Documents reveal that Avast has sold its users' internet browsing data, through a subsidiary called Jumpshot, to clients like Pepsi, Google, and Microsoft
I’m curious to see Pepsi in this list. They seem to show up more than I would expect of a non-tech company, as data-buyers.
I’m not terribly surprised. It also makes me curious about Spybot ( anyone remember that? ), and Malwarebytes.
Its located in the terms and agreements, as well as other areas of documentation. That Avast will share data with third-parties. This is one of the ways that Avast provides income to support Avast Free Anti-Virus.
I used to use Avast and recommend it; that is until Windows Defender became sufficient for use.