Avast’s roots go back to 1988, when Czech researchers Eduard Kucera and Pavel Baudis encountered the Vienna Virus and began their quest to save the world’s computers from it and others like it.
Today, Avast has over 500 professionals headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, with additional offices in Germany, the USA, and China, distribution partners in all markets, and a global community of Avast enthusiasts.
They give you full-featured antivirus for free. You help them with free word-of-mouth advertising and quicker discovery of new viruses. Together, it makes them the most popular antivirus in the world.
In the last 30 days, Avast has saved the world from 2,368,767,045 virus attacks.
Get 12 months of free Avast Pro antivirus software (a $34.99 value). Avast Pro is for technical and price-conscious people who want more protection than their free product provides. It offers extended paid protection against DNS hijacking and a Sandbox test space for running suspicious files. Avast Pro Antivirus includes SecureDNS, which protects your router from DNS hijacking that could redirect you to a password-harvesting website. With SecureDNS, you know you’re going to the right site.