Deborah Salmi

Deborah Salmi

23 July 2016

Protect your online banking from hackers

Your online banking and shopping are kept safe and your activities are shielded from tracking when you use Avast's SafeZone Browser in Bank Mode.

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

20 July 2016

Technology beta test: Avast Software Cleanup

Avast invites experienced users to a technology preview of Avast Software Cleanup.

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Deborah Salmi

15 July 2016

Pokémon Go real-world safety guide

Gotta catch 'em all -- stay safe while doing so!

The Pokémon Go augmented reality game has swept across the USA and is now continuing its journey around the world. Society has grown accustomed to people's noses being stuck in their smartphones all the time, but Pokémon Go brings the addiction to new levels.

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

16 June 2016

Windows 10 users need more protection than basic Defender

Windows 10 users should install Avast antivirus protection for the highest level of security.

wrong tool for the jobUsing the right tool makes all the difference.

Everyone knows that you need the right tool to do a job. When you cut down a tree, you don’t use a butter knife, you use a chainsaw. It you want to win a Formula 1 race, you don’t drive a riding lawnmower.

The same rule applies to your PC’s security.

You can’t go up against today’s online threats without the best protection. That’s why Windows 10 users need to install strong antivirus software to run in parallel with Microsoft’s pre-installed antivirus, Defender.

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Deborah Salmi

15 June 2016

Four things to do before you go on vacation

Here’s a plan to keep your mobile phone and PC safe when you’re on the road.

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Preparing for a summer trip used to be pretty simple. The biggest challenge was remembering

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Mobile Security

Deborah Salmi

9 June 2016

Out of storage? Photo Space creates space on your iPhone

New Photo Space app fits 7GB worth of photos into 1GB of space

How many times have you seen a message like this?
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If you are like the thousands of iPhone users around the world, then you see that message all too frequently. Of course, it always pops up just as you want to take a picture. 😬

People told us that to get more space they resort to uninstalling apps and deleting photos. A few get storage from iCloud, but they complain that they have no control and it gets expensive to pay for more space.

None of those are very good solutions. So we came up with something better.

Avast Photo Space

Photo Space is a free app that takes your high-quality photos and optimizes them to reduce the amount of storage they occupy. That means that you get 7 times more space for your photos and apps. 

Download from the App Store

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Tips

Deborah Salmi

3 June 2016

Do you know the social sites your tweens and teens are using?

We help you recognize popular social sites where your pre-teens and teenagers hang out.

Facebook maybe the number one stop for your teenager, but it's not the only social media platform that's popular. Seven out of 10 teenagers report that they use more than one social site to communicate with their friends and meet strangers. Here's a rundown of the most frequently used social media platforms among teens. For now.

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Tips

Deborah Salmi

30 May 2016

Avast security news wrap-up

Want the latest security news in a couple of minutes? Here's a wrap-up of interesting stories. 

shutterstock_292970030-350725-edited.jpgCan your bad passwords cost you money and cause trouble?

That question was answered with a resounding YES by college football star Laremy Tunsil. A hacked Twitter and Instagram account cost that falling sports star an estimated $13 million. Don’t let your easy-to-crack passwords cost you. Use a password manager or follow our tips for strong passwords.

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Deborah Salmi

25 May 2016

Avast Free Antivirus is top-rated free security software

Avast Free Antivirus has nearly 100% detection rate and no false positives.

Wondering if Avast Free Antivirus is worth the price? We understand that when it comes to “free” things, you mostly get what you pay for. But in the case of Avast Free Antivirus, our free security product is better than pricey premium antivirus products!

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Deborah Salmi

19 May 2016

Time to change your LinkedIn password

LinkedIn members' login credentials are being sold on the dark web.

The 2012 breach of social networking site LinkedIn, has come back to haunt us. That breach resulted in 6.5 million members' credentials being stolen. Articles published in the last day report that the number was way short of reality - it's actually more than 167 million email and password combinations - or nearly all the members of LinkedIn. 

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