Last updated: 2021-01-27

About our SID activities

Avast will be taking to the airwaves to discuss the growing rise of stalkerware. Avast has found that there has been an increase in the use of spy- and stalkerware since the COVID lockdown measures came into force. Stalkerware is unethical software that allows people to track someone's location, access their personal photos and videos, intercept emails, texts and app communications such as WhatsApp and Facebook, as well as eavesdrop on phone calls and make covert recordings of conversations over the internet, without the target's knowledge or consent.
This Safer Internet Day (SID), Avast will be drawing attention to this rise in malicious stalkerware, and sharing advice on how to spot and remove.

What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

For Avast, the word together is key. Together as a community, we are stronger, our voice is stronger and while coming together with various companies and organisations serving a common cause and mission, we achieve more. Avast is dedicated to delivering a safer internet for all.

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Avast (LSE:AVST), a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in digital security and privacy products. With over 435 million users online, Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, SE Labs and others.


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