Gracie Roberts

28 April 2016

Free up space you didn’t know you had with Avast Cleanup

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Avast Cleanup is our highly effective cache and junk cleaner app for Android. It optimizes your phone's performance and boosts its speed by removing unused junk from your mobile.

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mobile security

Gracie Roberts

26 April 2016

Avast Battery Saver makes the most of your phone’s battery by stopping unused apps and optimizing device settings

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Stop apps with one tap, speed up your device and save battery life with Avast Battery Saver.

You spoke and we listened! The all-new Avast Battery Saver 2.0 is here and includes a collection of exciting new features. Along with its fresh-faced design, the latest version of Avast Battery Saver is easy to use and more powerful than ever.

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mobile security

Deborah Salmi

25 April 2016

3 things every employee needs to know about online security

Companies of all sizes in multiple sectors lose sensitive information, millions of dollars, and their good reputation every year to cyberattacks. 

Human error accounts for an estimated 95 percent of security incidents.

Employee cybersecurity training

Being aware of a few simple things about security in the workplace can help prevent attacks, which is not only important to the financial bottom line, but it's also important to customer and employee privacy.

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SMB/Business

Deborah Salmi

21 April 2016

Getting to know you: Avast Reader Survey

Today is National Get to Know Your Customers Day, so we want to get to know our readers better!

Please answer the 10 questions in this survey to help us understand what kind of security-related articles and social posts are important to you. Or maybe you prefer videos? Podcasts, perhaps? That's the kind of thiing we want to know, because we write these articles for YOU!

The survey should only take a few minutes of your time. It consists of nine questions plus an optional bonus question at the end. What’s more, you can take part in the survey for a chance to win a free license for Avast SecureLine VPN!

Click Read More to see the survey or you can also do the survey on Facebook. Thank you!

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

20 April 2016

CEO Vince Steckler talks cybersecurity with expert roundtable

mediaplanet.jpgAvast CEO, Vince Steckler, joined a panel of top security experts for a roundtable discussion about cybersecurity in our everyday lives.

Read 'Talking Cybersecurity at Home, the Office and In-Between'

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

20 April 2016

Avast security news wrap-up

 

Get your Avast update on hot topics like WhatsApp privacy, hacks on WordPress and Joomla, Android exploits, and more.

Woman using WhatsAppWhat WhatsApp’s new end-to-end encryption means for you

The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has improved its privacy by encrypting all the messages that are sent with their service. We explain what this means to you and how to make sure you and your friends benefit from the higher security standards.

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

14 April 2016

Tax scams increase by 400% as filing deadline approaches

Phishing email and malware have increased 400% this tax season.

The April 18th tax deadline is quickly approaching in the United States, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning people that scammers are stepping up their game by impersonating IRS workers with fake phone calls and phishing emails.

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Gracie Roberts

12 April 2016

Mid-Valley Literacy Center protects its people with Avast for Business

The Mid-Valley Literacy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Keizer, Oregon, where adults come to improve their literacy skills in order to increase their economic stability and overall quality of life. With 25 staff members, the majority of which are volunteers, the center found itself trying to manage a variety of platforms and deal with the complexities that come with allowing their staff to use their personal devices for work purposes.   

Alan Scott (center) and fellow Mid-Valley Literacy Center staff members having a blast during a company fundraiser.Alan Scott (center) and fellow Mid-Valley Literacy Center staff members having a blast during a company fundraiser.

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SMB/Business

Gracie Roberts

7 April 2016

New feature in Avast Wi-Fi Finder: Offline Mode

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Avast Wi-Fi Finder's Offline Mode helps you find hotspots without an Internet connection.

It’s never a pleasant experience to find yourself roaming around a foreign city unable to find Wi-Fi hotspots, especially when you’re unable to use your own data plan to begin with. In these cases, wouldn’t it be great to have a tool that could simply work its magic and locate nearby hotspots?

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mobile security

Stefanie Smith

6 April 2016

What WhatsApp’s new end-to-end encryption means for you

WhatsApp’s new end-to-end encryption means that the only people who can read your messages are you and the person that you’re chatting with.

Last night, I was chatting with a friend from home via WhatsApp, when a message appeared within my chat informing me that my messages and calls in WhatsApp were now secured with end-to-end encryption.

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What is end-to-end encryption?

Think of encryption as a high-tech form of scrambled eggs -- when you send messages, make a call, or send photos or videos with the latest version of WhatsApp, your messages are randomly mixed and secured. Only the person receiving your message has the key to unscramble your message so that it can be read. This makes it impossible for hackers, governments and even WhatsApp itself to access any of your messages. In the case that messages are intercepted by criminals or authorities, encryption renders messages unreadable to the unauthorized viewers.

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