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June 19th, 2013

AVAST introduces a new #hashtag weekend challenge

useavastThe Hashtag system, created by Chris Messina in 2007, became Twitter’s trademark. The other social networks, notably Instagram, Google+, and Tumbr followed Twitter’s “Hashtag policy”; however it was still not available on Facebook, until now! Finally, users of the biggest social platform can follow and create conversations across the world, by adding a simple Hashtag symbol (#) before the word.The AVAST Social Media team is very excited about this feature and would like to introduce you to a new #hashtag challenge available across the social media platforms.

Now the fun part: Utilize the following Hashtag: #useAVAST” to let everybody know why you personally recommend our free Antivirus solution. Be creative, be funny, be free.

We will award in two categories:

  • Most creative/funny recommendation
  • Most convincing recommendation


  • Challenge is open from June 22-June 23 from 12AM-12AM CET
  • Use the following,  #useAVAST, in the text of your recommendation (position in the text is not relevant)
  • Use following social networks: Google+, Twitter or Facebook to enter the challenge
  • AVAST Software Social Media team will select a recommendation in each category from each social network Google +, Twitter and Facebook (another words 6 recommendations in total will be awarded)
  • Additionally we will award the most liked (on Facebook), most Re-Tweeted (on Twitter), and most +1 messages on Google+ recommendation, so don’t forget to invite your friends to vote for yours!
  • By participating in the challenge, the grants AVAST Software non-exclusive rights to distribute it, and communicate it to the public by all means known now or in the future, including the explicit consent to use his/her profile picture and the name of participant


  • One year free license for avast! Premiere

Thank you for participating and please make sure you follow us on

Facebook Google +TwitterInstagram

Note: Due to current linguistic capacity of AVAST Social Media team, we have to limit our hashtag challenge to the English language. Soon other languages will follow.





  1. June 19th, 2013 at 21:33 | #1

    #bob3160 loves #useAvast

  2. Julia Szymańska
    June 20th, 2013 at 10:19 | #2

    Hi Bob, :) Thank you for your reaction to my blog. Happy to hear you love to #useAVAST :)Please make sure you will participate in our challenge this weekend. :) We are looking forward to it! Greetings from sunny and hot Prague!

  3. mouad4ever
    June 22nd, 2013 at 15:42 | #3

    #useAVAST Great AVAST Worldwide …. i use it several years . just AVAST for ever

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