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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

‘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

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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

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