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


Ondřej Vlček, CEO


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.