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Avast sells your data to other companies

Avast sells your data to other companies

Revealed: Anti-virus company Avast has been selling data from its 435 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, Home Depot and Pepsi including their web history, location and porn searches

              • Avast used a browser plugin and antivirus software to track its users
              • The company tracked web history of millions of its 435 million users
              • That data includes porn searchers and in some cases what video was watched
              • Data is anonymized but experts warn its specificity endangers privacy 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7936115/Popular-anti-virus-company-revealed-selling-web-history-porn-searches-location-users.html

This is one of the many reasons why I recommend removing AVAST Anti-virus software from your computer.  There is other software that is much better at detecting malware and it doesn't track the user's activities.  AVAST also does a poor job of removing many of the viruses.  In general, it's a bad idea to have it on your comptuer; it's tracking your online movements and doing a poor job of its main activity.

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