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Why is Adobe with flash? Why is Oracle with java?

 

Because free is free, and that costs companies money.

 

As long as you can still opt out, I'm ok with it. I'd prefer opt-in options, but that's a pointless fight against inertia.

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Why is Adobe with flash? Why is Oracle with java?

 

Because free is free, and that costs companies money.

 

As long as you can still opt out, I'm ok with it. I'd prefer opt-in options, but that's a pointless fight against inertia.

Why? ok here goes.

 

Big fish eats little fish, Little fish eats smaller fish and then comes along a Huge Fish and eats the whole lot. Its called Globalization.

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What is the practical problem? You're not locked into a contract to use AVG forever.

 

Not meaning to dismiss privacy concerns, but business isn't cheap. I've stopped using software that forced shitware installs, but if it's still optional I keep using it and just be careful what to click. Yes, it's looking for low hanging fruit, but are there better alternatives than paying for the software you use?

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But these days most AV scanners do have some form of additions in the actual program. So AV packages are more suite style now.

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But not all.

You can install AVAST and untick ALL but 'file system' shield.

I personally leave the 'web' one on too, but thats all. My AVAST has 2 features.... web and HDD scanning.

 

And I unticked the 'cloud' and 'usage statistics' options.

Also, my AV picks up bloody tons more threats than your old AVG does :P

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