If you're registered on the online support forums hosted by Avast, makers of the top-rated free antivirus software, then you may have heard that the forum has recently been hacked and has been taken offline for now.
There is no indication that usernames and passwords have been accessed (the company says that they were all encrypted, or at least hashed), but this is still a concern.
If you have used the Avast forums, and the password you chose was unique to that system, then there's no need to do anything. However, if you were registered on the forums and you used the same password elsewhere, on other systems, it would be wise to change that password on those other systems. Otherwise, if someone does manage to discover the Avast usernames and passwords, they can then be used on other systems too.
Note that this only affects the Avast forum. The antivirus software itself is not affected, and you can continue using it as normal.
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