Avast 19.7 with Google Analytics tracking enabled

From 8.x, και μετά το antivirus έχει ενσωματωμένο το Google στο προϊόν. Η εταιρεία χρησιμοποιεί το GA για να μάθει πώς χρησιμοποιούν οι χρήστες της εφαρμογής το Avast UI, ποια μέρη επισκέπτονται και άλλα πολλά. Η Avast αναφέρει ότι αυτά τα δεδομένα είναι ανώνυμα και ότι τα χρησιμοποιεί για τη βελτίωση του προϊόντος.

When this behavior became known, Avast split a privacy setting available since the previous version 19.6 into two. We should mention that the released version (19.7) tracking via Google Analytics is enabled by default, even if you had disabled it in the older version.

The company states in the release notes:


In a previous version of avast if you had not selected the δεδομένων και την κοινή τους χρήση, στην τελευταία έκδοση, η συγκατάθεσή σας θα πραγματοποιηθεί αυτόματα για την παρακολούθηση του Google Analytics (“Να επιτρέπεται η κοινή χρήση των δεδομένων χρήσης).

This of course annoyed at least one user who posted one post on the company's forum stating that this practice is not very good by Avast.

Avast replied that "It's an industry standard to have GA tracking"

In addition, Avast said that they keep nothing secret since the change is listed in the release notes.

We will not judge Avast, you can do this yourself once you have installed Avast free antivirus 19.72388. But you should make sure that not all are selected .

To see it, follow these steps:

Open the Avast GUI, click Menu, and select Settings,
Select "Personal Privacy" and uncheck all three check boxes for the following options.

  • Share threat information with Avast to improve your Protection
  • Allow usage data to be shared with 3rd parties for analysis of , business, and marketing
  • All usage data to be shared with 3rd parties for product performance analysis and usage.

If you were using the older version you might have noticed that the third option did not exist.

Close the Avast Settings window and GUI, you have disabled tracking via Google Analytics.


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