Avast, ESET and Norton Stopped Sales in Russia
Antivirus software companies ESET, Avast and Norton have suspended sales of services in Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine.
Cybersecurity solutions provider ESET announced that it will stop providing its products to all individuals, businesses and organizations from the Russian Federation and Belarus.
Moreover, the company provided the citizens of Ukraine with assistance in the amount of 500,000 euros through its fund and support in the field of cybersecurity. And all critical infrastructure operators in Ukraine will get free access to the latest ESET solutions.
Avast also stopped selling its products in the Russian Federation and Belarus and provided free licence updates for Ukrainian users. In addition, the software developer will donate over $800,000 for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Developers of Norton antivirus made a similar decision to suspend the acceptance of new orders and provide assistance to Russian customers. According to Interfax, Norton users in the Russian Federation can no longer update or reinstall antivirus databases and programs.
On February 24, Russia carried out a paramilitary invasion of Ukraine on several fronts, shelling Kharkiv, Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, Vinnytsia and other cities of various calibres.
The Ukrainian army is holding back the invasion of the enemy. From the hottest spots, the civilian population is trying to evacuate to other cities or even countries.
The world community organized to help the refugees and the Ukrainian army. Only the crypto community has transferred billions of dollars to help Ukrainians.
The BTC-Alpha team together with trusted volunteer communities created a charity fund ‘‘Alpha for Ukraine’. You can make a donation to help everyone in Ukraine who needs medicines, humanitarian aid and to support the defence of the country.