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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2019, 07:44:52 PM »
DAMMIT AVAST!

I just checked the privacy settings. A new check box was added and is selected by default. "Allow usage data to be shared with 3rd parties for analysis of product performance and usage".

So shady to have that enabled by default. Especially since I have the other two checkboxes unchecked. The installer could infer I would not want to have this enabled.

Shame on you Avast. Every damn time my trust in your AV gets eroded further.

So sad that I can't trust my AV to respect my privacy and I have to do these manual checks after every major update.
I thought i disabled that way back am surprised today its checked ... just checked on it after your comment
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2019, 07:54:14 PM »
Wonder why they pushed it out without changelog/announcement. Pure chaos..!! :o :(
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2019, 07:56:09 PM »
Asyn are the known issues in the Beta fixed on the Official release?? i haven't used cyber capture and am not an Opera User .. Just asking
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2019, 07:56:51 PM »
@  Rundvleeskroket
What avast version do you have ?

I don't see anything new on the new version of avast free, but then again you have to dig this out via Troubleshooting > Open old settings > General > Privacy and both of mine are still off (no third option).

OK I found it in the new UI under Data Settings, hardly an area I would be expecting Privacy settings as in the old settings that is exactly where they are (this new one doesn't show up there) and where they should be as they relate to privacy.
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2019, 07:58:29 PM »
Asyn are the known issues in the Beta fixed on the Official release?? i haven't used cyber capture and am not an Opera User .. Just asking

I rather doubt it given the beta was only released yesterday.
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2019, 08:01:26 PM »
Asyn are the known issues in the Beta fixed on the Official release?? i haven't used cyber capture and am not an Opera User .. Just asking
I rather doubt it given the beta was only released yesterday.
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2019, 08:01:59 PM »
OK I found it in the new UI under Data Settings, hardly an area I would be expecting Privacy settings as in the old settings that is exactly where they are (this new one doesn't show up there) and where they should be as they relate to privacy.

That's another thing: it is now called "Data settings". In the previous versions it was "Personal Privacy". Another layer of obfuscation.
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2019, 08:02:48 PM »
I checked at Personal Privacy
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2019, 08:04:42 PM »
@  Rundvleeskroket
What avast version do you have ?

I don't see anything new on the new version of avast free, but then again you have to dig this out via Troubleshooting > Open old settings > General > Privacy and both of mine are still off (no third option).

OK I found it in the new UI under Data Settings, hardly an area I would be expecting Privacy settings as in the old settings that is exactly where they are (this new one doesn't show up there) and where they should be as they relate to privacy.
Hi Dave, here's a screenshot.
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2019, 08:08:20 PM »
I checked at Personal Privacy

That is because you have Avast Premium, a paid version for free users is is a bit more difficult to find and enabled by default.

NOTE: You can delete the duplicate attachments by opening your post using the Modify button, open the attachments and other options and uncheck the duplicate images.
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2019, 08:11:55 PM »
I'm convinced the renaming of the menu is a deliberate attempt to keep people from finding the privacy settings, so they don't uncheck the boxes.

These are unchecked by default in the paid versions of Avast? Or no?
« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 08:18:37 PM by Rundvleeskroket »

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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2019, 08:13:22 PM »
@  Rundvleeskroket
What avast version do you have ?

I don't see anything new on the new version of avast free, but then again you have to dig this out via Troubleshooting > Open old settings > General > Privacy and both of mine are still off (no third option).

OK I found it in the new UI under Data Settings, hardly an area I would be expecting Privacy settings as in the old settings that is exactly where they are (this new one doesn't show up there) and where they should be as they relate to privacy.
Hi Dave, here's a screenshot.

But for avast free users it is in a different location, I found it and attached an image of it for the free version in Reply #18

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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2019, 08:18:05 PM »
But for avast free users it is in a different location, I found it and attached an image of it for the free version in Reply #18
Interesting. What's your UI version..?
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 10:05:14 AM »
I have UI 397 with Free Version now after 19.7 update.
I see only 3 items and checkboxes under "Data Settings".
The 3rd one refers to sharing data with 3rd parties for "analysis of product performance and useage".
However, when you open the "Learn more ..." link, there is no description of that item. Assume that is new and devs have forgtten to give details. Questionable testing and quality control.

Edit:
Also note settings now states "Data Settings", whereas the "Learn more..." screen retains description as "Personal Privacy".
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Re: New Update Release??
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2019, 10:16:30 AM »
1. I have UI 397 with Free Version now after 19.7 update. I see only 3 items and checkboxes under "Data Settings". The 3rd one refers to sharing data with 3rd parties for "analysis of product performance and useage".
2. However, when you open the "Learn more ..." link, there is no description of that item. Assume that is new and devs have forgtten to give details. Questionable testing and quality control.
1. Thanks for the info, good to know.
2. Yep, it's new, let's hope it'll get updated soon.
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