Virus definition updates for Avast version 9/10/11 end in summer 2023

Virus definition updates will be discontinued for Avast version 9, 10, and 11 by the end of summer 2023.

21 Jun 2023 min read

Your essential cybersecurity checklist for safe summer travel

By staying vigilant and following these tips, you'll be well on your way to a safer, more secure summer vacation.

14 Jun 2023 min read

Don’t panic! These scammers don’t actually have photos of you

Sextortion threats are getting a little thirsty – don’t play that game.

8 Jun 2023 min read

Unmasking malicious extensions: Avast detects new threats on the Chrome Web Store

Avast discovered 32 malicious extensions with a whopping 75 million combined installs that were available on the Chrome Web Store.

2 Jun 2023 min read

The rise and fall of ransomware: Insights from Avast's Q1/2023 Threat Report

Ransomware has been a prominent threat in cybersecurity for more than a decade, but the rates of incidents are showing slight decline. The Avast Q1/2023 Threat Report examines why.

2 Jun 2023 min read

How to stay safe while streaming Champions League matches

Avast researchers have observed a significant increase in blocked URL attacks on match days as viewers search for free streaming platforms.

1 Jun 2023 min read

Protecting your business: Advice to SMB CEOs from a former CIO

Here's how SMBs can remain viable and thrive in today’s digital landscape.

29 May 2023 min read

Don’t fall for it! How scammers are tricking businesses with fake invoices

Invoice scams, where employees receive requests for payment from legitimate sources or routine services, are on the rise. Learn what to watch out for.

26 May 2023 min read

The rising trend of phishing on IPFS: What you need to know

By staying informed about potential threats and taking proactive measures to protect yourself, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of Web3 and IPFS while minimizing your risk of falling victim to phishing attacks.

24 May 2023 min read

How should SMBs approach AI-related threats?

While the potential impact of AI shouldn’t be underestimated, we should also remember that most of today’s threats and exploits are focused on basic gaps in cyber hygiene.

16 May 2023 min read

Avast discovers and helps patch a major vulnerability

Avast researchers discovered a dangerous vulnerability in Microsoft software, then worked with Microsoft to rapidly patch it.

11 May 2023 min read

Scammers get sneaky: New malware distribution tactics revealed in Avast Threat Report

The Avast Q1 2023 Threat Report reveals a 40% increase in phishing attempts and new malware distribution tactics that exploit trust in established brands like Microsoft and Adobe.

5 May 2023 min read

Outsmarting phishing attacks: AV-Comparatives reveals top anti-phishing solutions

These test results highlight the importance of choosing the right security software and browser to protect against phishing threats.

4 May 2023 min read
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