Meet Avast

Avast is dedicated to protecting people on the internet,
keeping them safe and secure so they can live online worry-free.

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Our story

Faster, smarter artificial intelligence

Avast is one of the largest security companies in the world using next-gen technologies to fight cyber attacks in real time. We differ from other next-gen companies in that we have an immense cloud-based machine learning engine that receives a constant stream of data from our more than 400 million users, which facilitates learning at unprecedented speeds and makes our artificial intelligence engine smarter and faster than anyone else’s.

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We see everything
on the internet

Avast has created a scalable cloud-based security infrastructure that sees everything that happens on the internet. We have a view into everything online, good and bad, giving us the unique advantage of being first to inspect and analyze potential threats.

Avast prevents 1 billion attacks every month

We use advanced threat protection to keep
you and your business safe from cyber attacks.

Our team of cyber security experts

Avast’s innovative security approach comes from some of the most talented and experienced security engineers on the planet. Our scientists, engineers, and mathematicians are from some of the most highly respected institutions, including Stanford, MIT, Oxford, and NASA. Our growth is fueled by our passionate culture of wanting to win and “beat the bad guys.”

Our early days

Avast was founded in 1988 by Czech researchers Eduard Kucera and Pavel Baudis. Avast’s mission was then, and still remains today, to make the internet safe and accessible for everyone, all the time, by saving the world from cyber attacks. In fact, this belief that everyone should have access to the internet — for free, and free from worry — drove the company’s launch of the freemium model, one of the first of its kind.

In 2016, with the acquisition of AVG Technologies, Avast has the industry's largest user base across platforms, creating one of the strongest threat detection networks on the planet and keeping the mission of the founders alive today.

Giving back

One of our fundamental values as a company is to give back to the community. Our Foundation is a manifestation of those values and is dedicated to creating programs that support the elderly, those living with physical and mental disabilities, and the terminally ill, as well as furthering education on human rights. Avast is committed to dedicating a portion of our profits to the Avast Foundation every year.

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