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January 5th, 2012

AVAST in legal dispute with Apple??? No, just bad grammar!

Several news alerts picked up an article about an “avast! Apptrackr” application that is under attack by the Apple legal team.  Wow! What is going on?!   So just in case you were wondering what is happening or in case you actually read the article yourself, please be assured that it has nothing to do with our AVAST company nor is there any “avast! Apptrackr” product.

This is just an example of poor grammar on the part of the author.  His intent was to use the word “avast” in the old nautical meaning “stop” but he completely sailed past the Harbor of Grammar. I’m not going to link his website to drive any traffic there.  Let me just say that we have contacted him and explained in a polite fashion that he is misleading his readers, but he has refused to clarify his writing.

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January 5th, 2012

Poisoning Google Images – presentation slides from AVAR 2011

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January 5th, 2012

Some free-based music we play at work

Hello avast! Blog readers. Occasionally we hear from people who wonder how we can (or why we would) give away such great software for free – namely, avast! Free Antivirus and our Android offering, avast! Free Mobile Security.

My unofficial response is that we closely align ourselves to the principles of rock and roll. To keep ourselves in the right head-space in the Marketing/PR department, we listen to the following songs – every day – in constant rotation: ;)

 

Rolling Stones – “I’m Free”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FG7N09qjVQ
“I’m free to do what I want any ol’ time…”

The Who – “I’m Free”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjH8_y5JWnY
“I’m free…”

Pearl Jam – “Corduroy”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_kKPTo7EM4
“Can’t buy what I want because it’s free…”

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Give It Away”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfsMQO12Hfc
“Give it away, give it away, give it away now…”

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January 3rd, 2012

Win a Galaxy Nexus from AVAST and Android Police

The holiday season may be over, but the gift-giving is still going strong.

AVAST Software and Android Police have teamed up to give away ten Galaxy Nexus smartphones  to readers of the popular Android news site.

To enter the contest, visitors to the Android Police site just need to register their name, email address, and show how they have spread the news about the Galaxy Nexus giveaway and avast! Free Mobile Security to their friends via social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. The more ways users spread the news, the higher their chances are of taking home a new phone.

This contest started on January 2 and runs through Saturday, January 7, closing at precisely 23.59 PST.

So, enter quickly and be social. ( :

January 2nd, 2012

Early reviews of avast! Free Mobile Security

On 21 December, 2011, we launched our Android antivirus/anti-theft solution (see our official press release). The beta version, released a few weeks earlier, was well received, and generated a lot of initial buzz in the Android community. What follows are quotes from early reviews, many of which were written about the beta version. We have also received a lot of great feedback from our avast! user community, and thus a few days ago AVAST CTO Ondrej Vlcek responded to 10 frequently asked questions about avast! Free Mobile Security.

Here is some of the initial praise from the Android community:


“It has the potential to overshadow just about all of the apps in our Mobile Security App Shootout.”
“A strong contender for the best overall security app on Android.”
“Extremely sophisticated security solution accessible to everyone.”
Android Police (product review, 7 December 2011)

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