Managing privacy settings in Avast Antivirus

Avast Antivirus and Avast Online Security browser extension collects anonymous data from our users so that we can for example identify and react to the latest security threats as soon as possible. Your participation is voluntary and does not compromise any of your personal information. For more details, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.

Instructions

  1. Open the Avast Antivirus user interface and select MenuSettings.
  2. Ensure the General tab is selected, then scroll to the bottom and click the Privacy panel to expand the section.
  3. Tick or untick the following options to participate or opt out:
    • Participate in the community
    • Allow usage data to be shared with 3rd parties for analysis
    • Show offers for our other products
    • Show offers for 3rd party products
    • Help improve our other apps by sending usage data to Avast
    For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.
  4. Click OK to apply your changes.

Your Privacy settings preferences are updated.

  1. Click the Avast Online Security icon at the top-right of your browser, then click More settings.
  2. The Avast Online Security Settings page, tick or untick Data Sharing to participate or opt out. For more details about data collection, refer to the Avast Privacy Policy.
  3. Click Save to apply your changes.

Your Data Sharing preference is updated.

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  • Avast Internet Security 18.x
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  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 2, 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition - Service Pack 3, 32-bit

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