Avast Antivirus Acquires AVG for $ 1.3 Billion

Avast , one of our favorite desktop antivirus apps , is acquiring one of its biggest competitors, AVG Technologies , for $ 1.3 billion in cash. The deal will give Avast access to hundreds of millions of devices.

In a statement on the Avast blog, Avast CEO Vincent Steckler said the deal will give Avast access to over 400 million devices currently running Avast or AVG software. This includes 250 million PC and Mac users and 160 million mobile users. The actual acquisition process will take several months, Steckler says, but you can expect positive changes in the company in the near future, especially when it comes to the effectiveness of threat detection. Avast will be able to collect more threat data to better protect users on PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and even get started with IoT hardware. And Avast will get access to AVG Zen’s mobile technology, which is used to protect the devices of the entire family from one main device. The combination also means they will be able to improve technical support for business users. You can find out more at the link below.

Avast and AVG: the future together | Avast Blog Through the Computer World


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