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AVG to flog your web browsing, search history from mid-October

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We wont pay for data slurping pesterware

I pushed for an antivirus on every device when I started. They relented but gave me zero budget.

My boss suggested Free AVG, and I have been dealing with the increased pester announcements which confused my users.

the benefit for AVG was my users started to install it on their personal devices, partly because my encouragement but largely as it was a brand they recognised from work.

I have just been asked by my boss whether we can opt out of the metadata sharing. The policy change affected our trust. We cannot allow unspecified data about our computing systems to leave our business.

Ironically the constant pestering has raised awareness amongst our staff so that management are now willing to pay but they want something that wont pop up all the time causing user confusion.

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