Did you know that Californians are obsessed with Selfie Sticks from Amazon.com? Or that people in Maine buy lots of coconut oil?
Thanks to Jumpshot, a marketing analytics company, you can find this information – as well as more useful information – by using the tools available at Jumpshot.com.
What may be most interesting to you is that Jumpshot is using Avast data to drive these unique insights. We provide Jumpshot with anonymized and aggregated data that we collect from scanning the 150 billion URLs our users visit each month. Using Jumpshot’s patent-pending algorithm, all of the personally identifiable information is removed from the data before it leaves Avast servers. Nothing can be used to identify or target individuals. Avast COO Ondřej Vlček explains the data stripping algorithm in an Avast forum topic.
Data security, of course, is very important to us. We go to great lengths to keep our users safe, and have never shared any data that can be used to identify them. We never have and never will.
Jumpshot was a cool company even before AVAST Software made them a part of the world’s most trusted antivirus family. They told us about the awesome fan base following the company, so we’re pretty excited to welcome all you cool Jumpshot kids as you make the move from Jumpshot’s current blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and most Twitter accounts to AVAST’s blog and social media outlets.
The AVAST social media team shares the latest news, fun facts, and contest information on our Facebook page, on Twitter and Google+. You can also discover news, tips, and advice on the latest security and privacy threats right here on the AVAST blog.
As part of the integration into AVAST, Jumpshot’s name has been changed to GrimeFighter. We all agree that it’s a great way to describe the war Officer Pete and his band of minions fight against the grime that accumulates in computers everywhere. Watch this blog and our social media pages for announcements on when GrimeFighter becomes a part of AVAST products.
We invite you to continue your relationship with the former Jumpshot here on AVAST. Become an AVAST fan, follower, and blog reader to stay informed about the latest in security and privacy. As you make the transition with us, we ask that you take a look around, and give the most trusted antivirus software in the world, avast! Free Antivirus, or one of our premium paid products a try. You can compare features of our products here, and look for deals at the avast! Store.
Thank you and welcome to AVAST!
Joining in AVAST’s fight against malware, is a team of helpful minions with fanciful names like Zilch, Kobayashi , and Torque that clean and tune up your computer’s system of unwanted grime. These are not the bumbling underlings of a wannabe super villain, rather they are a well-trained army, led by studly Officer Pete. This elite group, from newly acquired Jumpshot, removes “Grime” like trialware, pop-ups, bloated toolbars, and junk files that slow down your PC’s performance.
“With the largest AV user base in the world, AVAST has built the best protection in the industry,” said Jumpshot founder Pedram Amini, ” The Jumpshot minions leverage crowd driven intelligence to optimize PCs for speed and efficiency. We’re excited to deliver Jumpshot to the AVAST community by the end of this year.”
Jumpshot’s optimization technology is slated to become available to all AVAST users around the winter holiday season – just in time to get rid of the annoying pre-packaged software on brand new Windows computers. Jumpshot’s fully-automated solution to PC troubleshooting can also make sluggish computers run like new again. Using simple one-click activation or a minion-styled USB stick, each minion explains its specific task, providing friendly and easy-to-understand feedback on the clean-up work they have done.
“AVAST’s and our vision fit perfectly together — providing our customers with easy-to-use yet effective security, to maintain a smooth computer experience,” said David Endler, CEO of Jumpshot.
Please join us in welcoming the good folks at Jumpshot. And be on the lookout for announcements from Officer Pete and the rest of the minions in the coming months.
Visit Jumpshot’s website to learn more about their history, the minions, and the technology behind it all. Read the official press release.