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03-06-2014, 05:43 PM

Your antivirus software is watching you. A recent study shows that popular antivirus applications like Avast assign your computer a unique identifier and send a list of all web addresses you visit to the manufacturer. If the antivirus finds a suspicious document, it will send the document to the antivirus company. Yes, your antivirus company might have a list of web pages you’ve visited along with your sensitive personal documents!

Speedy Gonzales
03-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Cant do much about it if you're using Win8

03-06-2014, 06:14 PM
We've had issues recently with our phone-companion web-app, and a customer using kaspersky antivirus, it was sending everything to kaspersky who were then re-connecting several minutes later to scan the website, multiple times. Long story short, everything every user did was being sent to kaspersky, and they had absolutely no idea...

03-06-2014, 10:35 PM
Probably going via the NSA?????:D

Who do you trust? Seems like we just have to abandon all ideas of privacy.

03-06-2014, 10:40 PM
Anything sent through Skype probably goes to the NSA anyway, Kaspersky or not.