Cease stop stay
- Cease; stop; remain.
Avast was created in 1988 by Eduard Kučera and Pavel Baudiš just who encountered the Vienna Virus and began building solutions to protect computers from this among others enjoy it.
1680s, a nautical interjection, "hold! stop!" probably worn-down from Dutch houd vast "hold fast." AVAST. -- The order to cease, or pause, in almost any exercise or operation; as Avast heaving -- frankly, desist, or end, from drawing-in the cable or hawser, in the form of the capstan &c. [George Biddlecombe, "The Art of Rigging," 1848]
(a.) Cease; stop; remain.