when I started with AVAST :) BTW, did you know there are about 450,000 Czech-Brazilians? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Brazilian

  3. Aethec
    September 2nd, 2011 at 22:46 | #3

    I’ve said it a lot of times before this…you’d get some more French users if you fired the “French” translator (he is most probably not a native French speaker) and hired someone who actually speaks French.
    Sentences such as “les types d’archives compressées à extraire dont il faut scanner le contenu” (“the types of compressed archives to extract whose content must be scanned”, literally) don’t help French users to understand what the setting (in this case, selecting archives that have to be scanned) does.

    The worst offender being “Bienvenu à avast!”, because it appears for everyone and makes two mistakes in three words.

  4. Manuel Alejandro
    September 3rd, 2011 at 04:56 | #4

    And venezuela ? :(

    Here dont are distributors….

    please

  5. nmb
    September 3rd, 2011 at 05:03 | #5

    Nice to see India on the list. Hope avast gets a good market there.

  6. gvfuas
    September 3rd, 2011 at 05:51 | #6

    I feel very good!

  7. shre54321
    September 3rd, 2011 at 08:54 | #7

    Having problems with updates…..avast! says alerdy up to date….but when i go to updates tab it says virus definations are out dated…this happened after yesterday i updated it to 110902-0

  8. shre54321
    September 3rd, 2011 at 08:55 | #8

    pls help!

  9. September 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 | #9

    @shre54321
    For technical help, please visit our Support page http://www.avast.com/support or our avast! Forum http://forum.avast.com/

  10. September 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 | #10

    @Aethec
    Thanks for your feedback. We can’t “fire” our translators because they’re all volunteers! :) If you could provide a list of corrections, I would be happy to get them updated. Send to mashak[at]avast[dot]com

  11. shre54321
    September 5th, 2011 at 08:28 | #11

    Thans!Jason….i solved the problem by just simy re-installing it and registering it again….Its working great! as before….Any other ways didnt work…

  12. fredrik
    September 5th, 2011 at 15:54 | #12

    wow…iam from indonesia…..avast is really famous here…..thank u avast…

  13. alfin
    September 5th, 2011 at 16:16 | #13

    yeah, Indonesia is on the list

    thanks avast for making such a great antivirus :)

  14. Pratik Chaudhari
    September 5th, 2011 at 17:10 | #14

    Go India go….. at last something +ve is happening in India….

  15. salman
    September 5th, 2011 at 17:33 | #15

    pakistan is there too sweet <3 <3 <3

  16. IntuiX
    September 5th, 2011 at 17:35 | #16

    avast! is the best.

  17. September 5th, 2011 at 17:54 | #17

    Way to go Pakistan!!!

  18. September 7th, 2011 at 11:01 | #18

    c’est trésique manif

  19. September 7th, 2011 at 11:01 | #19

    c’est manifique

  20. September 9th, 2011 at 07:52 | #20

    Way to go Vietnam. a huge potential market . Việt Nam của tôi.

  21. September 10th, 2011 at 19:59 | #21

    I actually had the pleasure of passing through Praha TX while on my way back home to New Mexico. I had been invited to do a presentation of “Protecting Yourself and Your Identity On Line” before a Computer users group in Dallas Tx.
    It was nice to be able to get some authentic Czech Pastry when we stopped in Praha TX. to put gas in the car. The gas prices there where almost as bad as they are in the Czech Republic. :)

  22. bubing
    September 12th, 2011 at 17:26 | #22

    no china

  23. September 18th, 2011 at 12:23 | #23

    please let avast come into china,not only have a language choice.lOVE avast forever

  24. September 19th, 2011 at 11:36 | #24

    @Norbert (Bob) Gostischa
    Bob, it can’t be THAT bad — I paid over 6 euro/gallon in Slovakia this past weekend. ;) Then again, in Europe we can take a bus or train a couple ‘states’ away for the cost of a dinner. :)

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