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  1.    31 Jul 2017 #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    AV-Comparatives made a test in 2014, only Ahnlab and Emsisoft did not send any sensitive info.

    Is Your Antivirus Tracking You? Youd Be Surprised At What It Sends


    Bitdefender has recently helped to take down a dark webpage.
    That's an interesting post. I'd like to know what personal data Kaspersky antivirus returns compared to Windows Defender having the lowest privacy settings.
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  2.    31 Jul 2017 #102
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    Yep but as I said somewhere it cuts both ways wherever the AV is "made" could not one coming from the US be used against the Russians?

    Am not going to change my KISS anyway as I doubt that I could give anyone any data for covert purposes and I am guessing that would be true of the most if not all of us.

    I mean we read so much into these things and if another country wants to hack anywhere else's secret stuff then you can depended on them being able to do that in any case.

    Given the state of the tension on this planet right now there are far more worrying countries than Russia not that I am any great fan of theirs lets just think of that madman in the news right now?
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  3.    31 Jul 2017 #103
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
    Yep but as I said somewhere it cuts both ways wherever the AV is "made" could not one coming from the US be used against the Russians?

    Am not going to change my KISS anyway as I doubt that I could give anyone any data for covert purposes and I am guessing that would be true of the most if not all of us.

    I mean we read so much into these things and if another country wants to hack anywhere else's secret stuff then you can depended on them being able to do that in any case.


    Given the state of the tension on this planet right now there are far more worrying countries than Russia not that I am any great fan of theirs lets just think of that madman in the news right now?
    The concern I mentioned earlier is not about personal info but that a rogue country (insert here your own choice) could bring the Western World to a halt by activating a bug in a software that they made and sold globally.
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  4.    31 Jul 2017 #104
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    For any of you who are not familiar with the Forum Rules ​please take time to read them, particularly rule # 8. If everyone would like to keep this thread open for comments, please refrain from the political comments.
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  5.    31 Jul 2017 #105
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    This is a very difficult topic to try and keep non political. This is about security software that the US congress is now investigating as something potentially dangerous to the USA for a number of reasons - some have to do with the election itself - with the USA being a very important and influential country that affects the rest of the world (economically etc). Download.com now has a disclaimer on some staff reviews of it that mentions that you might want to uninstall it. I think to ignore these extremely important things - which touch on politics - feels schizophrenic although I understand.
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  6.    31 Jul 2017 #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomseys View Post
    This is a very difficult topic to try and keep non political. This is about security software that the US congress is now investigating as something potentially dangerous to the USA for a number of reasons - some have to do with the election itself - with the USA being a very important and influential country that affects the rest of the world (economically etc). Download.com now has a disclaimer that mentions that you might want to uninstall it. I think to ignore these extremely important things feels schizophrenic although I understand.
    Download dot com?
    Download dot com???
    Download dot comClick image for larger version. 

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    The probably wish all AV's, anti malware, and anti exploits were uninstalled from the people who use that site.Click image for larger version. 

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    Then they can install piggyback, all that extra crapware they send with the software you want, and it won't get cleaned upClick image for larger version. 

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  7.    31 Jul 2017 #107
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Download dot com?
    Download dot com???
    Download dot comClick image for larger version. 

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    The probably wish all AV's, anti malware, and anti exploits were uninstalled from the people who use that site.Click image for larger version. 

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    Then they can install piggyback, all that extra crapware they send with the software you want, and it won't get cleaned upClick image for larger version. 

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    Yeah like that is the important part in all of this. Didn't Download.com stop bundling crapware with downloads in any case? As did other download sites that did the same thing?
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  8.    31 Jul 2017 #108
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    I don't think the concern I raised here here has anything to do with politics. It's a matter of personal security only.
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  9.    31 Jul 2017 #109
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    I don't think the concern I raised here here has anything to do with politics. It's a matter of personal security only.
    Image the Harm MS could do?? I used KISS for years without any issues. Then moved to Avast and the issues started to pour in. I now use WD and an occasional MBAM scan. I do not go to know dangerous sites and WD seems to be doing it's job.
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  10.    31 Jul 2017 #110
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomseys View Post
    This is a very difficult topic to try and keep non political. This is about security software that the US congress is now investigating as something potentially dangerous to the USA for a number of reasons - some have to do with the election itself - with the USA being a very important and influential country that affects the rest of the world (economically etc). Download.com now has a disclaimer on some staff reviews of it that mentions that you might want to uninstall it. I think to ignore these extremely important things - which touch on politics - feels schizophrenic although I understand.
    This subject is not difficult at all to discuss without bringing politics into it. Kaspersky has been suspected of this for many years before the last Presidential election. Current politics has nothing to do with Kaspersky's relationship, whatever that may be, with the Russian Government.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    I don't think the concern I raised here here has anything to do with politics. It's a matter of personal security only.
    My post was not directed at you. It was directed at the dozen or so posts that have been removed from this thread.
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