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Avast AVG sale finalised, 97 per cent of shares acquired

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Following the announcement in July that anti-virus firm, Avast, was buying up industry rival AVG, months of back and forth negotiations, trade agreements and share talks have taken place, but finally the money is being paid and the stocks transferred. In the early hours of this morning, 97 per cent …

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Avast buys up AVG, could dominate free anti-virus market

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Of the free anti-virus and anti-malware programs out there, Avast and AVG are two of the most popular. Now though whichever one you opt for, Avast will benefit, as it’s purchased its rival anti-virus firm for a total of $1.3 billion. It now hopes to offer “more advanced,” services to …

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Faux BBC and CNN news emails contain malware

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If you’ve been getting lookalike news emails from CNN or the BBC in the past few days, you could have been hit by a malware attack and it may well be worth doing a few safe mode scans with popular anti-malware software, if an AVG report on the Blackhole exploit …

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