Is Avira toolbar safe to install?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by TheMozart, Jul 20, 2011.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

    Jan 6, 2010
    I believe I been getting some driveby downloads, so I read that Avira's webguard is good in stopping those..but that means I need to install the Avira Ask toolbar. Is this safe to use, or does it spy on my banking etc and record my internet activity and send the information back to Avira?:blink:
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

    May 24, 2009
    Irrespective of how wise was to bundle a toolbar (and that was talked to death here and everywhere) are you seriously implying that Avira would include something that would spy, record and whatever on the user? As the time of this writing the answer is no. If you are that bothered with drive by downloads and feel Avira can help why not purchase it? That way there will be no toolbar. Thread closed.

    Background on Avira Toolbar issue - recent threads in just the last month:

    Avira Software Has Gone To The Dark Side
    Avira Webguard
    Bye Avira for ever
    Re: Avira engine update
    Avira Responds to posts about Ask
    Poll: Stop using Avira, or not? (still open)
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