News AVG says it can sell your browsing data...

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    AVG says it can sell your browsing data in updated privacy policy
    [​IMG] by Mariella Moon | @mariella_moon | September 19th 2015 at 10:10pm
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    AVG has updated its privacy policy's language, and in the amended document, the security firm admits that it can "make money from [its] free offerings with non-personal data." These "non-personal" info include your device's brand, language and apps in use, among other things. The company is adamant that it doesn't sell anything with identifying information, and the data that it does collect is anonymized and stored without anything that can link it back to you. According to the updated policy, AVG can collect data you yourself provide -- plus, it can use cookies to track your searchers and your activities on websites, apps and other products. It can then use those details to "build anonymous data profiles" or create statistical information, which it can then sell.

    A spokesperson from the company told Wired UK that AVG updated the language to be more transparent and make sure people know that it can make money off its free products using their information. The new rules will take effect on October 15th, 2015 and by continuing to use AVG after that, you already agree to the collection -- unless you take the steps to opt out. The spokesperson said that "users who do not want [the security firm] to use non-personal data in this way will be able to turn it off."
     
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    AVG? :scratch:
     
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    Its a free antivirus program that constantly tries to deceive the user into upgrading it into a paid antivirus program
     
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    Why everyone isn't using the free Microsoft Essential Security baffles me.

    If you do happen to get a virus using any security program. Any Microsoft store will remove it for free.
     
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    The only reason I ever put it on anything is because MSE wont run on windows 8. And I have to put something. But I can try avast, its cool.
     
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    Please don't. AVG, Avast. Former bastions of legitimate free security have for some time been embedding their installs with malware-like processes that constantly run in the background and cannot be removed through a basic uninstall.

    Malware Bytes, Super Anti-Spyware, Glary Utiities, Microsoft Security Essentials. All you need.
     
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    But.. for my job I need to put a "free AV" in some cases and MSE wont run on windows8. I mean I'll probably just keep using AVG, idgaf if it tracks everybody.

    I dont treat SAS and MBAM as some big secret but I do tend to not mention it to everyone since that + Hitman Pro are really the only scanners we use...
     
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    Because it usually has the lowest detection rate.
     
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    microsoft security essentials has been discontinued afaik
     
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    Essentials is still around for XP and Vista. For Windows 8 and 10 the antivirus is Defender. Which was what Windows XP used for spyware.
     
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    Anti Virus acting like a Virus............What next,Feminists having no issues?
     
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