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    Avast closes down its Jumpshot data collection operations

    The controversial data analytics arm was "not in line with our privacy priorities," says CEO.
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    Re: Avast closes down its Jumpshot data collection operations

    If people want free as in beer then these companies need somewhere to get revenue. Hopefully this won't end the free tier as the more people have a variety of AV installed, the better protected we all are.

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    Re: Avast closes down its Jumpshot data collection operations

    A good step forward.

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    Re: Avast closes down its Jumpshot data collection operations

    Sure he doesn't use avast on his computers..

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    Re: Avast closes down its Jumpshot data collection operations

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    If people want free as in beer then these companies need somewhere to get revenue. Hopefully this won't end the free tier as the more people have a variety of AV installed, the better protected we all are.
    TBH you'd be better off using the built-in antivirus solution in Windows 10 than Avast. I don't trust Avast at all. Too many "gaffes" on their behalf.

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    Re: Avast closes down its Jumpshot data collection operations

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    TBH you'd be better off using the built-in antivirus solution in Windows 10 than Avast. I don't trust Avast at all. Too many "gaffes" on their behalf.
    I was starting to recommend people just stick to the Windows built in AV until Microsoft threw a real howler. They all suck.

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    Re: Avast closes down its Jumpshot data collection operations

    After seeing many real world examples of Windows AV being about as useful as a condom machine in a nunnery I could never recommend it.

    It looks great in synthetic tests and that's all...

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    Re: Avast closes down its Jumpshot data collection operations

    on the other side of this, I wonder if avg and avast will become less effective now...

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