Avast Has 160 Million Users, 300K Fans on Facebook
Article by George Norman
On 29 Aug 2011
Avast Software, the Prague-based company that specializes in the development of security software solutions for Windows, Mac and Linux, company known for its free antivirus application, has recently announced that there are now more than 160 million registered Avast! Free Antivirus users.

The 160 millionth user to register is Fabricia from Brazil. For choosing the properly good level of protection Avast! Free Antivirus has to offer, and for being the 160 millionth registered user, Fabricia was rewarded with a prize that consists of:


- An all expenses paid trip to Prague and lodging at a 4-star hotel for herself and a friend.
- A tour of Avast’s HQ and a traditional dinner and drinks with Avast’s management team.
- A free license of Avast! Internet Security for 1 year.
- An Avast t-shirt.

According to Avast Software, Fabricia recently got engaged; this means that the Avast-sponsored trip to Prague will be her honeymoon.

“When she received an email to her native Brazil that she had won an all-inclusive trip to Prague for herself and a friend, she was of course skeptical, as junk mail scams with surprising winner announcements are so common these days,” explained Avast Software. “But since she had just registered her avast! Free Antivirus she was curious and asked her brother for his opinion. After a few phone calls and finding the announcement as well on avast.com, she knew it was legitimate.”

Moving on, the number of registered users isn’t the only thing that’s growing, Avast Software recently announced. The number of Facebook fans it has is growing as well. The Facebook page for Avast! Antivirus now has more than 300,000 fans. That is an impressive growth if you take into consideration that in August 2010, the same Facebook page had less than 20,000 fans.

“What is truly amazing about it is not only how quickly the number of fans grew, but also how involved our fans are. We receive a huge amount of feedback from our user communities that is priceless to us,” said Avast Software.

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