Huh. Did you know that if you use Avast anti-virus, they are tracking every single thing you click on in your web browser, storing this, and selling this data to marketers?
https://sparktoro.com/blog/less-than-half-of-google-searches-now-result-in-a-click/ - scroll down to the “methodology” section.
@anthracite and so, the antivirus becomes the malware...
@anthracite ah, well then
been considering switching to a different AV for a while so now I'm definitely dropping that one
what are good AVs nowadays? are there any free ones that are any good? honestly I only really need a manual scan one probably
I'm on a Mac so I just kinda don't use one. *shrug*
Well yeah, in the last 4 years Avast has been a downspiral of paranoia-inflicting advertisements, intrusive browser addons, and startup slowdowns. As soon as that started showing up I switched away.
Sadly my parents still use it, and the custom secure browser that comes with it.
@anthracite can't say i'm entirely a fan of something that begs me to buy its privacy services when it's shifting my data for money behind my back
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