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    Default Avast selling your Web browsing data

    Avast (arrgh) have been caught selling their users browsing history.
    Just another reason to uninstall if you havnt allready.

    when your AV is no better than adware/malware/scareware

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/q...-investigation

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    Default Re: Avast selling your Web browsing data

    Avast began asking its existing free antivirus consumers to opt-in to data collection, according to an internal document.

    "If they opt-in, that device becomes part of the Jumpshot Panel and all browser-based internet activity will be reported to Jumpshot," an internal product handbook reads. "What URLs did these devices visit, in what order and when?" it adds, summarising what questions the product may be able to answer.

    Although I no longer have any AV....:-)
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    Default Re: Avast selling your Web browsing data

    People quickly forget , so next week it will be forgotten news .
    They should be nailed to the wall , AV is supposed to protect us from this sort of spyware .

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    Default Re: Avast selling your Web browsing data

    No really surprised, Avast couldn't stop a cold anyways Seen many computers riddled who had Avast, sure NO AV will stop everything, but it shouldn't act as malware either. It also slows computers down, AND worst of all produces its own pop-ups wanting you to buy the paid version - Exactly what some malware does.
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Avast selling your Web browsing data

    Britec on Avast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmYw6vLeIYU

    Even their paid version collects data also

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    Default Re: Avast selling your Web browsing data

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Avast (arrgh) have been caught selling their users browsing history.
    Just another reason to uninstall if you havnt allready.

    when your AV is no better than adware/malware/scareware

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/q...-investigation
    Makes me feel really good in removing it from a friends computer even though she’d just renewed the sub for the paid version....
    I told her it was slowing her laptop down so much it was struggling to survive. She had thought about buying a new one, so I saved her a few hundred dollars!

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    Default Re: Avast selling your Web browsing data

    yes I am so pleased that I gave up on AVG and Avaast years ago.
    They started out with good intentions.
    But became evil bloatware and now spyware!
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
    Have you joined Proud to Be Kiwi yet?

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