Avast mission is to take care of your safety and security online, because you have better things to do. We protect over 400 million people from threats on the internet with one of the most advanced threat detection networks in the world.
Avast’s roots go back to 1988, when Czech researchers Eduard Kučera and Pavel Baudiš encountered the ViennaVirus and began their quest to save the world’s computers from it and others like it. In 2016, we acquired AVG Technologies, and now Avast has over 1,000 professionals around the world, working to outsmart those who try to do harm to people on the internet.
Just as the computing landscape has dramatically changed in recent years, so have the requirements for protecting users. An ever-increasing diversity of platforms, operating systems, applications and devices means an ever-greater set of attack vectors. By leveraging the largest multi-platform sensor network in the world, the cloud, machine learning, and proprietary big-data analytics, Avast delivers a unique and highly sophisticated approach to today’s security challenges.