Avast CEO on why it’s just spent $1.4BN to absorb security rival AVG

Security firm Avast has today confirmed the completion of a $1.4 billion acquisition of fellow Czech-based antivirus company AVG. The deal will see Avast's customer base nearly double -- swelling from

Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security

Security giant Avast has announced it intends to acquire fellow Czech-based antivirus software maker AVG for a purchase price of $25.00 per share in cash -- resulting in a transaction that will total

AVG To Buy Family-Focused Mobile Security Company, Location Labs, In Deal Worth Up To $220M

Mobile security company Location Labs is being acquired by online security firm AVG in a deal worth up to $220 million. AVG said today it will pay around $140 million initially to buy Location Labs, p

AVG Acquires ‘Online Family Protection’ Software Maker Bsecure

<a href="http://www.bsecure.com/">Bsecure</a>, a provider of online family protection software, has been <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/avg-technologies-acquires-bsecure-technologies

Facebook, Android Increasingly Under Attack: AVG Q1 Security Threat Report

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/press_logo_avg.jpg" class="shot2" /> Internet and mobile security company <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/avg">AVG Technologies</a

AVG Launches Dropbox Rival: Sync, Backup And Share Files In The Cloud

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/livekive.png" class="shot2" /> Security software juggernaut <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/avg">AVG</a> this morning <a href="htt

AVG: Smartphone Users Not Aware Of The Many Threats Out There

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/avgsmartphones.jpg" />Troubling news here. AVG, the anti-malware company, says that the <i>majority</i> of smartphone users are unaware o

Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/press_logo_avg.jpg" class="shot2" /> Consumer security software company <a href="http://free.avg.com/ww-en/homepage">AVG Technologies</a> thi

AVG Acquires Mobile Security Startup DroidSecurity For Up To $9.4 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/droidsecurity.png" class="shot2" /> Security software maker <a href="http://free.avg.com/ww-en/homepage">AVG Technologies</a> has acquired Is

Russia, Turkey Top List Of Riskiest Places To Surf The Web

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/4919567503_9063628ee3_z.jpg' />According to a <a href="http://www.sourcewire.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=58761">study just released</a>

AVG Takes 20% Stake In Zbang, Makers Of The Ultimate Social Inbox

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/zbang.png" class="shot2" /> Such a silly name for such an amazing product. Those were my thoughts after interviewing the founder and CEO of <

TA Associates Shells Out $200 Million For Minority Stake In AVG Technologies

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/52954v1-max-250x250-215x67.png" width="215" height="67" /> Private equity firm <a href="http://www.ta.com/">TA Associates</a> has <a href="ht