Is my AntiVirus spying on me...? HELP!

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  1. C-Rod3

    C-Rod3 Registered Member

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    I know I may seem paranoid,

    but I know for a certain that my AntiVirus software (avast) runs in the background. I determined this by opening my task manager and seeing that their firewall was running. They also displayed an ad once.

    I know Avast is thought to be a 'reputable' program, and I truly want to believe this.

    Can/are they just tracking my web activity, and compromising my personal information? Perhaps like a keylogger?

    Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. andyframpton

    andyframpton Regular Member

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    You antivirus should run in the back ground. It should be running at all times or how else can it stop viruses?
     
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  3. davids355

    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I don't think avast is likely to be tracking your keystrokes. At worst they might collect anonymous usage data but that's about it.
     
  4. Stansy

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    Due to the nature of viruses and anti-virus software it's always running and is deeply involved with anything you do over the network. But Avast is a trusted name. If you had XYZ Free Super Awesome AntiVirus software you got for free after filling out a survey then I'd be worried, but if you bought it and it's legit Avast I would not worry at all.