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Jul 18, 2019
Google takes down seven Russian spying apps from its Play StoreThese spyware apps were available on Play Store and could be used to track people without any indication.
Jul 03, 2019
Anti-virus firms like Symantec, Malwarebytes now flag China's surveillance malwareMultiple cybersecurity companies have updated their products after the malware file was shared on Github.
May 26, 2018
Thousands of affordable Android smartphones across countries including India come preloaded with malware: ReportAvast 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".
Nov 07, 2017
Avast antivirus software owners hire Rothschild to prepare the business for an IPOAvast has Summit Partners among its minority investors alongside Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera who founded the company in 1991.
Sep 21, 2017
Hackers used Avast's infected CCleaner to attack major tech companies including Microsoft and IntelPiriform, Avast said in blog posts that no damage had been detected, although more than 2 million people had installed tainted versions of CCleaner.
Mar 09, 2017
Tech companies scramble to plug security holes after WikiLeaks Vault 7 dump of CIA hacking toolsThe leaks had enough technical details for security experts to recognize that compromises exist, but provided few specifics needed to offer fixes.
Oct 01, 2016
Avast may further look to expand business after AVG integration, says CEOAvast 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.
Jul 08, 2016
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.
Jul 08, 2016
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!
Jul 07, 2016
Avast is set to acquire AVG for $1.3 billionAvast 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.