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If you use the free Avast antivirus software you might want to know that they have been passing your personal information to their data subsidiary which has been selling on this information to many buyers.This includes the searches you have made and the sites you have visited and other info. Despicable behaviour from a security company

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All these type of companies will sell your details, they are not giving you products and services for free.
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rabbit wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:01 pm
If you use the free Avast antivirus software you might want to know that they have been passing your personal information to their data subsidiary which has been selling on this information to many buyers.This includes the searches you have made and the sites you have visited and other info. Despicable behaviour from a security company
I always wonder if it is not the companies that sell anti-virus that spread some virus on the web ... When I made radars, others in the factory at the same time, made detectors and jammers of radars ...
I have had several anti-virus programs in the past. I haven't had any for a few years. I have read that Windows 10 has sufficient built-in defenses.
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You might be interested in this update https://www.cnet.com/news/antivirus-com ... y-scandal/ which states that Avast has shut down the operation that was harvesting data. They also state that no personal information was sold, and nothing breached the European GDPR.

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v12mike wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:20 am
You might be interested in this update https://www.cnet.com/news/antivirus-com ... y-scandal/ which states that Avast has shut down the operation that was harvesting data. They also state that no personal information was sold, and nothing breached the European GDPR.
Cnet? The most infamous source of unwanted crap bundled into its "free" downloads. I would advise avoiding Cnet and anything it says.
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just a Frenchie wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:25 am
rabbit wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:01 pm
If you use the free Avast antivirus software you might want to know that they have been passing your personal information to their data subsidiary which has been selling on this information to many buyers.This includes the searches you have made and the sites you have visited and other info. Despicable behaviour from a security company
I have had several anti-virus programs in the past. I haven't had any for a few years. I have read that Windows 10 has sufficient built-in defenses.
Windows 10? If you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas. Microsoft is the biggest single invader of privacy known to mankind. Windows 10 is an efficient eavesdropping tool and its findings are available to the highest bidder.
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Aardvark wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Windows 10? If you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas. Microsoft is the biggest single invader of privacy known to mankind. Windows 10 is an efficient eavesdropping tool and its findings are available to the highest bidder.
Hmmm - not sure I agree - Google has to be there or thereabouts.

But second I could accept.

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I'll concede that point. More people use Google than use Windows 10. :good:
People even use Google on their phones so your exact location is added to the data.
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