Patricia Rykiel

                  The UK Voice of avast





UK Greetings



"She sounds so sassy now"

"I like the new Avast 'threat detected' audio. Such pathos. Hear it."

"First time hearing the UK ver. of Avast. It's just so new to the accent."

"Just heard the new 'avast virus database has been updated' with the English voice. Very Clear. Very Upmarket."


If you live in the UK you will automatically get the UK greetings. Outside the UK, in avast 2015 *  go to Settings, Sounds, Install additional languages, tick English (United Kingdom), click OK. Under language, make sure it says English (United Kingdom).



The latest version of avast! Antivirus 2014 introduced many new features to our customers, but one feature we hope will please our United Kingdom users the most is the new voice they will hear reporting to them that their computer is safe. The voice they will be hearing will be that of Patricia Rykiel, voice of the london minute, VOICE MEMO  which airs across North America on the Computer America show.

Here at AVAST we are always striving to make our product as user friendly and pleasant as possible, which is why we decided to ask Patricia to be the voice of avast! Antivirus 2014. Her smooth, soothing and clear voice together with her knowledge and position in the computer world is the perfect fit for the voice of AVAST in the UK, to help our UK users feel more “at home” and secure by hearing a familiar accent telling them that their “Virus data base has been updated.”

Patricia is the creator and voice of “The London Minute,” a weekly audio column that airs on the US-syndicated radio show “Computer America”. In addition to this, she helps people in West Sussex, England love their computer (which happens to be the name of her website!), by teaching them how to get the most out of their computer experience based on their interests and needs.

~written by Stefanie Smith, Communications Specialist, AVAST