Vincent Steckler

30 September 2016

Avast and AVG become one

Avast Software CEO, Vince Steckler, announces the completion of the acquisition of a majority stake in AVG Technologies.

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Gracie Roberts

26 September 2016

2017 marks the end of virus definition updates for Avast version 4.8

Virus definition updates will soon be coming to an end in Avast version 4.8. Learn how to upgrade to the newest version of Avast for the best protection.

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Gracie Roberts

12 September 2016

Avast celebrates National Programmer’s Day

Our team tips our hats to all of our dedicated programmers in this Q&A with two of our software developers.

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Gracie Roberts

11 August 2016

Avast Employee Fund helps employees support non-profits

The Avast Employee Fund concentrates on the growth and development of social responsibility at Avast.

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Gracie Roberts

3 August 2016

Avast is an ideal employer for student workers

In this Q&A, five of our student workers share why they love working at Avast.

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Gracie Roberts

18 July 2016

5 questions with: Marek Chrenko

Get to know one of our mobile devs!

Get to know Marek Chrenko in the following Q&A.

Marek Chrenko came to Avast in the summer of 2014, when the mobile development startup Inmite joined the Avast team. Originally an Android developer, Marek started developing iOS products last year.

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Vincent Steckler

7 July 2016

Avast and AVG: A Future Together

 


AVG_logo-407516-edited.jpgAs many of you know, there are two security companies that often get confused: Avast and AVG. Shortly after I started as CEO almost 8 years ago, I remember giving a presentation to a large audience about Avast. About an hour later, a gentleman walked up to me and complimented me on how good the presentation was and how he enjoyed hearing about AVG. That was my first lesson in how easy the companies are to confuse.

This confusion is because the companies are so very similar. Both company names start with the letters “AV”. Both started in the late 1980s and were amongst the first few companies formed to fight the viruses and malware nearly 30 years ago.  Both are historically Czech: Avast was founded in Prague and is still based there while AVG was historically in Brno, the two largest cities in the Czech Republic. Both pioneered the free distribution of top quality security products (although to be honest, I must admit that AVG was first and we followed). Both make great security products. Both are innovators with world class R&D teams. Both have most of their users outside of their home Czech market. Both have had similar user bases for many years: about 200M each. And most importantly, both treat their users with respect and consequently each has a large and loyal user base. One slight difference though is that while Avast is a private company, AVG is public and listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Martin Zima

21 June 2016

What is Nitro? Our newest, high-speed version of Avast Antivirus

Avast Antivirus Nitro Update is lightweight, delivers improved performance and includes our latest CyberCapture technology with zero-second threat detection against unrecognized files.

If you own a PC, you know you hate it when your antivirus software slows you down, so we developed our latest release to be strong and lightweight, with lower system impact to keep your PC running smoothly and protect you from the never-ending attacks we all experience.

So how do we keep the Nitro Update to Avast so lightweight? One way is we use new technology that utilizes the cloud to identify and analyze threats, which means Avast Antivirus Nitro Update is light enough that it doesn’t eat up your system’s resources. Our security software is smaller in size and designed to improve speed, boot time, download time, and system performance in Windows 10.

Nitro_Laptop-614736-edited.jpgWindows 10 PCs run faster with the Avast Antivirus Nitro Update than with Windows Defender

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Gracie Roberts

22 March 2016

Safeguarding Business at CeBIT 2016

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Last week was an exciting week for professionals in the security industry. CeBIT 2016, an annual global conference with an emphasis on digital business and transformation, brought in security experts from across the globe to Hanover, Germany.

During the third day of CeBIT, Avast CEO Vince Steckler spoke on a panel titled “Safeguarding Business”.

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Gracie Roberts

21 March 2016

#AvastHackathon promotes innovation among Avast employees

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Last week, Avast held a two-day Data Hackathon in our Prague headquarters. Our hackathons give Avast employees a chance to hone in on their creativity and resourcefulness while working together with colleagues from various other departments within the company. Hackathon teams create prototypes of apps and hardware for both internal and external use.

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