AP students go nuts for Avast SecureLine VPN?
This morning, our colleagues who work on our Avast SecureLine VPN product informed us that there was a significant increase in downloads in the U.S. This made us curious, as we didn’t have any specific campaigns running that would explain this dramatic spike in downloads. In the App Store, we jumped tothe 6th spot in the utilities category (and as we were coming from the 200th spot, this says a lot)!
We decided to turn to Twitter to see what was going on and discovered that teenagers were the cause of the trend. This shouldn’t have really surprised us, as teens are trendsetters and experts at dispersing viral content via social media channels.
Why are American teens downloading our Avast SecureLine VPN to access content via our server in New York? We know a lot of people like to use our VPN product to watch content from home while travelling, but we have never seen this many people connecting to a server within their own country.
Reading through the product-centered tweets, we realized why so many teens were downloading our VPN – they wanted to see their AP scores ASAP :). Apparently, APscore.org announced that the results of AP exams would be published by location, the first region being the East Coast.
Avast SecureLine VPN (virtual private network) creates a virtual shield and tunnels traffic to a proxy server. The proxy server protects your personal data, thus preventing hackers from accessing your files and other sensitive information stored on your device. Avast SecureLine VPN also anonymizes your location, an added advantage that can be used when you’re travelling and want to access content that may otherwise be blocked. Alternatively, like in the case of all these students, access your AP scores as if you were from viewing them from New York!
In 7 days Avast will be wondering why all these kids downloaded SecureLine VPN but didnt want to buy the license. It's not your fault, Avast
— Vaibhav Shastry (@Vibes_Shastry) July 7, 2015
We are afraid Vaibhav may be right (we appreciate your condolences man!)...