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"Is Your Antivirus Tracking You? You'd Be Surprised At What It Sends" by Chris Hoffman, 28th May, 20

  1. "Is Your Antivirus Tracking You? You'd Be Surprised At What It Sends"
  2. by Chris Hoffman, 28th May, 2014, MakeUseOf.com
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  6. PLEASE READ THE PDF. THE QUOTE FROM THIS ARTICLE DRAWS REFERENCE TO WEB URLs BUT IN ORDER TO PROPERLY COMPREHEND THE MAGNITUDE OF DATA COLLECTION, YOU NEED TO READ THE PDF. PREPARE TO BE FLOORED.
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  8. DOWNLOAD THE PDF. STORE IT. CONVERT IT TO OTHER FORMATS. SHARE IT. MAKE SURE IT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE SOMEWHERE ON-LINE OTHER THAN THE SOURCE BELOW. DON'T BLINDLY TRUST ARCHIVE.ORG OR SITES LIKE IT TO KEEP IT FOR YOU.
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  10. EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS PDF BEFORE CONTINUING TO USE ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS.
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  14.     "Your antivirus software is watching you. A recent study shows that popular antivirus applications like Avast assign your computer a unique identifier and send a list of all web addresses you visit to the manufacturer. If the antivirus finds a suspicious document, it will send the document to the antivirus company. Yes, your antivirus company might have a list of web pages you've visited along with your sensitive personal documents!
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  16.     AV-Comparatives' Data Transmission Report
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  18.     We're getting this information from AV-Comparative's Data transmission in Internet security products report, released on May 8, 2014. AV-Comparatives is an antivirus testing and comparison organization.
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  20.     The study was performed by analyzing antivirus products running in a virtual machine to see what they sent to the antivirus company, reading each antivirus product's end user license agreement (EULA), and sending a detailed questionnaire to each antivirus company so they could explain what their products do........""
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  24. Rest of article and comments here:
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  27. .PDF - The Study, dated May 20, 2014:
  28. http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/avc_datasending_2014_en.pdf
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