Android smartphones being shipped with pre-installed ‘Cosiloon’ malware: Report

Android Malware

According to Avast, thousands of Android smartphones are being shipped with adware pre-installed, including the devices from manufacturers like ZTE and Archos. Interestingly, the majority of these devices are not certified by Google. The malware is named ‘Cosiloon’ creates an overlay to present an ad over a webpage within the users’ browser. Continue reading “Android smartphones being shipped with pre-installed ‘Cosiloon’ malware: Report”

Avast acquires CCleaner creator Piriform


Avast, popular for its security products has announced that it has acquired Piriform, creator of CCleaner popular system cleaning utility used by 130 million people, including 15 million Android users. Avast said that it will maintain and support CCleaner separately from its current optimization portfolio, and Piriform customers will continue to get the attention and service they are used to. Continue reading “Avast acquires CCleaner creator Piriform”