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August 23rd, 2013

Win a Nexus device from AVAST and Android Police!

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To celebrate the new version of our top-rated avast! Mobile Security along with the new avast! Mobile Premium, AVAST and Android Police are giving away 9 new Nexus devices. You have one week to enter the contest to win one of these great Android phones or tablets:

Getting your name in the hat is easy – just go to the AVAST/Android Police contest page and answer a simple question:

What do you value most about your phone? 

This can be a tricky question, so here are some examples of good answers:

  • The device itself
  • Photos
  • Contacts
  • Videos
  • Emails
  • Text Messages
  • …etc.

The International Mega Giveaway will run for one week and end at midnight (PST) on August 31st. Visit Android Police now to enter!

How to download avast! Mobile Premium

avast! Mobile Security and avast! Mobile Backup are FREE downloads in the Google Play store and can be used stand-alone as free versions or be upgraded to avast! Mobile Premium for access to all premium features. avast! Mobile Premium is available for $1.99 per month or $14.99 per year. Download and install on your Android device now.

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July 25th, 2013

AVAST is most downloaded Software in Europe

SoftonicSoftonic, one of the world’s largest download site for Windows, Mac and mobile, has just announced that avast! Free Antivirus is the most popular download in Europe.  Thank you to our users who have downloaded AVAST from Softonic!

Here’s what some reviews said about AVAST:

Good protection at no cost

Very good protection for a FREE product. It is very user friendly and the automatic updates were very nice to have. It is the only Free antivirus software I’ve tried, so I can’t compare it to other free software, but I really liked it.

Solid and Lightweight

PROS: One of the lightest antivirus I have ever seen. Protection is also better than many other paid_Antiviruses. It ate only 9 MB of ram in my PC. “VB 100″ or “AV Comparatives” already certified it for its solid security. Can be customized easily according to needs. Streaming fast updates. User friendly and attractive interface. Auto Sandbox facility. Cons: Doesn’t come with a firewall. Full scan is a little bit slow.

Great protection for the Home PC or Laptop user

Excellent, thank you avast! you’ve made my internet usage far more enjoyable. I no longer get annoying viruses on my computer and I was able to get rid of the ones that I had but didn’t even know.

Read Softonic’s Software Trends (PDF) report to learn more about popular downloads and trends.

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July 25th, 2013

AVAST File Server Security gets VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin

box+badgeAVAST’s high-performance server-security product, avast! File Server Security, has received the VB100 award from Virus Bulletin. The independent testing lab’s latest AV comparative test focused on performance in Windows Server 2012.

AVAST performed solidly with 100% detection rates and zero false alarms on both WildList and clean test sets consisting mainly of business tools to fit with the server environment.

The avast! UI has been redesigned to keep up with modern navigation styles and the testers noticed saying, “Avast’s server edition (is)… pretty easy on the eye, laden with multiple components and layers, and relatively simple to navigate even with a very good range of controls.“

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July 11th, 2013

avast! Mobile Security gets Editors’ Choice Award from PC Magazine

pcmag_blogPC Magazine awarded avast! Mobile Security the Editors’ Choice Award for free Android security apps thanks to its “huge array of powerful tools and fine-grained controls.”

A major concern for smartphone owners is the increasing threat of malicious software targeting Android OS. Max Eddy, software analyst for PC Magazine, writes that, “avast! is well-positioned to guard against new threats that use novel attack vectors we’ve yet to imagine.”

Running quietly in the background, with no system slow-down or stuttering, “avast! will also keep an ever-vigilant eye on your device, warning you as soon as it detects something it doesn’t like,” he writes in his June 2013 review.

But these days, it’s more likely that you will fall victim to theft and loss instead of malware. Eddy explains, “In this department, avast! has an impressive slate of features and controls.”

In case your phone walks off somewhere, you can use the my.avast web portal where you can remotely locate, lock, or wipe your device, and set off the alarm. Eddy said, “I was particularly impressed that the alarm was not only loud, at 96 dB, but also highly illustrative. ‘This phone has been lost or stolen,’ said my S III, cycling between that phrase and what sounded like a Star Trek warning klaxon.”

Make sure you install avast! Mobile Security, the Editors’ Choice for free Android security suites, on your smartphone and tablet. It is available for free in the Google Play store.

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July 3rd, 2013

avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World

In the “real world” of monthly bills and rising expenses, a decision about antivirus protection often comes down to the best protection for the money – and that’s where avast! Free Antivirus wins out over the rest.

In the May 2013 Real-World Protection Test by AV-Comparatives, avast! Free Antivirus was up against 19 paid-for internet security suites which could cost the customer up to  $60 per year. avast! Free Antivirus passed the tests with honors and was the only free solution to receive the Advanced+ rating!

The test created a real-world scenario using a typical setup that many of us have; Windows 7 and software such as Adobe Flash and Acrobat Reader, Java, etc.  To show how well antivirus products protect the user’s computer when surfing the web, the testers pitted AVAST and the others against threats we encounter in everyday life. They used  431 current dangerous exploits, URLs with known malware, and even a few malicious files from email attachments. avast! Free Antivirus blocked 99.3% of the threats.

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June 20th, 2013

avast! Mobile Security aces test

Android_AMSavast! Mobile Security came out on top from a pool of thirty mobile security products for Android in AV-TEST’s product reviews and certifications.

Protection

The testers threw over 2,500 malicious apps, including viruses, worms, and Trojan horses, at each product. avast! Mobile Security earned a score of 100 percent in detection, above the industry standard of 96 percent. But, malware protection is only part of the story.

Usability

Security protection for your smartphone is no good if it eats up your battery or slows your apps down. No problem there! AVAST received a perfect score for usability which measures how much, if any, the software impacts how you use your phone. The performance of each product was evaluated by testers in three areas: 1) impact on battery life, 2) if it slowed down the device during normal usage, and 3) how much traffic it generated. avast! Mobile Security performed perfectly.

Testers also looked at the number of false positives which are warnings you get during installation of legitimate software from Google Play. Again, avast! Mobile Security earned a perfect score.

Other features

AVAST performed splendidly for the tests, but like I said above, malware detection is just part of the story of security protection for your mobile device. avast! Mobile Security scored extra points for a powerful anti-theft feature which allows you to remotely locate, lock or wipe your phone in case it’s stolen. It also blocks calls from specific or unknown numbers, filters messages for unwanted content, and keeps your web surfing activities safe against malicious websites and phishing attempts. Handy tools like network meter, app manager, and even a firewall give you complete control of your mobile phone.

And it’s FREE

All that, and avast! Mobile Security is free. Protect your Android device and all the data on it, by downloading avast! Mobile Security for free. Get it from Google Play.

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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 Read more…
May 21st, 2013

Consumer Reports recommends free security software in 2013 State of the Net Report

CRMore than 58 million American adults had at least one malware infection that affected their home PC’s performance last year. The cost of repairing the damage from those infections was nearly $4 billion. These findings are from the latest Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net Report published in the June issue of their respected magazine. The magazine is trusted by millions of US consumers to give honest appraisals of products.

“Our Annual State of the Net Report revealed that home computers are no safer than they were last year. Effective security software, like the ones we recommend in our latest Ratings, is essential to protect against online threats,” said Jeff Fox , Technology Editor, Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports’ latest Ratings of Security Software revealed that some free products are sufficient for most users, offering very good protection from online threats. The full report is in the June 2013 issue of Consumer Reports and online at ConsumerReports.org. This press release gives you the highlights.

April 13th, 2013

Avast and Android Police host International Mega Giveaway

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You could win 1 of 9 Nexus devices! All you have to do is visit the Android Police contest page and answer this question:

What feature (or features) would you like to see added to avast! Mobile Security?

Visit the Android Police contest page now, read through the description of the contest, and add your answer to the comments section. That’s it! You could win 1 of 9 Nexus devices! The contest begins now and will run for one week, ending on Saturday, April 20th at 12:00AM PT (Midnight)After that, winners will be picked randomly.

Enter now and share with your friends.

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April 11th, 2013

AVAST Free-4-Schools saves $20 million for the kids

AVAST_F4E_April2013Six months since its launch in the US (a pilot country), AVAST Free for Education covers nearly 2 million computers and servers belonging to over 1,400 schools, districts, universities, libraries, and other educational institutions. At market price, these institutions are saving $20 million per year by getting the AVAST enterprise-level protection for free.  In other words, we are freeing up about $20 million of the schools’ budgets that the schools could use for the students’ benefit. Read more…

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