16 Facts About Avast


Avast Software s r o is a Czech multinational cybersecurity software company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic that researches and develops computer security software, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Avast has more than 435 million monthly active users and the second largest market share among anti-malware application vendors worldwide as of April 2020.

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Avast was founded by Pavel Baudis and Eduard Kucera in 1988 as a cooperative.

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Avast was founded by Eduard Kucera and Pavel Baudis in 1988.

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In 2010, Alwil changed its name to Avast, adopting the name of the software, and raised $100 million in venture capital investments.

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In 2012, Avast fired its outsourced tech support service iYogi, after it was discovered that iYogi was using misleading sales tactics to persuade customers to buy unnecessary services.

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Later that year, Avast acquired mobile app developer Inmite in order to build Avast's mobile apps.

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Avast had its IPO on the London Stock Exchange in May 2018, which valued it at £2.

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On 16 September 2021, Avast changed its brand identity, with the scope of "protecting digital freedom for all online citizens".

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Avast develops and markets business and consumer IT security products for servers, desktops, and mobile devices.

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Avast sells both the Avast product line and the acquired AVG-branded products.

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Additionally, Avast has developed utility software products to improve battery life on mobile devices, cleanup unnecessary files on a hard drive, find secure wireless networks or create a VPN connection to the internet.

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Additionally, all Avast users provide data about their PC or mobile device to Avast, which is used to identify new security threats.

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The Avast Business Managed Workplace monitors and manages desktops, and assesses on-site security protocols.

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Avast sells management software for IT administrators to deploy and manage Avast installations.

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The review says that Avast has a competitive set of features for a free antivirus product, but the scans are sometimes not very fast.

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