Avast Announces Termination of Data Collection Subsidiary

Avast will phase out Jumpshot, a subsidiary that sells user browsing data gleaned from its antivirus and security products.  “I – together with our board of directors – have decided to terminate the Jumpshot data collection and wind down Jumpshot’s operations, with immediate effect,” Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek announced in a blog, going on to […]

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January 30, 2020
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Avast Subsidiary Sells User Browsing History

A subsidiary of Avast antivirus is selling sensitive user browsing data to many companies, including Revlon, Microsoft, Google, Yelp, Condé Nast, and TripAdvisor. According to a recent joint investigation by Vice’s Motherboard and PCMag, highly granular and sensitive user data from users of Avast antivirus is being repackaged and sold to companies via a subsidiary […]

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January 28, 2020
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Avast Still Supports Windows 7 | Avast

If you are a user of the operating system and are wondering what will happen to your Avast Free or Premium Security, we have good news You probably heard that Microsoft officially stops support for Windows 7 on Jan. 14th 2020. If you are running the popular operating system, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for any issues, software updates, or security updates…

January 14, 2020
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How To Keep Your IT Team Motivated | Avast

Learn how to keep a security team motivated and engaged in today’s challenging industry It’s a pressure cooker for the IT and security channel today — a threat landscape that serves up constant surprises, tighter customer budgets, solution complexity requiring even more time, and then that thing called the “margin.”  

January 14, 2020
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