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Meet Adylkuzz: Cryptocurrency-mining malware spreading using the same exploit as WannaCry

Avast blocks stealthy cryptocurrency mining malware Adylkuzz, which infects computers using the same exploit as WannaCry ransomware.

18 May 2017 min read

WannaCry update: The worst ransomware outbreak in history


Avast update on WannaCry: who was affected, who was targeted, how to remove it, and more.

16 May 2017 min read

WannaCry ransomware that infected Telefonica and NHS hospitals is spreading aggressively, with over 50,000 attacks so far today


Avast protects you from WannaCry ransomware that infected NHS and Telefonica.

12 May 2017 min read

Avast Mobile Security Pro now includes Avast Anti-Theft


Android owners with Avast Mobile Security can now use remote controls to find lost or stolen phones, and even get a picture of the thief in the process.

11 May 2017 min read

A deeper look into malware abusing TeamViewer


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

13 April 2017 min read

Mobile spyware uses sandbox to avoid antivirus detections


Mobile malware authors are once again trying to circumvent antivirus detections by using a sandbox.

5 April 2017 min read

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‘Can you hear me?’ robocalls put consumers on alert [infographic]


Robocallers are intrusive and often illegal. Learn how to stop them.

29 March 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

Don’t be an IRS phone scam's next victim. Start tax season safe.


Every day between now and April 15 is high season for IRS phone scams. You can block unwanted calls and protect yourself from both annoyance and theft.

9 March 2017 min read

Secure Wi-Fi is important. But secure IoT is vital.


Using only secure Wi-Fi hotspots will keep you safe. Right? Not in the Internet of Things era, when every device connected to those networks introduces risk.

6 March 2017 min read

Avast Free Mobile Security scores 100% in the latest AV Comparatives mobile test


Avast Mobile Security received 100% in the latest test run by AV-Comparatives on mobile AV products.

3 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