miércoles 02 marzo 2022 :: 1405hrs (UTC +01:00)
The first thing that you need to remember is that there is no such thing as a free meal; plus with some companies, even with paid for versions, there are strings attached.
We, and thousands of seats within our client companies used to be users of Ccleaner when it was a Piriform product, it is now Avast owned - we and our clients no longer use Ccleaner, you can draw your own conclusions from this.
We will not use any Avast products or accept any client for support who will not divest themselves of their products.
It all started when…
Avast Collected and Sold Their Client Browsing History!
By default, Avast collected your web browsing activity and offered it to marketeers through their subsidiary named Jumpshot.
Companies who paid Avast/Jumpshot could view full “clickstream data” to see what Avast users were doing online.
The data collected was so granular that Jumpshot clients could view the individual clicks that Avast users made on their browsing sessions, including the time right down to the millisecond.
The collected data was linked to a person’s name, email and or IP address. Each user history was assigned to an identifier called the device ID, which persisted unless the user uninstalled the Avast antivirus product.
Not that we have anything to hide, we simply have very strong opinions about this sort of activity and why we took this stance about my personal computers and company systems.
Further that my company could not have offered the security that we do to our government, banking, insurance, military and blue chip clients, and potentially lose their trust.
This may not directly relate to the issue raised, whatever the outcome of the effect of the new Avast products we nor any of our clients will not be concerned with ‘will it work with eMC’
¡Saludos desde la soleada Sevilla en España!
Hablo español, luego portugués e inglés, con conocimiento de varios otros idiomas.