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Re: Avast and Jumpshot
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2015, 02:30:06 PM »
A software updater that directs users to a site that installs adware with the updates.
Avast did not install the software first. It is only looking for the updates. The complain should be addressed to the software manufacturer imho.
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Re: Avast and Jumpshot
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2015, 04:44:19 PM »
So if the browser plug-in is disabled, these statistics are not collected? And how does this differ from the data that's collected when "Participate in the Avast community" is checked in the main UI settings?
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Re: Avast and Jumpshot
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2015, 01:36:21 PM »
I'm not usng AOS, so this doesn't affect me at all?
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Re: Avast and Jumpshot
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2015, 01:13:00 PM »
I'm not usng AOS, so this doesn't affect me at all?
So if the browser plug-in is disabled, these statistics are not collected? And how does this differ from the data that's collected when "Participate in the Avast community" is checked in the main UI settings?

I have just read the blog about this JumpShot stuff. Neither the blog or this forum topic was clear that this only affects those using Avast! Online Security. I assume it does only affect those using the plugin, but I would like these questions answered please, just to make it clear.

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Re: Avast and Jumpshot
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2015, 09:14:05 AM »
Hi,

if you are not using AOS it's not affecting you. Changing the settings "Participate in the Avast community" in main UI isn't related to this. If you would like to use AOS and opt-out from the data collection then uncheck this setting (Statistics) in the AOS Settings.

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Re: Avast and Jumpshot
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2015, 02:55:03 PM »
I'm not usng AOS, so this doesn't affect me at all?
So if the browser plug-in is disabled, these statistics are not collected? And how does this differ from the data that's collected when "Participate in the Avast community" is checked in the main UI settings?

I have just read the blog about this JumpShot stuff. Neither the blog or this forum topic was clear that this only affects those using Avast! Online Security. I assume it does only affect those using the plugin, but I would like these questions answered please, just to make it clear.

Thanks.

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Re: Avast and Jumpshot
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2015, 05:38:10 PM »
Thank you MartinZ and bob3160 for clearing that up.

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Re: Avast and Jumpshot
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2015, 08:56:45 PM »
Thank you MartinZ and bob3160 for clearing that up.
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