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29. People, just assume that EVERYTHING you do on the 'Net is public for all to see
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 05:14 PM
Feb 24

and you won't be disappointed.

Every time you check FB, DU, your email, or browse the web, you are using the 'Net.

"Bank Mode", "Incognito Mode", "Safe Mode", or various "Privacy" settings mean nothing. It is all there for all to see. Pure and simple.

Don't want your information viewed? Don't go on the 'Net. For any reason.

Don't browse YouTube, PornHub, DU, FB, Gmail/Email, Amazon Prime, NetFlix, Hulu, etc. in a phone/tablet app, or using your web browser. Someone will grab that info and data sooner or later.

I've been involved in network security for almost 30 years. I know all the information and data that gets passed through the "intertubes", routers, gateways, etc.

Why am I MOMFUDSKI Feb 23 #1
Where do I sign up... 2naSalit Feb 23 #2
I'm joining it ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 23 #5
Same. sybylla Feb 23 #12
I was under the impression There is no "free antivirus " Fullduplexxx Feb 23 #3
Yes, that's a good rule of thumb. Does that also apply to paying subscribers, like our family is? Oopsie Daisy Feb 24 #17
Stopped using their stuff 6 years ago. BootinUp Feb 23 #4
The built-in Windows Defender is all 99% of users will ever need. Earth-shine Feb 23 #10
Switch to Kaspersky Kennah Feb 23 #6
End to end control of the supply chain Kennah Feb 23 #7
I noticed yesterday that Avast has joined slightlv Feb 23 #8
When I booted up my laptop this morning, saw a little pop-up from avast saying I can get a membership for 79% off ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 24 #27
Use Linux. Clam-AV is free and open source. Wonder Why Feb 23 #9
Or a virtual machine behind a VPN on Tor. limbicnuminousity Feb 23 #13
This is VERY disappointing. We've been an "Avast" household for over 10 years. Is there a class action lawsuit? Oopsie Daisy Feb 23 #11
I followed the same kinda road ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 24 #14
Same question. mahina Feb 24 #16
I use Timewas Feb 24 #26
Thanks! We're also considering Malwarebytes. Oopsie Daisy Feb 24 #28
Bitdefender Timewas Feb 24 #30
"Avast! They be pirates." LudwigPastorius Feb 24 #15
This message was self-deleted by its author dalton99a Feb 24 #18
I have been using Avast forever edhopper Feb 24 #19
There is no need. Windows has a very good built-in antivirus scanner dalton99a Feb 24 #23
So can I assume True Dough Feb 24 #20
100%. They sold everyone's data dalton99a Feb 24 #22
Companies that sell drug testing kits also sell kits to bypass drug testing kits. twodogsbarking Feb 24 #21
That's my spouse's antivirus software. Ms. Toad Feb 24 #24
I have always suspected dingosatemyusername Feb 24 #25
People, just assume that EVERYTHING you do on the 'Net is public for all to see 4lbs Feb 24 #29
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