Cybersecurity firm Avast suspends Russia, Belarus operations

The logo of Avast Software company is seen at its headquarters in Prague
The logo of Avast Software company is seen at its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny/Files

March 12, 2022

(Reuters) – London-listed cybersecurity firm Avast on Friday joined a growing number of Western companies in suspending operations in Russia and Belarus following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine, Russia and Belarus collectively contributed around 1.5% of Avast’s revenue last year. Avast said it would give paying users in Ukraine free extensions on their product licenses.

(Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)