On Tuesday, 9 August 2022 at 20:55:34 UTC+2, Flyguy wrote:
On Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 3:17:22 PM UTC-7, a a wrote:
Here’s How Avast Allegedly Spied on Its Users for the Last 7 Years
https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/avast-scandal-why-we-stopped-recommending-avast-avg/Thanks. After reading that I immediately uninstalled Avast and bought TotalAV.
I prefer 360 Total Security
for not uploading unknown files from my computer to the cloud for analysis, since my every private file can be considered as unknown, since file's hash signature is not recognized
by the database of safe files.
I installed once Kaspersky and he kept my comp[uter frozen for hours and hard disks running really hard,
uploading files to the cloud for analysis.
I recall US tax problems related to Avast
In January of 2020, multiple news sources reported that Avast Antivirus, through a subsidiary, was selling the browsing history of Avast Free product users. Though the company claimed all data was "de-identified", it was reported that the sold data could
be linked back to people's real identities, exposing every click and search they had made, but this could not be verified. In response, Avast announced that it would close the subsidiary over the data privacy backlash.
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