Brief Overview

Avast provides an endpoint solution that includes Anti-Virus and related security functions.


Avast Software
Trianon Office Building
Budejovicka 1518/13a
140 00, Prague 4
Czech Republic
Tel: 00 420 274 005 77


Vincent Steckler, CEO of Avast since 2009, was previously Senior Vice President of Worldwide Consumer Sales at Symantec.


Avast traces its root to 1988, when Czech researchers Eduard Kucera and Pavel Baudis teamed up to combat the Vienna Virus. Twenty-five years later, the company claims 200 million PCs under its protection. In 2016, they reported US $714M in revenues. In 2018, they had their IPO on the London Stock Exchange being valued at £2.4B and was one of the UK’s biggest technology listings.

Key Acquisitions

Secure.me (2013) – Social
Jumpshot (2013) – PC Performance
Remotium (2015) – Enterprise mobility
AVG Technologies (2016) – Antivirus Software
Piriform (2017) – Computer Software

Key Competitors

Kaspersky, Symantec, ESET

Products and Services

The mission addressed by Avast involves providing endpoint anti-virus and malware protection with emphasis on providing free anti-virus software around the globe. Avast’s suite of security solutions for desktop and mobile devices that can be grouped as follows:

• Avast! Premier
• Avast! Internet Security
• Avast! Anti-Virus (Pro/Free)
• Avast! Mobile Security
• Avast! Mobile Backup
• Avast! SecureLine VPN
• Avast! Anti-Theft

The company also offers a range of antimalware products for servers in the enterprise. The secure.me division of Avast focuses on securing social. The former Jumpshot product (renamed GrimeFighter) involves making PCs performance better.