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About Avast

Avast (LSE: AVST) develops privacy and security software that offers protection against viruses, ransomware, cyber threats, Wi-Fi, and vulnerabilities. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Prague, Czech Republic. In September 2022, Avast was acquired by NortonLifeLock at a valuation in the range of $8100M to $8600M.

Headquarters Location

Pikrtova 1737/1A Enterprise Office Center

Prague, 140 00,

Czech Republic

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Avast Patents

Avast has filed 128 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Computer network security
  • Computer memory
  • Computer security
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Latest Avast News

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Avast Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Avast founded?

    Avast was founded in 1988.

  • Where is Avast's headquarters?

    Avast's headquarters is located at Pikrtova 1737/1A, Prague.

  • What is Avast's latest funding round?

    Avast's latest funding round is Acq - P2P.

  • How much did Avast raise?

    Avast raised a total of $100.16M.

  • Who are the investors of Avast?

    Investors of Avast include NortonLifeLock, CVC Capital Partners, Kickstarter and Summit Partners.

  • Who are Avast's competitors?

    Competitors of Avast include Malwarebytes and 3 more.

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