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Offline jrweld

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shared search
« on: July 07, 2021, 04:00:13 PM »
to any and all............
How do you find out who Avast shares search information with?
Someone in the household went to a adult website (not illegal) and
now my e-address is flooded with unwanted advertising and MORE
that was not present before the Avast subscription. I have since canceled.
Now they are wanting me back (at a good rate) but it's not worth the
advertising that I can't seem to get rid of. Any similar concerns?
thank you for any info... 

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Re: shared search
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2021, 05:50:28 PM »
I'm not an avast team member, but an avast free user, and in occasions have visited adult sites, blocked by avast and reported in the forums, to investigate why avast may blocked it and I haven't received any related spam.   Avast complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules.

Some sites you can't get into without signing in, I don't know if this is/was the case here or not, but is one possibility.

Simply visiting an adult website shouldn't result in being flooded with unwanted emails (spam, presumably adult related) avast doesn't collect of sell your data.   I have several emails, I rarely get spam, in the numbers you mention on the one that is linked to my avast application.  I have an unrelated gmail account that gets a lot of spam some adult related, but Gmail does a pretty good job of sending these directly to spam and I very, very, rarely get any notifications of new gmail that is spam.

I have no idea how that gmail address got into spam lists, a person whose system has been hacked whom you correspond with, could in your email being harvested, but it did.  I have just visited it and it has 10 in the spam folder since 5th July 2021, one click and the spam folder is cleared.
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