Managing privacy settings in Avast products

When you use most Avast products, you share anonymous data with Avast and other third parties. For more details, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

You can opt-out of anonymous data sharing at any time. Refer to the relevant section(s) in this article for detailed instructions to manage privacy settings in Avast products.

Windows PC

  1. Open Avast Antivirus and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Select GeneralPersonal Privacy.
  3. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Improvements
      • Share threat data with Avast to improve the security of all Avast antivirus users (Community IQ).
      • Help improve this app and our other products by sharing app-usage data with us.
    • Offers
      • Share app-usage data with Avast so we may offer you upgrades or our other products (in Avast Free Antivirus, this option is enabled by default and does not appear).
      • Share app-usage data with Avast so we may offer you 3rd party products.
  4. Click the red X to return to the main Avast Antivirus screen.

Your Personal Privacy settings are updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

  1. Open Avast Cleanup Premium and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Go to GeneralPersonal privacy.
  3. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Improvements
      • Share app-usage data with Avast to help us with new product development: tick to share unidentifiable statistical data with Avast for the purpose of developing new products.
      • Share app-usage data with 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app: tick to contribute to anonymized analytical data that is used to examine how users interact with Avast Cleanup Premium.
    • Offers
      • Share app-usage data with Avast so we may offer you upgrades or our other products: tick to receive offers for relevant Avast products and upgrades
      • Share app-usage data with Avast so we may offer you 3rd party products: tick to receive offers for relevant 3rd party products.

Your Personal Privacy settings are updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

  1. Double-click the Avast Battery Saver icon on your desktop to open the application.
  2. Go to MenuSettings.
  3. Select GeneralPersonal privacy in the left panel.
  4. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Allow usage data to be shared with 3rd parties for analytics
    • Show offers for our other products
    • Show offers for 3rd-party products
    • Help improve our other apps by sending usage data to Avast

Your Privacy setting is updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

  1. Click the Avast Online Security icon in the top-right of your browser, then click Settings (the gear icon).
  2. On the Settings page, tick the box next to Allow analysis of product performance and usage for new product development to opt in, or untick this box to opt out.
  3. Click Done to apply your changes.

Your Privacy setting is updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

Mac

  1. In your Applications folder, double-click the Avast icon to open the application.
  2. Go to MenuSettingsPrivacy.
  3. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Improvements:
      • Share threat data with Avast to improve the security of all Avast antivirus users (Community IQ).
      • Share app-usage data with Avast to help us with new product development.
      • Share app-usage data using 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app.
    • Offers:
      • Share app-usage data with Avast so we may offer you upgrades or other products (in the free version of Avast Security, this option is enabled by default and does not appear).

Your Privacy settings are updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

  1. Click the SecureLine VPN icon in your menu bar, then select Open Avast SecureLine VPN to open the application.
  2. Click Preferences (the gear icon).
  3. Ensure General is selected in the left panel and untick the box next to Show offers for our other products to opt out, or tick this box to opt in.

Your Personal Privacy settings are updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

Android

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on your Home screen to open the application.
  2. Tap Menu (three lines) ▸ SettingsPersonal Privacy.
  3. Tap the slider next to an option below so that it changes gray (OFF) to opt out, or orange (ON) to opt in:
    • Improvements:
      • Share threat data with Avast to improve the security of all Avast antivirus users.
      • Share app-usage data with Avast to help us with new product development.
      • Share app-usage data using 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app.
    • Offers:
      • Share app-usage data with Avast so we may offer you upgrades or other products. (in the free version of Avast Mobile Security, this option is enabled by default and does not appear).

Your Personal Privacy settings are updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

  1. Tap the Avast SecureLine icon on your Home screen to open the app.
  2. Tap Settings (the gear icon) in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Personal privacy under General.
  4. Tap the slider next to Help improve SecureLine VPN so that it changes to gray (OFF) to opt out, or green (ON) to opt in.

Your Personal Privacy settings are updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

  1. Tap the Avast Cleanup icon on your Home screen to open the application.
  2. Tap Menu (three lines) in the top-left corner.
  3. Select SettingsPersonal Privacy.
  4. Tap the slider next to an option below so that it changes gray (OFF) to opt out, or blue (ON) to opt in:
    • Share app-usage data with Avast to help up us with new product development.
    • Share app-usage data using 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app.
    • Share app-usage data with Avast so we may offer you upgrades or other products (in paid versions of Avast Cleanup, this option is disabled by default and does not appear).

Your Personal Privacy settings are updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

  1. Tap the Avast Passwords icon on your Home screen to open the application.
  2. Enter your Master Password when prompted and tap Unlock.
  3. Tap Menu in the top-right corner and select Settings.
  4. Tap the slider next to Third party Analytics and Crash Reports so that it changes to gray (OFF) to opt out, or orange (ON) to opt in.

Your Personal Privacy settings are updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

iPhone/iPad

  1. Tap the Avast SecureLine icon on your Home screen to open the application.
  2. Tap Settings (the gear icon), then tap Personal Privacy.
  3. Tap the slider next to Help improve SecureLine VPN so that it changes to white (OFF) to opt out, or green (ON) to opt in.

Your Personal Privacy setting is updated. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on your Home screen to open the application.
  2. Tap Settings (the gear icon), then tap Data Settings.
  3. Tap the slider next to the preferred setting, so that it changes to white (OFF) to opt out, or green (ON) to opt in.
  • Avast Free Antivirus 20.x for Windows
  • Avast Premium Security 20.x for Windows
  • Avast Omni 1.x for Windows
  • Avast Cleanup Premium 20.x for Windows
  • Avast Battery Saver 19.x for Windows
  • Avast Online Security Browser Extension

  • Avast Security 14.x for Mac
  • Avast Premium Security 14.x for Mac
  • Avast Secureline VPN 3.x for Mac

  • Avast Mobile Security 6.x for Android
  • Avast SecureLine VPN 6.x for Android
  • Avast Cleanup 4.x for Android
  • Avast Passwords 1.x for Android

  • Avast SecureLine VPN 6.x for iOS
  • Avast Mobile Security 1.x for iOS
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

  • Apple macOS 11.x (Big Sur)
  • Apple macOS 10.15.x (Catalina)
  • Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
  • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)

  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher

  • Apple iOS 12.0 or higher

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