In July Avast publicly announced plans to acquire AVG. And the deal is officially closed as of September 30 and from October 3 both Avast and AVG will operate as a single company. What is changing for users, especially the AVG ones? In the short-term nothing as both products will continue to run as they are now. But the long-term plans with AVG products are yet unknown. New company will be run by the current Avast CEO, Vincent Steckler.

We want our customers to be reassured that whether you use an AVG product or an Avast product, we will continue to support you. We are nothing without our customers and partners who have helped us get to where we are today,” said Vince Steckler.

By acquiring AVG, Avast is now becoming a leader in digital security. Few interesting stats to prove this

  • Protects more than 400 million users
  • Prevents around 1 billion malware attacks per month
  • Blocks more than 500 million malicious URLs per month
  • Estimated revenue in 2016 is $700 million

What is your choice? Avast or AVG? Check out our review comparing both free antivirus products.

Source: Official Avast Press Release

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