Avast antivirus is spying on you. Here’s how
Avast has been one Anti-virus that has stood the test of time and has been free for almost a decade. The anti-virus lacks advanced features but does provide enough to cover individuals who don’t want to break the bank for a premium anti-virus software. However, it looks like there’s a reason why Avast is free and it’s not because the company wants everyone to have access to anti-virus.
According to a joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard, it looks like Avast is harvesting your data to pay for their expenses and the free anti-virus software. The report relies on leaked documents that include user data, contracts, and other company documents. These documents show the sale of the highly sensitive data collected by the company. The primary data comes from Jumpshot, a subsidiary of Avast.