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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 23-Sep-15 01:44:38
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AVG Privacy Policy Change


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http://news.softpedia.com/news/avg-proudly-announces...
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 23-Sep-15 01:56:51
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Woweeee!

Isn't that changing it to a spyware product?

I think everyone needs to read that article in detail.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Sep-15 16:27:07
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I wonder, now that (since Windows 8) Windows comes bundled with antivirus and no longer nags users to install antivirus post-install, how much antivirus sales have suffered. Quite a bit, probably.

Oliver.


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Wed 23-Sep-15 17:30:37
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AVG found some malware on my PC which MS defender failed to detect. It looks like I will now have to find another Anti Virus product.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Sep-15 17:33:56
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Windows Defender has pretty poor detection rates, but most people probably either don't know or don't care.

Oliver.
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Wed 23-Sep-15 20:10:47
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I think many software vendors are at it. Its just now some are starting to be up front about it.

Look at how many want to scan your http traffic for malware protection when file scanning is good enough.

Also nod32 throw a big red alert in their new v9 beta product if phishing protection is disabled.

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Standard User sam882
(newbie) Wed 23-Sep-15 23:16:03
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AVG have been guilty of spying on there users for some time, you only have to look at the amount of junk left behind after you un-install the product.

Windows defender can not be trusted to protect you.

Of course you could also upgrade to Linux, then (for the most part) these issues are behind you plus you don't get pestered by all the adverts that Microsoft ensure come with Windows 10
Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-Sep-15 10:46:40
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Aslong as you're careful and dont click on dodgy links or visit dodgy sites it shouldn't really matter
Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-Sep-15 10:49:09
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Am i the only one that doesnt really care if they collect my browsing history? If some company wants to know my xx.xx.xx.xx IP visited x website on a certaim day/time then so be it. More importantly issues to worry about.
Standard User sam882
(newbie) Thu 24-Sep-15 11:15:29
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Unfortunately that is still not safe, you may be careful but criminals put viri etc in adverts that are then served on legitimate sites, plus have you never visited a site only to find some JavaScript on that has redirected you to another you had no intention to visit?

If you have WOT added to firefox that will warn you if a site your visiting is unsafe.
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