What you need to know about the CVV numbers on the back of your credit card

Attention holiday shoppers: The card verification value should never be stored online

11 Dec 2019 min read

New threats face Mac users

The commonly held belief that Macs are immune from danger is being exposed as myth – luckily, there are security solutions

23 Oct 2019 min read

How to find old email and social media accounts

A step-by-step guide on how to delete an online account you no longer use.

26 Apr 2019 min read

Are budget-tracking apps safe?

An app that helps manage your finances could be useful, but is your data secure?

18 Apr 2019 min read

Fake Nike deal spreading on Facebook

Learn how to spot online scams like the ridiculous $26 Air Jordans.

4 Apr 2019 min read

10 tips to protect against an email hack

Email accounts are hacked every day. Follow these simple tips to keep yours protected.

11 Dec 2018 min read

Why is my Android phone heating up?

The Avast Guide to Android Apps Part 3 explains what causes Android phones to get so hot and what you can do about it.

24 Sep 2018 min read

How to create a strong password

The best passwords will thwart brute force and dictionary attacks, but it's also possible to make them easy to remember. Try these password ideas to make your accounts unbreakable.

15 Aug 2018 min read

Scam alert! Don’t fall for this webcam extortion ploy

A popular new email scam claims to have video of you — don’t worry, it doesn’t.

25 Jul 2018 min read

Why and how to set up a VPN on your iPhone or Android

If security and privacy are important to you, then you need to set up a mobile VPN. This Essential Guide shows you how.

12 May 2018 min read

Spam alert in iPhone calendars: What are the risks?

Cybercrooks target iPhone users with annoying iCloud calendar spam.

2 Dec 2016 min read

Recycle your old devices on Earth Day (and every day)

How to donate or responsibly dispose of your old, unused devices

22 Apr 2016 min read

Disable Avast messages, popups, and alerts

No one wants to be distrubed by a software notification when they're playing a game or giving a presentation. Learn how to disable messages, popups, and alerts in Avast.

22 Jan 2015 min read