A gamer takes on Avast Game Mode: Does it really work?

PC gamers don’t want online threats, but also don’t want slowdowns or distractions. I gave Avast 2017 a test-drive to see if Game Mode delivers.

13 Jun 2017 min read

Avast blocked WannaCry ransomware more than 1 million times in 150 countries worldwide

Avast’s zero-day protection defended more than a million potential WannaCry victims. But on any given day, we block 100 times that many attacks, of all kinds.

3 Jun 2017 min read

Mobile spyware uses sandbox to avoid antivirus detections

Mobile malware authors are once again trying to circumvent antivirus detections by using a sandbox.

5 Apr 2017 min read

Why antivirus alone won't protect you: The anatomy of REAL security software

Antivirus has become multi-layered security, securing your Wi-Fi network, passwords, and connection. We explain what top security software should include.

23 Feb 2017 min read

Avast's HTTPS scanner receives A rating

Researchers have identified Avast as the only antivirus product that does not degrade the client’s security when scanning HTTPS traffic.

14 Feb 2017 min read

The core security components of Avast 2017

We face many cybersecurity challenges ahead, but Avast is ready to confront them head on with our most powerful protection yet.

10 Feb 2017 min read

Which type of antivirus should you choose?

'Free,' 'Premium,' 'Default'? We help you understand the differences and make the right choice.

13 Dec 2016 min read

Avast Free Antivirus scores 100% in the October test of AV-TEST Institute

Avast Free Antivirus scores 100%, receiving the best results among all tested free antivirus solutions, confirms independent AV-TEST Institute.

7 Dec 2016 min read

Consumers and businesses still need antivirus software

Despite advances in OS and browser security, antivirus software is still the best defense against cybercriminals who exploit computers and mobile devices.

30 Nov 2016 min read

Tips to stay safe while shopping online this holiday season

Shopping online is one of the reasons why we love the internet. Keep your online shopping safe and private with our safe shopping tips.

17 Nov 2016 min read

The new Avast brand

The story behind the Avast amoeba and more.

4 Oct 2016 min read

Virus definition updates for Avast version 4.8 end in 2017

Upgrade to the newest version of Avast for the best protection.

26 Sep 2016 min read

How to update Avast Antivirus

Learn how to update Avast Antivirus by following these simple steps.

1 Aug 2016 min read
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