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Best places to buy Kaspersky Anti-Virus in 2020 - Android Central

Best places to buy Kaspersky Anti-Virus in 2020 - Android CentralBest places to buy Kaspersky Anti-Virus in 2020 - Android CentralAntivirus Software Market Pin-Point Analyses of Industry Competition Dynamics to Offer You a Competitive Edge - 3rd Watch NewsAntivirus Software Market Research with Covid-19 after Effects - Apsters NewsAntivirus Software Market Scope by Trends, Opportunities to Expand Significantly by 2026 - Jewish Life NewsBest places to buy Kaspersky Anti-Virus in 2020 - Android CentralPosted: 28 Apr 2020 12:00 AM PDTKaspersky Anti-Virus is one of the best computer protection programs around, and has been thoroughly tested by several third-party labs and in our own in-house tests, too. The best place to purchase a copy of Kaspersky Anti-Virus is from Kaspersky itself. However, you can often find deals through other vendors. The trick is finding a trustworthy one, so you don't accidentally purchase and download malware instead of a legitimate copy of Kaspersky. Here a…

Keep Your Customers Updated on Avast Business Antivirus | Avast - Security Boulevard

Keep Your Customers Updated on Avast Business Antivirus | Avast - Security Boulevard

Keep Your Customers Updated on Avast Business Antivirus | Avast - Security Boulevard

Posted: 10 Apr 2020 06:29 AM PDT

As an MSP, it's important to make sure that your SMB customers are up-to-date on the latest software. Did you know that many of them may be using older versions of Avast Business Antivirus that are no longer supported? To ensure your customers' endpoint devices are fully protected and they have access to all of the new features that come with the latest version of the product, we recommend that you upgrade those devices to the latest version as soon as possible.  

Avast Business will be retiring Endpoint Protection solutions versions 18.7 and below. If your customer has a Vista or XP device, Avast Business recommends that you upgrade to version 18.8. If your customer has a Windows 7 or higher device, Avast Business recommends that you upgrade to version 19.7 or higher. 

Follow these simple steps to upgrade your customers today: 

Upgrading devices in the Avast Business Management Console:

  • Step 1: Log in to your console
  • Step 2: Go to Tasks 
  • Step 3: Create a Program Update Task and assign all devices 

Upgrading devices NOT connected to the console:

  • Step 1: Open the Avast AV user interface 
  • Step 2: Go to Menu and then Settings
  • Step 3: Select Update 
  • Step 4: Select Program Update 

Upgrading devices in Avast CloudCare:

  • Step 1: Log in
  • Step 2: Select Company 
  • Step 3: Select Devices
  • Step 4: Select Update Company 

What happens if I don't upgrade my customers to the latest version? 

The product will not receive updates with the latest features and support, meaning that your customers' devices may become vulnerable to viruses, malware, and other types of threats if they do not upgrade the product to the latest version. Also, your customer's devices may no longer connect to the Avast Business Management Console and/or CloudCare. 

How long do I have to upgrade my customers?

We recommend that you keep your customers fully protected and upgrade as soon as possible. Otherwise, please note that we will begin performing forced upgrades on July 31, 2020. But don't worry, this will be a seamless process for your customers.


Once your customers' devices have been upgraded to the latest Avast Antivirus client version, a reboot will be required to complete the upgrade. The device reboot dialogue box will appear on the device, which the user can accept to reboot or postpone for a certain period of time. We recommend you reboot your device as soon as you receive the notification to ensure your device is protected.

If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact your Account Manager.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog | Avast EN authored by Avast Blog. Read the original post at: https://blog.avast.com/keep-your-customers-updated-on-avast-business-antivirus-avast

New Rise in Cyberattacks Against Remote Workers | Avast - Security Boulevard

Posted: 10 Apr 2020 08:59 AM PDT

CISA, the cybersecurity arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a joint alert with the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warned the public about COVID-19 exploitation by malicious cyber actors. The notice cites a rise in phishing scams, via both email and SMS texting, that take advantage of the public's desire for news on the coronavirus pandemic, usually offering an update on the virus which requires the user to click a link or open an attachment. Doing so allows the attacker to steal user credentials and/or deploy malware into the system.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog | Avast EN authored by Avast Blog. Read the original post at: https://blog.avast.com/new-rise-in-cyberattacks-against-remote-workers-avast

Google Researchers Find Design Flaw in Avast Antivirus - Medium

Posted: 12 Mar 2020 12:00 AM PDT

Google security researchers warn that the design choice could open the door for remote exploitation of Avast's antivirus software. In response, Avast patched the problem by shutting down the function.

By Michael Kan

Google security researchers have uncovered a potential design flaw in Avast's antivirus software that could have been used to remotely hack a PC.

On Monday, Google researcher Tavis Ormandy publicized the problem, which deals with Avast's antivirus engine "AvastSvc.exe." The program is built to analyze your computer's untrusted data in local files and network traffic for suspected malware. However, Ormandy noticed it may have been possible to trick AvastSvc.exe into running malicious code. That's because the same program has the highest system privileges, and will also run without any isolation from the rest of the operating system.

"Despite being highly privileged and processing untrusted input by design, it is unsandboxed and has poor mitigation coverage. Any vulnerabilities in this process are critical," Ormandy wrote in his post about the design flaw.

Compounding the risk is how AvastSvc.exe has a built-in interpreter to read and execute Javascript files, which are used on web pages. Avast says the interpreter is designed to act as an "emulator," presumably so the software can run a Javascript file to check whether it's malicious.

Nevertheless, the same emulator gives cybercriminals a potential entry way into manipulating AvastSvc.exe. The main worry is if a hacker were to ever find a serious bug in Avast's antivirus software; he could then potentially booby-trap Javascript files on websites or emails to exploit it.

"If you find a vulnerability, it is likely critical and wormable," Ormandy added in his post.

It isn't the first time Ormandy has warned about such threats. In 2017, he and Google security researcher Natalie Silvanovich found a similar vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows Defender; if the software scanned a specially crafted file, Windows Defender could automatically be triggered into running malicious computer code. "This is crazy bad," Ormandy tweeted at the time. Fortunately, Microsoft was quick to roll out a patch.

In Avast's case, the antivirus provider has decided to shut down the Javascript emulator in the AvastSvc.exe program in order to patch the potential design flaw. "This won't affect the functionality of our AV (antivirus) product, which is based on multiple security layers," the company told PCMag in a statement. On Twitter, Avast also pointed out the threat was more theoretical.

The company patched the problem after Ormandy and Silvanovich sent a report to the antivirus company about the design flaw last week. To perhaps pressure Avast into action, Ormandy also created a public tool to help interested users analyze the Javascript emulator in AvastSvc.exe for flaws.


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