Stop Using Avast and AVG Plugins Right Now

Two browsers have yanked Avast and AVG online security extensions from their web stores after a report revealed that they were unnecessarily sucking up a tonne of data about users’ browsing history. Read More >>

A New Reason to Not Buy These Cheap Android Devices: Complimentary Malware

Researchers at Avast Threat Labs say that more than 100 different low-cost Android devices from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos, and myPhone come with malware pre-installed. Users in more than 90 countries, including the UK, are said to be infected. The good news is there’s a fix. Read More >>

Avast Secure Browser Actually Has a Built-In YouTube Downloader

If you're using Chrome, like many people do, you're not allowed to have an extension that can download YouTube videos. Because it's bad, and Google doesn't like it. But anti-virus people Avast have their own browser and that means they don't have to play by Google's rules. So Avast Secure Browser actually has a YouTube downloading tool built-in, among other things. Read More >>

Your Copy of Avast’s ‘PC Cleaner’ CCleaner Could Be Full of Malware, Update Now

According to its parent company Avast, more than 130 million people use the performance optimisation software CCleaner. And today all of those people need to be sure they’ve installed the latest update because some nasty malware has managed to make it into one of the builds. Read More >>

Fake Dubsmash App Delivered Porn to Hundreds of Thousands of Android Users

An app going by the name of Dubsmash 2 managed to work its way up to well over 100,000 downloads on Google's Play store before being pulled -- because it was nothing more than a porn site loader disguised as a popular new thing. Read More >>