We don’t use or recommend Avast but it has been recommended by PC groups and IT companies in the past and unfortunately some of those groups and companies are stuck in their ways and in the past.
There are many issues we see here: using a “trusted” anti-virus to collect information for your subsidiary marketing company, selling that information and violating the trust a security company should provide and not take for granted, noticing the problem and not fixing it.
Finding problems and resolving them happen every day. This is why you want your software on your computers, network devices, cell phones etc. updated. Problems or security issues are found and patched. The CEO of Avast noticed the issues 7 months ago when he joined Avast but took no steps to resolve them. That’s blatant disregard for your customers and their security. #userdata #dataprotection #security