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Subject:   Suspicious E-Mail Message from - (  Avast <notification@emails.avast.com>  )
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I received an email message.., with a return address of:   Avast <notification@emails.avast.com>

The message subject is:   We're getting more transparent about your data


The message body is: 


We're making some changes

We noticed you haven't logged into your account in a while.

We just updated our privacy policy to make it more transparent and comply with new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), so If you want to keep your account active, you need to click the button below. If you don't within 14 days, we'll be forced to shut down your account.

If you keep your account active, we will also send you the latest online security news and product updates   
 
    
KEEP MY AVAST ACCOUNT
 
 
Thanks for your time,

The Avast Team
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In addition to the questionable ultimatum..,  " If you want to keep your account active, you need to click the button below. If you don't within 14 days, we'll be forced to shut down your account "...,  there are several logos/links.., for the following.., that have similar addresses.., but not to what is indicated.., ie. Facebook, Twitter.., as indicated below.

Avast Software., above the body of the message.., link address is:  http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=291a25b41904cb6b90d84784d18e20fbec5b1484daea083c5d5f84598f82a4f18ff2679141ce1b26a768333b607582606d04308c3fb699bc3df57c5e936eab86

View in Browser.., above the body of the message.., link address is:  http://view.emails.avast.com/?qs=9dd9f42b63635a8e5ec799a917797c43f9f94c5bcd7cfd8c89b86107f325bdcebe097ebf4d9866b6c48ca68b7b8eaf30b2c7caf02301eaf65c95b382fc974b5635403ae986bd13bb0d667736bb503b92

our privacy policy.., in the body of the message.., link address is:   
http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=291a25b41904cb6b94e9f9704ce69601dadc18be2e7bd00c0c5bb937dfe1e19786ce9d8c0971a2e3c93473a09261fbcb88859be3c364aab7552b8cb371c14560

KEEP MY AVAST ACCOUNT.., in the lower body of the message.., link address is:   http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=291a25b41904cb6b41a75ec66659c4f0d71ad7429bceb7b40b0290f748e2c87f541622bfd4830c839aa5cd7638eb329b2cbfc2543beda879685f3cef8506cdd6 

Avast Software - www.avast.com.., below the body of the message.., link address for  www.avast.com  is:    http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=4d2f49fbbc57893c9207581fd50a6661f408f6cfd1dbfca036319b97e89e921aa481f8f249fbc1b8ef616eec55a8edb9d795c660ddebeabb0b4ceac5983eabce


The following five logos/links are below the message.., in the bottom right corner.., in a line., next to each other;

Facebook.., link address is:   http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=4d2f49fbbc57893c513b3db55248e35b1f920b8a4ebbc0517b2e199b4ca7d3c4898c1d1f0aafcf6620fbf3c92dc83794c552b6f9a6cd522358c537ea8ff5caba

Twitter.., link address is:   http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=4d2f49fbbc57893c71c8c1f7638e163513a36ccba21da5a017a0b7c619c0894db26cba18e576ed50e9d4af09619114e0edd6a3c3bab2c2c4135c294228a039c5

Google+.., link address is:   http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=4d2f49fbbc57893c12535b6f8129cf213629e4e219153387ab55d838fc273d679b10a9a83240b77bd93036ce9b7a6d4f45799fdd5040922273e75bae33fbce6f

YouTube.., link address is:   http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=4d2f49fbbc57893c93a493d6dddc5b46a7190acf86b6b531b15b2420bc9bbc5abd34aeb9630f7959a25f50d9ca971d6a92666d50c27469bef74c567e2d4f22c8

Avast Blog.., actual link address is:   http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=4d2f49fbbc57893c08e849dd0db41dcfec4619d4f97353136fed9bdbcbb2c813a8b435c0f4167de3c6fe1d71e568342fc5e4aa59fc7469849baaf22a4380a17e


At the very bottom-center.., below the body of the message, is..,  " Questions? Then don’t reply to this email—visit Customer Support instead "..., and the actual link address to "Customer Support".., is:   http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=4d2f49fbbc57893c646e1228888690596ace7a61974fc8c6a3d81294b9d9110ebf4f9ffe1db7af7595c82964148154a2df346196f35a0a0b66a7a7e8af1ec663


And.., right below that, at the very bottom-center of the message, is..,   Privacy Policy.., link address is:   http://click.emails.avast.com/?qs=4d2f49fbbc57893c3629dd75c5b05f434f79b238b99fe87c033441bd140cc2f4ca10480c993f01c5f2c35336f01ee3f1f17141a84f489a636eac8f5f01781c63



This message was automatically sent to the SPAM folder.., by G-Mail. 

I tried to find information on this particular message.., with very little in the way of search results.., but it does not sound like a proper message from Avast.., basically issuing an ultimatum.., with bizarre link addresses.., so I thought that I would describe this message in detail.., and ask for input.., on the validity or confirmation it is SPAM.., so others can find some information.., if they also receive the same message.


So..., is it SPAM.., or is it Real...?     :o


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Asyn..,

Thank-you for the link information..!




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