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September 21st, 2011

The proof: AVAST is one of the oldest AV companies

The first computer virus AVAST stopped was the Vienna virus back in 1988. That was before Symantec released its first product, acquired Norton in 1990, or even used the Norton brand to market its AV products.  It was also before Dr. Solomon’s Antivirus was commercially released in 1991 to be later acquired by McAfee (itself established in 1989).

So if you believe the popularity of AVAST Software and its “avast! free antivirus” is a “yesterday phenomena” you are mistaken.  AVAST has been around for 23 years now and the free version was first released 10 years ago on June 1st 2001.

And what better way to prove it than by sweeping the dust off from some old pictures!


PS:  Damn!  We missed the free release anniversary two month back! ;)

PPS: You can see more of our history on our History Timeline page.

  • matija

    The best antivirus i have ever meet and i try almost all there is on market i m most satysfaying with avast and i higlly recomended to all people dam i even instal it on other friends pc cause its the best and easy for use thnx for free rellease

  • isatu ville

    Strong as ever!

  • Don

    I love avast! Pro Anti-Virus software for my PC. Simply the best!!

  • shujath

    yes its really easy and friendly way to use

  • yanto chiang

    That was very historical times…..good pictures..

  • http://avast enes

    though avast has more features than avira,
    avira has a much higher detection rate
    and so avira is a better antivirus

  • Milos Korenko

    Enes, avira doesn’t have ‘much higher detection’… Check the AV Comparatives or VB100 reviews. AVIRA was slightly better in detection and from 2011 AVAST has actually better detection and it was always lighter on resources and faster in scanning. But don’t take me wrong. Avira is a good product

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  • enes

    would you kindly post the link to that review
    also I thought avira was lighter on resources
    it used like 8 mb ram or something