It’s easy to buy into the notion that once you wander outside the borders of social media, the internet is an untamed wilderness of anonymity. After all, you don’t use your real name when posting on Reddit or YouTube, do you? The record of your movements through even the tawdriest corners of the web is wiped out of existence as long as you clear your browser history, isn’t it?
Two recent studies by cybersecurity testing lab AV-TEST have lauded our basic security for Windows and Macs for doing what we do best — detecting and blocking the bad guys. You can see the full reports on the best antivirus software for Windows home user and antivirus solutions for MacOS Sierra, but here are the highlights (at least, to us):
At Avast, it’s our business to stay on top of security risks that affect computer users around the world. As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity — as well as the inevitable cryptomining that follows — this is an area we are committed to closely monitoring. Here are two stories from the week that caught our attention.
In 2018, our Avast Business team will be crossing state and international borders, hitting top IT and MSP industry events to meet with partners and showcase our latest and greatest. If one of these events happens to be in your area, please take advantage of our registration offers and drop by our booth so we can say hello in person. On top of getting a firsthand look at our latest offerings, you may just win big, too.
What is a VPN connection and why are so many people talking about it? The term crops up in every conversation about the internet lately, and for good reason. While VPNs were once novel tech solutions, they are now necessary tools. At the basic level, VPNs protect your privacy online so you cannot be targeted, tracked, or discriminated against based on location.
It won’t be exactly groundbreaking news when we tell you that your apps consume your Android’s battery, data, and storage. But here’s what far fewer people know: most apps run invisible in the background and the worst offenders drain all three (battery, data, and storage) at the same time. To help you navigate the digital sea of apps and learn which ones are sapping your resources, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, regularly releases the Avast Android App Performance & Trend Report.