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MomOfARocker

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reply to chrisretusn

Re: Avast Partners with Facebook

chrisretusn I thought my post was an obvious comparison between the two. NIS 2013 has a similar Facebook Link scanning feature through it's new Share button. I don't have a problem with NIS having this feature but I do have one with not being able to turn this feature off and I am certainly not alone in my feelings regarding this.

Re: Facebook Share on Norton NIS2013 Toolbar
»community.norton.com/t5/Norton-T···64#M3994



chrisretusn
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OK, so Norton has a toolbar that has a Facebook share button. It all clear now.

Still not sure how that relates to Avast being used as a service to scan links in Facebook.

I don't do toolbars at any rate, nor do I do Norton, gave them up for Lent years ago.

Norton scans messages and downloads for Yahoo! Mail and I am OK with that. I see no difference with Avast checking links in Facebook. Actually it's about time Facebook did something in that regard. They really are trying to make the service better.
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MomOfARocker

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Like I said I don't mind them having such a service, just want the ability to disable it which it now looks like they have said they are going to be doing.



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So in other words you do not want Facebook (Avast) to warn you about possible malware links while you are logged in to your account. Who you going to blame if you get hit? Your self or Facebook? Oh wait, you have a prefect anti-malware that works 100%

Just curious, do you have a Yahoo! Mail account? Anti-malware screening is done by Norton,Symantec, would you want to disable that too? (You can't)

I did think on one thing just now, if they make this a Facebook App, then that is another story. I would not enable it. At this point that does not appear to be the case.
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You know some of us care about our privacy. I have not even VISITED the Yahoo website in TEN YEARS. I would NEVER have a Yahoo mail account. I regret that I can't visit one Yahoo list serv but so be it. I will never allow Yahoo to track me. They are more evil than Google if such a thing is possible.

I would be nervous about Facebook and Avast agreement.

My ISP uses SYMANTEC CORPORATE on its gateway Email servers. That is acceptable. Note they do not use Norton (which is a consumer antivirus and far worse than Symante corporate in that it has crap like Facebook on a toolbar, etc. ...junk for the junkies). But the corporate version is ok.
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said by Mele20:
I would be nervous about Facebook and Avast agreement.

You are nervous about almost everything, isn't? Your attitude was and is just paranoid.
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Calling her paranoid just because she cares about her privacy is ridiculous.



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MomOfARocker

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I've stated quite clearly twice now I don't have a problem with the feature being in their product but I do have a problem with not being able to turn it off. I have also been speaking in regards to NIS 2013 not Avast. I do not use Facebook and have no intention of ever using it so don't require my Security Suite to have such a feature. If it's included, fine but let me turn it off if I so wish. And I never said anything about having a perfect Anti-malware that works 100%, please do not put words in my mouth or my post rather. And I have no yahoo accounts, no Gmail. I have one Hotmail account that I've had since 1999 which is only used for signing up for things and nothing personal. The only other email I have is the one provided by my ISP and yes my Symantec scans that mail. My post was not about an antivirus scanning email though it's about NIS adding a feature that can't be disabled.



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If you don't use Facebook then what exactly is the problem. This thread is supposed to be about Avast and it's partnership with Facebook. Specifically this:

said by "AVAST Partners with Facebook to Stop Malware-Infected Link Sharing" :
AVAST’s collaboration with Facebook is a seamless experience for Facebook users. Whenever someone clicks a link within Facebook, Facebook checks the URL in the AVAST cloud, in real time. If the URL is infected, the user sees a message warning of the potential threat.
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MomOfARocker

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If you don't know what my post was about by now I'm not going to repeat it a third time.



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said by Smokey Bear:

You are nervous about almost everything, isn't? Your attitude was and is just paranoid.

You can be paranoid without being nervous
Just install Sanboxie on top of No-script.
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reply to MomOfARocker

said by MomOfARocker:

If you don't know what my post was about by now I'm not going to repeat it a third time.

Not a problem.

said by MomOfARocker:

So sorta like the same thing with NIS 2013 that everyone over in the Norton forums is up in arms about. Many users are choosing not to upgrade (myself being one) and many are reverting back to 2012 or leaving Norton all together. I'm not planning on leaving Norton but I have no interest whatsoever in having anything to do with Facebook on my security program especially when it is currently not possible to disable it. So till that's changed I'll stay with the 2012 version.

»community.norton.com/t5/Norton-T···p/804724

Avast partnering with Facebook is not even remotely the same as Norton Toobar adding a Facebook share icon. This about providing a service to Facebook users. There is no change to the Avast program. It will only affect Facebook users.

said by "avast! blog » Facebook connects with AVAST to protect users" :
AVAST is sharing its Virus Lab data with Facebook in the combined attempt to prevent malware being shared unknowingly by Facebook users. Whenever someone clicks a link within Facebook, Facebook checks the URL in the AVAST cloud, in real time. If the URL is infected, the user sees a message warning of the potential threat.
I see this as a positive step for Facebook users.
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