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In light of the recent news about Avast selling our data, what will you do?

Uninstall immediately and find another product.
29 (49.2%)
Go to settings and opt out of all data sharing.
15 (25.4%)
Wait until my subscription expires and go with another product.
7 (11.9%)
Nothing, I'm ok with it.
7 (11.9%)
I don't know what this is about.
1 (1.7%)

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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #91 on: February 11, 2020, 09:21:36 PM »
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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #92 on: February 12, 2020, 06:13:03 AM »
I got a new PC recently, and I installed a competitor's antivirus.
I still have my laptop which has avast installed.

I've been using avast for over 7 years, and I guess over that time I've been desensitized to avast's aggressive advertising.
I've received 2 ad-like notifications from the competitor over a span of 5 months, meanwhile, I boot up my laptop and get
3 *strangely in context* notifications aggressively promoting avast pro in the span of 20 minutes while browsing the web.

I don't know if it is against forum rules to name the competitor, but let's just say they get a 98%+ detection ratio.

In terms of avast being knocked out of Editors choice:
Wow that's got to hurt


Considering how new the CEO is, I'm willing to consider using Avast in the future.
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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #94 on: February 12, 2020, 07:09:53 PM »
this article puts a smile to my face great job avast.

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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #95 on: February 12, 2020, 07:27:15 PM »
thanks for info.

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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #96 on: February 12, 2020, 07:41:49 PM »
From the end of that article,
"In a statement which PCMag shared with Motherboard, Avast said “We are in receipt of the DPA's request and we will diligently work with the DPA in full cooperation. We take concern about our users' privacy very seriously, which is why we voluntarily made changes to our privacy policy in December, and made the decision to close Jumpshot last month. Avast's core mission is to keep its users' data safe online, and any practice that jeopardizes user trust is unacceptable. Protecting user privacy is embedded in everything we do in our business, and as such we remain focused on continuing to innovate our products for the benefit of our users and their privacy.”
Until the findings are published, all posts are simply speculation.
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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #97 on: February 12, 2020, 07:49:49 PM »
if they charge avast with anything or fine them that would end it's reputation and put them as low as I0bit. It would be all over national international and local news stations.
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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #98 on: February 12, 2020, 09:42:04 PM »
I have a very funny experience recently. Complained to some webpage why blocking of Google junk makes their webpage entirely inoperable and non functional. And the answer was basically that I need to drop that tin foil hat and just accept all the Google fonts, API's and AJAX snippets coz that's the way it's done and I'm the only one complaining. I find it oddly hilarious when people are going bat shit crazy over avast! and Jumpshot where they willingly opted into it but don't have a single problem with Google invading 3/4 of webpages with their garbage that no one really asked for and which gets pulled from their servers on every user interaction, basically pinging user presence every time to Google. And EVERYONE is just fine with it. That's what's really baffling.
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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #99 on: February 13, 2020, 10:58:19 AM »
.... That's what's really baffling.
No it is just sad that this has become the defacto norm.
"We are supersheep, resistance is futile!" sums it up.

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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #100 on: February 13, 2020, 12:21:53 PM »
It's still my opinion that all these newcomers were sent her to add salt to the wound.
Nothing unexpected in this new attitude that seems to be sweeping the world.


« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 12:37:01 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #101 on: February 18, 2020, 12:16:58 PM »
Hi, all the bug stops here
Now the thread is in 2 page and soon will be in lost pages
goodbye avast

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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #102 on: February 18, 2020, 12:33:57 PM »
Bye.
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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #103 on: February 18, 2020, 12:37:29 PM »
Have a nice day,
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Re: Recent news about Avast selling our data
« Reply #104 on: February 19, 2020, 12:45:57 PM »
Goodbye Avast even i no longer using for a long time.

I stop using it because its getting uglier. And that ads on free to purchase for premium is a no no for me.

Im happy with Windows Defender using it for 3 years straight.
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