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Anti-virus company Avast will close Jumpshot analytics business after data privacy scandal
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Anti-virus company Avast will close Jumpshot analytics business after data privacy scandal

Avast allegedly collected data on what many of its users did online and sent it to Jumpshot.

Anti-virus company Avast has reportedly been selling its 435 million users' browsing data
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Anti-virus company Avast has reportedly been selling its 435 million users' browsing data

The software was apparently tracking and data from Google and Google Maps searches, LinkedIn pages, YouTube videos, and porn websites.

Google takes down seven Russian spying apps from its Play Store
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Google takes down seven Russian spying apps from its Play Store

These spyware apps were available on Play Store and could be used to track people without any indication.

Anti-virus firms like Symantec, Malwarebytes now flag China's surveillance malware
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Anti-virus firms like Symantec, Malwarebytes now flag China's surveillance malware

Multiple cybersecurity companies have updated their products after the malware file was shared on Github.

Thousands of affordable Android smartphones across countries including India come preloaded with malware: Report
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Thousands of affordable Android smartphones across countries including India come preloaded with malware: Report

Avast claimed that most of the devices which have been found to be carrying adware are not certified by Google and carry an adware that called "Cosiloon".

Avast antivirus software owners hire Rothschild to prepare the business for an IPO
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Avast antivirus software owners hire Rothschild to prepare the business for an IPO

Avast has Summit Partners among its minority investors alongside Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera who founded the company in 1991.

Hackers used Avast's infected CCleaner to attack major tech companies including Microsoft and Intel
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Hackers used Avast's infected CCleaner to attack major tech companies including Microsoft and Intel

Piriform, Avast said in blog posts that no damage had been detected, although more than 2 million people had installed tainted versions of CCleaner.

Tech companies scramble to plug security holes after WikiLeaks Vault 7 dump of CIA hacking tools
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Tech companies scramble to plug security holes after WikiLeaks Vault 7 dump of CIA hacking tools

The leaks had enough technical details for security experts to recognize that compromises exist, but provided few specifics needed to offer fixes.

Avast may further look to expand business after AVG integration, says CEO
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Avast may further look to expand business after AVG integration, says CEO

Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus program, will need a year to absorb its $1.3 billion buy of rival AVG but may seek further acquisitions before an expected flotation, its chief executive said in an interview.

Avast acquires AVG for $1.3 billion; but is that a big deal?
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Avast acquires AVG for $1.3 billion; but is that a big deal?

Popular consumer antivirus company Avast would acquire its rival AVG for $1.3 billion, in an all cash deal. And the first thought that crossed my mind was whether antivirus companies mattered anymore. But on deeper pondering and discussing with a few individuals in the industry, what I realised was that it isn’t a straightforward question to answer.

Do you really need an antivirus program in 2016?
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Do you really need an antivirus program in 2016?

Do you really need an antivirus program in 2016? Yes. Yes you do. The short answer is that you need it because common sense isn’t that common. For the long answer, read on!

Avast is set to acquire AVG for $1.3 billion
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Avast is set to acquire AVG for $1.3 billion

Avast and AVG are very well known names in the cyber security space as well as among consumers. Avast, which commands a fifth of the global antivirus market has announced plans to acquire AVG.

Smartphone users would compromise nude images over banking data: Report
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Smartphone users would compromise nude images over banking data: Report

The poll conducted by Avast revealed that people locked their photo apps over banking apps, despite them being more concerned about their financial privacy.

Google, WhatsApp and Facebook are spying on you: Report
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Google, WhatsApp and Facebook are spying on you: Report

Cybersecurity firm Avast has said that Google, WhatsApp and Facebook spy on their users to find out their interest for serving targeted advertisements, but their users are well aware about this.

WinXP to Blame for 75% of All Rootkit Infections
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WinXP to Blame for 75% of All Rootkit Infections

If you’re using Windows XP, your PC is likely to be part of the reason why rootkit infections on Windows PCs are so high.

Avast Takes Aim at Android, to Introduce VPN
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Avast Takes Aim at Android, to Introduce VPN

Avast has been known for their security solutions and like many other security solution companies, they too are moving some of their resources into the mobile space.

Top Three Free Antivirus Software
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Top Three Free Antivirus Software

Here are three antivirus applications that offer good features and adequate protection - for free!

Top Three Free Antivirus
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Top Three Free Antivirus

Biztech 2.0 reviews three of the best freeware Anti Virus programmes, which offer virtually all the functionality offered by the paid programmes.

Top Three Free Antivirus
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Top Three Free Antivirus

We pick out 3 Antivirus applications that offer great features and comprehensive protection for free!