Currently, Asus is undergoing through a troublesome situation after a lawsuit had been filed by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its Router Insecurity.
On Tuesday, FTC settled charges with Asus, where the hardware manufacturing company agrees to:
Undergo Independent Security Audits Once in 2 years, for the Next 2 Decades.
This action had been taken as the result of
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with ASUSTeK Computer over sloppy security settings tied to its routers.
DSL routers from a number of manufacturers contain hard-coded credentials that could allow a hacker to access the devices via telnet services and remotely control them.
Avast SecureLine VPN anonymizes your browsing and makes your logins, emails, instant messages, and credit card details invisible.
We’re happy to announce that Avast SecureLine VPN will now be preloaded onto ASUS notebooks. Avast SecureLine VPN is now being made available on the company’s popular notebooks worldwide (with the exception of China), making it possible to provide users across the globe with a secure online experience by protecting them from hackers and other vulnerabilities.
Avast SecureLine VPN on ASUS devices gives consumers peace of mind, knowing that their sensitive personal data and information is protected and they can browse the Internet safely. Our strategic partnership with ASUS allows us to bring both a high-quality product along with safety and security to consumers – something we think is essential in today’s always-on, digital world, said Avast CEO Vince Steckler.
Through this partnership, users of the ASUS X series notebooks will receive 30 days free of Avast SecureLine VPN. Customers can also look forward to a discounted renewal after these 30 days have expired. For those of you who don’t already know (and love) what Avast SecureLine VPN accomplishes, the product anonymizes your browsing and makes your logins, emails, instant messages, and credit card details invisible.
ASUS selected Avast SecureLine VPN because of Avast’s reputable brand name and popularity throughout the world – and for that, we’re grateful. In addition to being available preloaded on ASUS notebooks, you can also find Avast solutions available on Google Play and in the Apple Store.
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We have had a busy month with multiple announcements important to Avast customers and company-watchers. Here’s the quick rundown in case you missed it.
Avast SecureMe will launch in the next month or so to protect the new Apple Watch, as well as iPhones and iPads, when connected to unsecured Wi-Fi. That’s sure to make Apple gadget freaks happy. Read Avast SecureMe Protects Apple Watch Wi-Fi Users.
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Windows 10 is scheduled to launch in July, and Avast is ready. Avast version V2015 R2 and newer are already compatible with Windows 10. Read Latest versions of Avast compatible with Windows 10.
Avast customers who are using older versions of our Avast antivirus products cannot upgrade to Windows 10, but more importantly they will no longer receive product upgrades or enhancements. We recommend that everyone upgrade to the latest version to benefit from better detection rates and new features. Read Support for older Avast versions will end.
The new Android powered tablets by ASUS come preloaded with Avast Mobile Security, so you are protected right out of the box. Read New ASUS ZenPad to come with Avast Mobile Security.
Want a career with Avast? A new Avast Software office has opened in Charlotte, North Carolina to bring the new free Avast for Business to the U.S. market and beyond. Read The Tar Heel State welcomes Avast Software.
Check out the Avast blog for other news and how-to articles that provide useful information about security, privacy, and Avast products. Have a great weekend!
ASUS partners with Avast
ASUS, the third largest consumer notebook vendor in the world, has selected Avast Mobile Security to be pre-loaded on its new line of Android powered tablets.
These tablets, called ZenPad, will be debuted at the upcoming Computex in Taiwan this June. The much anticipated 7-inch ZenPad 7 will give customers 12 months of Avast Mobile Security and allow free access to premium versions of Avast Backup and Avast Anti-theft.
“Avast is honored to collaborate with ASUS to provide consumers with the security to remain worry free in today’s always-on and always-connected world,” said Vince Steckler, CEO at Avast. “Consumers are relying on tablets for personal computing more than ever before, and storing massive data and information on these devices. With Avast Mobile Security preloaded on ASUS devices, today’s mobile consumer can have peace of mind browsing the Internet, knowing their devices and personal data are protected across a wide range of threats from malware to Wi-Fi hacks.”
Details of the ASUS ZenPad 7 have been leaked and are reported to have the following specs:
- 7-inch IPS display screen
- 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
- Intel Atom x3
- 1 GB RAM
- 8 GB/16 GB built-in storage
- MicroSD card slot
- Front/back cameras
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Other models with Avast Mobile Security pre-installed include Z300C, Z380/CX, Z370C and Z370CG.
Avast Mobile Security is top-rated by users on Google Play Store and by independent testing organizations including AV-Test and AV-Comparatives. In addition to being available preloaded on ASUS tablets, Avast solutions are available on Google Play and in the Apple Store.