Recommend Avast, earn rewards | Avast

Earn free Avast premium products with our retooled Recommendation Program.

Free premium products are just a click away, thanks to the new Avast Recommendation Program. If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of users protected by Avast — the most extensive threat detection network in the world — then you can earn major rewards if you recommend us to others.

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5M credit cards leaked and Chrome kicks cryptojacking to the curb | Avast

Saks suffers data breach of 5M credit cards and Chrome forbids cryptomining extensions

Fashion faux pas: Data breach at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor

Toronto-based retail enterprise Hudson’s Bay — parent company to Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF Fifth, and Lord & Taylor — disclosed on Sunday that no less than five million of their customers may have suffered credit card compromises in a data breach that occurred last May.

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Avast Business is coming to an industry event near you | Avast Business

RSA, Ingram Cloud Summit, ITEX, Managed Services & Hosting Summit and more: Please join us.

Our Avast Business team is heading back on the road to meet channel partners and business customers at several outstanding industry events this month and next. From the RSA 2018 conference in San Francisco to Managed Services & Hosting Summit in Amsterdam, we want to see you.

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How risky is your Android security app? | Avast

Does your smartphone need an antivirus app? The answer is absolutely yes, and the truth of the matter is that there are a multitude from which to choose. As an aid to consumers, independent testing lab AV-Comparatives periodically assesses security software to evaluate its effectiveness. The lab did such a study recently on Android antivirus products and learned that over half of those tested were “risky,” meaning they were at best buggy and at worst deceptive. Avast, however, received a perfect score of 100% malware detection.

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It’s Phishing Season | Avast

Tax season IS phishing season — here’s your survival guide to make it out alive.

At this very moment, your inbox is teeming with them. Like an annual migration upriver, phishing emails swim their way into the inboxes of all Americans when tax season rolls around. Every January 1st through April 15th, cybercriminals blitz the public with their most clever deceits. They pose as someone you know or an institution you use, stating in an official-sounding way that “there’s a problem with your account, just click here to clean it up.” That’s their bait. It’s all decoy.

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Avast Mobile Security locks down a perfect score | Avast

Newest mobile security report from AV-TEST gives Avast highest possible marks in detection and performance.

In January, independent IT-security institute AV-TEST conducted a study of twenty mobile security products for Android. The goal was to test the three main pillars of a strong mobile security solution — malware detection, false positive prevention, and performance impact. Avast Mobile Security was evaluated in the study and aced all categories.

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8 Reasons to Use a VPN | Avast

VPNs can sound intimidating, but here’s why you should consider signing up for a VPN service.

A lot of people (including us!) will tell you that you need to get a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to ensure your privacy and security when surfing the web. A VPN like Avast SecureLine creates an encrypted connection between you and a VPN server, which prevents others from seeing what you do online and from where you do it.

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