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Frequently asked questions about Avast

What type of company is Avast?

Avast is a publicly traded (LSE: AVST) cybersecurity company offering security, privacy, and productivity software that protects people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. While most of our primary services are offered under the Avast and AVG brands, the company additionally markets productivity software through its subsidiary, CCleaner.

Where is Avast headquartered?

Avast is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.

Who are Avast’s founders?

Pavel Baudis and Eduard Kucera founded Avast, formerly known as Alwil Software, in 1988. Baudis was inspired to develop antivirus software after obtaining a sample of the Vienna Virus at a computer science conference.


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