Avast Blog – 4.17.19 (4.16.19)
How often do you sit at your computer without a browser window open? If you’re like us, the answer is never. If we’re on our machines, there is always at least one window open to the wilds of the internet. That’s why we created Avast Secure Browser — we realized it would be a good idea to frontload that window to the internet with tools to protect your privacy, strengthen your security, and – because we just couldn’t help ourselves – amp up your speed.
Read more: Avast Secure Browser Updates to Aspen
Avast Blog – 4.13.19 (4.9.19)
What could be worse than seeing this menacing message across your screen? Don’t fall for it. These “warnings” are part of prevalent online scams giving scammers and hackers remote access to your computer. In 2017, the FTC received more than 150,000 reports about these scams.
Read more: Tips on Tech Support Scams
Avast Blog – 4.12.19 (4.11.19)
Avast Cleanup Premium will no longer be updated on Windows XP. Here’s what it means for you.
In October 2001, Microsoft released one of the longest-running operating systems in history (as well as the now infamous “Bliss” wallpaper above) to the world: Windows XP. In April 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting its ancient OS, and today — five years later — we need to do the same.
Read more: Avast Cleanup Premium End of Support for XP
Avast Blog – 4.8.19 (4.3.19)
Facebook strikes again. In the latest security gaffe by the social media giant, over half a billion Facebook records have been found sitting in plain sight by third parties using Amazon’s cloud services. None of the cloud servers were password protected. Has this scenario become too familiar?
Read more: 540M Facebook Records Exposed on Amazon Servers
Avast Blog – 4.3.19 (4.2.19)
President Trump’s constant mislabeling of mainstream news reports he doesn’t appreciate as “fake news” has done much to muddle the accurate definition of this profound global force – and obscure the societal damage this rising phenomenon is precipitating.
Read more: Digital Disinformation Runs Rampant