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AVG follows Win10 spyware lead

Started by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec), September 24, 2015, 01:15:53 PM

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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

AVG free antivirus is now going to be following Microsofts lead in "info gathering" .. I personally call it spying.

BE WARNED - This also applies to their Linux AV

http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/092315/avg-revamps-privacy-policy-freemium-antivirus-and-sec (http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/092315/avg-revamps-privacy-policy-freemium-antivirus-and-sec)

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And here's something else to consider:
http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/09/security-wares-like-kaspersky-av-can-make-you-more-vulnerable-to-attacks/ (http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/09/security-wares-like-kaspersky-av-can-make-you-more-vulnerable-to-attacks/)
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chemicalfan

Ditched AVG ages ago, they've been trailing in the AV ratings for a long time.
I flit between Avast & Avira on my Windows installs, can highly recommend either of them. It's easier to shut Avast up with regard to adverts for their "pro" paid product, Avira "feels" a little bit "lighter" on resources.


Sim

Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on September 24, 2015, 01:15:53 PM
AVG free antivirus is now going to be following Microsofts lead in "info gathering" .. I personally call it spying.


And I agree with you  :)

Just another reason for, at the very least, keeping windross off the internet ::)

( not using it at all being the best option  ;D)