Avast News

Ransomware Shield’s solid protection now part of Avast Internet Security

Arm yourself with Avast’s newest, best defense against the current, growing ransomware menace.

18 July 2017 min read
Mobile Security

Spyware targets Iranian Android users by abusing messaging app Telegram’s Bot API

While spyware using the Telegram Bot API is limited, it's the first Android Trojan controlled via Telegram’s message-exchange protocol. Avast investigates.

17 July 2017 min read
Tips & Advice

Don’t get hooked by today’s phishing scams: What we can learn from the Gmail hack

Email scams are more sophisticated than ever, but Avast tells you how to outwit the tricks criminal phishers like to dangle.

14 July 2017 min read
Garry Kasparov

Pursuing transparency and accountability for both humans and machines

In his latest post for Avast, Garry Kasparov examines the intersection of privacy, transparency, security, human rights, and institutions in the age of AI.

3 July 2017 min read
Tips & Advice

Ransomware: The top 3 reasons you should never ever ever (ever) pay

You don’t have to be a victim of ransomware. Avast offers expert advice and security tools to keep you in control of your files, data, and information.

2 July 2017 min read
Tips & Advice

4 ways you can protect yourself against the rising wave of ransomware

Avast breaks it down for you. All the info, tools, and advice you need to defend yourself against the increasingly common malware known as ransomware.

30 June 2017 min read

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Security News

Things we have learned about Petna, the Petya-based malware

Avast’s Jakub Kroustek answers open questions about Petna, the Petya-based malware that spread and infected computers around the world

30 June 2017 min read
Security News

Petya-based ransomware using EternalBlue to infect computers around the world

Petya-based ransomware is spreading and infecting computers around the world.

27 June 2017 min read
Security News

Avast and AVG: The only free antivirus to score 100% in AV-Comparatives Real-World Test

Together, Avast and AVG offer the best free antivirus protection you can get. And you don't have to take just our word for it – AV-Comparatives agrees.

26 June 2017 min read
Security News

[Sarcasm Alert] New (In)dependent tester awards CIA-graded certification

Tips on how to best test security solutions for the newest tester on the block, the CIA.

23 June 2017 min read
Threat Research

How AI outsmarts cybercriminals

Far from sci-fi depictions, artificial intelligence – through machine learning algorithms and big data – is key to defusing today's evolving cyberthreats.

15 June 2017 min read
Tips & Advice

Avast releases free decryption tool for EncrypTile ransomware

Avast now offers ransomware victims 20 free decryption tools to help them get their files back.

14 June 2017 min read
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