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A deeper look into malware abusing TeamViewer

Analyzing TeamSpy, malware that gives hackers complete remote control of PCs.

13 April 2017 min read

9 out of 10 Americans value the data in their online accounts, yet don’t do much to protect it

Avast recently surveyed more than 1,000 Americans to find out how they value and protect the data in their online accounts.

28 March 2017 min read

Behavior Shield: our newest behavioral analysis technology

Behavior Shield comes standard in all versions of Avast 2017, protecting you from zero-second threats, ransomware and other malicious programs

21 February 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 February 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 February 2017 min read

Avast 2017 protects you from ransomware and other cyber threats

Avast 2017 is designed to combat today’s most prevalent threats such as ransomware and unsecured IoT home devices.

7 February 2017 min read

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Is WhatsApp safe to use, or does it have a backdoor?

News that WhatsApp has a backdoor that governments could use to intercept messages angers crypto experts and confuses users.

1 February 2017 min read

‘Clash of Clans’ Supercell forum hacked

Hackers break into out-of-date software and steal user email addresses, passwords, and other data to sell on the Darknet.

24 January 2017 min read

Facebook to help you find free public Wi-Fi. But is it secure?

Facebook is doing limited tests on a new feature to help you find free and public Wi-Fi hotspots.

12 January 2017 min read

Avast cyber security predictions for 2017

In 2017, the sophistication of the technology, strategies, and methods employed by cybercriminals will continue at an accelerated rate.

4 January 2017 min read

New Year's resolutions from the Avast dogs

Nine ways to make your life happier and healthier in 2017, inspired by the dogs of Avast!

31 December 2016 min read

Why do companies hide their security features? Yahoo! users have ‘account key’ at their fingertips.

More than one billion Yahoo accounts hacked. Avast shares tips on how you can protect your account.

15 December 2016 min read
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