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Plenty of Phishing

Know how to detect and outsmart any phishing scam.

12 August 2017 min read

Don’t get hooked by today’s phishing scams: What we can learn from the Gmail hack

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Email scams are more sophisticated than ever, but Avast tells you how to outwit the tricks criminal phishers like to dangle.

14 July 2017 min read

Ransomware: The top 3 reasons you should never ever ever (ever) pay

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You don’t have to be a victim of ransomware. Avast offers expert advice and security tools to keep you in control of your files, data, and information.

2 July 2017 min read

4 ways you can protect yourself against the rising wave of ransomware

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Avast breaks it down for you. All the info, tools, and advice you need to defend yourself against the increasingly common malware known as ransomware.

30 June 2017 min read

Avast releases free decryption tool for EncrypTile ransomware

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Avast now offers ransomware victims 20 free decryption tools to help them get their files back.

14 June 2017 min read

A gamer takes on Avast Game Mode: Does it really work?

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PC gamers don’t want online threats, but also don’t want slowdowns or distractions. I gave Avast 2017 a test-drive to see if Game Mode delivers.

13 June 2017 min read

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Avast releases free decryption tool for XData ransomware

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Avast releases a new ransomware decryption tool for XData ransomware.

31 May 2017 min read

Avast releases free decryptor tool for AES_NI ransomware

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Avast releases new ransomware decryption tool for the AES_NI ransomware.

29 May 2017 min read

Avast releases free decryptor tool for BTCWare ransomware

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Avast releases a new ransomware decryptor tool for the BTC ransomware.

24 May 2017 min read

Top 5 ways to speed up your Windows 10 computer

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Don’t settle for sluggish starts and slow programs just because your computer isn’t brand-new. These 5 tips will keep your Windows PC running like it’s day one.

23 May 2017 min read

The ways of the hacker: Exactly how do they violate your online privacy?

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How do hackers work, and can you really prevent your internet privacy from invasion by shadowy cyber criminals? Avast shares insight and solutions.

10 May 2017 min read

How to spot a fake VPN

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You need a VPN now more than ever, but how to tell if it’s legit? Here’s Avast’s guide to finding a solution you can trust.

4 May 2017 min read