AVG fingerprinting

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by hidden, Apr 28, 2012.

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  1. hidden

    hidden Registered Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    Isn't this a bit much? Looks like total fingerprinting.

    From the AVG privacy policy:

    "Information about your PC or other applicable device and the types and number of files and programs so that, where appropriate, AVG can suggest other products or services, including third party products and services, that you may find useful."

    "On mobiles, the serial numbers of SIM cards and the phone itself and the mobile network you use but not the phone number. And, if you have enabled the anti-theft feature, we will collect the phones most recent location – this is only used for the purpose of locating your phone. "


    Malwarebytes and Avast don't *state* that they pull this much. Avast seems to be engorged by Google, so who knows what they slurp.

    Too bad, AVG did well in PC Magazine.
  2. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Anti-malware tools are the new malware.
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