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Re: Opt out
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2015, 10:25:31 PM »
This has NOT been resolved. We just installed a new version of Avast on a new laptop and the same information sharing message shows up yet there it NO opt out option in the Avast program. There are options to not send information specifically from the firefox extension but this is not what the message state. It sounds like it is saying that information that is collected from PC scans will be shared. If this is true you need an opt out option IN THE PROGRAM, if not you need to change the message and clarify what you mean. If this is not fixed soon it will certainly lead to legal issues.

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Re: Opt out
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2015, 10:57:22 PM »
This is where you opt out

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Re: Opt out
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2015, 11:05:31 PM »
@ tornoskvox
That is the problem with opening a topic that is over a year old, the program versions will have changed and some elements many have been renamed and or repositioned.

Any shared information would be anonymous data, generally this will be about and detections, etc..

Within the avast Program this is in the avastUI > Settings > General > Participate in the Avast community.
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Re: Opt out
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2015, 11:44:43 PM »
 You also got Avast Online Security participation in statistics that I believe what the old topic refer to when they talked about "Avast plugin".

https://www.avast.com/en-us/faq.php?article=AVKB137#artTitle


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Re: Opt out
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2015, 11:54:04 PM »
You also got Avast Online Security participation in statistics that I believe what the old topic refer to when they talked about "Avast plugin".

https://www.avast.com/en-us/faq.php?article=AVKB137#artTitle

Yes, and regarding those AOS statistics https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=171725.0

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Re: Opt out
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2015, 02:19:04 AM »
I don't understand don't use your cellphone or any type of laptop, and internet if your worried in fact other parts of the part do the same thing. We all have a NSA. MI6 and many others.  We can say what we want here but in another countries like China we have to be careful and we would have limited access like in Saudi Arabia. If you want change your going to see what should be change like for example does the NSA have the right to collected information? Besides if they were good wouldn't all the the threats be already gone? We still have to remind our selfs that we do have say but we also have to figure out how and what can work and can't work.They tell us what they are doing so it's not like they doing it in secret. However, what should we do. With technology it's a double edge  sword 911 can track you and find you the government can will the  the same thing.