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December 20th, 2013

avast! 2014 brings a familiar voice to British users


Patricia Rykiel, new voice of avast! Antivirus UK

The latest version of avast! Antivirus, avast! 2014 introduced many new features to our customers, but one feature we hope will please our United Kingdom users the most is the new voice they will hear reporting to them that their computer is safe. The voice they will be hearing will be that of Patricia Rykiel, voice of The London Minute which airs across North America on the Computer America show.

Here at AVAST we are always striving to make our product as user friendly and pleasant as possible, which is why we decided to ask Patricia to be the voice of avast! 2014. Her smooth, soothing and clear voice together with her knowledge and position in the computer world is the perfect fit for the voice of AVAST in the UK, to help our UK users feel more “at home” and secure by hearing a familiar accent telling them that their “Virus data base has been updated.”

Patricia is the creator and voice of “The London Minute,” a weekly audio column that airs on the US-syndicated radio show “Computer America,” as well as on the podcast “I Confess I’m a Geek,” a UK-based technology show. In addition to this, she helps people in West Sussex, England love their computer (which happens to be the name of her website!), by teaching them how to get the most out of their computer experience based on their interests and needs.

Change the voice of avast! Antivirus

For the international community of AVAST users, you can enjoy the voice of Patricia by manually changing the language to “English (United Kingdom)” by opening the AVAST user interface, and going into Appearance/Language settings, or if your regional settings are set to the UK, you will automatically hear Patricia. If you don’t see it in the listings, you will need to do a manual software update first. Right click on the avast! icon in your system tray (bottom right), then click Update and choose Program. You can also try out fun voices like the always popular “Pirate,” or just in time for the holidays get a little ho-ho-ho in your notifications with the “Santa” voice, by visiting the avast! Voices tab on Facebook.

To hear Patricia in the UK as you protect your computer, download AVAST 2014 here!

~written by Stefanie Smith

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November 22nd, 2013

avast! Antivirus featured by Computer America

Charles Tendell

Charles Tendell

Charles Tendell likes avast! Antivirus. “I’ve been recommending to clients for years,” he told millions of global listeners during the November 18thbroadcast of Computer America.

Computer America® is a US-syndicated radio show carried live for two hours each weeknight over the Business TalkRadio Network®. The popular show is heard in over 30 countries around the world and syndicated nationally to millions of listeners Monday through Saturday. Tendell is a Certified Ethical Hacker and Computer America’s co-host. Computer America is now in its twenty-second season.

“It is the only radio talk show dedicated to computers and technology in nightly national syndication,“said Craig Crossman, the host of Computer America. “In a world where entertainment programs come and go seemingly overnight, we think twenty-two years is a strong statement about the value we bring to our audience.”


Patricia Rykiel

Patricia Rykiel, host of The London Minute, a weekly audio column which airs 5 times a week on the Computer America show, has been a satisfied AVAST user for many years. “I really like your antivirus program!” she said. In her other role as a home computer trainer in the UK, she recommends avast! Antivirus to her clients. Follow Patricia on Twitter @ComputerTweety.

Listen to an archived version of the entire broadcast here,

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